him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.
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Release Date: February 5, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance. Southern Romance.
Actual Rating: 3.5-4 stars
The Getaway girl is an original friends to lovers romance with a kick. Having not read many books about grooms being left at the alter, I knew this book was one that I needed to give a chance. And honestly, I am glad that I did. While the characters were not among my favorite in the romance world, they certainly stand out among so many and I don't think I will forget them for a long time.
Addison Potts shows up to her cousins wedding out of spite. This side of her family doesn't want anything to do with her because of a scandal involving her mother. But not only that, she is different. She isn't the southern girl with pedigree. She doesn't feel the need to be meek among men, and she certainly doesn't want or need to follow regular southern values. Hell, she is from NY. She's only in the area because of her grandmothers passing. So why not show up to the stuffiest wedding of the century?
Unfortunately, the wedding never takes place. The groom and candidate for mayor has been stood up at the alter. And to get away from the silent whispers among the guests he get's into a car with a woman he has never met before. This woman happens to be Addison- quirky cousin of his (now) es fiance.
At first, neither expects anything from one another besides friendship. After all, the two couldn't be more different from one another. He is the perfect southern gentleman and she the eccentric girl from the "wrong side of the tracks". But soon, neither can deny their feelings for one another. Can Addison turn down her eccentricities for the new mayor of Charleston? Can he allow a woman who doesn't present as typical southern eye candy to hold his arm in his new position? Those are some of the things you will only find out by reading the book!
Overall, I liked this book. The entire premise is original and solid. The characters are great for the story and make it worth reading. However, there were only a few things that nagged at me when reading. For example, the hero is a mayor (or becoming mayor through most of the story). Even more, he's from the south. I was thinking that there should have been a bit more drama when the two were in the public eye together, but there wasn't. This made it feel a bit unrealistic to me. Secondly, I think the two of them came together out of unbelievable circumstances. Sure, it's fun for the story and I liked it, but again it seemed a bit far fetched. Other than this, it's a good read and I was able to look past the few things that bothered me and still enjoy it.
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