I love Lauren Layne books and read most of them but ‘Ready to Run’ is definitely my favorite. It was a sweet and really fun read that I could not put it down until I was done with it. I will do my best to write this review without spoiling the story for you.
Jordan Carpenter is a TV producer and she is trying to find the male star of the new show called Jilted, which is almost same as Bachelor but for runaway grooms. When she read the local newspaper article, she finds out about Luke Elliott, who left three brides at the altar. On paper Luke seems like a perfect candidate for the show but Jordan is having a hard time to reach Luke. All the e-mails, calls and voice-mails stays unanswered which leds Jordan to travel to Lucky Hollow, Montana with her co-worker Simon Nash. OMG! I adore Simon. He is the coolest, sweetest and funniest guy ever 🙂 But Simon is not the only side character you will like, I assure you that all the side characters are awesome. Our hero Luke is a firefighter, who is hot, loyal, and caring unless you are Jordan Carpenter 🙂 Jordan is beautiful, smart, determined and tenacious. When she finally finds Luke, she is sure that she can convince him to accept her offer. However, Luke wants absolutely nothing to do with the show or the money. So instead of packing and going back to NYC, Ms. Tenacious Carpenter rents a house for a month and starts living in Lucky Hollow. Jordan is not foreign to small town life because she grew up in one. She is from a small town called Keaton in Kansas but she hasn’t been back her hometown over twelve years. Even though it seemed like a good idea to start living in Lucky Hollow at the beginning, it becomes harder for Jordan because of the memories it brings back and adding Luke into the mix makes it harder. Sexual attraction is hard to resist for both of them. Their chemistry is off the charts and they are fighting really hard to resist the attraction. Everyone in Lucky Hollow likes Jordan, which annoys Luke more and more and because of this he becomes ruder to her. Their constant fighting and banter starts wearing them down and with time Jordan starts growing on Luke. At some point he hates himself for being so rude to Jordan and decides to be her friend but he still refuses to talk about why he walked out off three weddings. When she starts learning the truth about the weddings, she realizes Luke is not the man she thought he was. If you want to know what happened before the weddings that made Luke a runaway groom and/or what will happen between Jordan and Luke, you have to read the book 🙂 What I can say is that Luke will be your new favorite book boyfriend for sure 🙂
‘Ready to Run’ is sweet, funny and emotional book, which you won’t be able to put down. Also the good news is there are more books to the series. Second book ‘Runaway Groom’ will be published on January 30, 2018, which is about Jilted’s star Gage Barrett and the third book ‘Just Run With It’ will be published on March 20, 2018. I cannot wait to get my hands on these :))
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Yes.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
e-ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.