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

RUNAWAY GROOM                                         LAUREN LAYNE

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 competing to drag him back to the altar—and one contestant who’s even more miserable than he is. Gage has no idea how feisty, independent Ellie Wright wound up in the cast, but it’s obvious she hates his guts. And if there’s one thing Gage likes, it’s a challenge. . . .

Ellie can’t believe she let her best friend talk her into exchanging her dignity for a glorified bikini contest. Still, she could use the exposure—her business is struggling—and she’ll probably be one of the first to get eliminated anyway. But Gage isn’t the shallow jerk Ellie anticipated—and he’s in no rush to send her home. As stolen kisses turn into secret trysts, she finds herself losing track of what’s real and what’s for the camera. With the wedding finale looming, this runaway groom is tempting Ellie to start believing in storybook endings.


A fun story about an actor Gage Barrett, who has twice walked away from the altar which is explained. He is having drinks with an acquaintance in Vegas and after having too many he agrees to a bet and loses. He is now tied to a new show which his so-called friend, the acquaintance just happens to be producing. Titled runaway groom. During the first round in which there are cutdowns before the show moves to Maui, he is actually attracted to a woman named Ellie. She was put in for the show by her friend and business partner in order to wear their new shirts on T.V. wanting nothing to do with mister actor Gage Barrett. Besides who can actually fall in love with someone like that with all of these cameras around and other people. He also must be fake because he is an actor and all they do he act. Once they arrive on Maui and the more time she spends with Gage she is seeing something that she does not want to believe is real, he must be acting. She is also wondering why he keeps her when all she wants is to be sent home. But their time together comes to an end and she is feeling like she wants more time, she also now months later wants to know who he picks at the end. That and how the story ends is both a surprise. A very good story and I really liked the two main characters. Overall a good book. I received this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at

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