A Review On Scandal and the Runaway Bride by Donna Alward

After running from the alter, William “Will” Pemberton must find Gabriella Baressi and push her to go back on the alter, back to his brother. But, unbeknownst to him, he finds that Gabi isn’t the woman he thought she was. As Gabi and Will find themselves stuck with each other, something romantic begins to bloom between each other.

Book: Scandal and the Runaway Bride by Donna Alward
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: , 2020
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Adult, romance, enemies to lovers, forbidden
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book DepositoryThrift Books | Abe Books
Read: July 19, 2022 to July 21, 2022


The tycoon’s forbidden flirtation…

With the heiress!

Will Pemberton’s plan was simple: find Gabi, his brother’s runaway bride, and protect his famous family from the press. Until their dangerous attraction threatens a bigger scandal! Gabi’s wedding might have been fake, but Will’s growing feelings for the misunderstood heiress are dangerously real. Falling for Gabi risks his family and the life he’s worked hard to turn around… Is it one risk he’s willing to take?


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

After running from the alter, William “Will” Pemberton must find Gabriella Baressi and push her to go back on the alter, back to his brother. But, unbeknownst to him, he finds that Gabi isn’t the woman he thought she was. As Gabi and Will find themselves stuck with each other, something romantic begins to bloom between each other.

I gave Scandal and the Runaway Bride 3.5 stars, enjoying the growth of Will and Gabi’s relationship. It was a fast relationship, one that developed over the span of a few weeks. Will and Gabi were cute together but I just felt that their relationship went too fast and just felt underdeveloped. I felt that they didn’t have time to develop any deeper feelings. This was span of maybe a few weeks and I just felt that there was really a lack of communication or even time for them to spend. They fell in love so fast, it almost seemed like they didn’t have time to even find out whether they were deep in love or simply loving the idea of them being together.

While this was a fun read, I just felt that this instant love connection Will and Gabi had was just too much for me. There was so little time and while I mentioned this above, I just felt that only a few weeks was too short of a time for the two of them to be fall in love and come to understanding that they wanted to spend their life together.

I felt that overall, their relationship felt wrong and just a lack of chemistry and in the end, the relationship did feel forced.

All in all, I gave this 3.5 stars, enjoying the overall book. Thank you again to NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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