Review: Chasing the Runaway Bride by Susan Meier

Published on November 17, 2014
Published by Bliss, Entangled
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Source: NetGalley

Copy for review provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From cold feet to hot-blooded…

Former Marine and current rancher Cade Donovan left his hometown looking for a fresh start. But then Cade inherits the grocery store that his grandfather won from the O’Riley family in a poker game more than thirty years ago. The same store that caused a bitter feud between the two families. And worse still, Cade has to return home to confront his past—and share his inheritance with the enemy…the all-grown-up and sinfully tempting Piper O’Riley.

After ditching two fiancés at the altar, Piper has a reputation for being the town’s runaway bride. The irony is, Piper is woefully inexperienced when it comes to real, true physical attraction. And working with Cade is torture. The kind that can keep a girl up all night imagining naughty, delicious things. Things that Cade is more than happy to show her…

It’s all fun and sexy games…until the truth of why Cade left town comes out.

I had very high hopes for this book! The first book in this series, Her Summer with the Marine , blew me away.  I was totally blown away by that book and I was really looking forward to more books in this series.  Unfortunately, this book was just ok for me.  I kept hoping that it would grab me by the throat and pull me in and it never truly happened.  The MCs didn’t even really touch each other until around 50%.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for the MCs to be shoving their tongues down each other’s throats at 10% in. But, the thing is, Piper and Cade had really great chemistry when they first meet and  I thought there was a lot to work with there.  And then, it was all about the grocery store, the family feud, and the two steps forward/one step back dance that they did around each other.  I really did like Cade, he was a former Marine, turned cowboy and he was quite charming and sexy.  He said “darlin'” a lot and that tends to go a long way with me.

Did I enjoy it?  Yes, I did.  But it just had a hard time with everything that was going on in the town and the issues that both Piper and Cade had to deal with.  It was just a lot to process I guess and it all seemed to come down around them at the same time.  Not a bad book, it just didn’t blow my skirt up like I had hoped it would.

 

 

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About Susan Meier

Good morning! It’s a beautiful sunny beginning to the day here in Western, Pennsylvania. I’m working on my 54th book. 54th! I’m very excited about that.

I’ve written some fun things … those are the Silhouette Romance titles. I especially liked SNOWBOUND BABY which was book 3 of the Bryant Baby Bonanza series which also included BABY BEFORE BUSINESS and PRINCE BABY. But my favorites for Silhouette where the books of the Brewster Baby Boom series THE BABY BEQUEST, BRINGING UP BABIES and OH, BABIES! Where three bachelors inherit triplets. Those were fun to write. I go back every now and again and read them myself for a laugh!

And speaking of triplets, my May release A FATHER FOR HER TRIPLETS, has the most adorable 3-year-olds ever!

My Harlequins are a little (sometimes a lot) more serious than my Silhouettes, but I always deliver a heart warming story that reminds readers that family and love go hand in hand.

Sexy or sweet, funny or sad, my characters make some serious lemonade out of their lemons! 🙂

Because that’s how I see life. I have three kids…one of whom has epilepsy. Raising him taught me (and my husband and our other two kids) that sometimes a situation that seems bad can have its blessings