RRSReview: Run To You by Rachel Lacey


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RRSReview: Run To You by Rachel LaceyRun to You (Risking it All, #1) by Rachel Lacey
Series: Risking it All #1
Published by Forever on August 30th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 368


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 . . .


Run to You was a cute read and nice introduction to Rachel Lacey for me! There are many reasons why it was sweet including:

1. A super sweet grandmother/grandson relationship: Ethan and Dixie are the bomb. I love how supportive they are of each other. Plus who doesn’t love a sassy Gram.

2. Fake relationship trope:  To make Gram happy, Ethan borrows Gabby to be his fake girlfriend, which of course leads to many a cute moments and a romance that might be more real than they ever thought.

If this were a real date, you would so be getting luck tonight.

3. Bromance: The trio of Ethan, Ryan and Mark. I love seeing these guys who are like brothers to each other work together to achieve their dreams.

4. A(n adorable) man talking to a (cowardly) dog:

But a sound drew her towards the kitchen, where she found Ethan sitting on the floor, a package of pepperoni in his left hand, his right extended toward the pantry.

“So tell me,” he said in a conversational voice, and goodness, he must be talking to Lance. She stayed back a moment to watch mesmerized. “What do you and Gabby do all day? Do you get to sit in her lap? I might be a little jealous about that, bro.”

Overall a easy breezy cute romance. Ethan and Gabby are sweet together. And even though Gabby drove me nuts with her indecisiveness and insecurities, she does finally work it out in the end and gets a backbone! I love the small town feel and the secondary characters are great. Looking forward to more cute times in Haven.

“Come on now, admit it. You want me just as bad as I want you.”

Her eyes darted to the side. “Fine. You’re not hard to look at.”

About Rachel Lacey

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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8 Replies to “RRSReview: Run To You by Rachel Lacey”

  1. Nothing wrong with a quick sweet read once in awhile. This sounds kind of fun. 😉

  2. Aww cute cover, I’d pick it for that

  3. This sounds like a great story! I love the fake romance trope and I always seem to like grandmas in any story.

  4. Sounds like a cutie of a story. Love the quote with the chat with her dog.

  5. I have not read Lacey, but sometimes a short and sweet romance is exactly what I want.

  6. LOL yes! I loved that scene with him and the pup. So adorable (and funny).

  7. I’m not usually fond of indecisive heroines, but you know I can’t resist the fake relationship trope! That one gets me every time, haha. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a cute grandma/grandson relationship in a romance novel either, so that would be really sweet to read about!

  8. oh this sounds like a adorable romance here and I am so pleased you liked it. I have really enjoyed this author, her humor is superb!! Great quotes here.

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