Book Review – The Runaway Bride

Mary Jayne Baker – 3/5 Stars

Read this if you:
· have ever wanted to run away from your problems instead of facing up to them
· can live with someone in very close quarters without wanting to kill them
· love someone who has to face their demons before they can commit to you

Kitty Clayton is on the run – from her own wedding. She has no money and no phone but she would rather be on the streets than with her controlling, cheating new husband. Jack Duffy thinks he is picking up a run-of-the-mill hitchhiker, but when he runs into Kitty again after dropping her off at her destination, he decides to take her under his wing. It’s not long before feelings start to develop between the two but they both must face up to their own problems before they can fully commit to each other.

My thoughts on the book: 
This book was super cute, funny, and really well-written, I just couldn’t get in to the plot. A lot of the book is just detailing a pretty normal life shared by Kitty and Jack (albeit in an RV which is pretty unique). Although there are some pretty big plot points, it just felt like nothing really happened throughout the story.
One redeeming piece of the book was the characters. I found them to be so likeable and their chemistry was believable. My heart broke for Kitty who experienced the ultimate betrayal and also for Jack who experienced the ultimate heartbreak.
I also enjoyed that this book ended up being heavier than I initially expected. I felt as though the author included some really difficult topics while still making it feel like a light romance.

Content Warning: Abusive relationships

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