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Waking Up with his Runaway Bride by Louisa George

Reviewed by Nas

WAKING UP WITH HIS RUNAWAY BRIDE by author Louisa George is a Harlequin Medical Romance series July 2012 release.

Mim McCarthy had a struggle on her hand to get the people from her rural community to come to her Medical Clinic. She worked hard to overcome her late mother’s reputation and help people in her community. She needed funding to upgrade her clinic.

The department concerned was sending someone to assess her clinic for allocation of funds, but she had no idea it would be her ex! The ex from whom she had run away leaving him virtually standing at the altar. Would he forgive her?

Dr. Connor Wiseman goes up to a small rural community in Northland to assess a medical clinic. He didn’t expect to find his runaway fiancĂ©e there running the clinic. The sparks flew and they took their simmering attraction to its logical conclusion. But their action had unexpected consequences and Mim ended up getting pregnant.

Connor was not ready for fatherhood or commitment. What would happen now?  Will he forgive the past and let Mim back in his heart now?

WAKING UP WITH HIS RUNAWAY BRIDE is a wonderfully poignant story of old passions and second chances. Connor and Mim’s journey to rediscovering their love is filled with fun and laughter. This romance is peppered with hilarious and witty dialogue throughout. It is a constant whirlwind of emotion that courses through as Mim tries and walks ahead into an uncertain future.

Author Louisa George fulfilled the promise she made with her emotionally satisfying debut offering One Month to Become a Mum, and took us to unexpected depths of human relationship with WAKING UP WITH HIS RUNAWAY BRIDE. This story is a captivating blend of drama, passion, emotional tension and romance.
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Reviewed by Maria

Dr. Mim McCarthy (Mim!  Don't you just love that name?)  literally ran away from her fiance several years before, as she wanted to be free to pursue her dreams.  Those dreams included leaving a positive memorial (in the shape of her clinic) to her late mother in her native community of Atanga Bay, as well as  having a family. Dr. Conner Wiseman had somehow failed to connect with  Mim's passion for rural, family and community medicine.  However, As Conner is sent to assess Mim's clinic for financial aid, the two are thrown together by circumstance.   Getting hands on experience of the type of situations Mim deals with when a local gas explosion occurs puts Conner in the way of understanding where Mim was coming from all those years ago.

Both Mim and Conner are wounded by their pasts - Mim's mother was a drug addict and Conner's father was cool and distant.  His youth was also marred by guilt at being unable, despite being a medical student, to save his younger sister from an early death.  As Mim and Conner reconnect, their attraction flares anew, this time on a much sounder basis.  However, an unexpected development seems set to send Conner running in the opposite direction, away from Mim.  Can the healing power of love rescue this relationship?

Mim comes across as a wonderfully out of the box character, someone you'd love to have as a friend.  This is quite a serious story, yet it is full of good humour and laughs too.  There is a particularly funny scenario where Mim was wonderfully impressed at Conner's ability to get the men in the community together for a men's health clinic - and was brought back to earth when she realizes that he used the lure of free pints in the pub to attract them.

This is a touching story, emotional and yet sometimes hilarious.  I enjoyed every page and couldn't wait to see how this very special couple would resolve their dilemma.  Highly recommended.

5/5 stars