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Runaway Girl

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  1,205 ratings  ·  208 reviews
It’s Naomi Clemons’s big day. Her dream wedding. And she’s outta here.

One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It’s the final push Naomi needs to realize...she’s boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when sh
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 24th 2018
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books, favorites
➳When the unexpected becomes what you most crave, Jason and Naomi become the power couple filled with lust and adoration towards each other in this emotionally, and passionate captivating romance novel...

➳You know when you see and read reviews hyping an author you have never read before, and you become curious and add it to your TBR, but then you are like "hmmm, I don't know," and remove said book from your TBR, well that's what happened to me with Tessa Bailey and I regret my past actions of
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❤5 hot stars ❤

What a fantastic story, I wish I had more.I loved everything about Runaway Girl.Tessa Bailey delivers a heartwarming,fun and super hot story.


I loved Naomi and Jason so much, they were perfect for each other.They have an amazing banter full of tension and they were flirty and teasing each other.And omg the sex scenes were super hot, seriously I wouldn't read this book in a public place lol.I felt so connected to Naomi, she is perfe
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

A very enjoyable read with a likable runaway bride who becomes a pageant coach and falls hard for a sexy vet who’s caring for his younger sister.

Well done Tessa Bailey!

Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

This is it. This is the kiss I’ll think about for decades to come, maybe longer. I can feel it ruining me with every mash of his lips against mine...

A quirky & witty souther belle that's as proper as she is endearing?

A grumpy, sexy and possessive Pouty Man Bear?

Enough sexual tension to makes your loins tighten?

A sweet and sizzling romance that will put a smile on your face and keep it there?

This book. Oh man. You guys, this book! It was everything I've come to expect from the am
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aww, shucks...*dabs face with dainty handkerchief*

Jason is one of the most memorable heroes I’ve read in a while and I abso-loved how Naomi came into her own. Now, this is how you do running away (looking at you Touching Sin by J. Saman)
Alex ♈
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hero-i-liked, safe
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Never ending Adventure' Stars!

You know that feeling you get when you have finished a bloody amazing read? That is what is happening to me right now. Same thing I felt when I finished Getaway Girl. My emotions are still running high, there is a huge smile on my face and I am melted all over the place. Runaway Girl, again, is proof of why I love Tessa Bailey's novels and characters so much: it was the perfect read. Naomi and Jason and their smoking hot and swoony love story still have me sighin
Melanie (mells_view)
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Runaway Girl was everything I expected and so much more than that as well. It’s a fun read. It’s also hot as all get out, but what I didn’t expect was how deeply emotional and beautiful it was. I don’t want to say TOO much, because I think going in sort of blind-ish makes the ride all the more fun, but what I will say is that Naomi’s story teaches us that it’s never too late to figure out who you really are. It doesn’t hurt if you get to unexpectedly fall in love while figuring all that out eith ...more
Stacey is Sassy
It really was AMAZING!!

I am running so LATE!!!! I stayed in bed to finish this one off this morning and now I'm running late for work. But, it was so worth it. Runaway Girl was 100 times better than I thought it would be. The characters were real and so engaging, the storyline kept my attention from start to finish and the heat was...nope...I can't even tell you how good the heat was. Let's just say...Jason, Jason, Jason...

I could completely dedicate this review to Jason. He's my hero but I'm pr
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
Unequivocally my FAVORITE Tessa Bailey.
Just read the damn book. <3
Nov 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Loved the sweet hero. but that's about it. I skimmed trying to enjoy some of his swoon worthy thoughts about his woman. Said woman was what she believed she is, boring. The sex scenes were Ott a la Alexa Riley style, meaning, they were laughable. Definitely not for me.
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
I had been so excited for Naomi's story since we met her in Getaway Girl, and I adored her transformation from future trophy wife into an empowered, independent woman. You definitely need to read this if you liked Getaway Girl!

Full review to come!

Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Gi's Spot Reviews
5 ‘Smoking Hot Perfection’ Stars

Runaway Girl is EVERYTHING! Written perfection from first to last page! All the emotions, all the scorching chemistry and that beautiful heart pulling ending were beyond PERFECT!!! All the stars for all of my TOP fav reads of the year, and another all time fav Tessa Bailey!<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Full review to follow...

ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review
I LOVE this book!!! so much!!! This is one of my favorite books of 2018 and my very favorite Tessa Bailey book. Super sexy with a hero that you just can't help but love. Jason was amazing. I love his thoughts about Naomi. Tessa Bailey is the queen of writing super romantic scenes that are also super hot and naughty. There aren't enough words to explain how much I loved this book! Perfection!!!
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“Never thought I’d say this after a month of hell, but you were…you ARE worth every minute of the torture.”

As one of my most anticipated reads of the year, I was itching for this book from the moment I knew we’d be getting Naomi’s story, too, and if the number of times I’ve already re-read it is any indication of how much it did not disappoint, then surely my stalkerish tendencies towards any visual inspiration the author has ever shared in relation to this story should do the trick. Tessa B
Ginny Rose
I'm going to switch this from a review to a letter.

Dear Tessa Bailey,

Addison= Getaway Girl
Naomi= Runaway Girl
Ginny (me)= RUINED GIRL

Are you proud of yourself? You have ruined me with this book. It was amazing. Incredible. I loved it from start to finish. I did not know what to expect, and you truly just blew my mind away with these characters, this story.

When you introduced Naomi in Getaway Girl I knew there was more to her than the Southern Belle. Her voiced needed to heard and it wa
4.5 stars.
Jessica Alcazar is RIGHT. I read this before Getaway Girl. I think that I know why... I own G.G. & will read it soon. I love Naomi, Jason & Birdie <3
I really enjoyed this book. I already had Getaway Girl, but decided to read this one first. Naomi could have been the bad guy (girl) in G.G., but I really loved her in this one. She's no shrinking violet. She ran away from her groom when it was almost too late. She should have spoken up before, but her explanation i
“You want to be kissed, beauty queen?”

HOT! HOT! HOT! This book was freaking AMAZING! Nobody scorches the pages like Tessa Bailey…NOBODY! An alpha male with so much heart and who doesn’t know what he’s doing with his personal life, struggling raising his little sister…a runaway bride, former beauty queen, struggling with who she really is and what she wants out of life. When Naomi and Jason meet, sparks fly instantly! You can see right through the annoyances that these two bring out in one anot
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Runaway Girl is the third Tessa Bailey book I've read this year and is thus the 3rd book by her to make my "Best of 2018" list. It is absolute GENIUS on her part to do Addison and Elijah's story first and the Naomi and Jason. I don't know how she managed to make Naomi such a sympathetic character despite the fact that if you've read Getaway Girl you know that she jilted a gem of a man - or maybe it's because we know that jilting was to his (and Addison's) benefit that softens the blow. I LOVE Na ...more
Leigh Anne

Favorite Quotes
“This afternoon, I was getting a pre-wedding massage and doing photoshoots in a rooftop garden,” I say, my words muffled. “Now I’m peeing with a stranger in a mini mart in—where are we?”


I’m halfway to getting lost in Naomi’s words when her pinkie finger nudges mine. It’s so faint, I wonder if I imagined it. But I look down to find her hand right there. Waiting. Without giving my head a chance to talk me out of it, I cover her hand with mine. She turns he
☽ TheBibliotheque
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Never thought I’d say this after a month of hell, but you were… you are worth every minute of the torture.”

This. THIS.

This book was completely and absolutely unexpected.
Never read anything by Tessa Bailey, despite having seen her books around a lot. Unexpectedly, I loved her writing. Unexpectedly, I ended up devouring Runaway Girl and adoring each and every element of this romance. I would have never expected how steamy it was and yet, how emotional and how easily I connected with all the chara
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hot, Hot, Hotter!

A sexy and charming book

ספר סקסי ומקסים שנוגסים אותו ביומיים שלושה. לא יודעת איך לקטלג או לדרג אותו. מה שבטוח - זה אחד הספרים הלוהטים שקראתי.

הוא מבלבל. הוא מזכיר לי את הספרים שהיינו קוראות "פעם", אבל יש בו אדג'. יש בו את האקסטרה מייל הזה שלא משאיר אותו בקוביה המתבקשת למרות שלפעמים נדמה שכן.

מצד אחד - קליל, זורם, סקסי. מצד שני - יש בו דגש חזק על רגש ולבטים ונבכים פנימיים. יש בו לא מעט "דירטי טולק" אבל הסופרת עדיין מצליחה איכשהו לשמור על קלאס. קשה להסביר, אבל כל פעם שהיתה סצנה בו
Yael Shalom
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jason Bristow is exactly my perfect book boyfriend . Big , muscular , tattooed , military special force diver . Quiet and ruff , doesn't say much ( except when he's dirty talking - OMG yammm ) his actions tell his feelings . it's so touching and he melted my heart , and other parts too .
The story is not something we haven't read before , but it was told good ! Not too sweet , not too long . I really enjoyed it .
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was okay. I don't really have anything to say about it. Well, other than it has some interesting dirty talk. There was one sentence in particular:

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If you clicked on it, then let me tell you, the one note I made while reading Runaway Girl was about this sentence, and it was the following: WTF. Not the most eloquent, but I believe my feelings came across adequately
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it!!

Will say that I don’t get why she even apologised to her ex in the first place and sought him out. Okay you ran away on your wedding day and a couple months later fell in love with a guy. So what? Her fiancé was worse than her - probably f*cked her cousin/half sister the whole time he was engaged to her. I mean I don’t even care that she didn’t love him, they were in a relationship and it’s so fishy that he ended up with her cousin after she escaped her wedding.

Other than that the
C.P. Smith
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this!
Vanessa (nessreads)
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4.5 "Blackbeard" Stars!!!

Runaway Girl has left me in a state of pure happiness. It was so much more than what I expected. But at the same time it was packed with an emotional punch. It was a story of self discovery and finding your true self. I don't want to give much away because in doing so it'll take away from you, the reader from experiencing this story in its fullest. I will say though, that I absolutely love Naomi's metamorphosis and eve
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I enjoyed this one even though I felt so bad for the heroine who was looked at as a trophy by both her parents & fiancee. No-one bothered to find out what she wanted which Jason did. She did cut a pitiable figure, a grown woman so dependent on her parent's approval but that is the world she came from built on expectations and appearances. H Jason is only back on US soil because his sister died and her twin needs him but he intends to reenlist. Neither did h or H figure that they wou
Kenny Danewitz raveh
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a sweet read. Good characters, great sex!!!!
Liked the honesty between Naomi and Jason, loved that some of the genres cliches were been dealt differently. I like my hero a bit more damaged but Jason was gorgeous!!!
« Court (Take the Read) »
I just love everything Tessa writes. This was no different. Another fave from her :)
Full review to come!
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