Secrets of a Runaway Bride (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Valerie Bowman

St. Martin's Press, 9781250008961, 384pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013




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.

About the Author

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.

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