Thursday, September 1, 2016

Book Review, Giveaway: RUN TO YOU - Risking it All #1 by Rachel Lacey


Risking it All #1
Rachel Lacey
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016


Moments after meeting the most gorgeous guy ever, Gabby Winters promptly gets stung by a zillion yellow jackets 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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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

Ironic that Ryan, the hulking man with the motorcycle parked out front and tats up and down his arms, was the cool-headed peacekeeper of their group.

Mrs. Winters was looking at him with respect now, and while he preferred that to the disapproval he'd gotten from her earlier, it pissed him off that his gold medals somehow made him more worthy in her eyes.  He kept them in a box in his closet.  They didn't define who he was or even the greatest thing he'd accomplished.

Dixie was looking at her like she held the keys to the universe.  Secrets and lies can destroy a family.

My Review:

At first glance, Run to You seemed like a simple story, yet - considerable growth and transformation occurred for the characters as they moved from being strangers to pretend partners and into a quasi-relationship.  As they became friends and quickly moved into more than friend territory - they dealt with a myriad of concerns including ongoing grief, establishing a new business, confronting inner demons, overcoming personal fears, working through a bucket list, skinny dipping, losing a loved one, and finally opening up to a new romance.  The characters were likable and the storyline was emotive, occasionally steamy, easy to follow, and entertaining.

Empress DJ

Don't miss ROCK WITH YOU, 
a Risking it All Novella

Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.

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