Ready to Run
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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.
“Quintessential Lauren Layne goodness—a sassy, feel-good and entertaining love story infused with laughter, sizzling chemistry and heartfelt romance.”—USA Today
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.
The I Do, I Don’t novels each have their own enchanting HEAs, and can be read in any order:
READY TO RUN
JUST RUN WITH IT
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly Series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
The Sex, Love & Stiletto Series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
The Oxford Series: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS | I WISH YOU WERE MINE | SOMEONE LIKE YOU | I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
The Redemption Series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED
Praise for Ready to Run
“A luscious LL read wrapped in small-town charm—I can’t wait for the rest of the I Do, I Don’t series!”—Jessica Lemmon, author of the Real Love (Candy) series
“Layne gives a nod to Runaway Bride and The Bachelor with this clever romance set in Lucky Hollow, Montana. . . . Luke’s secrets create just enough suspense, the revelations are smooth, and the characters and setting are delightful.”—Publishers Weekly
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Another fantastic Lauren Layne book filled with her typical humor and snarky banter that will have you laughing out loud. This kicks off a new series and what a way to begin. Reality TV producers have come up with a new show concept and Luke Elliott would make the perfect contestant. It's Jordan Carpenter's job to go to small town Montana and convince the rugged firefighter to do the show. Ha, good luck with that!
I loved the small town romance feel of this one with all the great townspeople and the way the pulled Jordan in. I can't wait to read the next one in this series. I highly recommend this one.
Fantastic! Another winner by Lauren Layne! Loved this sizzling romance between Luke Elliott and Jordan Carpenter. This was so full of lol moments and sizzling chemistry I could not put this down. The animosity between these two brings the sizzling heat and soon it will have your reader melting.
As Jordan lands in Lucky Hollow from New York City, to talk Luke into being the next nationwide star, by being the newest bachelor on a new reality show, Jilted, she starts to get home sick for the small town she left behind twelve years ago. That just means she just needs to get her bachelor to sign on the dotted line and head back to the city. As fast as she can. But when no one can get Luke to talk with her or even give her any of the details that led up to Luke walking away, Jordan ends up renting a house for a month to give her more time to get her man.
But with the extraordinary, sizzling attraction that they felt when they first met these two soon have everyone trying to hook them up. But will these two give their attraction a chance or will Jordan leave and return to the city before her heart is captured by the handsome Luke? You will have to read to find out. Highly Recommended! Loved every minute!
Received an arc through Tasty Book Tours via NetGalley and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
Run to this book!
Meet Lauren Layne's newest Hot Hero, Luke Elliott. He's a firefighter, an animal lover, and he's already had three fiancées, so you know he's open to marriage. Some of you may be bothered by him having left those women at the altar, but, when you think about it, this makes him all the more appealing, non? That whole "chase" thing?
Running certainly is an ongoing motif in this deliciously hot romance novel. You have Luke running away from his three would-be marriages, and you have Jordan, a New York City-based television producer running after him, trying to get him to commit to a Bachelor-esque reality show. You also have Luke and Jordan both running toward and running away from each other.
Perhaps the most significant running, though, is Jordan's running away from her past. Luke does this, too, to a certain extent, but Jordan's is more poignant, more emotionally devastating.
Lauren Layne does so many things well in this book. She hooks you immediately, making you wonder if Jordan can convince the runaway groom to appear in the TV show. She makes you want to know more about Luke's flights, and she makes you want to know why Jordan feels at home in this small Montana town. And she writes some pretty fabulous sexy times. I've got to say that I'm mighty intrigued by the men in Lucky Hollow, Montana.