The Runaway Bride (The Wedding Series, Book 4) - Patricia McLinn

The Runaway Bride (The Wedding Series, Book 4)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2015-12-17
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 61 Ratings


A bride in trouble, a doubting cowboy
“Are you sure, baby?”  The worried father of the bride-to-be asks when he sees the turmoil on his daughter’s face.

Just before she’s supposed to walk down the aisle, Judi Monroe overhears a conversation that indicates marrying this groom might be an epic mistake. Fleeing the groom and wedding, she drives west, covering her tracks as she goes. In an isolated corner of Wyoming, she swerves to avoid hitting a horse and rider – the Lone Ranger? she fleetingly wonders -- and drives into a tree. She’s rescued from the wreck by the rider, a rugged rancher named Thomas Vance.

Judi needs a place she won’t be found and time to puzzle out the predicament awaiting her back in Illinois. But thinking straight is no easy task around this doubting Thomas, a man with a strong jaw, remarkable green eyes, a commanding presence, and a lot of suspicions.

While Judi evades his personal questions, Thomas dismisses his half-sister Becky's diagnosis of amnesia. But to his surprise, his beloved grandmother backs Becky on amnesia and that Judi must be the caretaker they expected to help Gran post-surgery. Judi seizes on this foot in the door, gladly caring for Gran. Judi finds a family on the Diamond V, even as her masquerade as a home health aide slowly unravels. If she reveals her secrets will Thomas bolt from her life?

Thomas knows in his bones that this impostor is lying, another outsider betraying his family. But even predicting disaster, can he stop himself from giving this sexy, independent, smart woman his heart?

Heartwarming and feel-good romance continues with The Runaway Bride, Book 4 of The Wedding Series. If you love moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor, this series is for you. If you haven’t read the first three books in The Wedding Series, grab the delightful stories of friends from college getting post-graduate lessons in love. Continue the series as one member of this family of the heart steps into royal shoes in The Christmas Princess, Book 5.

5-star reviews for The Runaway Bride
“There is nothing about this book that I didn't love. ...One of the most refreshing heroines I have read in quite some time. She is smart, funny, and has a big heart. Thomas is hard-working, grumpy, and HOT.… I can't recommend this book highly enough.”

“What a fun read. Loved it.” 

“Sometimes funny but always GREAT!”

“There were times I was laughing so hard, I almost fell out of my chair, there were other times I was crying and was reaching for the Kleenex, and then there were the times that I realized that I had already missed a meal and was on the way to missing another… This is a winner."

"A very late night because I simply could not quit reading!"

Praise for The Wedding Series
“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!”  — 5-star review

"Love it… love it.... love it..... very real. Do I recommend it? Without a doubt, 100%.” — 5-star review

“A great series to read, learn, love, laugh and cry sad and happy tears and look for more.” — 5-star review

"Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters . . . You feel as if you are a part of their extended circle." — 5-star review

Enjoy all of Patricia McLinn’s The Wedding Series!
Prelude to a Wedding
Wedding Party
Grady’s Wedding
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
The Surprise Princess
Not a Family Man
The Forgotten Prince

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

McLinn has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.

She spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.).


  • A wonderful read

    By 1 Banker
    This is Judi (Helga) & Thomas’s story. And what a story it is. I enjoyed this book, start to finish. A very late night finish because I simply could not quit reading without getting the HEA I’d been waiting for!
  • Okay

    By Snowlady53
    I’m so glad I read this book! Amazing love and best story ever!! ❤️💙💕