Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Review: Ready to Run by Lauren Layne

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: firefighter Luke Elliott, a known player 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.

Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by Loveswept
Series: I Do, I Don't #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

I was really late getting around to reading this book. Most Lauren Layne books I have read within days of publication. A family illness and a vacation had me putting Ready to Run on the back burner for a while but better late than never.

It is no secret that I am a big fan of all things Lauren Layne. She is one of the leading authors that I go to for my contemporary romance fix. Her quirky characters with their witty and sarcastic banter are classic Lauren Layne and I can't get enough of it.

Ready to Run was the first book in a new series and I am hooked. I haven't looked ahead to see what the next two books are about and I really don't care. All I know is that I will have to read them. This book had Jordan leaving NYC for a small rural town in Montana to recruit Luke for the next big reality TV hit. Think Bachelor on steroids and this is what she was wanting him to sign up for. Leaving three brides at the alter would be great for television ratings. Luke on the other hand wanted no part of it. It didn't take long for an attraction to occur between the two that complicated the end game for both of them.

At only 175 pages it was easy to fly through this book. Filled with amazing characters, a fabulous small town setting and some smoking hot chemistry it gave me all that I have come to love and expect.

The only thing that I was not a fan of was the cover. I know, I know... in the big scheme of things it really doesn't matter. My issue was that I had envisioned Luke as all masculine, built, scruffy, manly, sexy and did I say manly? This cover guy is... well he just isn't.

Great new series that I can't wait to continue reading!

About the Author
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

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 lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL's ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

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