New Release Book Review: Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey

Title: Getaway Girl
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2018


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 Du Pont 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. 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.

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My Thoughts

Getaway Girl is one seriously sexy, seductive, steamy, romantic read.

I loved both Addison Potts and Elijah DuPont. Their attraction for each other is obvious and immediate but they are such very different people.

Addison is quite the elusive woman. After her grandmother’s death, she really is alone in the world. Declaring her feelings for Elijah would require her to expose too much of herself but something that she cannot help doing. Her feelings are that strong.

Elijah is more of an open book but the more time he spends with Addison, he realises that his life to date has been about following a traditional path. Everything came so easily, he never thought to question it.

Addison and Elijah’s relationship is simply beautiful. They both grow as people in the most unexpected and wonderful ways. They are delighted to share the most mundane of tasks with each other, and when they get physical... oh, yes! Expect a scorching hot time, every time.

I was slightly worried before I began this book because I tend to avoid books set in the political world. While some of the action does take place in this setting, the focus is firmly on the characters with the politics playing a minor supporting role.

Getaway Girl was a delight to read and Elijah Montgomery DuPont now holds a spot on my Book Boyfriend List.

Author Bio

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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