Monday, 19 February 2018

Book Review - Runaway Bride by Mary Jayne Baker - Rachel Reads Randomly Book #87

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Title: Runaway Bride
Author: Mary Jayne Baker
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 16th February 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

Here comes the bride… but how long can she hide?

When Kitty Clayton flees her wedding with no money, no bank card and no phone, her life seems worryingly futureless. All she knows is, she’d rather sleep on the streets than go back home to cheating Ethan.

After picking her up hitch-hiking, widowed children’s author Jack Duffy takes Kitty under his wing, looking out for her until she gets back on her feet. And it’s not long before the two grow close…

But with Jack struggling to recover from the guilt he feels over his wife’s death and Kitty refusing to face up to the problems she’s running away from at home, will the two ever manage to share a happily ever after?

From the first few pages I loved this book with its fabulous sense of humour. I mean how often do you start a book with a bride running away from her own wedding,. wearing wellies with her wedding dress, and not caring about anything else other than how to get far far away. 

Hitchhiking may not be the most logical thing but she ends up in the company of Jack Duffy and his little orange campervan, and his pregnant dog too. Jack appear to have a rescuer complex as he is determined to keep Kitty safe and really goes above and beyond to help her out. 

I loved Jack and his whole nomadic way of life, he has a really cool job, and his dog is adorable too.  Kitty is also a fabulous character and I loved seeing how the friendship between the two grows. 

Finding out what caused Kitty to run from her wedding had me gasping in shock as did other storylines that were related to that.  It was really compulsive, enjoyable reading. 

This may only be the second book I've read by this author but she is quickly becoming a firm favourite and one I will attempt to read a lot sooner than I have been for her next releases. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Impulse for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

Thanks to everyone that picked me a fabulous book to read this week, I really appreciate it and look forward to seeing how this weeks vote pans out. 

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