Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she's normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia's already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong—maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
This book was a great blend of humor and angst and sexy times. Has the runaway bride thing been done before? Sure. No doubt. But in my opinion, it hasn’t been done before with the kind of style and wit this author shows.
Lydia is a great heroine. She’s funny, smart, and doesn’t hesitate to run away when her big day goes south. Never once does she consider going through with the farce of a wedding because the groom’s family is rich and important. Nope, not Lydia. Her only thoughts are of self-preservation and getting the hell out of dodge, which made her super relatable. And when she is confronted by the douche-y ex and his equally douche-y family, she doesn’t wilt and need the hero’s protection. No way. She punches her ex in the face and demands (and gets) restitution from the loser’s family. That’s my kind of girl!
And Vaughan is just the kind of chill, laid back hot dude I hope I’d find if I ever ran away from my wedding and ended up in a stranger’s bathtub. (Probably not gonna happen since I’m already married, but still…)
Add to that a brief appearance by my favorite character from the author’s Stage Dive series, Mal, and this reader was one happy girl.
Overall thoughts? This one goes right to the keeper shelf.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
CRUSHES it! This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
I highly recommend you check out the remainder of Kylie Scott’s backlist. She’s all kinds of awesome.