Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Performance (Lori): ★★★★★
Performance (Joe): ★★★★★
Storyline: ★★★★ ½
Narrators: Lori Prince and Joe Hempel
Audiobook Length: 9hr 8m
Release Date: 06-06-2018
Reading Time: 6 minutes
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a review copy of Getaway Girl from Lori Prince in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author, narrators and/or publisher’s generosity.
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 DuPont 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. She 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.
First Line: “When I woke up this morning, I didn’t plan on crashing a wedding. But here I am.”
Narrator Review (Lori):
I love Lori’s voice. She has a sweet, bright tone, but at the same time she has super sultry undertones. My favorite part about her narration is her cadence. She doesn’t speak too slow, or too fast. I’m Goldi-Freaking-Locks and Lori is my perfect bowl of porridge.
I could listen to her all day. Oh wait! Been there, done that. Lori is truly addicting. She really does no wrong when it comes to embodying the characters.
Narrator Review (Joe):
HELL-O Joe Hempel. This was my first time listening to Joe and boy oh boy I think it’s time to binge listen to this man. Where has he been hiding in my library of swoon? I just love the way he says, “Elijah.”
I was really surprised by how clear his voice is. It’s not too deep, not too bright. He just has a NICE voice. There were times he lost me in the beginning of the audiobook (probably because I wasn’t familiar with his voice?). But by the end, yuuus. Methinks I like Joe Hempel a lot.
Addison Potts has decided to move back to Charleston after six years away. Of course, she’s gotta start things off right by crashing her cousin’s wedding. LOL! Except there’s no bride to be found. Taking pity on the abandoned groom, Addison rescues him with a quick getaway, and they quickly find that they absolutely adore each other.
Elijah Montgomery Du Pont has had his life planned out perfectly—the perfect bride for a perfect family to support the perfect campaign—until his bride doesn’t show. While there’s an element of loss over her sudden rejection, the greater blow is to Elijah’s public image. And, unfortunately, Addison and they’re little “escape” doesn’t help.
Mr. Left At The Altar is the soon-to-be mayor, so with all eyes on him, his friendship with Addison…err…steamy friendship…is thrown under the public microscope. She’s not at all what he would have chosen for his perfect-picture life. She’s feisty and has a smart mouth. But he’s never connected with anyone the way he does with her.
“My best friend, my roommate, my conscience. The lines around our relationship blur immediately and fade into nothing. God. She’s nothing I’ve ever experienced.”
Between the pressure of an upcoming election, insecurities over a certain ex-fiancee, and some serious family drama, these two have their work cut out for them in this budding romance. Can they make it or work or will fate take Addison away before they get their happy ending?
Hur hur. I say fate’s a nasty bi-atch.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s an awesome spin on the typical runaway bride scenario. I love how Elijah is presented with conflicting options. I seemed to gravitate toward him more than Addison’s character just because his life was in the most jeopardy and I WANTED HIM TO CHOOSE LOVE!
Choose love, Elijah. Choose love! Hee hee it’s just a matter of WHO he chooses to love at this point 😉
Tessa Bailey really knows how to sculpt a heartthrob of a man! A perfect read for any time of year.