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

Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don't, #2)

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 competi...


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TitleRunaway Groom (I Do, I Don't, #2)
Author
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary
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Reviews Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don't, #2)

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    2017-08-11
    *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}I’ve had my fair share of kisses in my life, with a lot of decent ones, I’d thought at the time, but kissing Gage is on a whole other level. The man knows what he’s doing because I feel like the only woman in the world—the only woman in his world.This is why I will always be a die-hard Lauren Layne fan! So far she has knocked it out of the park with this series!! RUNAWAY GROOM was a f...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    2018-01-26
    4.5 stars!Review and Giveaway at Of Pens and Pages.Runaway Groom is a fun and romantic getaway filled with all the drama and craziness you can expect from a reality dating show, characters that will charm your pants off, and a chemistry that starts with a sizzle and ends with a bang.After losing a bet with his best friend, Hollywood actor Gage Barrett is now the first bachelor in the new reality show Jilted, because apparently having a runaway gr...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    2017-08-10
    4.5 Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner Stars* * * *1/2 Spoiler Free- It's LIVE!!!Qualifying Statement For Me...Lauren Layne is Back!!! Full Throttle in this entry for her I Do, I Don't Series. I am talking the Layne who made you want her next entry to all of her series back. The fun banter back, the sexy times back and all the other smart, put together moments she knows how to do. Now you could say to me, what the hell are you talking about ... Lauren...
  • Jen
    2018-02-01
    4 StarsAs a popular movie star, Gage Barrett is practically a household name. After losing a bet during a drunken night in Vegas, he’s also the next star of TV reality show, Runaway Groom. Though not happy about the situation, Gage figures he’ll spend a few weeks in beautiful Hawaii with twenty women verging on crazy and NOT marry any of them before he hits the road and returns to his normal life. Sounds like a solid plan.Ellie’s not lookin...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    2018-01-02
    1.5 stars. I should have remembered that the mere concept of the Bachelor made me itch, and thus prevent myself from setting my eyes on Runaway Groom. As much as Lauren Layne tries to reassure us - and oh boy she does try - we're still very much reading about some generic white dude and his I'm above all this and I'm so different woman while his televised harem is outdoing itself with catfights and pissing contests. So what if the narrative makes...
  • Alba and Her Secrets..♥
    2018-02-01
    4.5 'All the bases' Stars!And.. are you surprised? I am sure you are NOT. Because, once again, I enjoyed the heck out of reading a Lauren Layne novel! Many of my friends were raving about Lauren’s newest release and being the massive fan that I am of this woman, I knew she would not disappoint me. And she did not! Of course, we just got another pure LL piece of writing to love.Runaway Groom is the second installment in the I Do, I Don’t serie...
  • Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    2018-01-28
    Runaway Groom was hilarious, sigh worthy, crazy at times and so much fun! If you're a fan of the Bachelor, Bachlorette or Lauren Layne, then I have a feeling you're going to absolutely love this book! Back before I had kiddos, I'd get together with friends, make dinner and we'd eat, talk and laugh while watching those shows. So when I heard that this book was going to be about a Bachelor-esque reality tv show I was sold. I forgot how much I misse...
  • Hollis
    2017-11-14
    Contestant number six told me (and the rest of America) that her hobbies include Brazilian waxes and flossing, and so help me God, I don't even know if she was talking about her teeth.The Layne I so quickly grew to love is back! I've had some mixed results with this author's last few releases but RUNAWAY GROOM is everything I've come to expect when I pick up one of her books but still done new and fun and exciting. Oh yeah, sexy, too."If they try...
  • Dali
    2017-01-05
    Ever since reality TV invaded our airwaves, the hope of finding true love has inspired countless shows. With Runaway Groom, Lauren Layne puts a fresh spin on the trope with the absolutely unputdownable tale about a reluctant playboy actor and equally wary T-shirt entrepreneur.After losing a bet, Gage Barrett finds himself in a Hawaiian resort filming a reality TV show where runaway grooms are paired with hopeful brides. Well, almost all of them a...
  • nick
    2017-01-06
    It’s no secret that I love Lauren Layne’s books. What might come as a surprise though, is that I’m secretly a fan of The Bachelor. So you know I had to read Runaway Groom when I found out it combines two of my favorite things: Lauren Layne’s writing and a The Bachelor-esque setting. I absolutely devoured this book. It had everything that I love and want out of a LL book. Honestly, I’m in awe at how this author just continues to impress ...
  • DJ Sakata
    2018-01-27
    Favorite Quotes:I was one of the few noncrazies in the early stages. One woman carried her pet turtle strapped to her chest. Another woman was stressing about whether the producers would want to count her dual personalities as one contestant or two.Twenty-one. My life has come to this— being known as a number. I’m surprised they don’t tag my ear.They’ve told me to pace myself, but that started to get hard when contestant number six told m...
  • Zoe
    2017-12-28
    Seductive, amusing, and undeniably addictive!In this latest novel by Layne, Runaway Groom, she sweeps you away to a tropical paradise and onto the set of the reality TV show Jilted, a Bachelor-type show where Gage is reluctantly the new bachelor up for grabs, Ellie is determined to be sent home first after shamelessly plugging her t-shirt company, producers are hoping for as much drama as possible, and eighteen other women are committed to marryi...
  • Irene
    2018-01-25
    4.5 starsSo much love for Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne.I found the storyline entertaining, it was well written with smart, likable and relatable characters who I easily connected with and couldn't get enough of. Ellie and Gage are going down as one of my fav couples. From the moment they set eyes on each other I felt their connection. I loved their banter, I loved their honesty, they had amazing chemistry and I loved watching them fall in love. ...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2018-02-06
    Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne is book Two in the "I Do, I Don't" series. This is the story of Gage Barrett and Ellie Wright. I have read the previous book but feel this can be a standalone book. Gage ended up on a reality TV series sort of like the bachelor. Ellie was talked into doing the relality tv show by her friends. Ellie goal was to get some attention to her businesses and assumed the bachelor would vote her off pretty quickly. But Gage ha...
  • Amy
    2017-11-16
    “Which is the real Gage Barrett: the silver-tongued charmer out to fall in love for the sake of ratings, or the guy in the cleaning closet whose avocado eyes hinted at dark secrets?”Oh, how I have been waiting to get my hands on this book! After falling in love with Ready to Run, I couldn’t wait to get to get my hands on the next book in this fun I do, I don’t Series. And I gotta tell you, Runaway Groom does not disappoint.Runaway Groom i...
  • Alison
    2018-02-01
    Yes, yes, yes.The last couple of books I have read by Lauren Layne didn't really do it for me. They were okay, just not the sexy, witty, charming, glamorous novels I have come to expect from her. I was starting to worry that either I had gone off her writing, or that (even worse) she had started to write books that were just too similar to her other ones.But, against my instincts I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I pre-ordered thi...
  • Book Lover
    2018-01-31
    Gage Barrett is a movie star and used to being in the spotlight. However, when he loses a bet to a friend, he is even more under the microscope. He has signed a contract to be on a reality show to find his one true love.The descriptions of the women trying out for the show had me cracking up. The lengths some of the women who made it on to show went to in order to gain Gage’s attention!Ellie Wright’s best friend signed her up to be a contesta...
  • Dísir
    2018-01-22
    As the kind who scoffs at reality-tv series like The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, I surprised myself even by jumping into Lauren Layne’s ‘Runaway Groom’, then spent all night reading it, at the expense of sleep. Needless to say, it was engaging enough where I found myself saying ‘just one more chapter’, though that went on and on until I hit the sugary sweet epilogue.Avid fans of this type of reality shows probably need no introduction to...
  • Kristine
    2018-02-01
    Original review can be found at https://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/... ** I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Lauren Layne. I've pretty much devoured every book she's written. What most people don't know is that I am a closet Bachelor fan as well. It's my guilty pleasure even though I know it's ridiculous and scripted and I'm not naive enough to believe that th...
  • Emma
    2018-02-02
    Runaway Groom was just what the doctor ordered to get through the dark, dismal January days. Light, fun and flirty with a stunning setting guaranteed to whisk you away from real life for a few hours.Gage is a famous Hollywood actor who hasn't had much success in relationships and having lost a bet to his best friend finds himself on the set of Jilted. We already know the premise of the reality show Jilted from Ready to Run, although they have up...
  • Books, Coffee & Passion
    2018-01-29
    Runaway Groom made me realize I might have a soft spot for reality TV show's books (yes, only books). As soon as I read this blurb, I knew I had to read this story and I'm so glad I did!Ellie is one hell of a character! I loved her! She's smart, cool, sassy, sexy, confident and she enters the show just because her business needed a serious boost (and also because her best friend convinced her to do it). She was hoping to stay just for a short per...
  • Sascha
    2018-01-17
    4 1/2Lauren Layne has quickly risen to my “must-read” list. I have yet to be disappointed with any of her offerings and I hope that continues to be true. Unlike some authors who find success and begin to play it safe by telling the same story over and over with a few minor changes, Layne keeps her writing and storytelling fresh perhaps because she has compassion for her characters and brings them so ably to life. Such is the case for Ellie an...
  • ❇Critterbee (aka Vivian Darcy)
    2017-11-08
    Interesting premise that should to appeal to legions of romance reality show fans, but I could not enjoy it. I thought that both hero and heroine were not likable, and there was too much emphasis on the heroine 'not being like other girls' (even though both characters claimed to not believe that, and 'seemed' to care for other people, their actions and comments proved otherwise).Add the snarkiness between the women on the show, and the utter icki...
  • Kim
    2018-01-27
    Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads. It's absolutely no secret how much I love Lauren Layne's books. I honestly don't think she can write a bad book. I fall for her characters every single time and Runaway Groom is the latest in a long line of exactly that. If you're looking for your next favorite swoony and sexy romance, look no further. Confession time: I've never been one to get obsessed with reality matchmaking shows like The Ba...
  • *The Angry Reader*
    2017-11-30
    *** I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review ***4.5 starsGuys, this book just checked all my light-n-easy-romance boxes. I wish you could see me grinning!"'Your eyes look like guacamole,' I whisper...Ellie and Super Famous Gage unwillingly end up as contestants on a Bachelor-style show. Gage kinda develops a thing for Ellie, but she doesn't trust it because of the cameras and the fact that Gage is an actor. They have th...
  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    2018-01-29
    Well why not have a realty show where 2 of the contestants don’t want anything to do with being on television. Well, why not just find yourself laughing outloud in the wrong places at the wrong times. This was so much fun. I enjoyed Ready to Run book one of the series. I found that I loved book two even more. This was just so much fun. It took you to a reality show that just did not have all participants eager and willing. Fun, flirty, and very...
  • Sofia Lazaridou
    2018-02-02
    I was a little reluctant to begin reading this book because I wasn't able to finish Ready to run. This one though was more suited to me and I enjoyed it a lot! Our hero, Gage, lost a friend to friend and he is forced to star in a reality show where he will have to choose one woman to be his bride. Ellie, our heroine, was also forced to join the show by her friend in order to promote her T-shirt business. I still find weird Ellie's T-shirt company...
  • Carla
    2018-02-11
    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book, given by Netgalley.http://thesecretworldofbooklovers.blo...Gage and Ellie's story was too good to be true! How do you find true love on a reality TV show? Well...they are about to find out.Both of them had their motives, they needed to be there, and surprisingly and unlike they could have though, they were really alike. They clicked from the start, even though she was not a super model l...
  • Elaine
    2017-11-20
    I loved the quirkiness of the two main characters and the story of their first meeting. I loved how unconventional their start was and that they both knew they had to pursue more (even if they denied it time and time again), no matter how badly timed, or how damn awkward they felt, they had a connection that couldn't be ignored. Surprisingly enough, the insta-attraction storyline in this book did not bother me since it was done really well. I cou...
  • Laura
    2018-01-17
    ***ARC Provided by the Author/Publisher via NetGalley***I adored this book, the premise, and the slight shade to the whole bachelor themed reality television shows that exists in the way both Gage and Ellie feel about participating in the show. I know, I read romance, I believe in the happily ever after, and I love watching people find that love. I just don't love it when it is on a reality show, so I found myself really relating to Ellie, and he...