Review: Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don’t #2) by Lauren Layne

This was so incredibly entertaining. I pretty much smiled and giggled my way through the entire book. I loved the Bachelor-esque setting as well… so fun!



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Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don’t #2) by Lauren Layne 


For one charming playboy, getting cast on a Bachelor-esque reality TV show is the shock of a lifetime—until he finds love where he least expects it. And now the chase is on!

Gage Barrett’s reputation as a ladies’ man has been greatly exaggerated, but none of that matters after a drunken bet lands him on Jilted, a reality TV show that matches runaway grooms with wannabe brides. Now he’s stuck at a Hawaiian resort with nineteen women competing to drag him back to the altar—and one contestant who’s even more miserable than he is. Gage has no idea how feisty, independent Ellie Wright wound up in the cast, but it’s obvious she hates his guts. And if there’s one thing Gage likes, it’s a challenge. . . .

Ellie can’t believe she let her best friend talk her into exchanging her dignity for a glorified bikini contest. Still, she could use the exposure—her business is struggling—and she’ll probably be one of the first to get eliminated anyway. But Gage isn’t the shallow jerk Ellie anticipated—and he’s in no rush to send her home. As stolen kisses turn into secret trysts, she finds herself losing track of what’s real and what’s for the camera. With the wedding finale looming, this runaway groom is tempting Ellie to start believing in storybook endings.


5 out of 5 stars

This was such a fun read! It had just the right amount of snark, fantastic characters, and a wonderful HEA. It was super sweet and full of so much heart. Excellent read!

Ellie and Gage were awesome together. I loved their animosity, verbal sparring, chemistry, and their simmering sexual tension. I loved this crazy situation they were in and their attitudes about it. Seriously, so entertaining! I loved learning Ellie and Gage’s back stories, watching their guards come down as they get to know each other and open up more. I instantly liked Gage and enjoyed getting to know who he really was. He was sweet and sincere and I loved his more vulnerable moments. I really liked Ellie as well, strong willed and confident but holding herself back. I love how they were in denial of their feelings but kept coming back together. It was fun and sweet and was filled with so many great moments, I couldn’t stop smiling!

There was a great cast of characters as well. Some of the women were really out there which ramped up the drama adding to the entertainment value. The writing was fantastic. It was light, fun, and easy, moving along at a good pace keeping me excited for what was going to come next. It was just super enjoyable and made me extremely happy. And that ending, wow! I knew there was going to be an HEA yet I was totally stressed out, on the edge of my seat, waiting for it to happen.

This was so great and I had a blast reading it. If you need entertaining and fun this is the perfect read!

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Sometimes a light, easy, and laugh-out-loud funny read is just what I need. I love to read them after I’ve read something intense or extremely emotional. What are some of your favorite lighter reads? Let me know!

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