When Dallas society bride Elizabeth Eve Barrington discovers her intended’s financial ulterior motives for marriage, she hightails it out of the church in her wedding gown and hops in the back of a parked and beat-up pickup truck. 

Happy to leave the big city, sexy cowboy Connor McCall jumps in his truck, revs up his engine, and then heads home to Honor, Texas with the goal of saving his family’s failing ranch. Hours later and miles down country roads, Connor discovers the stowaway bride, and he’s pretty sure she’s feigning amnesia. 

What’s a cowboy to do? Cowboy up, of course. He takes Eve home, determined to solve her mystery. What he discovers is a lot of smoke–and where there’s smoke, there’s fire, with the heat generating between them hot enough to burn. Will Connor be damned if he falls for the beautiful runaway bride or will he be damned if he doesn’t? 

Titles in The McCall Brothers series include:  The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride – The Cowboy’s Renegade Bride – The Cowboy’s Runaway Bride – The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride

Title:  The Cowboy’s Runaway Bride
Series:  The McCall Brothers #3
Author:  Laurie LeClair
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 22, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I have loved the McCall Brothers series, full of alpha men and the women who tame them plus a strong patriarch in Gramps… yeah, it doesn’t get much better than this type of romance in my humble opinion.  Now it’s Connor’s turn and his lady is certainly one puzzle to figure out.

Liz, or as we shall know her, Eve, makes a shocking discover on her wedding day, fortunately before the I do part.  A decision that sends her on the run hidden away in a pickup truck.   What’s a bride on the run to do when faced with a handsome, curious cowboy… claim amnesia perhaps?

Connor isn’t really buying Eve’s supposed situation.  But when she keeps up the lie, can get down and dirty like any cowgirl he ever knew, well, who is he to burst her hiding out bubble.  In spite of their growing attraction Eve continues to hold back the truth.  Until one precious man’s life is at stake, then Eve will do anything to make certain Gramps gets help fast.  Even if it means facing the people she’s run away from.

I enjoyed The Cowboy’s Runaway Bride so very much.  Eve had some hard lessons to face.  We can’t change the family we have, and at some point we have to give up on pleasing them and start living our own lives.

While all the threads get wrapped up nicely, we also will have a Christmas romance to look forward to.  Can’t wait.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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