About Getaway Girl
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.
OK, I’ll start of by saying, Addison and Elijah started their relationship in the most unconventional way. It was definitely one I’ve never read about. They start off by not knowing each other at all, quickly becoming friends/roommates (that little bit threw me off) and then to lovers. Which definitely made for an interesting story that I rather enjoyed.
As many of you know, I love looking at reviews before I get into a book. And everytime when I finish the book, I think back on some of the reviews and seriously wonder if they actually read the book. Anyways … Getaway Girl was a first read from this author and as soon as I finished, I went and got another book of hers to get into. Tessa Bailey does an amazing job with not only her writing, but helping us be completely in her character’s head. I honestly don’t think I would have made it through this book without the dual POV because I just had to know what Addison and Elijah were feeling during certain scenes. And another thing I might add is that Tessa sure does know how to write the dirtiest talk I’ve ever heard!
Addison has quite the understanding of so many not so great things in her life and you can’t help but feel sorry for her. The only parental figure and the most meaningful was her grandma, even with having some relatives around, she has zero connection with them at all. That’s why I found it so surprising to hear about Addison going to her cousin’s wedding in Charleston, but that’s where the story begins for Addison and Elijah. I genuinely loved Addison’s character, she’s bold, she does the exact opposite of what you’d think she’d do, she just ultimately surprised me. Which made her absolutely perfect for Elijah, but at that point in time in Elijah’s life, you’ll be curious to know how she’ll fit in his life.
Elijah is just the sweetest man ever, but use to living a structured and well planned out life! Makes you wonder how the heck did he get left at the altar, that should be downright illegal. He also surprised me too with the way he handled that whole situation, he didn’t break down like many people that he would. And in his life, EVERYONE is always watching him, he’s forever in the limelight. But I think one of the main reasons why he was able to carry on like he did because of his odd relationship with Addison. Even though they’re both so different, it’s evident that belong in each other’s lives in some shape or form.
The concept of their budding relationship was such an odd aspect for me to read about, but I enjoyed it very much! Let’s just say that this book wasn’t what I expected at all and it surprised me all over the place. I definitely plan on reading more of Tessa Bailey!
**AN ARC WAS PROVIDED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**
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.