Friday, September 2, 2016

Today's Special - - Rachel Lacey Run to You Tour


Run to You
Risking It All #1
By: Rachel Lacey
Releasing August 30, 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 . . .

This is my first Rachel Lacey book and I'm so happy I discovered her. Run to You kicks off her new Risking it All contemporary romance series, set in the small mountain town of Haven, North Carolina. It centers around three friends who return to Haven to open an adventure getaway business in the town that still remembers them as youthful troublemakers, not responsible businessmen. There will be obstacles. There will also be women. These are vigorous, sexy, eligible men after all.

In Run to You, Lacey focuses on former Olympic swimmer, Ethan and Haven newcomer, Gabby. Ethan's focused on getting his business open and caring for the beloved, ailing grandmother who rescued him from the foster care system. Gabby is hiding out after escaping both her controlling parents and an abusive romantic relationship. When a nest of yellow jackets brings them together, Ethan's meddling grandmother sees it for the opportunity it is and a chance meeting between Ethan and Gabby turns into a fake relationship designed to keep his grandmother happy.

This was a good summer read that elicited tears, laughter, sighs, and plenty of sizzle. Lacey draws the reader into the world of her characters and into their thoughts and emotions. I quickly came to care for them and become invested in their happiness. Gabby and Ethan are both likeable and their actions, given their backgrounds, are realistic. I enjoyed their journey to happiness, even though a couple of frustrating relationship setbacks could have been settled with a bit of communication. Ethan's grandmother was a shining star. I adored her and am fairly certain that she could have convinced even me to take a ride on Ethan's zip line.

I recommend Rachel Lacey's Run to You and will be returning to Haven for the next installment of her Risking it All romances.


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“I’m glad you brought me out here.” Gabby stepped over a tree root, lifting her skirt with her free hand so that she didn’t trip.

Ethan squeezed her left hand. “Me, too. The rock face is right up this way.”

They came around a corner and the path opened up to a big rock looming at least thirty feet into the air. There were some creases and cracks in it, but how anyone could scale it with only their bare hands—or why they would want to—was completely beyond her. “You can seriously climb that?”

“I can climb it. Ryan can kick its ass, though.”

“Okay then. Show me.”

With a cocky grin, he reached up and hooked his hand into a crack in the rock. He pulled himself up, his biceps flexing most impressively as he climbed. Holy shit, that was sexy. Soon she was left with nothing but a view of his very fine ass. And by the time he’d reached the top, she was so turned on, she could hardly stand it.

“So?” he called from the top. “You going to join me or what?”

“Not a chance. But I will enjoy watching you climb back down.”

“Gotta give the lady what she wants.” His fine ass reappeared over the edge as he started back down. He took his time on the descent, and if she wasn’t mistaken, he might have reached for a few hand and footholds that made him flex his muscles a little more than was strictly necessary.

“You’re a show-off,” she said when his feet were back on solid ground.

He was a bit out of breath, his bronzed skin glistening with sweat, trademark smile still in place. “No clue what you’re talking about.”

“No? You really needed to reach all the way to that notch?” She gestured above them. “Instead of the one closer to your shoulder that maybe wouldn’t have shown off your lovely biceps quite as well?”

He flexed for her. “What, these old things? And for the record, I totally needed the leverage.”

“Mm-hmm.” For some reason, she put her hand on his biceps, and oh crap, that was a mistake. His skin was hot beneath her fingers, and his blue eyes blazed into hers.

“Killing me, Gabby,” he murmured. “Killing me.”

His words sent a bolt of red-hot desire right through her, and she must have made a sound because Ethan sucked in a breath, his gaze locked on her lips. His hands settled on her hips, burning into her skin through the thin fabric of her skirt.


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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  1. I'm always on the lookout for small town series and this sounds like it fits the bill perfectly! Great review! I'm in.

  2. Love the review! Thank you for featuring RUN TO YOU today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

  3. Just heard of her this week. This is on my wish list.

  4. Sounds good... I like small town series also...

  5. Thanks for the review. Haven't read her books but this sounds like a wonderful read.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Thanks for the review. Haven't read her books but this sounds like a wonderful read.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com