Can a Small Town Lawyer Get Lucky?
Atlanta's billionaire heiress Annie Hartford has no desire to marry a man she does not love; but her controlling father has been calling the shots for his 29 year-old daughter her entire life. This time he has pushed Annie too far.
With minutes to spare before she is to walk down the aisle in front of 600 guests, Annie is forced to make a decision. She hijacks the family limo, only to have it break down in small town Pinckney, Georgia. Annie, who has never wanted for anything, suddenly finds herself homeless, penniless, with only the clothes on her back, a designer wedding gown and diamond tiara.
Small town lawyer and restaurant owner Sam Ballard has been unlucky in love, and the last thing he needs is a red-hot blonde in a short waitress uniform who seems hell-bent on breaking every dish in his Dixieland Café. Still, he can't very well fire her, she has won the hearts of everyone in town.
Can rich girl Annie find happiness living in a garage apartment, wearing second-hand clothes, and making her way around town on a borrowed bicycle? As for Sam, can he put his past behind him and trust that Annie won't run home to daddy when her new life presents one obstacle after another?
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About the Author
Although Charlotte is widely known for her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, she went on to pen three Maggie-Award winning thrillers for Avon Books in the late nineties, before resuming her first love, funny stories about people falling in love. She thrilled readers with her hilarious books, A New Attitude and Hot Shot, the latter of which won the Waldenbooks Greatest Sales Growth Achievement in 2003.
Her books received so many accolades that she was invited to co-author the very popular Full House series with mega-star author Janet Evanovich.
With that series behind her, Charlotte began her own, starring psychologist Kate Holly; What Looks Like Crazy, Nutcase, and High Anxiety, creating a list of somewhat kooky but always loveable and funny ensemble characters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the book See Bride Run! By Charlotte Hughes you meet Atlanta’s Iron and Steel billionaire heiress Annie Hartford. She has no desire to marry a man she does not love, which is where the runaway bride part comes in. Annie’s very controlling father has been calling the shots her entire life but this time he has pushed her too far that she hijacks the family limo, only to have it break down in small town Pinckney, Georgia. Then Annie meets small town lawyer and restaurant owner Sam Ballard who has been unlucky in love as well with his own runaway bride. So the last thing he expects is Annie coming into town in a short waitress uniform and breaking every dish in his Dixieland Café since she only graduated high school and then finishing school. Still, he can’t very well fire her because she has won the hearts of everyone in town and he starts to fall in love with her but he doesn’t know if she will stay or go running back to her rich father. The first sentence of the book is “The Wedding had the makings of a Fairytale.” I knew that this would not be a fairytale wedding because the title of the book is See Bride Run! Which is a dead giveaway that at least the first wedding will not be happening. Annie seems like a young woman who has had her entire life mapped out for her by her very controlling and rich father. She has been the good obedient daughter who listened to her father especially after her twin brother was killed in an automobile accident. I could relate a bit with her since at first I didn’t know what to do with my life after high school but it wasn’t until I got out into the world that I knew I needed to go back to school and find a career that I can love. When Annie first meets Sam after first arriving at Pinckney they didn’t know what to do with the attraction that hey initially felt for one another. It was fun watching how they slowly got to know one another while trying not to fall in love since they both have had bad luck with love in the past. As I was reading the book there were a few punctuation mistakes that kind of distracted me from some of the story though I was able to get past them because the relationship that Hughes was slowly building between Annie and Sam had me turning the pages to find out what would they both do next. Reading Annie and Sam’s journey to finally finding the love that they both have wanted but seemed like they might never have it was a bit slow with some pit stops of misunderstandings and getting to know one another while having the whole town interfering. I felt that this book was a fun and exciting romance novel that had me from the very first sentence. I especially loved the epilogue because she left me feeling fully satisfied with how Annie and Sam’s romance ended without leaving me feeling like there was something missing which has happened sometimes when I’ve read a romance novel. I’ve read Hughes’ Kate Holly Crazy series books and when she went on a break from publishing new books I’ve always kept an eye out for when she would finally publish something new. So when I got a message from her that she had a new release and wanted to know if I would like to review the book. I obviously said yes because I knew she would deliver a good romantic read for me and that is why I give this book 4 stars.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. Never having read this author before I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. This was a book that had me rooting for the heroine. See Bride Run is a highly enjoyable read. What a find.
This is a fun chick lit romantic comedy with many laugh out loud moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this and have added this author to my must read authors list. I loved the humor of a bride escaping her own wedding and how the bride entered her new home town. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that parts of the relationship with Sam felt overly contrived and didn't seem to flow naturally with the story. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun read. Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC.