Rockaway Bride
A Rock Star Kidnaps a Runaway Bride…Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time.Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman.Tit for tat. Or tat for tit. However you want to look at it.The one thing I didn’t expect?Willow Honeycutt, preschool teacher, boy band super fan, is completely crazy.And somehow she’s turned the tables on me.Now, she’s holding me hostage, and she won’t let me go until we hit every item on her sparkly new, completely insane bucket list.And that last item?That last item might cost me more than any fortune.It very well might cost me my heart.Rockaway Bride is a romping fun romance between a down-on-his-luck rock star and a boy band-loving preschool teacher, complete with a road trip, handcuffs, and fun with nuns. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a rockin' awesome happily ever after.

Rockaway Bride Details

TitleRockaway Bride
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 29th, 2018
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Humor, Funny

Rockaway Bride Review

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    January 1, 1970
    Rockaway Bride is by Pippa Grant. This is my third book by Pippa and I have to say that she is fast becoming an obsession of mine. This book was amazing. It is hilarious but filled with so much heart. You will most definitely laugh out loud…a LOT! Maybe even snort laugh! But you will also sigh, swoon, perhaps even gasp. What you will most definitely do is fall in love with these characters.If you’ve read any of the other books, then you’ve already met Willow Honeycutt who is part of the all girl Rockaway Bride is by Pippa Grant. This is my third book by Pippa and I have to say that she is fast becoming an obsession of mine. This book was amazing. It is hilarious but filled with so much heart. You will most definitely laugh out loud…a LOT! Maybe even snort laugh! But you will also sigh, swoon, perhaps even gasp. What you will most definitely do is fall in love with these characters.If you’ve read any of the other books, then you’ve already met Willow Honeycutt who is part of the all girl band that plays locally for juice bars and such. In the previous books, she was the quiet one, the good girl. Her day job is a preschool teacher. She was engaged to be married to Martin and always seemed fairly stressed with planning the wedding. Her mother married the King of Stolland, a small Nordic country. So the wedding was being held at the palace in Stolland. Our story starts out the night before the wedding and Willow is having second thoughts. Does she really love Martin? Can she truly tie herself to this man forever more? Willow isn’t much of a drinker and in Stolland, they drink mead which does crazy things to her so maybe that was her first mistake. Dax Gallagher is lead singer for the band Half Cocked Heroes. He is known for his gravelly voice, his tight hard body, his tattoos, and for his drinking, women and wild ways. It’s the wild ways that might have gotten him in trouble or perhaps hexed. Their band has been plagued with bad luck as of late. Are they on their way to being a has been? Ticket sales have been down. The guitarist injured his finger! And their drummer is missing. AND, Willow’s fiancé stole all of Dax’s money. Everything he’d been saving up for when he needed it. Not only his but his drummer’s as well. It’s all gone. So Dax is in Stolland. Maybe he didn’t originally intend to kidnap Martin’s fiancé, but with the help of some whiskey, he is now in the bottom of a fishing boat hand cuffed to her. He’ll demand that Martin return his money to get his fiancé back. Only this plan isn’t going as he intended either!And so the adventure begins. Willow has written a bucket list of all the things she wants to do but has never had the courage, or didn’t do because she didn’t want to worry her mother. She writes one for Dax as well. She knows that Dax won’t hurt her. And that he hasn’t really kidnapped her at all but has stayed with her to protect her. That really, she has kidnapped him. “I don’t want to spend one more second being afraid to live.”“Dax is oddly likable even when he hates me. I don’t want to know what I’d think if there was any chance he might actually secretly like me.” There is definitely crazy chemistry between these two. Dax fights it for as long as he can. Every person and every animal they encounter along the way seems to fall in love with Willow. Could the same thing be happening to him? “The moment my lips crash against hers, everything shifts into place. For the first time in months, I’m grounded. Solid. Where I’m supposed to be. Doing what I’m supposed to be doing.” Their adventure takes them all over Europe. They encounter sheep, kidnapping Belgian stilt fighters, nuns, and so much more. And through it all, Dax watches Willow come alive, and he falls deeper every day. “In this moment, I finally have something I’ve been missing for days. Weeks. Months, probably. I have belief. Belief that everything is going to be just fine.” I loved this book so much. You can definitely read it as a stand alone. But if you want to meet the other members of Willow’s band, then definitely pick up some of the other books. I have read Mister McHottie and Stud in the Stacks and loved them both like crazy. You don’t have to read them, though. You will still fall in love with Willow and Dax without them. This is one of those books that just make my world a little bit brighter. I can’t wait to read more from this author. I hope you’ll love it too!
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  • « Court (Take the Read) »
    January 1, 1970
    Reread 11/1/18 :) Can't wait for Eloise's book, which is coming out soon!5 stars!By now it's no secret that I love pretty much anything Pippa Grant puts out, and this was no different. Still revolving around the same crew of lovable characters from her previous books, Rockaway Bride focuses on Willow - the boy-band covering all-girl band singer - and Dax, down on his luck rock star with a mean grudge against Willow's fiancee, Martin.His plan to get revenge? Kidnap the (literal) princess until he Reread 11/1/18 :) Can't wait for Eloise's book, which is coming out soon!5 stars!By now it's no secret that I love pretty much anything Pippa Grant puts out, and this was no different. Still revolving around the same crew of lovable characters from her previous books, Rockaway Bride focuses on Willow - the boy-band covering all-girl band singer - and Dax, down on his luck rock star with a mean grudge against Willow's fiancee, Martin.His plan to get revenge? Kidnap the (literal) princess until he gets what he wants from Martin. What he doesn't plan on, however, is for her to run from the castle the night before her wedding. Or for her to knock him on his ass, surprising him at every turn of their crazy adventure together. And it really is an adventure. Starting in Stolland, then Scotland, Belgium and France... this book was like a road trip for my eyes. The humor. The angst. The self-discovery and the romance. Another favorite from Grant, and I can't wait to see what she comes out with next.
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  • Kiki
    January 1, 1970
    Does romance novel means that the lead characters have to be freakishly immature?These two are adults! ADULTS! H had three divorces and h was in a 7 year relationship! So surely they’re past their mid 20’s? Surely they are NOT 12 years old? I swear Lizzie McGuire seems like an almost mature adult show in comparison to this book!
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI enjoyed this one, it was funny and so sweet. Loved both MCs, the hero was the sweetest jerk, he has so much to endure by himself, but that didn't stop him from falling in love with the reckless, carefree Willow. I can understand Dax's fascination, she was so lovely. He actually loved her more than she did him, and I couldn't be happier. Definitely trying more books by this author.
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  • Carly
    January 1, 1970
    "Do you always talk this much?""No." Maybe? I don't actually know.But I do know I'm beginning to suspect there's way more to his story than just that his money's missing. Because while Dax is rough around the edges, with all the tattoos and the divorces and the hot, heavy songs about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, he's also been way more protective than he should be.With the donkey. With Chrissy and Ricky to make sure they didn't pull anything. With keeping me from falling out of the boat. With "Do you always talk this much?""No." Maybe? I don't actually know.But I do know I'm beginning to suspect there's way more to his story than just that his money's missing. Because while Dax is rough around the edges, with all the tattoos and the divorces and the hot, heavy songs about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, he's also been way more protective than he should be.With the donkey. With Chrissy and Ricky to make sure they didn't pull anything. With keeping me from falling out of the boat. With being ridiculously picky about where I got my tattoo.This is not normal behavior for a man who's only in my life because his plan was to use me as ransom. I think. First kidnapping and all. For both of us.~I stifle a giggle. Twelve nuns, a rock star, and a runaway bride break down in the middle of nowhere is the start of a joke.Except it's also our reality right now.Dax is clearing his throat like he's also stifling some snickers.I've probably said this before, but Pippa Grant has quickly become one of my absolute favorite authors. So much so, in fact, that I will most likely go back through and buy all of these books, since I've read them all on KU, once I'm ready to re-read them. And I'm positive I'll be re-reading them, all of them. Every single book of hers I've read has been a hit and this one is no exception. You got one down-on-his-luck rock star, and a gal who does a runner the night before her wedding. A hilariously epic road trip ensues, and the next thing they both know, it's love. (view spoiler)[que "awwws" (hide spoiler)] Really though, it's cute and it's funny, and I'm entirely too lazy to go into the plot so I'm just going to throw in a bunch of my favorite quotes and scenes. I won't lie, there is quite a few…I had a hard time whittling it down. And you know, obviously, spoilers.Princess Happy Pants is currently singing to the sheep.Singing.To the sheep.In a voice that could make angels weep, because holy fuck. Despite everything, I'm getting a professional boner over here.Of course she can sing.Because that's just fucking perfect."Come on, Dax," she says. "You know this one.""I'm not singing about Mary and her fucking lambs.""Do you need more toast? It's getting soggy, so we should eat it soon. Before it gets any soggier. This is terrible toast to waste. It's almost as good as the bread in Stölland.""You're fucking insane."She's also covered in some kind of oilskin cape that her new best friend insisted she take to the ferry, huddled comfortably with her knees to her chest, cradling that bottle of whisky she won't share, whereas I'm cold, wet, and still handcuffed with my hands behind me, so I couldn't drink the fucking whisky even if she would open it, and she's been feeding me toast like I'm an infant. Also, one of the sheep broke wind in my face two minutes ago.~Sister Mary Biceps hustles us into the van. The door slams, and we all topple all over each other while Sister Mary Leadfoot peels away from the church.I end up with my face smushed into Willow's ass.Which is not at all a bad place to be.She gasps, wiggles, and if she bends forward just a bit more, I could get my nose right up-A hand grabs me and hauls me over one seat and into the next, where I suddenly have a face full of nun crotch.Sister Mary Freckles shrieks. I roll and flail about and finally get up, only to be pitched back onto her, my chest colliding with her knees, when Sister Mary Leadfoot takes a curve too fast."Slow down, Sister Hazel," Sister Mary Basketweaver chides. "You're going to get us all arrested.""The Lord forgives the penitent," Sister Mary Freckles reminds everyone."Well, damn," Sister Mary Knits-a-lot says. "We didn't get to stay for mass.""Next time you're coming with us," Sister Mary Biceps informs me."Are you sure the church won't catch on fire if he does?" Willow asks.The nuns titter.And for the first time in days, I find myself laughing.This entire trip is fucking nuts.And it's fucking fantastic.Wherever Danger is, I hope he's having half as much fun as I am.Fucking Willow.She's a witch in her own right. Except her kind of witchcraft is slowly cleansing my soul.Reminding me of the simple joys in life.And the glory of making new friends.~"You've been texting your friend about my love spuds?""Love spuds?" I'm picturing him with potatoes between his legs-red potatoes, with sprouting eyes, and I almost choke on a hysterical laugh."Since we clearly can't say testicles, Princess Preschool Teacher.""You're ruining all of my good memories of you naked."Those eyelids open, and he gives me a lazy, hooded once-over, which is impressive, since there's a van bench seat in the way of most of my body. The space in the van is shrinking, thanks to the sticky humidity combined with heat magnified by the windows.And also possibly caused by the sensation that his hazel eyes are seeing through my clothes and remembering what I looked like half-naked this morning too."We could make more memories," he says."I thought you didn't sleep with women you kidnap.""You took me hostage and threw me in a van with a dozen sisters of the immaculate road trip this morning. We're even.""It was for your own good.""Was it now?" He doesn't seem put out. If anything, that lazy smile says he's having fun. And I heard paper crinkling earlier.I'm pretty sure he's been studying that bucket list I gave him."You clearly needed emotional support. I gave you twelve trained emotional and spiritual guides. Plus I had a feeling you needed Belgian chocolate."His lips are twitching as though he's ready to call my bluff. "I think you want to draw all over my body with Belgian chocolate, and then lick it off."Hello, hot flash in the nipples.~There are long pink and purple things scattered all over the ground, leading up to a ripped box. That must've been what-Oh. Oh!I squelch a giggle.We ran over a box of dildos.We ran over a box of dildos.Dax drops his hands and takes a knee next to his dad. He's snickering. The two of them point at the damage on the bus, two generations of Gallagher men tackling a problem together while they laugh about running over a box of dildos.He glances up and catches me watching. "Know anything about changing tires?"I shake my head.His lips twitch harder. "Know anything about phallic litter?"His dad shoves him, and he topples sideways onto three dildos. He rolls, grabs one, and holds it up to the light. "So this is what they settle for in France?"It sparkles like there's glitter inside the silicone. Mr. Gallagher snags it from him and tosses it toward a crushed box. He glances at Dax, his eyes take on a small twinkle, and he shakes his head despite the small grin forming at the edge of his lips. "Didn't I teach you not to wag your dildos at the ladies?""You did your best, old man."They're adorable.~"Do you know the one thing I never asked Martin?""If he's a douchecanoe who liked to fuck people over?"Her brow quirks. "No, but I'll be certain to tell my stepsons you've passed the creative cussing test.""That's a relief."Now she's holding back a smile. Her ears twitch like Willow's do when she's doing the same thing."I never asked him when he first knew he loved her."In the farmer's yard in Belgium, when she toppled over laughing after she got me with that zinger, agreeing that I was a terrible person.I feel my eyes go wide.Because fuck.I'm in love with Willow Honeycutt.I'm not here as her friend.I'm here as her lover.I'm here as a man head over heels in love with a woman who's hiding from who she could be.Her mother smiles softly. "You know.""She's not happy." This is why I'm here. "Not like she could be.""And you want to make her happy?""I-"Do I?Of course I do.But more important- "I want her to be happy. I want everyone to want her to be happy. And that means she needs you to tell her it's okay to go jump out of a fucking airplane if she wants to jump out of a fucking airplane."~Wrapping my arms around him is easier than breathing.More necessary than breathing."Thank you for showing me the world," I whisper."Thank you for being my world."I smile against his chest and stroke a lazy hand over his smooth, hot back. I'm getting sleepy."I do love you," I say through a yawn. "It's not just the sex talking."He tightens his grip around me. "Wouldn't care if it was.""Yes, you would.""Whatever it takes to keep you coming back for more.""Well, I want more for you than for someone to love you just for the sex.""And that's exactly why I love you, princess."
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  • Ivy Deluca
    January 1, 1970
    It's a cute runaway bride screwball adventure comedy romance and exactly what I've come to expect from this series. Full or quickish review to come, haven't decided yet.
  • Somia
    January 1, 1970
    Slightly on the fence when it comes to this book and what I should give it as a rating.So, I was excited by this book and the idea of curling up for a bit and just laughing and laughing, sadly that didn't happen. The first chapter drew me in and had my interest and throughout the book there were moments where I found myself smiling and moments of some amusement. But it wasn't to the level I was expecting/hoping. I wasn't absorbed, time did not become something I was unaware of.My most enjoyable Slightly on the fence when it comes to this book and what I should give it as a rating.So, I was excited by this book and the idea of curling up for a bit and just laughing and laughing, sadly that didn't happen. The first chapter drew me in and had my interest and throughout the book there were moments where I found myself smiling and moments of some amusement. But it wasn't to the level I was expecting/hoping. I wasn't absorbed, time did not become something I was unaware of.My most enjoyable parts of this book were scenes that involved Willow and/or Dax engaging with secondary characters (family/friends). Willow as a character is likeable but I felt there were times that the dialogue she had as a non-swearing preschool teacher wasn't as funny as it wanted to be.What's pushed this from a 2.5-star rating to a tentative low 3-star rating are the following points:1) I enjoyed the first chapter and then again when Dax and Willow met up with his friends and dad, things picked up after that for me.2) a number of the secondary characters drew me in and kept my interest.3) There were moments where I really liked Dax and Willow.4) I like this author's writing style in this book, and a number of secondary characters found in it have me interested in trying another book. Acquired via KU.
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  • Shelby
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun, sexy, hilarious breath of fresh air to read! Oh and HOT!
  • Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
    January 1, 1970
    Pippa is so amazing at turning any situation and scene into a hilarious, laugh out loud moment. There were so many times during this book that I had to sit my Kindle down to wipe the tears off my face from laughing so hard. Willow is a prim and proper preschool teacher and stepdaughter to a king. She is not spontaneous or wild, and you would never see her color outside the lines. Dax is a famous rock star who is down on his luck. Everything is falling apart, and he doesn't know how to make it ri Pippa is so amazing at turning any situation and scene into a hilarious, laugh out loud moment. There were so many times during this book that I had to sit my Kindle down to wipe the tears off my face from laughing so hard. Willow is a prim and proper preschool teacher and stepdaughter to a king. She is not spontaneous or wild, and you would never see her color outside the lines. Dax is a famous rock star who is down on his luck. Everything is falling apart, and he doesn't know how to make it right. After one drunken night, he decides to kidnap Willow the night before her wedding as ransom.However, his plan turns in a cray whirlwind adventure of crazy strangers, wild antics, farm animals, nuns, and unbelievable circumstances. Throughout the time, Dax and Willow begin to grow closer which surprises Dax. He is very outgoing, but only those close to him know the real Dax. He puts up a front that matches his rock star persona. When walls fall, these two have a decision to make...was what they felt real or just a product of a spontaneous, fun adventure that should never be repeated?These characters and their friends keep getting better and better. They are such a tight knit group of friends who aren't always who they seem...especially Eloise. I am really hoping she gets her own story because she is such a mysterious, crazy character.-An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.-
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  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    January 1, 1970
    -Kacie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐The more books I read by Pippa Grant, the more I appreciate her weird and quirky writing style. And I mean weird and quirky in the best possible way. Her stories are all wonderfully unique, and I truly love that. This story is no different. Willow is a preschool teacher, a singer in an all girl band, the step daughter of a king, and an all around good girl. She plays life safe. Until Dax. Dax is a singer in a band called Half Cocked Heroes. He is the text book bad boy rock star. Noth -Kacie, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The more books I read by Pippa Grant, the more I appreciate her weird and quirky writing style. And I mean weird and quirky in the best possible way. Her stories are all wonderfully unique, and I truly love that. This story is no different. Willow is a preschool teacher, a singer in an all girl band, the step daughter of a king, and an all around good girl. She plays life safe. Until Dax. Dax is a singer in a band called Half Cocked Heroes. He is the text book bad boy rock star. Nothing seems to be going right for him lately! Until he kidnaps Willow. Dax might have kidnapped her, but she took control and made it an adventure of a lifetime. They weren’t perfect by any means, but with Dax’s grumpiness and Willow’s free spirit, they complimented each other well. And together they were combustible. There are so many great things about this book that literally made me laugh out loud. There are so many great characters that I absolutely loved! I really can’t wait to read Eloise’s story.
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  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    4 Hilarious Stars Initially I was worried that I wasn’t going to like this book because, frankly, Dax wasn’t really all that likeable to me. I pretty much adored Willow already and I just wasn’t sure I was going to approve of Dax for her. However, once we finally get to see the real Dax who was hidden behind the vengeful musician I fell in love with him and Willow together. Their adventure was full of that Pippa Grant hilarity and mishaps that we’ve all come to know and love but there was also a 4 Hilarious Stars Initially I was worried that I wasn’t going to like this book because, frankly, Dax wasn’t really all that likeable to me. I pretty much adored Willow already and I just wasn’t sure I was going to approve of Dax for her. However, once we finally get to see the real Dax who was hidden behind the vengeful musician I fell in love with him and Willow together. Their adventure was full of that Pippa Grant hilarity and mishaps that we’ve all come to know and love but there was also a very meaningful undertone to everything they went through. Of course you can’t have a complete Pippa Grant story without a visit from the Berger twins and the rest of the gang adding to the craziness!! If you’re a fan of donkeys, musicians and sexy, Royal stepbrothers then this is the book for you!
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Dear lord, my stomach muscles still hurt from all the laughing while reading Rockaway Bride! From the first pages when Willow is hanging out with her step-brothers through the very last page, I absolutely loved every minute spent reading Willow and Dax’s romance.There’s love, lust, lightness, snark, wit, fun and forgiveness throughout their story. I love how they fell in love. Loved that they brought out the best (okay, and sometimes the worst) in each other.Their adventure to love is smart, sex Dear lord, my stomach muscles still hurt from all the laughing while reading Rockaway Bride! From the first pages when Willow is hanging out with her step-brothers through the very last page, I absolutely loved every minute spent reading Willow and Dax’s romance.There’s love, lust, lightness, snark, wit, fun and forgiveness throughout their story. I love how they fell in love. Loved that they brought out the best (okay, and sometimes the worst) in each other.Their adventure to love is smart, sexy, swoony fun. And involved nuns. A whole lotta nuns. And the nuns may have stolen the show on several occasions, but what’s a Sister Mary or two to do?Rockaway Bride is a prefect adventure to take for a beach read this weekend! Or now. Now is good too! Get one-clicking! ~ Missy, 5 stars
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  • Jodi
    January 1, 1970
    Seriously, I know. I say it EVERY. FREAKING. TIME I read a new Pippa book. But it's true. So I can't help it. She just gets better. Like every time I read one of her books, I think, that's it, I love it so freaking much, it just can't be topped. And then I read the next one and go, oh, fudgenuts, she topped it. How does she do this insane unicorn magic?? Seriously, a bad boy rocker who's down on his luck and a runaway bride/preschool teacher who's never stepped one toe over the line? Throw in ha Seriously, I know. I say it EVERY. FREAKING. TIME I read a new Pippa book. But it's true. So I can't help it. She just gets better. Like every time I read one of her books, I think, that's it, I love it so freaking much, it just can't be topped. And then I read the next one and go, oh, fudgenuts, she topped it. How does she do this insane unicorn magic?? Seriously, a bad boy rocker who's down on his luck and a runaway bride/preschool teacher who's never stepped one toe over the line? Throw in handcuffs, nuns, a donkey, men fighting on stilts and more than one karaoke session and that doesn't even cover HALF of what's in this book. And in the end, the heroine has truly come into her own and the bad boy hero discovers he's really not bad at all. Absolute perfection.
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  • Em__Jay
    January 1, 1970
    Rockaway Bride is my favourite Pippa Grant book to date! Her comedic writing shows no signs of abating. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, be it from situations our characters find themselves in to the naming of characters. I loved Willow and Dax. Willow’s a preschool teacher who sings at juice bars in an all-girl boy band cover band. Dax is a thrice-divorced rock star who’s lost control of both his personal and professional life. Willow is friendly and approachable. Dax is a grump. Poo Rockaway Bride is my favourite Pippa Grant book to date! Her comedic writing shows no signs of abating. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, be it from situations our characters find themselves in to the naming of characters. I loved Willow and Dax. Willow’s a preschool teacher who sings at juice bars in an all-girl boy band cover band. Dax is a thrice-divorced rock star who’s lost control of both his personal and professional life. Willow is friendly and approachable. Dax is a grump. Poor Dax; he’s yet to realise doesn’t stand a chance against Willow. Willow and Dax are two imperfect main characters who find themselves in a situation neither wants to be in. One kidnapping/escape plan later (you decide which it is because Willow and Dax still disagree), these two traverse Europe in search of adventure. Well, Willow wants adventure; Dax is sticking close by because she is the key to him getting his money back. And adventure is what they certainly find. From lifestyle bloggers, to truculent farmers, to a gaggle of nuns, it’s definitely a fun ride as Willow ticks items off her bucket list. The physical attraction between Willow and Dax is scorching hot but more importantly, they fall for each other as people with personalities. Even with all the antics along the way, I loved that focus was never taken off our couple as they shake off the bad things in their lives and emerge as better individuals as well as a couple in love.Rockaway Bride sees many of the characters from previous books making an appearance. I loved getting to know Eloise much better and I can’t wait for her book. Dax’s band mates are just as quirky as Willow’s friends, making for an even better read.Rockaway Bride is one rollicking good ride! If you’re after a fun, humour-filled read, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    My very first Pippa Grant book and now I NEED to go back and read ALLLLLLLL of them!!!! Rockaway Bride had me at the first chapter, I can best describe this book at madcap – an old word for sure, but it brought to mind some great classic movies that I adore. On paper, Willow Honeycutt and Dax Gallagher are the opposite ends of two magnets – they bounce off each other like nobody’s business. But as they bounce along on their journey, things get flipped and that attraction is powerful.I adored Wil My very first Pippa Grant book and now I NEED to go back and read ALLLLLLLL of them!!!! Rockaway Bride had me at the first chapter, I can best describe this book at madcap – an old word for sure, but it brought to mind some great classic movies that I adore. On paper, Willow Honeycutt and Dax Gallagher are the opposite ends of two magnets – they bounce off each other like nobody’s business. But as they bounce along on their journey, things get flipped and that attraction is powerful.I adored Willow Honeycutt. She is a sweet pre-school teacher, who is mostly risk averse and can rephrase profanity like a freaking master. But don’t be fooled, underneath that docile-ish exterior is a woman who needs to bust loose. And she does…. As the story progresses, it is impossible not to fall harder for Willow – the real Willow. Dax. It took some time for me to warm up to him, but once I did, I came to appreciate the man he was. Understanding everything that lead to kidnapping Willow really flipped the script and solidified his good guy status for me. Together though, these two are so much fun. But it becomes more than a runaway bride/kidnapping. Each recognizes that the other truly needs each pin on their journey – whether it’s to fulfill a wish or to let go and forget, you get to appreciate the true measure of these two characters. SIGH. Rockaway Bride is the best kind of fun you can have between the pages - it’s a riotous caper with characters that you will not soon forget!! Enjoy ever single bit of it!!!Happy reading!!!Laurie’s Rating: 5 STARS
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    The happiness that shines through in all of Pippa Grant's books makes ME so happy! I am becoming somewhat of a broken record every time I try to review her books. Rockaway Bride started with a reading obstacle that Pippa was going to have to overcome for this reader. I do not like to read a rock star hero. I can not remember the last time I read one since I move along after reading the blurb for a rock star storyline. Or, I move along when I see a guitar in the cover picture. It's just not my th The happiness that shines through in all of Pippa Grant's books makes ME so happy! I am becoming somewhat of a broken record every time I try to review her books. Rockaway Bride started with a reading obstacle that Pippa was going to have to overcome for this reader. I do not like to read a rock star hero. I can not remember the last time I read one since I move along after reading the blurb for a rock star storyline. Or, I move along when I see a guitar in the cover picture. It's just not my thing. Well, I'll be honest to say that I already have another one in my TBR after finishing this one. Yep, Pippa has done the world a service by opening a reluctant reader's eyes to another romance trope. I fell for Dax. I fell hard. I adored the side characters, as well as Dax and Willow. Every time Willow tried to use pre-schoolese to pretty up curse words, it just warmed my heart. I have a tendency to stay in a sort of "happy bubble" when I am reading one of Pippa Grant's entertaining tales. I realized that as I was reading along in this book that Pippa gives me things I don't even know to ask for. I will finish a page and think, "that's exactly what I needed to hear/think/feel to understand what I need to understand". Kind of eerie, but totally satisfying. I would recommend this book if you need a happiness boost, a little dose of silly, a reason to smile,.......even if you think you don't like rock star books. I received an ARC of Rockaway Bride and the opinions are completely honest and my own.
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  • Kim May
    January 1, 1970
    If you love reading romantic comedy books that will make you laugh out loud and spew your drink, then Pippa Grant needs to be on your automatic one-click, always buy, go to author list. Her imagination never ceases to amaze me. Everything about her books are wacky, crazy and over the top in the best possible way. They are also, sexy, steamy, and sweet. I can’t get enough of this author. After every book that she writes I think, “this is my favorite”. Well, that only lasts until the next book. Th If you love reading romantic comedy books that will make you laugh out loud and spew your drink, then Pippa Grant needs to be on your automatic one-click, always buy, go to author list. Her imagination never ceases to amaze me. Everything about her books are wacky, crazy and over the top in the best possible way. They are also, sexy, steamy, and sweet. I can’t get enough of this author. After every book that she writes I think, “this is my favorite”. Well, that only lasts until the next book. This book is definitely one of my favorites of hers. The main characters are strong, yet have a vulnerable side. Her side characters are just as hilarious as the main characters. The sexy times are hot and steamy. If you need a book that will make you laugh and lift your spirits then this is the book for you. I can gush about this book forever. Just trust me when I say you need this book in your life and you need this author in your life.P.S. I forgot the basics. This is a complete standalone with no cliffhangers. However, some of the characters you meet in this book already have books of their own, but it is not necessary to read them. But I know you will want to when you are done.
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  • Darlene
    January 1, 1970
    Fast pace easy light steamyish read ❤Filled with kidnapping and Reversed kidnapping adventures and some crazy ass shit lol.. i laughed how Willow and Dax met.. it was funny seeing how she handled being "kidnapped" by a rockstar on her wedding day that she'd been dreading, the banter between the two was funny. Dax.. lord at first you wanna slap him for how rude he is to willow, then once you get over his broodyness you start to fall for him.. he's such a good guy trying to take care of everything Fast pace easy light steamyish read ❤Filled with kidnapping and Reversed kidnapping adventures and some crazy ass shit lol.. i laughed how Willow and Dax met.. it was funny seeing how she handled being "kidnapped" by a rockstar on her wedding day that she'd been dreading, the banter between the two was funny. Dax.. lord at first you wanna slap him for how rude he is to willow, then once you get over his broodyness you start to fall for him.. he's such a good guy trying to take care of everything and trying to get back what was stolen from him.. and he picked the wrong girl to kidnap lol.. Willow she's supposed to be quite, not adventurous and just be that cute preachool teacher that finally had enough with living the safe life.. Shes going to live and she's kidnapping her kidnapper to do it.. Low angst, no ow/om but mentions his ex wives and her ex fiance they never show up. Just mentioned (ex-finance by phone), no cheating, secondary chara, dramaish, sexy times, not a virgin gal.. and sorta not a manwhore.. (been awhile since he had sex) Slowish-insta Masturbation Push/pull from both at one pointHeaEpilogue
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  • Thuy Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I am such a sucker for anything Pippa Grant writes. Her books are so fun, hilarious, happy, sweet....While reading, I'm always like, where does she come up with this stuff??!!! Its soooooo funny.Rockaway Bride is a part of but also standalone of her book so far. They're all characters we've met in her previous books. They're all interconnected characters, this is Willow's story. She is in a girl band with her friends who sings boy band songs. She's a teacher in elementary school, and she is prim I am such a sucker for anything Pippa Grant writes. Her books are so fun, hilarious, happy, sweet....While reading, I'm always like, where does she come up with this stuff??!!! Its soooooo funny.Rockaway Bride is a part of but also standalone of her book so far. They're all characters we've met in her previous books. They're all interconnected characters, this is Willow's story. She is in a girl band with her friends who sings boy band songs. She's a teacher in elementary school, and she is prim, proper, doesn't curse, follows the rules, a total good girl. She is set to marry her fiancé' Martin, where the wedding is supposed to take place in Stolland. But, during a drunkin night, she is kidnapped by Dax Gallagher, a famous musician in the band Half Cocked Heroes. Let me tell you, the whole kidnapping/reversed kidnapping, hilarious, all the scenes, all the people they meet, all the scenarios, gahhh, I can't even...sooooo funnayyy.. I'm not even going further into the story because you have to read it. Everyone needs to read Pippa Grant books.Totally recommend!!!
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    There were so many things about this book that I liked, but mostly things that I did not like. First of all, the characters. Lordy lordy lordy, the whole mother marrying a king and then having like a million Nordic/Viking stepbrothers and just..there were so many characters and while I haven't read any of the other books, bringing them up randomly here and there made no sense. Also, can we take a minute to talk about how ridiculous it is that just because she teaches preschool she doesn't swear? There were so many things about this book that I liked, but mostly things that I did not like. First of all, the characters. Lordy lordy lordy, the whole mother marrying a king and then having like a million Nordic/Viking stepbrothers and just..there were so many characters and while I haven't read any of the other books, bringing them up randomly here and there made no sense. Also, can we take a minute to talk about how ridiculous it is that just because she teaches preschool she doesn't swear? She sounded like a 12-year-old trying to be cute and impress someone, instead of being endearing or interesting. The whole storyline was just so ridiculous and I feel like I'm running out of things to say about how much I rolled my eyes the whole time.At least it was a quick read and I could erase it from my mind almost instantly.
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  • Bekah the Awesome
    January 1, 1970
    I recently discovered Pippa Grant. She’s HILARIOUS! So obviously, I needed to read more of her books. But I’m me, so I didn’t like, check her list of books for a recommended reading order or anything like that. I saw this books, and decided to start here. This story is great if you like reading hilariously ridiculous romcoms that are fiction. Like, if you want a story that’s super relatable, because every bit of it is really believable, you’ll probably wanna keep looking. Also, if you’re the typ I recently discovered Pippa Grant. She’s HILARIOUS! So obviously, I needed to read more of her books. But I’m me, so I didn’t like, check her list of books for a recommended reading order or anything like that. I saw this books, and decided to start here. This story is great if you like reading hilariously ridiculous romcoms that are fiction. Like, if you want a story that’s super relatable, because every bit of it is really believable, you’ll probably wanna keep looking. Also, if you’re the type who likes to know all the backstories for all the characters you meet in a book, I’d probably recommend starting at the beginning, rather than with book #6. Maybe. If you’re into that sort of thing.
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  • Kathy Aronoff
    January 1, 1970
    What does a Rock Star, a reluctant Bride to be, missing money, kidnappings & Royalty have in common?? Not a thing unless you are Pippa Grant who throws it all together with some more hilarious ingredients and turns it into a delightful Rom Com. Ms Grant created a cast of characters, many from other books she has published, that I will be getting to know better as I read their stories that bring a fairy tale quality to Dax & Willow's adventure. Totally different, a whole lot of fun, a fee What does a Rock Star, a reluctant Bride to be, missing money, kidnappings & Royalty have in common?? Not a thing unless you are Pippa Grant who throws it all together with some more hilarious ingredients and turns it into a delightful Rom Com. Ms Grant created a cast of characters, many from other books she has published, that I will be getting to know better as I read their stories that bring a fairy tale quality to Dax & Willow's adventure. Totally different, a whole lot of fun, a feel good book that I highly recommend. Imperfectly Perfect.
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  • Joyce
    January 1, 1970
    My heart is fullAgain with one of the greatest books I’ve read lately. Pippa Grant is a master of the strong yet vulnerable heroines and I love her for that.I wasn’t sure about Dax at first, but of course I grew to love him as much as sweet Willow did. Dax wanting Willow to LIVE was the most heart melting thing ever. All the adventures on their epic road trip were so fun to read about! I was amazed, and wondrous, and tickled pink as each new grand escapade appeared. I was giddy reading this book My heart is fullAgain with one of the greatest books I’ve read lately. Pippa Grant is a master of the strong yet vulnerable heroines and I love her for that.I wasn’t sure about Dax at first, but of course I grew to love him as much as sweet Willow did. Dax wanting Willow to LIVE was the most heart melting thing ever. All the adventures on their epic road trip were so fun to read about! I was amazed, and wondrous, and tickled pink as each new grand escapade appeared. I was giddy reading this book!
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  • Lauren Helms
    January 1, 1970
    I've got a big ol author crush on miss Grant. Rockaway Bride was only my second Grant novel and I'm hooked. I can't wait to read what she writes next. Willow and Dax were so wonderful. Willow, likable from the start, Dax a down on his luck broody rockstar. I couldn't get enough of them. Surprisingly, the goats and nuns really worked for me.
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  • Jamie Ellis
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed it...This was my first book by this author and loved it. Thanks to my book buddy Kathy A. For recommending it. It was quirky, funny and quick read. It definitely had lots of laugh out loud moments, hot sex scenes and great supporting characters. I might have to go read the others. Thanks Jamie Nibarger Ellis
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Stayed Up Until 2 a.m. To FinishIt's very late. Not sure how eloquent I can be. Loved this book. Clever, funny, unpredictable, steamy, and heartfelt. Dax is the best dirty-talking rock star I've read about in a good long while. Love him! And Willow is so darling. Such a joy to read about her finding her wild side. Absolutely recommend this book. In fact, the whole series is brilliant. Don't miss a moment.
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  • Obsessive Book Whore
    January 1, 1970
    You had me at RockstarThis was a fantastic rockstar read with plenty of excitement and sexy times! This swoon worthy rocker drew me in and wouldn't let me go until the end and even then, I still wanted more!
  • Taryn Elliott
    January 1, 1970
    A rockstar and a preschool teacher...There’s no bar, but there is some mead and hijinks galore. Dude, nuns on a bus...all I’m gonna say. Holy Hanna what a fun ride! Went right into amazon to find more books from Ms. Grant!
  • Becca Stanfield Vernon
    January 1, 1970
    This book was good, but not as great as some of the other stories. Willow was a sweet girl with a naughty, crazy side! The sexy Dax brings out the best of her. The story is fun, sweet with a splash of sexy!
  • Krystina
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable ReadVery enjoyable read with a happy ending. Actually, I wanted a longer epilogue, it was too short. Other than that, really good. Loved the mayhem, I laughed out loud at quite a few parts!
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