Run To You (Risking it All #1) by Rachel Lacey

4 Adventurous stars!!

Run to you

 

This was the perfect book to read right now, especially since the Olympics have just ended and the main male character was an Olympic swimmer.  Run to You is the first book in all new series by Rachel Lacey.  While I will say the plot was not new to me, however the characters and situations definitely made it feel like a whole new plot.

 

Let’s start with Ethan oh … so handsome and such a gentleman.  Ethan has returned to Haven with his 2 best friends to open Off-the-Grid (which is a great name).  It’s an adventure course with a zip line, rock wall climbing, and some other things.  Ethan just happens across Gabby in the woods.  Their first meeting definitely could’ve gone better what with getting stung and all.  I love how Ethan is in instant care taker mode.  His past has made him more loving and considerate than he knows.  It’s amazing how everyone else can see he will never, ever turn out like his father.  Yet to Ethan this is such a main obstacle to overcome.  Don’t get me wrong his baggage is heavy for sure but I feel like his two best friends should’ve really smacked that thought out of his head. Either way I loved Ethan’s character and the way he took care of Gabby, Dixie and his best friends.  I loved the brotherhood between the 3 former bad boys and how they set up some baggage for the future books.

Gabby is carrying her own emotional baggage from a previous relationship and parents who don’t seem to understand.  I felt for Gabby she seemed to be having a little quarter life crisis going on.  She moved to Haven to find herself and stand on her own two feet.  As I mentioned before her first meeting with Ethan doesn’t go to well.  Then Ethan being the gentleman he is checks on her after her ordeal.  Gabby of course wants to refuse Ethan, she doesn’t exactly trust men right now. She wants to stand on her own two feet and do everything by herself.  I have to say I adored Lance and how he slowly started to trust both Ethan and Gabby.  I loved how this was a slow burn romance, Ethan is a gentleman and Gabby keeps telling herself it’s all fake for Dixie.

Dixie and Ethan’s friends are all quite colorful to me.  His friends all have their own emotional baggage and Dixie was such a pistol.  We should all be lucky enough to have a Dixie in our lives.  The set up of the next couple books was really well done, although I would’ve liked to of seen more of this infamous book club.  I liked how by the end Gabby had new friends in a new town.  Overall this was a really great read and I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes romance.

Thank you to Forever Publishing and Rachel Lacey for a copy of this book in lieu of my honest review.

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book blurb…

Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2016 by Forever
Original Title Run to You
ISBN 1455537543 (ISBN13: 9781455537549)
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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