on a Bachelor-esque reality TV show is the shock of a lifetime—until he finds
love where he least expects it.
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. . . .
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
This book was so much fun. I loved the whole reality TV aspect of it even though I’m not a huge fan of reality television. Gage and Ellie had chemistry from the moment they met.
The fact that they sort of start out as friends even though they annoy each other was comical. I loved how easy the conversations flowed between them. You could feel sparks and geniune interest. They both fight it so much and it was a joy watching the romance unravel.
If you haven’t picked up this series yet, I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to see what the third book brings.
Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies.
She lives in New York City with her husband.
e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York
City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in
2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she’s
written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAY, New York
Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.
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