A new to me author with a new series on the blog today. Please welcome Rachel Lacey with the first in her new Risking it All series. Read on for my review and excerpt and check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title. Then be sure to check out the tour wide giveaway where you could win a $25 Amazon gift card.
Run to You
Who doesn’t love a meddling grandmother, smack in the middle of a small town romance? I knew I couldn’t resist, and I’m glad I read this one. Hiding from life, notice and her abusive ex, Gabby has taken refuge in this smcoall town of Haven to regroup and recover some of her old self. Ethan has lived in Haven with his grandmother Dixie since he was 12, when his father killed his mother. Dixie – well, she’s just a pistol – into everything and desperate to see her grandson settled and happy, she’s not taking her new diagnosis or requests to settle very well.
But when Gabby is attacked by hornets, only to be rescued by ‘the hottest guy ever’ the potential here seems to spark off the pages. See – Gabby realy isn’t all that sure about a relationship, and Ethan is busy fighting City Hall (literally) to get his Sport Adventure business off the ground – he’s not got the time for a ‘relationship’, but Dixie won’t stop pushing.
So, together they explore a ‘relationship’ even if it’s mostly for show. And while the establishment of the relationship isn’t anything new, the characters make this one sparkle. Gabby is far from the shrinking violet, even with a rather careless and clueless family or abusive ex. She’s not willing to take anyone’s guff lying down, and her loyalty to those who she befriends is solid and shows her determination. Ethan’s careful management of his grandmother, the worry and care he shows even with her driving him to distraction shows a side that isn’t evident to all. With Dixie wanting to be ‘in the know’ with her curious mix of grandmotherly care, matchmaking and general busybody, she’s just a star.
A wonderful story that is full of lightness and heart, sure to please romance readers who want a fun and light story.
Title: Run to You
Author: Rachel Lacey
Series: Risking it All #1
Also in this series: Crazy for You
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Forever
Published on: 30 August, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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ONE LITTLE LIE. A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE.
Moments after meeting the most gorgeous guy ever, Gabby Winters promptly gets stung by a zillion yellowjackets and falls-not gracefully-into a stream. Yup, Ethan Hunter is trouble with a capital "hot," and Gabby definitely needs to keep her distance. Except in the small town of Haven, there's nowhere to hide from Ethan's sexy, infectious grin . . . and all the residents are conspiring against her.
At the center of the town's matchmaking is Ethan's grandmother, who's convinced their relationship is a done deal. Rather than break her heart, Gabby and Ethan find themselves cornered into pretending to be falling in love. The problem: there's serious sizzling attraction between them. And if this charade continues, they won't fool just the entire town - they might fool themselves too . . .
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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