Runaway Groom

Watkin's Pond, #1

Abigail has a lot on her plate after her best friend left her at the altar. Her grandmother got sick and died and now her mother is sick. Abigail is also still very upset at how her ex-fiancé left her without a word.

Braxton Dean is back in town and wants to fix the mistake he make years ago by not marring Abigail when he should have. All of the woman he dated over the years have never matched up to her. Braxton send a letter to Abigail every day and she has never responded. Braxton is a hot and sexy man who is going to have to work hard to get back into Abigail’s good graces.

The chemistry between Braxton and Abigail is blistering. Braxton and Abigail have feelings for each other but Abigail has no trust in Braxton after what he did. Especially now that he keeps saying he wrote her letters, letters that she never got.

Runaway Groom is the first book in the Walkins Pond series by Virginia Nelson. I found the book very well written. My biggest issue with the book is that it was nice in theory but unrealistic. Many people have things that they regret, but I can’t see when they stand someone up at the alter that they would get a second chance at it. Nor do I see a whole town rallying about the bad boy to convince the girl to give him a second chance. The main and secondary characters were interesting. Overall, I liked this book a lot.

Book Blurb for Runaway Groom

He’s ready and waiting. She’s wanting…but wary.

The groom is back in town.

Abigail lost her best friend years ago when he ditched her at the altar like a loaf of stale bread. Now he’s back and determined to do whatever he has to—even lie, apparently—to get under her skin. Although he makes her hormones rev to life in a way that no one has since he left, she is equally determined not to fall for his boy-next-door charm.

His bride-to-be is somewhat reluctant.

Braxton Dean was too young and stupid to know better when he walked away. Years of trying to fill the Abby-shaped hole in his heart have left him empty, and now he’s going to win back his girl—or get over her. But first he needs answers. Particularly why she never responded to any of his letters.

It might take a whole town to make this wedding happen.

With the help of their friends, the two battle it out. The army? An entire town of busybodies. The prize? Happily ever after.

Warning: Contains indignant old ladies, steamy sex (but not with indignant old ladies), seduction cake, and condom bouquets. Yes, we went there.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 4.00