Runaway Groom

Watkin's Pond, #1

Watkin’s Pond, Book one, The Groom is back in town.

Abby was left at the alter, her best friend gone without so much as an apology. Now Braxton’s back to win back his girl, or leave her in the past for good. After chasing answers, getting none from Abby, and relying on friends to help him out, will this wedding finally happen? Will Abby fall for his boy-next-door charm all over again, or will she run for the hills with the pain she felt when he decided not to marry her?

First off, Book One? Will there be more? Because I would follow these characters to the ends of the Earth and back! These characters or any, really. Second, opening the file I was so thrilled to see that Ms. Nelson wasn’t just teasing me this time with a short story! I may sound like a fan-girl right now, but that’s because this story was totally worth turning this usually hard reviewer into one. I’ve said before that Ms. Nelson’s talent is one that I’m very grateful I came across, and I was desperately hoping to find something longer from her to see her give it all that she had. And let me tell you guys, SHE DID! I have always loved when there are letters, or special dialogue in a book at the beginning of the chapter, because it makes you connect with the characters on such a deeper level… Braxton made a mistake, but everyone does. Doesn’t he deserve to be forgiven? My point is, I laughed, I nearly cried, and simply put… I want more of this story, and so will you.

Book Blurb for Runaway Groom

He’s ready and waiting. She’s wanting…but wary.

The groom is back in town.

Abigail lost her best friend years ago when he ditched her at the altar like a loaf of stale bread. Now he’s back and determined to do whatever he has to—even lie, apparently—to get under her skin. Although he makes her hormones rev to life in a way that no one has since he left, she is equally determined not to fall for his boy-next-door charm.

His bride-to-be is somewhat reluctant.

Braxton Dean was too young and stupid to know better when he walked away. Years of trying to fill the Abby-shaped hole in his heart have left him empty, and now he’s going to win back his girl—or get over her. But first he needs answers. Particularly why she never responded to any of his letters.

It might take a whole town to make this wedding happen.

With the help of their friends, the two battle it out. The army? An entire town of busybodies. The prize? Happily ever after.

Warning: Contains indignant old ladies, steamy sex (but not with indignant old ladies), seduction cake, and condom bouquets. Yes, we went there.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 5.00