Title: Runaway Girl
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2018
It’s Naomi Clemons’s big day. Her dream wedding. And she’s outta here.
One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It’s the final push Naomi needs to realize...she’s boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when she’s never lived?
Special Forces diver Jason Bristow needs a beauty pageant coach. Not for himself—although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm. For his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida to raise. When a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that won’t be ignored. If only she wasn’t planning on winning back the ex-fiancé she left at the altar…
Despite the potential for ruin, heat continues to build between Naomi and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they’re on borrowed time…and it’s about to run out.
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Born and Bred for the role of ‘trophy wife’ Naomi Clemons was about to become the wife to the next Mayor, 2 families coming together to create the perfect prestige couple. Standing in her expensive dress and now late for her own wedding she lays eyes on someone from her past, giving her the sign, she was looking for she leaves a note and the wedding in the rear-view mirror. Jason is a Diver for the Special Forces, he lives and breathes his job, when a tragedy in his family forces him to take some time out from his career he finds himself face to face with the reality that an ex Beauty Pageant Queen turned Coach is going to bring him to his knees. He is your all-American alpha male, he is possessive, controlled and will do anything for his sister.
Make sure you are not reading this book in the company of strangers, the chemistry between these 2 are hot as sin and will leave you blushing till next week! Jason is very vocal about his feelings towards Naomi making each encounter hotter than any out of control fire.
This is my first novel by Tessa Bailey and I have to say I personally really enjoyed it, the relationships between Jason and Birdie grew throughout the book and I loved that they were able to get to know each other as grown siblings again, Naomi and Birdie had a friendship that neither of them even realised they wanted or needed giving them both the confident and support they needed.
I cannot wait to read more from Bailey because she certainly knows to write them.
Writing Style: 5/5
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.
Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.
She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.
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