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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Runaway Love by Melanie Harlow

Runaway Love by Melanie Harlow is now live!

Yes, I’m a single dad who needs a nanny for the summer.

But hire the stranded runaway bride who shows up on my doorstep in a wedding gown with no references, no skills, and no experience?

No one is that desperate.

Except within twenty-four hours, down-on-her-luck Veronica Sutton manages to charm my kids, my family, and half the population of Cherry Tree Harbor into believing she’s perfect for the job.

And for me.

It’s not that I can’t see the appeal-those baby blue eyes? The endless legs? That mouth made for trouble? But I’ve got enough on my plate, raising two kids on my own and keeping the family business alive. I don’t have the time or the inclination to fall for an outspoken city girl.

So I should have kept my hands to myself.

Holding her in my arms was a big mistake. Even worse? Spending the night together. She ignites a possessive fire in me that I’m finding hard to snuff out.

But the most unforgivable? Growing attached to the sound of her laugh, the scent of her skin, and the way her body wraps around mine in the dark.

At the end of the summer, she’ll be gone.
And if I’m not careful, she might run away with my heart.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Melanie Harlow kicks off a fantastic new series with Runaway Love and I am here for it! I fell in love with Veronica and Austin right away and I devoured this book. It was hard not to fall in love with plucky, outgoing Veronica and grumpy, overworked single dad Austin.

On her would-be wedding day, Veronica finds out that her fiance is shagging his assistant, which leads this former Rockette to put on a show-stopping performance before she walks out of the chapel with her head held high. But that also leaves her broke and homeless, with only the clothes she had in her hotel room. As luck would have it, she wanders into a diner and ends up with a job interview to be a nanny for the summer. Although the first meeting with her potential new boss, Austin, does not go well at all, he begrudgingly gives Veronica the job to care for his twins, Owen and Adelaide. The sexual tension is electric between them right from the start, but Austin and Veronica always stop after a few kisses. Until the twins are visiting their mom for a week and Austin and Veronica decide to have a week-long fling. Well, you can guess how that goes!

I loved Veronica’s strength and bravery. Even when she had lost everything, she found a silver lining. And poor Austin. He’d lived his life trying to make everyone in his family happy at his own expense for so long that he was afraid to reach for what he wanted to make him happy. Both in business and in his relationship with Veronica.

This story was absolutely charming. I loved Austin and Veronica, I loved the twins, I loved Cherry Tree Harbor and all of the eclectic residents we got to meet. I loved Austin’s Big Grovel, the reconciliation, and the happily ever after. I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Melanie

USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melanie Harlow writes sweet, sexy, feel-good romance. She likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. If she’s not writing or reading, she’s probably at Orangetheory or watching Schitt’s Creek again. She lifts her glass to readers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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