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Secrets of a Runaway Bride

Secret Brides

Valerie Bowman

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SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE

Valerie Bowman

Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Green—nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman.

When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend's sister-in-law, he didn’t realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he’s stuck playing the role of honorable protector...when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.

SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE

Valerie Bowman

Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Green—nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman.

When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend's sister-in-law, he didn’t realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he’s stuck playing the role of honorable protector...when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.

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CHAPTER 1
 

London, Late September 1816
Annie Andrews was halfway up the side of Arthur Eggleston’s town house—scaling an oh-so-convenient and strong ivy vine—when the telltale clip-clop of a horse’s hooves stopped her. She squeezed her eyes shut. Oh, this was not good.
Despite the fact that she was in the alley at the back of the house and it was dark as pitch, she’d just been discovered. She knew it.
Please let it be a servant.
But even as she wished it, she knew it couldn’t be. A servant in the alley on horseback? No.
And the
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Praise for Secrets of a Runaway Bride

“What a fantastic follow-up to Bowman’s dynamic debut as she delivers an enchanting, smart romance that shines with laugh-out loud humor, delectable dialogue, smart prose, wit and wisdom. This entertaining and highly satisfying romp is a pure joy and delight to read.” —Romantic Times on Secrets of a Runaway Bride (4 ½ stars! Top Pick!)

“A sexy, quirky, altogether fun read, Valerie Bowman's Secrets of a Runaway Bride is everything a romance should be. Block out a few hours for this one...once you start reading, you won't be able to stop!” --Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

 

"Valerie Bowman pens fabulous, sexy tales--it's no secret she's a Regency author to watch!"—USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer

“What a fantastic follow-up to Bowman’s dynamic debut as she delivers an enchanting, smart romance that shines with laugh-out loud humor, delectable dialogue, smart prose, wit and wisdom. This entertaining and highly satisfying romp is a pure joy and delight to read.” —Romantic Times on Secrets of a Runaway Bride (4 ½ stars! Top Pick!)

“A sexy, quirky, altogether fun read, Valerie Bowman's Secrets of a Runaway Bride is everything a romance should be. Block out a few hours for this one...once you start reading, you won't be able to stop!” --Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

 

"Valerie Bowman pens fabulous, sexy tales--it's no secret she's a Regency author to watch!"—USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Valerie Bowman

  • Valerie Bowman grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s the youngest) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. 

    Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her two rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.  She is the author of books including Secrets of a Wedding Night and Secrets of a Scandalous Marriage.

    Valerie loves to hear from readers. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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