4-star,  Delicious smut,  Entertaining,  F/M

Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey

Getaway Girl is not a new release by any means, but I just haven’t been in the mood for it until now. It’s been sitting in my Kindle just waiting. And now that I’ve read it, I don’t understand why I didn’t read it earlier. Because it’s spectacular.

It’s the very best of the smutty romance genre, and it’s something as unusual as a read that literally has you enthralled by the very first pages.

Getaway girl is the story of Addison Potts. Returning to Charleston after years away, she intends to crash her cousin’s nuptials. Only her cousin does a runner and Addison ends up offering the jilted groom a ride in his escape from the church. The intended groom, Elijah Montgomery, is the future mayor though, and it doesn’t take the press long to start speculating about the soon-to-be mayor’s beautiful getaway girl. This is the start of an unlikely friendship between Addison and Elijah. A friendship with a serious helping of attraction that later evolves into so much more.

This read is a perfect combination of angsty romance, wit, smut and familial conflict. There’s the snarky heroine, the super-hung heart-throb and the meddling, nasty people trying to separate the two lovers.

One aspect of this story that really spoke to me, was the fact that Addison and Elijah are friends first. They don’t jump each others bones at the first opportunity. They genuinely like each other and crave the other’s company. Their friendship is beautifully rendered which makes for a natural – and more plausible – maturation of their feelings.

Also. Getaway Girl is funny. So funny. A twitter account for Elijah’s badonk! Awesome! And that the descriptions of said bodypart was delicious didn’t hurt any either. They were so very… graphic. If I had to rate the juicy, smutty bits in this story, they would get a solid eight. On a five-star scale. They were that good.

So basically, Getaway Girl is the ultimate contemporary romance. Once I started in on it, I couldn’t put it down. I’ve read Bailey’s work before, but this is by far the best one!


I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).