The Run Around
Arranging a wedding for her brother and a five-time thoroughbride tests Hope’s skills and patience. She’d believed the vows would be the most dangerous part of the ceremony, but a baseball to the head during the photography session proves her wrong and lands her in the sights of her brother’s best friend, Fredrick. He wants her to plan his wedding. She wants to be his bride. Diving into the treacherous world of wedding planning, Hope keeps her word and arranges the vows for the one man she believes she could love. He doesn’t know how much she cherishes him and his friendship. What she doesn’t know lands her in the heart of a royal mess.

The Run Around Details

TitleThe Run Around
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 28th, 2020
PublisherPen & Page Publishing
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Humor

The Run Around Review

  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Positive, feel good read, just what I needed. A happy break from reality. And a read that I can come back to again and again when a joy boost is needed. Comedy, check. Romance, slowly developing, check. Hero and heroine attracted by personality and engaging interactions, check. Over the top secondary characters, check. Positive family relationships, check. Adorable pets, check. Puns, check. Juliette Carter, check. Magic, not in the Franklin stories, that's Blain and Copperfield. Love these Frank Positive, feel good read, just what I needed. A happy break from reality. And a read that I can come back to again and again when a joy boost is needed. Comedy, check. Romance, slowly developing, check. Hero and heroine attracted by personality and engaging interactions, check. Over the top secondary characters, check. Positive family relationships, check. Adorable pets, check. Puns, check. Juliette Carter, check. Magic, not in the Franklin stories, that's Blain and Copperfield. Love these Franklin stories so much. I highly recommend them and hope there are more to come. They don't need to be read in any particular order to be enjoyed. Jump in now then go back and read the others. I also enjoy RJ Blain's and Susan Copperfield's other worlds and writing styles. Auto buy author. cross posted goodreads, amazon, book bub.
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  • Natalie panda eyes
    January 1, 1970
    Feel good midlife crisis/fresh start. Got a little bored with the accountant/taxes stuff but the wedding planner parts were entertaining.
  • Sandra
    January 1, 1970
    Another great story.My only complaint is that the endings are a little abrupt. We all know its going to be a HEA but I enjoy seeing the happy couple be a couple. We've caught up with a few of the other couples in subsequent books which is good, but I'd enjoy it more if I saw it in their own book.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    A quiet campaign for a place in her affectionsA cute little tale of let's be friends, because I am not sure you will say yes to lovers. With some quiet pining by a competent accountant heroine and some off the page pining by the hero. Juliette makes an appearance to clothe an entire wedding party,. Sadly no Santa's were spotted in this book.
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  • Josephine
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, I was disappointed how little interaction there was with the love interest throughout the book. There also seemed to be an awful lot of filler that didn't really lend much to the story except to cameo characters from the author's other books (and authors being too attached to their characters is a pet peeve of mine. It annoys me when they have no purpose in the book I'm reading since I find it detracts from the story).
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  • Asher
    January 1, 1970
    The Run Around by Bernadette Franklin is a romantic comedy that centers around a ham-handed and hilarious woman named Hope. Playing the saviour to her brother on his wedding day, Hope pulls out all the punches to get her sister-in-law down the aisle. The reward for her hard work is a soak in the pond and a stray baseball to the head, which are followed by an intervention by the groom's best friend Rick and a trip to the hospital. Rick is intelligent, charming, rich, and gorgeous. He is also enga The Run Around by Bernadette Franklin is a romantic comedy that centers around a ham-handed and hilarious woman named Hope. Playing the saviour to her brother on his wedding day, Hope pulls out all the punches to get her sister-in-law down the aisle. The reward for her hard work is a soak in the pond and a stray baseball to the head, which are followed by an intervention by the groom's best friend Rick and a trip to the hospital. Rick is intelligent, charming, rich, and gorgeous. He is also engaged. With love on the back burner in what Rick describes as a political match hailing from a true and tightly knit circle of British aristocracy, Hope, who finds herself enamoured by the groom, is tasked in planning his lavish wedding herself. What could possibly go wrong?The Run Around is a fun, light-hearted read that features a perfectly imperfect protagonist in Hope. Bernadette Franklin does a wonderful job in carving out a distinctive personality for Hope, giving her a direct voice to the reader in a lively and perpetually acerbic first-person narrative. Some of the scenarios are a little kooky, but in the context of the story work well. For me, the best bits are in the supporting cast, ancillary characters that add all of the right shades of color and pull the story together with wit and laughter. Animal lovers will find that pets are given an equally clever reception, with Edgar Allan Paw and Annabel Lee factoring in to a potential change of venue. The Run Around is a delightfully engrossing romp and exactly the style of diversion readers of the genre look for.Review written for Readers' Favorite.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!!! This book is hilarious! I haven’t laughed that hard in forever. The characters have such fun banter! I’ll tell you what those Carters are a riot. I was a tad disappointed at the ending. But only because I thought I had it all figured out and had this idea in my head for the ending, but nope I wasn’t even close. I fell in love with Rick and Hope. They have a unique chemistry, full of charisma and comical fun. They have the best personalities. Especially when Hope puts her foot down and tak OMG!!! This book is hilarious! I haven’t laughed that hard in forever. The characters have such fun banter! I’ll tell you what those Carters are a riot. I was a tad disappointed at the ending. But only because I thought I had it all figured out and had this idea in my head for the ending, but nope I wasn’t even close. I fell in love with Rick and Hope. They have a unique chemistry, full of charisma and comical fun. They have the best personalities. Especially when Hope puts her foot down and takes control. And Rick......well he is definitely a hot man, but his personality is so chill. Calm, collected, yet fun and snarky. Overall this book is a barrel of fun. With a wonderful plot and sweet fun romance, you are sure to have a good time.
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  • Rebecca H Myers
    January 1, 1970
    What a great book!Do you enjoy giggling while reading a book? Do you like happy endings? Do you like reading an easy enjoyable book? Do you like puppies and kittens? Well do I have a book for you! Bernadette Franklin once again has given us a great book for our enjoyment! This book has the humor you are looking for and some beloved characters for you to get to re- visit with from previous books. This is a book you can enjoy while having a soak in the tub while having to shelter in place. It's a What a great book!Do you enjoy giggling while reading a book? Do you like happy endings? Do you like reading an easy enjoyable book? Do you like puppies and kittens? Well do I have a book for you! Bernadette Franklin once again has given us a great book for our enjoyment! This book has the humor you are looking for and some beloved characters for you to get to re- visit with from previous books. This is a book you can enjoy while having a soak in the tub while having to shelter in place. It's a win win no matter how you look at it! Thank you Miss Franklin for a few hours of pure enjoyment!!
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  • Eyta Jade
    January 1, 1970
    **ARC Review** All thoughts and opinions are mine and are honest**The start of this book had me cackling. It wasn’t like it was the funniest start in the world; it was that it was comic enough to let me know to expect much more of that as I read on. I loved this book so fudging much. I mean it introduced me to the Florida Man Fiasco. It was a comic relief that I deserved, and this book blessed me with. At one point, I was convinced everyone in the book was cuckoo and yet, all that did was spice **ARC Review** All thoughts and opinions are mine and are honest**The start of this book had me cackling. It wasn’t like it was the funniest start in the world; it was that it was comic enough to let me know to expect much more of that as I read on. I loved this book so fudging much. I mean it introduced me to the Florida Man Fiasco. It was a comic relief that I deserved, and this book blessed me with. At one point, I was convinced everyone in the book was cuckoo and yet, all that did was spice the book with its own uniqueness, and a dash of absolute and relentless comic. Just wait till you find out the name of some pets in this book. Phew, I can’t remember the countless times I beat laughing cough out of my chest. The delayed gratification of the slow burn romance twisted in somewhat of a suspense was the icing on the cake for this book. This book was too good to be true. I’d love to see a novella ever after or continuation of #HICKThe Run Around by Bernadette Franklin sassed me with this book and created a new love for rom coms in my heart.
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  • Rosanne Reeve
    January 1, 1970
    Couldn't put it down! Oh, how I love your perfectly imperfect characters. The weird and crazy that happens to them makes me love your books. The way you write them to be relatable, even though the situations they get into can be down right kooky, has made me a fan forever. Thank you for bringing back my favorite character in the series. She makes the crazy over the top! This book made me giggle and chortle... A lot.
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  • Traci Marcotte
    January 1, 1970
    Don't wait, this one's a keeper!Bernadette has done it again. A fun and engaging character, some quirky situations and an HEA. I wish I had her kind of money, but then I should have become an accountant or a lawyer. So not happening. Ah well, living vicariously through good books. Mmmm...heated floors. That's all I'm going to say. 😺
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  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    Two dogs and a cat..Fun story..cute,crazy, funny hero and heroine....Shes strong,independent and smart. He's funny, sexy and charming with an adorable dog... lots of interesting characters and situations and another adorable dog with his own therapy cat. Throughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.
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  • Melissa Horn
    January 1, 1970
    I'm glad I bought thisI don't read too many contemporaries anymore, but I really like the author's work.It was funny and zany. I loved the ball and chain, the dogs, the cat, and the crazy people at Rick's cousin's wedding.I also like the situations the MC found with her accounting work. Juliette the dressmaker is a hoot. I was thoroughly entertained.
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  • Mary Petruska
    January 1, 1970
    A delightful readLike all Bernadette Franklin books they simply delightful, fun reads. The bumps in the road the couples expirienced on their way to each other don't detract from fun joy-filled adventure they go on as they discover each other. Warning: uncontrollable fits of laughter will occur. Take care when consuming beverages or food while reading.
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  • Helen Smith
    January 1, 1970
    A Fantastic ReadLove, love, love this book! How could you not love a book with dogs, books, accountants who employ male strippers, a brother put in his place (eventually) and the return of old friends. A fun read
  • Toni Robb
    January 1, 1970
    Fun, witty and I couldn't stop reading until I was finished (as is usual for me with this writer)Another great book by R J Blaine (writing as Bernadette Franklin), ya hit this one out of the park, Baby!! Fun and entertaining, a MOST read!
  • Page
    January 1, 1970
    AweThe only thing I have against this book is... It ended too soon. I hope there is a continuation of the story. But other than my curiosity it was a great read and I couldn't out it down.
  • Liz Kissel
    January 1, 1970
    Another home run begun with a baseballA great read by one of my favorite authors. This is a must read if you enjoy, fun humorous love stories with well meaning friends and family. Must read!
  • Cryogenic Fire
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent readLoved this book. Great characters, fun storyline, puns and shenanigans made for a really fun read.Once again the author has written that takes me to a happy place. Highly recommended
  • Carolyn Evans
    January 1, 1970
    FantasticThis book was a fun romp about changes, romance and living your life to the fullest. Great snarky humor and characters you can care about...and fluffy dogs, a kitten and even a pink spider.
  • Trish
    January 1, 1970
    The Bernadette Franklin persona of RJ Blain writes lighthearted romance. The Run Around was just the thing to read when I was feeling low and going stir crazy from being isolated due to Covid-19.
  • Dpearl
    January 1, 1970
    Great fun. A must read for anyone looking to smile
  • Jan Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    Need to plan a wedding?Everything you could possibly need to plan a wedding inc ball and chain. Plus giggles, cute dogs and the kitten ....
  • T.
    January 1, 1970
    4.5
  • Tiffany L Poynter
    January 1, 1970
    The perfect feel good bookI absolutely love these books. Puns ✅ Pets ✅ Slow romance ✅ and Juliette ❤️❤️❤️. I adore that she’s back and causing mischief again. Such a sweet story.
  • Pamela D. Crippin
    January 1, 1970
    Another masterpieceI love, love, love this book. Actually any book written by RJBlain. It was such fun about an accountant/wedding planner. Just a sweet treat to read.
  • Gillian
    January 1, 1970
    Perfectly entertaining. Which is exactly what I want. Compared to previous books in this series the over the top ridiculousness is very much toned down, but the book is still a rollicking good time. Highly recommend for the amusement factor.
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