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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Addy Lafollette has a plan. College. Veterinary school. Then way down the road, marriage and kids. Her plan doesn’t include getting involved with someone before she even leaves for college. But gorgeous Graham throws a glitch in her well thought out life.

Graham Stewart is content to float through life working on his uncle’s farm, hanging with friends, and pitching for the
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by esKape Press
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Nicole Laverdure
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A charming New Adult love story!
Waylaid was a delightful love story of two young adults! I usually read Ruth J. Hartman's Regency romances and this is the first time that I read one of her contemporary story. This is a New Adult romance to enjoy, a quick read, light, romantic and refreshing!
I loved the chemistry between her two lovable characters Addy and Graham, liked also her secondary characters Kendra and Marcus. Addy, is a serious young woman, who wants to go to college and meet someone in
Amber Dicks
Feb 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I'm not really sure how to review this book... I enjoyed reading it and found it to be a fairly quick read for me, but once the end of the story rolled around I found myself saying "dear god, what are these kids thinking..." Those thoughts are simply my own because I don't believe in love at first sight, and I find it crazy when kids get married at such a young age.. With that being said, that aspect of the book would not cause me to give it a bad review because like I said above, it was a good ...more
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
To be honest, after finishing this novel, I wanted to be a hypocrite and HATE it. I feel like I am in the minority in that I not only became engaged while still in college, but I was married at the age of 19 (and I am still married 11 years later for those that care). My entire life I have heard the story about how I was "too young", or how I "didn't know" what I was "getting into", and I almost wanted to base my review on that. That these two were too young, and potentially making a mistake.

Books Laid Bare
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes, life knows just what you need and it goes about seeing that you get it.
I settled down to read Waylaid without much idea of what the story was about and I have to say it was a sharp yet sweet romance.
Addy and Graham have lovely characters, the sort that are easy to fall in love with and to keep your fingers crossed that everything they wish for their futures comes true.
Addy is three years younger than Graham and has her heart set on being Vet, college beckons and she is certain that sh
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love reading books by Ruth Hartman - every one is a perfect book to cozy up with for an afternoon read. Waylaid is a sweet romance that brought back so many memories of finishing up high school and starting college. I probably loved it so much because I can relate so well to Addy. She's a girl after my own heart. She has a plan and she's sticking to it - nothing is going to get in the way of her big dreams of going away to college and becoming a veterinarian. It's amazing how when we have thes ...more
Sassy Southern
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Adelaide Lafollette is a senior at high school with her life all planned out. After school she wants to leave town and go to college to become a veterinarian, get a job and then get married. Her only problems at the moment are trying to break up with her cute junior boyfriend, how she can say no to going out with her best friend Kendra and her boyfriend Marcus and a prince who will just not accept no as an answer.

But little did Addy count on meeting Graham Stewart.

Graham is Marcus's best friend
Leslie M.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Many readers may be familiar with Ruth from her Regency romances. However, she also excels with contemporary romances. She demonstrates that with her latest YA/NA novel, “Waylaid”. It is s a cozy, sweet romance, reminding the reader that love is often found when it is least expected.

Anyone who has ever attended college will be able to relate to Addy, who is determined to stick to her plans: attend the college of her dreams and pursue a veterinary career. And then she meets good ol’ country boy G
Kathy Heare Watts
What a sweet story of true and committed love. Graham Stewart is a giant of a man with a caring heart, good work ethics and great morals. Addy LaFollette has had her life planned out, graduate high school, go to college, on to veterinary school, fall in love and get married. Oh but sometimes in life, life happens and it takes you by storm. The story is captivating, the dialogue is witty and heartwarming. You can't help but fall in love with the characters and respect t
Angi Neal
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a very easy cute read. I really enjoyed it. The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is I felt the Prince Ali character was out of place and kind of awkward. The story would have been just as good without him and just when I kind of forgot about him he would reappear. But I adored the rest of the story. I started dating my husband just before college started as well and so I felt I really connected with these two! We did wait until after school to get married but I know how these gu ...more
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book from Ruth J Hartman!!
5++ stars

I love all of Ruth's books and this is a refreshing tale of two young adults. I must say, she knocked it out of the park!! I absolutely loved her two main characters, Addy and Graham. They both are at different stages in their lives, neither of them are looking for love. Sometimes, you cannot predict fate. This is a fun, clean romance book that is full of love and humor. Ms Hartman's humor is always present in her books and it will have you laug
Debbie McCreary
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book starts out in the last few weeks of Addy's senior year of high school. She's got her plans made with college. But then she meets country young man Graham. He tried college but ended up working on his uncles farm. But when city meets country sparks fly. The more time they spend together, the stronger their feelings become. Yet she is to leave for college and become a Vet. This book is about two younger people who make mature decisions. It was wonderful to read a book that completely con ...more
Tabitha Jones
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book by Ruth Hartman that I have read.

This book was so easy to read before I knew it I had finished. A terrific NA book that was full of life and true to today's society. I love to read a good book that is current and with the times. Addy and Graham were so stinking adorable. I love that they completed one another and didn't take each other for granted. Definitely a book that is worth taking the risk in reading. I think you will love it. Looking forward to reading many more by
Kate Reed
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a super cute read! As with all of the books by Ms. Hartman, I brew a cup of coffee and settle in! Fun story, and as a Type A Control Freak, I loved reading a character that could have easily been me! We always get such a bad rap, but in this story, it was told in a manner that felt very real. She has a plan and she wants to stick to it, she has worked very hard for years and she's not going to let some guy throw her off track - but she didn't come off as cra-cra, like most Type A Control Fr ...more
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a spectacular book. This book is about a love story that managed to surpass many difficulties. I really liked Addy she had her own brain and she knew exactly what she wants out of life. Graham was a gentle "giant" ( you will get the reference when you read the story). These two people are amazing by themselves but spectacular when you put them together. I know that I would kill to get a guy like Graham and to be a girl as great as Addy. You definetly do not want to pass up this great love s ...more
Judy Lavik
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you like sweet romances with quirky characters, look no further -- Ruth J. Hartman is the author for you. Her sense of humor and love for animals shines through in every one of her books.

This is a New Adult romance about a high school senior with a vision for her future who meets someone with seemingly no ambition. They both feel an immediate and lasting connection, but can two people going in the opposite direction make it work? You'll just have to read it to see.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was about a first young love experience. Addy has her future planned out and is waiting to finish high school so she can move on to college. One night at a party she didn't want to go to, she meets Graham. They fall hard for each other, then life reenters the picture and tough decisions will need to be made.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
This was nearly a two-cupper for me. The idea for the story was a good one, however the delivery was not as strong as it could have been. At times I felt as if it was an adult writing what she thought was going on in a teenager’s head. At other times, I was put off by some representations and references which were, at best, lacking in political sensitivity. What made this a three-cup review for me was the romance between Addy and Graham. It made the read worthwhile. To those interested in readin ...more
Bethany Swafford
Sep 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I had a difficult time with this one. It is a very dialogue driven book. Each chapter is made up of mostly conversations, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it did make the descriptive narrative of the book feel severely lacking. Still, it wasn't a bad way to spend a few hours.

I was provided with a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/al
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Ruth J. Hartman spends her days herding cats, and her nights spinning tales that make you smile. She, her husband, and their cats love to spend time curled up in their recliners watching old Cary Grant movies. Well, the cats sit in the people's recliners. Not that the cats couldn't get their own furniture. They just choose to shed on someone else's.

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