“Lauren Layne gets the red rose for this one, and fans of The Bachelor will fall in love with this thoroughly charming story.”Kate O’Keeffe, bestselling author
I Do, I Don’t – Book 2
Lauren Layne
Releasing Jan 30, 2018


For one charming playboy, getting cast on a Bachelor-esque reality TV show is the shock of a lifetime—until he finds love where he least expects it.
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

Ok I don’t like the show The Bachelor or any of the offshoots. I just don’t. This book is based off a Bachelor-type show except this one is featuring a Runaway Groom – hence the title…

Gage is less than thrilled to being the “bachelor” on this reality show, but a bet is a bet and he’s going to do this show – much as he doesn’t want to. He’d rather not be a spectacle on tv and have all these women “fighting” for him.

Ellie is only a contestant on this show for one reason and it’s NOT to land herself the runaway groom – even if he is a gorgeous movie star. So she’s trying to do whatever she can to get sent home. Except Gage is finding Ellie useful and keeps her around.

For someone who doesn’t like The Bachelor and those type of shows, this was a very enjoyable read!

5 stars!


Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies.
She lives in New York City with her husband.
A former 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 TODAYNew York
, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.


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