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Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) chapter 1 Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) , meaning Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) , genre Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) , book cover Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) , flies Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) , Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1) 947e942707d22 Seven Years Ago, Matthew Logan Ran Out On His Wedding To June LeighLife Is Good For Fledgling Dress Designer April Leigh She Couldn T Be Happier That Her Sister Has Found A New Love, And Is Excited About Her Very First Commission, June S Wedding DressOn Learning June Has Invited Runaway Groom Matthew Logan To The Wedding, April Has To Intervene Matthew S Presence Will Ruin Everything Her Father Hates Him, And Just The Sight Of Him In The Church Might Give Her Mother A Heart AttackMatthew Logan Has No Intention Of Going To June S Wedding, But Intriguing April S Arrival On His Doorstep Sparks His Interest And He Can T Resist Getting To Know Her Better When A Disaster Forces Them Together Neither Can Deny The Passion That Combusts Into A Red Hot AffairDiscovering The Truth About The Past Shifts April S Feelings From Lust To Love, But Bitter Experience Has Taught Matthew To Guard His HeartWhen It Looks As Though Matthew Will Lose Her Forever, Will He Fight Or Flee


10 thoughts on “Runaway Groom (The Logan Series, #1)

  1. says:

    April Leigh should hate Matthew Logan He s the reprobate who left her sister standing at the altar Well not literally, but he jilted her right after she miscarried his baby What sort of person acts so callously He deserves to rot in hell Right Family loyalty is a strange thing For one thing, it can cause blindness Blindness to the truth And that s what April is about to discover when she meets Matthew on neutral territory They both live and work in London, away from the prying eyes of t April Leigh should hate Matthew Logan He s the reprobate who left her sister standing at the altar Well not literally, but he jilted her right after she miscarried his baby What sort of person acts so callously He deserves to rot in hell Right Family loyalty is a strange thing For one thing, it can cause blindness Blindness to the truth And that s what April is about to discover when she meets Matthew on neutral territory They both live and work in London, away from the prying eyes of the locals in Brookbridge, a village in Ireland which seems to lie on Ireland s east coast, by my reckoning God knows, I should know, homesick expat that I am.As a work of the New Adult genre, RUNAWAY GROOM is a romance all right, but it s a bitthan that The focus isn t just on romance, but on personal growth and family intrigues April s hard working barista turned fashion designer character shines in comparison to her manipulative sister s The Leigh family is a modern Irish family with amicably divorced parents and a Spanish stepmother with whom they have no issues The Leigh father remains responsible and committed to the welfare of his former wife and two daughters, although in a second marriage All in all, it s a fresh, contemporary read with characters to whom we can relate and a storyline which draws the reader in.Another gem from Sally Clements If you love romance and even if you just like to read contemporary Irish fiction, then don t miss this one


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    Sisterly love is a bond stronger than most, and you will do anything and everything to protect your big or little sister no matter what But if you stumble upon her secret and in the process lose the perfect image you had of her, what would you do, stand up and fight or let it go Worse if you fall for her ex , who is the carrier of the painful secret, would you grab the chance at happiness or walk away from it in the name of family In the new Sally Clements read she took me as reader on a journ Sisterly love is a bond stronger than most, and you will do anything and everything to protect your big or little sister no matter what But if you stumble upon her secret and in the process lose the perfect image you had of her, what would you do, stand up and fight or let it go Worse if you fall for her ex , who is the carrier of the painful secret, would you grab the chance at happiness or walk away from it in the name of family In the new Sally Clements read she took me as reader on a journey of truth finally setting a man free of years of lies, a family coming together to forgive and a new love blossoming into a life time of happiness.The read is about April, her sister June, is getting a second chance at happiness she is finally going to make it down the isle to a groom that is standing firm and in place at the end of the long brides walk But April has to get rid of the first no show groom Matthew first, and make sure he does not do anything to spoil her sister s big day or upset the family that hates him.A emergency forces her to move in with the no good run away groom and soon she finds herself attracted to the enemy, and no matter how hard she tries to tell herself to stay away, he will break her heart just as he had June s, she simply cannot avoid the sexual pull and simply must have him Only when she discovers the truth of June and Matthew s relationship all those years ago, she has to face a life altering decision Does she go down burning with or without the man she loves, for the family will never let their hatred go and is certainly not welcome to break yet another daughter s heart.The character of April was great I loved that she was so feisty and ready to kick butt no matter who it is that messes with her or her family It gave her that really go getting attitude and I immediately loved her, in so many reads I find the heroine too weak or just going with the flow April being a don t mess with me gal let me as reader really appreciate her I also loved that she stands up and fight knowing the consequences can destroy many lives yet she gets it over with and pushes for her happiness Yet she also does reach a point where she simply backs down, this touch from the author made the characterrealistic as in real life we all fight for what we want but at some stage we do back down when it all seems to to turn against us or in this case that the person we are fighting simply does not want to be around.The character of Matthew was a very likeable one, however I did find myself at some point going into I am going to smack this guy if he does not snap out of it right now mode However the author did a great job at showing his reasoning for his actions as true and completely understandable when explained I loved that the author made him fun , yes ladies loads of fun He is all about surprises, and this gave the read that sweet and sexy flow.The backdrop settings were very nicely incorporated by the author and matched the story line very nicely.The dialogue was kept light and fun, laced with sexy and emotional humour.I walked away with a feeling of happiness and content, the author gave it her all and as reader I did not need to at any stage hit the book is lacking this or that phase.A highly enjoyable afternoon read, filled with passion, love and moments of the truth setting free those who deserve happiness.I highly recommend this read for all Sally Clements fans and for anyone looking for a romance read that will leave you feeling as if a part of your heart and soul has just been touched by true love.5 5 star review Loved it Only the past stands in the way of their future


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    This was a cute little romance, albeit with a somewhat stilted and purplish writing style The premise is a good one jilted bride June getting ready to get married again, invites her runaway groom Matthew to her wedding Bride s sister April thinks this is a bad idea, and secretly seeks him out to talk him out of going Falls for him, and vice versa Should make for a fun, quick summer read, right WellThe love scenes were okay, full of lust but somewhat devoid of emotions The hero is This was a cute little romance, albeit with a somewhat stilted and purplish writing style The premise is a good one jilted bride June getting ready to get married again, invites her runaway groom Matthew to her wedding Bride s sister April thinks this is a bad idea, and secretly seeks him out to talk him out of going Falls for him, and vice versa Should make for a fun, quick summer read, right WellThe love scenes were okay, full of lust but somewhat devoid of emotions The hero is commitment shy The heroine is a doormat in the shadows of her sister s light The sister is a selfish, self centered and narcissistic bitch, who takes advantage of her sister, and the lies she told seven years ago, and I didn t buy her wedding day apology The main characters were fleshed out well enough, but Matthew s inner thoughts weren t male sounding enough for me Other than June, the supporting cast weren t fully fleshed out, and some weren t even in the book at all, other than being mentioned While they weren t necessarily missed, I had wanted there to be a bitin depth exploration of April s father, with whom she seemed to have a good relationship April s mother is almost an afterthought What I did like and believed was the attraction between Matthew and April, and the path their relationship takes through the book The ending was a wee bit over the top, but it fit with the rest of the book and Matthew s character to go for what he wants once he s gotten over his fear of being tied down There s also some growth to April throughout the book, as she removes the scales on her eyes and begins to see her sister for what she really is Overall, it was an enjoyable read, one I breezed through in a few hours, so if you re looking for a book to take to the beach with you, this might be one to consider I received a free ARC from the publisher via Netgalley A positive review was not promised in return.


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    A galley copy was provided free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This was a light, fun, sweet read Though it didn t have much substance to it, the book had fun characters, a cute romance, and just a dash of steamy goodness There were a couple squicky moments of Matthew pushing kisses on April, and once physically confining her to the bed Both moments felt completely out of place, since he was sweet and respectful the rest of the time, with the result that they feltshoeh A galley copy was provided free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This was a light, fun, sweet read Though it didn t have much substance to it, the book had fun characters, a cute romance, and just a dash of steamy goodness There were a couple squicky moments of Matthew pushing kisses on April, and once physically confining her to the bed Both moments felt completely out of place, since he was sweet and respectful the rest of the time, with the result that they feltshoehorned in for the sake of genre convention than natural to the story.The book had very little to do with the title and actually feltlike a series of short stories than one complete book The main conflict kept shifting, at first it was Matthew s past history, then it was her family not approving, then it was emotional baggage These were all fine and dandy conflicts on their own, but they didn t get tied together very well, with the result that the emotional reset button got pressed a few times Each problem was easily solved and didn t lead to much drama it was just handily wrapped up with a few conversations and then tucked out of the way for new conflicts.Despite not having much dramatic or narrative payoff, I felt that the writing and the characters carried me through it I honestly liked April and Matthew, and June was given a surprisingly nuanced treatment The other side characters were a bit underutilized, but still fun when they showed up And, while I was never biting my nails over the romance, it was a very enjoyable romance I liked the time I spent with it, and that s really all you can ask of a book


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    In Runaway Groom by Sally Clements You are lead to believe that Matthew Logan was the lowest of the Low when it came to being a fianc Seven years ago he was engaged to marry his then pregnant girlfriend June Leigh But when June miscarried Matthew did a runner or did he Now June is marrying her new Fianc Michael and has sent an invitation to Matthew When June s younger Sister April Leigh finds out she plans to put a stop to it Growing up April always had a crush on Matthew, not that he wo In Runaway Groom by Sally Clements You are lead to believe that Matthew Logan was the lowest of the Low when it came to being a fianc Seven years ago he was engaged to marry his then pregnant girlfriend June Leigh But when June miscarried Matthew did a runner or did he Now June is marrying her new Fianc Michael and has sent an invitation to Matthew When June s younger Sister April Leigh finds out she plans to put a stop to it Growing up April always had a crush on Matthew, not that he would have noticed But in the seven years since she has seen Matthew, he has only gotten better looking April is a barista in the small coffee shop below her apartment She dreams of being a Fashion Designer April has just completed her collection of dresses and is waiting for her first show in a couple of months She has just onedress to make, her sister s wedding gown which will also be her showstopper.Matthew Logan carried around a stigma for seven years He runs his own advertising company and while others have failed, his company has survived Now he is hoping for a new client that will help push his company to the very top Matthew has no intention of going to June s wedding, but when April shows up at his door he decides to hold off on telling her that When an accident happens at The Coffee Shop, Matthew is there to offer April a place to stay and to work on replacing her collection Of course being together 24 7 will force these two to address their attraction to each other And secrets will be revealed I have to say I loved April s Character and for the most part Matthew with one exception He lost major points when he told April he would be somewhere and never showed up Never called, texted nada So not cool And if we want to talk about characters June needed to be smacked All the lies and selfishness, I found nothing what so ever redeeming about June Sally does a great job of making feel the characters strengths and weaknesses I recommend it to any romance readers.4.5 5 starsI received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review


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    Review coming soon.


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    Forbook reviews, check out I Read, Ergo I WriteActual rating 3.5 starsThis book is so CUTE I swear, I spent most of the book like this I dont know about y all, but when I read a book, I usually play it out in my head like it s a movie Most times, even if the book is great, the mind movie doesn t play out well But this This was perfect I actually think this would make a good movie There were so many scenes where I gasped, Oh my God, this would play out perfectly in a movie The gi Forbook reviews, check out I Read, Ergo I WriteActual rating 3.5 starsThis book is so CUTE I swear, I spent most of the book like this I dont know about y all, but when I read a book, I usually play it out in my head like it s a movie Most times, even if the book is great, the mind movie doesn t play out well But this This was perfect I actually think this would make a good movie There were so many scenes where I gasped, Oh my God, this would play out perfectly in a movie The given blurb is pretty encompassing, so I m not going to go too deep into that April Leigh is an aspiring fashion designer living in London She sees the world in black, white even her clothes are only those two shades Black Winter, White Summer , and when it comes to her elder sister June, with pink shaded glasses When she finds out that Matthew has been sent an invitation, she decides to try to stop him from attending the wedding But, as things usually go in such novels, they end up talking and getting to know each other Matthew wants to get to know her better, so talks her into having dinner with him But on their way back, April gets some terrible news, and they both end up being in close quarters with each other for the foreseeable future There are some obvious sparks between the two, and well, you know what follows I really liked how the romance developed between Matthew and April It wasnt rushed or hurried They took their time in each step of the relationship, keeping in mind Matthew s history with June I love stories that unfurl slowly, giving you time to savour every little thing, and this book gave me plenty of that D The story dealt mostly with romance, venturing just occasionally into other areas But even if it was majorly concentrated on the romance, it did a great job of it, so I m happy.I did notice a couple of mistakes though inappropriate word usage, American word instead of British, etc that kind of put me off, since I m really particular about that sort of thing.Other than those little snags, this book is almost perfect for it s genre.Bottomline A light, cozy read that will make you sigh and grin almost the entire time D.Forbook reviews, check out I Read, Ergo I Write


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    3 1 2 StarsI was attracted to the premise of this book June is getting married after being run out on by her previous fianc seven years ago, but decides to invite him to her wedding April, June s sister, thinks this is a very bad idea since her entire family hates him and have never forgiven him April decides to track him down and persuade him against attending this wedding But circumstances, and attraction, bring April and Matthew closer than had been intended And when people get closer, 3 1 2 StarsI was attracted to the premise of this book June is getting married after being run out on by her previous fianc seven years ago, but decides to invite him to her wedding April, June s sister, thinks this is a very bad idea since her entire family hates him and have never forgiven him April decides to track him down and persuade him against attending this wedding But circumstances, and attraction, bring April and Matthew closer than had been intended And when people get closer, secrets tend to be revealed I was definitely entertained by this book and wanted to see how everything would play out What kind of relationship would develop between April and Matthew What was the real deal with June When the truth was revealed, how would everyone react Would April and Matthew be able to get past their previous hurts and fears All these questions andwere answered and I enjoyed how they came about There was steady movement in the plot, and the book is a quick read and never left me bored.The main characters of April and Matthew were interesting to me and I liked their backstories I liked the little bits of insight we got at their personal world with work projects, etc, without getting too bogged down with the details I would have likeddevelopment with them, however, particularly along the lines of their relationship with each other Their physical attraction and chemistry was obvious We even get snippets on what they like about the other But there wasn t enough dialogue and interaction between them in the usual get to know you way that I think a seven year absence from each other s life would have called for Because I liked them, I just wantedThe secondary characters were dropped in here and there, though outside of June we don t get too much detail from them I understand thatbooks are planned that will follow some of these characters I am especially intrigued to learnabout Matthew s siblings particularly since I don t even know how many there are they just kept popping up and I would be interested in reading stories about them Bottomline This was a very enjoyable read for me, light and fast, with likable main characters, an entertaining story, and a satisfactory conclusion Ifbooks are intended as a series, I d like to continue on with any of these characters and their stories


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    I was offered this book in exchange for a review This book is about a girl named April, who designs clothes, and it tells of how her sister is getting married and April will be making her her wedding dress Later you find that June, April s sister, was previously engaged to a man named Matthew and he had left her shortly before their union June mentions that she was thinking of inviting Matthew to her wedding and April freaks out and goes off to find him and tell him to not attend During the I was offered this book in exchange for a review This book is about a girl named April, who designs clothes, and it tells of how her sister is getting married and April will be making her her wedding dress Later you find that June, April s sister, was previously engaged to a man named Matthew and he had left her shortly before their union June mentions that she was thinking of inviting Matthew to her wedding and April freaks out and goes off to find him and tell him to not attend During the month that follows, Matthew and April end up falling for each other and Matthew explains that when he and June had decided to get married, June was pregnant by another man and confessed this to him after she miscarried She had then told him that she was not ready to get married and asked him to leave her and take the blame so she wouldn t look like she was slutty SHEESH So, after April found out she told June about her and Matthew dating Basically, she tells everyone and the family forgives him for being a runaway groom to June and they all accept his and April s relationship In the end, Matthew proposes and it is so sweet I have to say I really enjoyed the story itself This is definitely something that could happen and it was just incredible how bitchy June was I could not believe it I loved April and I loved Matthew, their characters were wonderfully created and very realistic This book read very smoothly and I was able to finish it in total of reading for about 5 hrs I would recommend this book to other s who enjoy romance This was definitely filled with it Matthew was such a good catch in the end Thank you Sally, for the chance to fall in love with this love story


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    Is it possible to overcome the lies of the past SometimesTalented, smart, and loyal, April Leigh only had two goals work for a designer and never see Matthew Logan again After all, he had broke her sister s heart years ago when he bailed on their wedding So she was flabbergasted when June her sister dropped the news she had sent him an invitation to her current wedding Loyalty to her sister demanded her influence in making his answer be No , but one look at themature Matthew and che Is it possible to overcome the lies of the past SometimesTalented, smart, and loyal, April Leigh only had two goals work for a designer and never see Matthew Logan again After all, he had broke her sister s heart years ago when he bailed on their wedding So she was flabbergasted when June her sister dropped the news she had sent him an invitation to her current wedding Loyalty to her sister demanded her influence in making his answer be No , but one look at themature Matthew and chemistry soared When unforeseen circumstances cause their living arrangements to change, she only had one question Could she resist the magnetic pull because of loyalty to her sister, or would the truth finally set her free Smart, sexy, and handsome, Matthew Logan has grown from the youth who walked away from his wedding Successful with his own advertising firm, he was floored at the invitation to his ex s wedding Already deciding not to go, April s appearance on his doorstep both intrigued and surprised him Chemistry was hot, but could he pursue a short term relationship Would the lies June had told and never corrected sabotage his chances Orimportant, could he resist these feelings at all Was there something to the old saying the truth will set you free How did she feel about him How did he feel about her Light, refreshing with enough development of characters to make them believable Past events were introduced and explained to the reader s satisfaction Natural unfolding of the plot felt seamless.I would recommend this book Excellent read


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