Friday, December 6, 2013

RUN TO YOU by Rachel Gibson

September 24th, 2013
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher
3 Hearts

Stella Leon thought her day was going so very well. She enjoyed her job as a bartender and living in Miami had it’s perks. But when a man punches her boss, grabs her and runs. Well lets just say Stella’s life as she knows it just went to hell in a hand basket. When Beau Junger tells her her perfect sister needs her, well lets just say she isn’t pleased but forcing herself to go along with it, Stella is determined to tell this sexy marine a few things….one piece of clothing at a time.

Rachel Gibson is normally a wonderful author who pens such funny, romantic tales that you can’t help but fall in love with her characters. In RUN TO YOU, the story felt a bit off. It wasn’t so much her writing that didn’t click with me but the way the book was laid out. The font was bigger than normal so it made for a bigger book, page wise. There was just something missing from the story itself. Maybe the edge of the seat ride or the heart of it all. I am not sure what had me a bit bummed out on this one. Normally I am done with one of this author’s books in a matter of hours; this one took me days to read. The writing was a bit stilted at times though it smoothed out after each time nicely.

Meet Beau Junger. A man who joined the military to get away from his father’s legacy of naval heroism and serial cheating.  Beau thought helping Stella’s half-sister would be a piece of cake. He just never met Stella and when she finds herself on a cross country road trip with Beau…well, things get a bit interesting. Beau was enjoyable. One of those strong silent types, he had a witty comment each time Stella opened her mouth and sassed him. These two struck sparks the minute they laid eyes on one another and I, for one, was thrilled to see where their romance would go. The sex scenes are quite steamy and plentiful though it didn’t overshadow the storyline, which is always a plus in my mind. Stella is sassy with a dash of uncertainty. She was a perfect foil to Beau and I loved their interactions. The secondary characters kept the story moving along nicely.

RUN TO YOU is a fun if at times boring book about two opposites who attract one another. Ms. Gibson isn’t at her best for this one but it is still one of those enjoyable cold weather reads that will keep you somewhat entertained. I am hoping Ms. Gibson goes back to her trademark writing style and delivers one of her signature stories to enjoy.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement

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