" sensual, sassy and emotionally riveting!" —Thoughts of a Blonde
She thought she had life all figured out.
But perfect doesn’t always mean it’s right…
Cate Penland once believed she could have it all—but that was before her fiancé left her at the altar in front of twelve hundred guests. Heartbroken and humiliated, Cate can think of only one thing to do: run.
But escape leads right to her nemesis, Prescott “Harry” Harrington III. They're ten years apart and not compatible. He might be lauded in their Atlanta social circles, but she doesn’t like him. He makes her feel prickly and all…something inside. Why is he rescuing her? Putting her up in his penthouse suite, offering a sympathetic ear—suddenly the older, wiser Harry is someone she can lean on…
Now Cate isn’t sure what she wants. The life she left behind…or the one she hasn’t quite found yet? The one thing she knows: she’s going home to Blossom Branch. Even if Harry says he’s coming with her. Maybe there, under the peach trees, is where she’ll find out what perfection really means…
Ten years ago, she’d loved him, but he’d been bound for bigger things. Now small-town girl Laney Marshall has sexy celebrity Brit Sheffield back in her town, in her house—in her bed. Does she want to keep him there this time?
The Runaway Bride of Blossom Branch
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This is a wonderful story. The only thing that would have made it better would have been Harry’s POV as well. There were some times when Harry would say or do something that would confuse me. I really didn’t connect with him because of it.
Cate is marrying her long-time boyfriend Jason. As she is reflecting back during the ceremony, she realizes that something is amiss. Jason pulls her aside. He breaks the news to her that while he loves her, he is not in love with her. As she flees the church, Jason’s cousin Harry comes to her rescue.
Harry is older than Cate. He takes her to his home to let her get away from everything. As the days go by, Harry forces her to slowly get back to the living, past the pain and heartache. Harry doesn’t want to get married nor have any kids. Will Cate rebound from Jason to Harry? Can Harry see passed his past to seek something special with Cate?
This is a sexy read so there is just a word of caution on that note.
Cate and Jason were friends forever. It only made sense they should get married, until the day it didn’t happen. Heartbroken and embarrassed Cate runs. Harry stops her and offers her a place to lick her wounds and start over. Harry has always made her jumpy and unsure of herself. Harry is older and wiser and has always teased Cate. Causing Cate to feel that he thought her naive and immature. As I always say much is said in jest.
I loved Cate but Harry had to grow on me. He was he have a lot of unreadable messages that often left you wondering where he stood on their relationship. They both had their past lives to work on to be able to move forward. Harry just might let the best thing in his life go if he can’t get past his upbringing.
I am so looking forward to the next book.
Blossom Branch runaway bride
The Runaway Bride of Blossom Branch is a great start to a new series! Cate’s fiancé Jason couldn’t marry her and waited until the day of to end things. Harry, Jason’s cousin is there to help Cate escape the fiasco. Harry is a very complex guy who has a lot of past hurt in his life, he hides it by not doing relationships! That is he thinks he doesn’t want one until he gets close to Cate! As she works at rebuilding her life she goes to Blossom Branch where she had some great memories. Cate realizes that Jason did her a favor by calling things off and that Harry isn’t really the guy he portrays. She takes the step to open the gift shop she’s dreamed of and added bonus she gets closer to her sister now manager. We get to meet her friends Leah and Gabby and I bet they will have great stories in the future!