Book Review

Our REVIEW of Ready to Run by Lauren Layne – coming soon!

Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon and iBooks 
I Do, I Don’t #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 22, 2017

The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.

 Everything about this book was great – the author really managed to draw the reader’s attention in from the very beginning of the book.  There were so many good things about this book that I don’t know if I could come up with some negatives to even mention.
I’ll be honest, when we first met Jordan and Luke I wasn’t sure they were going to be characters that I would like.  I should’ve known that they both would be more than what meets the eye.  Jordan first comes across as this cutthroat New Yorker who will do anything to get what she wants, and Luke seems at first glance to have some low qualities – I mean, how do you leave 3 brides at the altar?  However, the deeper we get into this book, the more we realize that these two have depth to their character and you can’t help but love them – as individuals and together.
The author made me laugh and she made me cry; this book has romance and action and funny comedic moments that round the book out perfectly.  This book wasn’t too long, and the story gets the reader engrossed that the entire thing flies by – suddenly you’re at the end and wishing it wasn’t the end of the book.  This is the first book in a new series that the author is working on, and let me just say how excited I am for the next one.



Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she’s written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAYNew York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.


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