Review: Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne

This was so freaking entertaining, I couldn’t get enough – and couldn’t help but laugh! Get ready for some fun and when the sparks fly between Luke and Jordan in Ready to Run!



  Ready to Run

Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne 


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.


5 out of 5 stars

Some books are just flat out fun and this gave off a seriously entertaining vibe right from the start. From the awesome cast of characters to the animosity and flirting, this just checked every bell and whistle for a great story. It had an awesome HEA that left me with a big ol' smile on my face! Loved this!

Luke and Jordan have excellent chemistry mixed with some friction and it was just down right amusing to watch them butt heads and see those sparks fly and build. I was excited while reading, wanting to know the details, wanting to know about Luke's past brides, and just eating up all the fun that ensued while it was happening. Luke was great, super sweet, and also kind of gruff because of the situation. Jordan was adorable, I liked her spunk and that she held her own but that she was open to seeing what was happening all around her. I loved learning their back stories and thought there was really good character development. I loved watching Luke and Jordan’s edges soften, the heat crank up, and them come together.

The writing was awesome and I adored that this was told from dual POVs. I loved the build and development as well. This was a fast paced, easy read that brought the fun. There was so much sexual tension mixed in with that animosity and I just couldn't wait for everything to come together. There’s a nice amount of heat and emotion mixed in as well. There was a great cast of characters really helping the story come to life and adding more entertainment value. Jordan's best friend was pretty spectacular as well adding his own brand of zing and whimsy.

Charming, sweet, and sexy. Loved this! The take away is that this is a feel good story that was extremely entertaining and will leave you smiling. It was a delight!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



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