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Bride on the Run

(Runaway Brides #3)

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Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena”, until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counselled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she w ...more
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Published 2015 by The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
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Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
**** 4 STARS ****

This was short and sweet. It didn't blow my mind away, but it was definitely a story that made me feel happy.

Valerie comes from a dangerous family. She didn't realize that her ex-fiance was also involved until the day of the wedding. So she did what any rational woman would do... run away on a Harley.

For a year she was hiding. During this time she anonymously did a sex advice podcast show so that women wouldn't make the same mistakes she made. One day her advise made a celebri
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Talk Books To Me
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karia’s Review
The premise was funny…radio talk show host meets disgruntled, jilted fall out guy…who happens to be a famous ball players, beloved by all!
Valerie was a bit rushed in life. Trying to escape her grandfather’s reach, Valerie attaches herself to a “regular” drycleaner. Sadly, as she walked down the aisle, her gut screamed, her doubts rages, and her father’s “go-kit” was the last straw. Now a year later, a successful radio counsellor, Valerie is trying to re-build her life. Unfortunatel
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Romancing the Book
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by NetGalley

This was a quick read at only 139 pages but had a lot packed in.  The prologue set the stage for what was the meat of the story and the epilogue gave me the happily ever after I was hoping for.  This was an enjoyable beach read with baseball, America's pastime, front and center.

Valerie who came from a mob family and had run away from her wedding to someone marrying her for the wrong reasons became Serena who has a radio show, Sex Talk with Serena, that
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Wendy Keel
Another fun book

This was a fun interesting read. It does a good job of ending the series yet leaves you wishing there were more. The story is well written and pulls you in from the first word. Highly recommended.
Diane
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Valerie escapes her wedding to Erik when she finally realizes he is more interested in her mobster grandfather than her. She leaves the church on her dad's bike, where he's provided her a go bag to start life over with a new identity complete with all the proper credentials. Apparently this is not unusual for the Dimitri family! Starting a sex help radio show using the name Serena allows Valerie to use her real life degree in counseling anonymously, but her sheltered upbringing means her life ex ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bride on the run by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock

Serena Allen runs a radio program, Sex Talk. Boone Sullivan has an issue with Serena since she convinced his former fiancé to dump him on a live show. He is intent on making her apologize in a public venue. But Serena is in hiding from mobster family and public exposure is definitely not on her list of things to do.

This is the fourth in the Bride series by coauthors Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock. It's slightly longer than novella length.
I really
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Jonel
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Like so many contemporary romances, the beginning and the end of this novella are predictable: boy meets girl, and eventually they get together. However, it’s what happens in the middle here that is absolutely fantastic. This unique twist on a well-known fairy tale had me in stitches while at the same time my heart was on my sleeve.

The characters in this story were charmingly delightful. Their personalities were the type that really drew me in. The realistic yet simultaneously out of this world
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Wminbc
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well....that was fun!
Dj
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
#4 - Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé Erik who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties; he’s already laundering money through his cleaner’s chain. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, (“Sex Talk with Serena”), until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counselled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she was telling a local celebrity to dump the hometown hero ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m so happy that we get to see Boone’s happy ever after. I felt so sorry for him in his former fiancé’s book. This wasn’t at all how I expected to see it all turn out, though. I really enjoyed most of this book. The chemistry between Boone and Valerie makes for compelling reading. I would have liked it better if Boone wasn’t the only one that had to change to make their relationship work. He has a very vulnerable “ahah!” moment just before the end that I would have liked to see explored with Va ...more
Jaymy M.
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
“Bride on the Run,” Book 4 in the Runaway Brides series by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock, starts will a wedding and a go-kit nearly two years later comes full circle. Oh the picture that first scene paints, Valerie rushing from the alter as fast as her high heels allow, wedding dress flying behind her only to straddle her dad’s Harley and rumble away!
She hides for a year under an assumed name with credentials and ID her father stashed in the go-kit he stashed on his bike. Dodging a mobster gr
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Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Having enjoyed the first three book in this series so far I was happy to get accepted to review the fourth book as well. This book is exactly what I've come to expect from this series, funny and light with some hot scenes thrown in and a sweet romance. I am a bit sad that this is the last book in this series as I really enjoyed this series. What I liked most about this book is that both main characters are character we already heard of in the sec
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Lisa
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary book from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I was a little unsure about reading this book because the cover makes the story look like a very light romance involving biker people. These two ideas are not my favorite subjects for a book. However, having read books by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock before, I knew that they did not usually write those kinds of books. I am so happy that I finally took the time to read the book because I thoroughl
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Emma
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bride on the Run by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena”, until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counselled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she was telling a local celebrity to dump the hometown hero ballplayer, Boone Su
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Sometimes you know it’s not right, but you continue on the path because you just aren’t sure if that “feeling” is nerves or some kind of cosmic shout out to pay attention, girl. For Valerie it was something as simple as a pinky ring. Sunlight shining on a pretentious pinky ring. Enough to halt a walk down the aisle, enough to hug her dad tight and whisper a quick fear, enough to hear his love and support say run, baby girl, run. And she did, as fast as her high
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Book Gannet
3.5 stars. This fourth book in the Runaway Brides series neatly brings everything full circle, linking up characters from previous books – but in a way that still leaves it accessible as a standalone. It’s every bit as fun and easy to read as the rest of the series.

Despite Boone’s original – and rather ridiculous – plan to track Valerie down and force her to retract her advice to his former fiancée, this is a cute tale. Boone is sweet, despite his success, and very protective of Valerie. I do fe
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Jen
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Check out the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Bride on the Run is the fourth release in the Runaway Brides series from Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock and brings all four stories full circle with this one about baseball player Boone Sullivan and bride on the run Valerie Dimitri. Boone was originally introduced in the prequel, which is now listed as book one, as the then-fiancé of Annamae Jessup and Valerie
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Heidi
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion and a review.

I Have read many Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock books in the past and always found both authors to be great writers, there books are great to follow and a nice steady pace.

Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who had only wanted to marry her because of her family’s questionable criminal ties.

Valerie/Serena is lucky she has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a flourishing call in
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Psusan
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed this book I can’t truthfully say that Bride on the Run is my favorite in the Runaway Bride Series. (That would be There Goes the Bride) However, I was thrilled to see that Boone received his own story. I had felt bad for him when Annamae broke her engagement to him in The Wedding Auction. He really was not a full-fledged character in that book so I was glad to see him fleshed out in this one. The author’s di a great job expanding his character so that the reader could understand ...more
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've wanted Boone's book since How To Lose A Groom In 10 Days. When I saw that Annamae broke up with him in Book 2, I was even more excited for his book. Turns out, it was worth the wait. I like this hero a lot, so his story being how it is was really a good thing, as far as I can see it.


It may sound weird that he was now with the radio talk show persona who encouraged Annamae to call off the weddi
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Kerry Croucier
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
All-start baseball player Boone Sullivan was publicly jilted by his reality star fiancee after she called into a radio talk show the day before the wedding. Boone has a plan to track down the talk show host and have her admit to the media that she made a mistake with her advice. When he shows up at her door, the last thing he expected was the attraction he felt.
Valerie Dimitri ran from her wedding a year ago when she realized her fiance was only interested in the mob ties she and her father spen
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Moran
***This ebook was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in
exchange for an honest review***

Bride on the Run is book #4 and final book in the Runaway Brides series.

When Valerie Dimitri find out on her wedding day that her fiancé is a criminal and the only reason he's marrying her is because of her family’s questionable criminal ties she run away on her dad's bike.

One year later and Valerie is using an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena” and no one knows he
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Shelagh
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sadly Bride On The Run is the last book in the Runaway Brides series but hopefully Joanna Rock and Catherine Mann will collaborate on more of the same in the not too distant future. This book, like the others in the series, has been light, flirty and fun from the get go. I can imagine these two authors sitting at a table reading chapters to each other and laughing.
Despite the light humoured tone to the book there are some serious undertones as well. For Valerie it's the constant fear that her cr
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Sue
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bride on The Run is fast paced, entertaining and emotional! With a little bit of suspense and a lot of feeling, it was an easy book to fall into.

I liked Valerie as much as I love the picture of her in a wedding dress on a Harley. Catherine and Joanne make her an easy heroine to root for, and hope for. Boone is stuck in the past, and has not let go of the fact that his fiancee dumped him - something he blames on Valerie, whether she deserves that or not. He was really fixated on this and it took
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Dísir
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
A year ago, Valerie Dimitri raced off on her father's Harley from her own wedding when it became evident that the groom in question was marrying her for her family's criminal connections. But then Serena Allen was born, a sex talk radio host - created and honed by Valerie and her buddies during laundry time - who somehow had the nerve to advise a reality tv star to leave her fiancé a day before their wedding. Said fiancé shows up furious and indignant on her doorstep, demanding a retraction of h ...more
Rosemary K
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Valerie Dimitri knows what she wants and that's love and commitment. She won't marry to be a pawn to a man's ambitions. Which is why she is on the run. Her intended wanted ties to her family's criminal enterprise. She has been in hiding for a year and has a new identity as well as a successful business. Sex Talk With Serena is very popular. Boone Sullivan has a bone to pick with her. Her advice resulted in a very public breakup with his bride right before their wedding. Now that the sexy ballpla ...more
Janine
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Valerie Dimitri's wedding day didn't turn out as she had planned. At the last minute she realized her fiancé was just like her grandfather. Erik only wanted to marry her to get close with her family who are involved in organized crime. So she ran. She hopped on her daddy's motorcycle and got out of town as fast as she could. She changed her name and became a well known sex talk radio show host Serena Allen.

A year later.
Popular baseball player, Boone Sullivan was all set to get married until his
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Margaret Sholders
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story seemed to start out a bit slower for me than some of the previous books. Then Valerie's Dad told her to jump on his Harley and run from her wedding. That woke me up. Her family, except Dad, is a crime gang. She ran! Flash forward and she is in the doghouse with Boone for telling his fiancee to run from their wedding. She goes by Serena now and has a Master's Degree in Psyche and Sex. Boone is upset that she is exposed and hires a bodyguard to keep her safe and takes her to a hotel wit ...more
Sarah
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Val is on the so called run, she is running from a past and feels like it will never stop. She is excited that is been a year and she can now look forward in hopes that past stays in the past, but she is still not ready to relax or trust anyone. She enjoys her call in talk show and she feels like its the best advice and the best job she has ever really had, only problem is she never expected one of her callers boyfriends to track her down, will she be able to still stay hidden and protect who sh ...more
Books and Spoons
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Boone and Valerie sure meet in an unconventional way, but the connection between them sizzling with electricity. Boone's protective instincts kick in, when he realizes, that his seeking Valerie out, might have put her in danger. It is adorable to see Boone whisk Valerie away, to keep her safe.
Soon they are traveling and representing together with Boone's team, and fragile trust, understanding, and genuine like towards each other is formed. They have fun together, first time in a long time, both
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USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann and RITA Award winner, Catherine writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Tule. With over sixty books released in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. A former theater school director and university inst ...more

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