Getaway Girl written by Tessa Bailey
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 5, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…
After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing…
Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds 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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It took me a while to finally read my copy of Getaway Girl and I am kicking myself for it! Getaway Girl is full of Tessa Bailey’s signature wit, banter, sexiness, and dirty-talking heroes! In this case, the heroine has the devilish streak.
Addison returns home to Charleston to settle her grandmother’s property and business. Before she leaves, she attends her cousin’s wedding – where her cousin doesn’t show up and she ends up helping the almost groom escape!
Who would have thought that this escape was good for the future mayor of Charleston? Elijah is the son of the current Mayor of Charleston and is also going to be running to be his successor. His marriage to Naomi, Addison’s cousin, was going to be the perfect match of the season. When the bride doesn’t show up at the wedding, he impulsively hitches a ride with the mysterious getaway girl!
I love Getaway Girl so much. It is full of fun; laughter and I especially love that Elijah’s butt has his own Twitter account (@dupontbadonk > I hope this is a real Twitter account!). Each chapter has a tweet from @dupontbadonk and it is just hilarious. Not only that, I felt for Addison because of the scandal attached to her due to her mother’s scandal years ago. Addy grew up with her grandmother but left years ago to live in New York.
I also love how Addison and Elijah’s romance developed slowly. Sure, there was attraction, and the chemistry was obvious from page one, but I love that it wasn’t lust and boinking from page 1.
Addison’s quirkiness was so endearing. She was only going to stay in Charleston to settle her grandmother’s affairs but ended up staying far longer and running her grandmother’s Christmas ornament booth! Not only that, she ended up making the ornaments herself with Elijah helping her glue stuff together!
Addison’s apartment full of Christmas decors was an escape for Elijah. And I love that this gave the couple time to get to know each other and develop their friendship and attraction.
Getaway Girl is a romance about opposites attract and it checked all the boxes for me. Also, the sexytimes were amazing!
Towards the end, I couldn’t help but root for the two and also champion Addison. It was emotional and heartbreaking and I loved how Addison’s character developed throughout the book.
Ultimately, Getaway Girl was a page turner and I read it in a few hours! This is a MUST read!
Also, Tessa Bailey may be writing the cousin’s HEA when she ran to Florida to get away from the wedding!
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