Title: Run To You
Series: Risking It All #1
Author: Rachel Lacey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4 stars
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.
Titles in this series include: Rock With You, Run To You, Crazy For You, Can’t Forget You
Read on for my thoughts on Run To You. No true spoilers, promise.
How far would you go to grant someone you love their dying wish? Tough one, isn’t it? I know I’d do just about anything if placed in that position, I believe most of us would. And Ethan is no different. His beloved grandmother has a bucket list of wishes before she leaves this world – and one of those items to be ticked off is seeing Ethan happily settled with the right woman… maybe that new girl in town, Gabby, she seems to be perfect for the task.
Oh, there’s definitely sparks and interest between Ethan and Gabby right from their first meeting. But can they live a huge fib for the sake of granting one dying woman her fondest wish… it might be crazy, but it’s really an easy answer.
Run To You is full of plotting townsfolk, a wonderfully loving grandmother and two wounded people who never thought they’d find that right person for them… ever. Gabby and Ethan both have wounds from their pasts, issues that need dealing with and hearts that have been battered. Their romance moved easily from crazy first meeting, to an attraction each would deny, to friendship, co-conspirators and eventually realizing that this role they’ve been playing for the sake of one special woman has become reality in every sense of the word.
I enjoyed this one so much. What we do for love often has more results than we’d planned on. Ethan and Gabby are fun, charming people who had to face their past and discover that love can exist for them. I liked them together and individually, even if they made some temporary choices that I could have sat them down for a stern talking to… hey, don’t you talk to characters too? *grin* I know, they never listen to me either.
If you’re in the mood to visit a small town with all it’s quirky residents, discover that love beats all and simply enjoy a good, solid romance – then have I got a book for you. I’d recommend this one for any Romance reader.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*
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