Monday, July 3, 2017

Review 'Run For The Hills' by Carla Caruso
The Belshaw brothers are back in Balkissoch...

Bridie Porter is wearing her Vera Wang gown and veil in the back of her wedding limo when she receives a compromising text about her hotelier groom. Panicked, she tells the driver to keep going and she flees from Melbourne to the small town of Balkissoch in the Adelaide Hills.

It’s the perfect pit-stop to hide from her ex and the press and to earn enough cash to stay out of sight. Unfortunately, the admin job she gets is for a wedding photography business and she’s had her fill of weddings lately. But it’s slim pickings on the work front in a town so teeny. And her new boss is strangely compelling...

After the rush and adrenaline of his job as an LA paparazzo, the last place Cody Belshaw wants to be is back in the small town where he grew up. But thanks to a clause in his father’s will that amounts to blackmail, Cody and his two brothers are stuck running a wedding business for at least a month. If there’s one thing that he’s learned in LA, however, it's to keep business and pleasure very, very separate. Which makes his new admin employee the definition of temptation.

Bridie is desperate to stay anonymous. Cody seeks out secrets for a living. As they delve into the world of brides, boutonnières and dogs-as-best-men, both Cody and Bridie will have to decide if this is a fling...or forever.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
May 25th, 2017
Contemporary Romance
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My Review:

Since we recently got married, everything involving the word bride, wedding or marriage grabs my attention. So when I read the book description of ‘Run For The Hills’, and read that it was about a ‘runaway’ bride, I knew this was  a book I wanted to read. Especially since the weather is getting warmer and I always feel like reading a feel-good romance story when that happens.

In ‘Run For The Hills’ we meet Bridie Porter, Bridie has fled her wedding without anyone knowing where she went. After finding out that her fiancé wasn’t who she thought he was, she knew she had to hide. Especially since her fiancé is a big name who the paparazzi loves. Bridie soon finds herself in the little town of Balkissoch in the Adelaide hills, on a job interview for a new wedding business run by three handsome brothers. Although Bridie doesn’t really like the idea of working at ‘weddings’, this job seems to be perfect for her. Soon Bridie finds herself enjoying her new job, and feeling more and more for one of the handsome brothers Cody. But soon Bridie’s secret is on the line.

‘Run For The Hills’ is a sweet and short romantic story. Although the story all goes a little fast, it was definitely a nice feel-good story. The romance between Bridie and Cory was nice, a little predictable but non the less very fun. I loved reading about the life at the big house, where they arranged all these weddings. And I loved the scene the author set with the guest house and the lake.

The two main characters Bridie and Cody were definitely nice characters to read about. Bridie had this big secret, and a very troubling past. I loved how Bridie had this taste of a famous glamorous life, but felt like she wasn’t herself and really wanted to be ‘normal’ again. Cody was just very charming. He was a paparazzi photographer who had to take a break after his previous relationship didn’t work out and his father died. And Bridie and Cody had this chemistry from the very beginning.

'Run For The Hills’ is a fun read for a sunny day. Nothing to complicated, but really enjoyable. 

My Rating:

About the Author:

Carla Caruso was born in Adelaide, grew up amid a boisterous extended Italian family – yet somehow managed to become a bookworm... 

Carla always wanted to be a novelist, annoying the kindergarten teachers by dictating long, detailed stories to them. It just took her a while to realise her childhood dream - journalism seemed a more practical course. Her media career has included stints as a newspaper and magazine journalist, government PR and fashion stylist. These days, she works as a freelance journalist and copywriter. She began seriously writing fiction three years ago when she went freelance full-time. 

The romance genre appeals as she is a sucker for rom-coms (especially if Channing Tatum is in the mix) and likes to think her Italian ancestry means she lives with passion. Hobbies include watching trashy TV shows, fashion (her mum named her after Carla Zampatti!), astrology and running

For more information about Carla Caruso please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

I received this book from Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I love runaway bride themes. This sounds so sweet and entertaining. You make me want to read it. Thank you for sharing, Maureen. Awesome review. :)

    1. Me too!! And this one was really fun. I hope you get to read this one ;)


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