by Rachel Gibson
Published by: HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas for the second of her Military Men series, with the tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match--and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks. . .From Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, comes her latest sexy contemporary novel, featuring a hot Navy SEAL and a woman on the run.
Run to You by Rachel Gibson is a standalone contemporary romance and the second novel in her Military Men series. Grab your cowboy boots, and get ready to enjoy this sweet little tale with smexy retired Marine, Beau Junger. Three word review: humorous, romantic and full of Texas charm.
Sadie Hollowell the heroine from Rescue Me, inherited her father’s ranch after he died and discovered he had an illegitimate child. Somewhere out there she has a sister. Vince her boyfriend, enlists the help of Blake a former Navy Seal buddy and his twin brother Beau to locate her. Beau finds Stella, working in a bar in south Florida and the tale that unfolds is full of witty banter, a little danger, some hot moments and the sweetest romance.
Gibson’s characters are fleshed out and easily likable. Stella is tough, sassy, and smart. I instantly liked this twenty-eight year old virgin. I know! Don’t roll your eyes, I was nervous too but she is only a virgin in the biblical sense and has plenty of experience with the other bases! Her life hasn’t been easy, but she holds her head high and rolls with the punches. Beau is approaching forty, and has been reevaluating his life style. He wasn’t thrilled about the events that unfolded, mostly because he found Stella attractive and she kept making him want to break his own rules. This made him moody but deliciously handsome as Stella unintentionally pushed all of his buttons. It was fun watching their relationship develop. I wouldn’t call this insta-love as the relationship began from annoyance and bickering which I quite enjoyed. Beau’s interaction with his twin brother was funny, and gave us a glimpse into their childhood and antics. There were some villains who helped further the plot and characters from the previous book, but I did not feel lost.
While the plot for Run to You was predictable the characters made the tale come to life providing me a wonderful afternoon escape. I enjoyed the banter; the silly nicknames and watching Beau fight with his conscience. As Beau and Stella traveled across country to Texas, we got to know them, even making a stop at Beau’s family home. The point of view switches back and forth making us privy to their thoughts. This is something I am coming to love in my romance novels. It helped me understand the characters and form attachments. There is a suspenseful thread woven into this contemporary romance that kept things interesting. The tale wraps up nicely and I am curious about the other characters and their stories.
If you are looking for a fast, fun, smexy read then Run to You will provide the perfect afternoon escape. I look forward to reading more of Rachel Gibson’s contemporary romances.
Three and half cups of coffee out of five
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