Tue
Jan 8 2013 8:23am

Runaway Groom Romance Novels?

Meg Maguire's The Wedding Fling is just the latest in books featuring runaway brides. It seems brides are always getting cold feet the morning of their weddings, or they find out something about their fiance that makes them bolt—usually straight into someone else's arms.

Are there any romance novels featuring runaway grooms?

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3 comments
Vanessa Ouadi
1. Lafka
I've already read books about jilted brides, so I assume there had been a runaway groom somewhere, except he wasn't the main protagonist of the story ^^ I can't remember ever reading a book where the hero ran away from the altar just before meeting the heroine though.
Lege Artis
2. LegeArtis
So, first that comes on mind is Mr. Big when he runs away from wedding in Sex the City movie. ;)
Romance novel... I think I read Laura Lee Guhrke book, Wedding of the Season with this plot...
Carmen Pinzon
3. bungluna
I don't see how a runaway groom could be turned into a hero. He would have to leave a bride at the altar (instant villain vibe!), run away from his life (hints of cowardice!), and hook up with another woman (dashes of sleeze!) and come out the other side not looking like a total loser? I don't think so.

I personally have never liked the runaway bride trope (see list above).
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