Run to You
Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match--and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks . . .There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day.Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister--the one with the perfect life--sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride . . . and seduceBeau's military-issue socks off . . .The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot . . .
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 106 x 171 x 24mm | 295g
- 25 Sep 2013
- AVON BOOKS
- New York, United States
"This lovely romance will charm your socks off [...] a light touch of humor and just enough conflict to make the story interesting while not distracting from the main theme. A real treat." -RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, Top Pick! (October Issue) RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, Top Pick!
"This lovely romance will charm your socks off [...] a light touch of humor and just enough conflict to make the story interesting while not distracting from the main theme. A real treat." -RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick! (October Issue)--RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick!
About Rachel Gibson
Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age 16, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car's broken glass all about. She told her parents she'd been the victim of a hit and run and they believed her. She's been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.
Our customer reviews
**3.5 stars ** I first learned about Rachel Gibson from my friend Nereyda, who lists Gibson as her very favorite author. Now, Nereyda is a great and enthusiastic blogger, and when she insists a book/author is awesome, you listen. That girl is scary intense. So when I received the offer to take Run to You for review, I was all over that. I found Run to You to be a fairly straightforward Contemporary Romance, and by that I mean, I was pretty much able to predict exactly where the story was headed the entire way through. That might seem like a negative to a lot of readers, but I tend to find comfort in the stories that I can relax into and just enjoy the ride. And no, I was not even a little bored while reading Run to You, and that is because this story was laugh out loud funny. Seriously, I have many, many passages highlighted and almost every single one was because they made me chuckle, giggle, or burst out laughing. Stella was a flat-out riot. I loved that she was such a layered character. She was funny and uninhibited, but she was a good girl at heart. She was intent on saving a piece of herself for the love of her life, but she wasn't all innocence. She was real. "She didn't need help. Not from anyone. Especially from a man so cold he probably crapped ice cubes." Beau was less of an open book, and it took me a little longer to warm to him. It's clear that he's a good guy, given the lengths he goes to in order to help a friend and a woman he's just met. It's also obvious that he has his own set of internal issues going on, ones that do affect his personality. Once Beau got most of the stick out of his butt, I enjoyed him almost as much as Stella. And....what's super interesting about Beau is, he's making a sincere effort to reclaim his sexual integrity. (I hope I'm explaining this well) Beau and Stella make a really great pairing, and combined with Stella's journey to her sister, and the healthy amount of laughs, Run to You was a completely satisfying read. I will definitely be reading more of her books in the near future.show moreby Andrea Thompson