Review & Giveaway: Run to You by Rachel Lacey

Risking it All #1
Rachel Lacey
Releasing Aug 30th, 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 . . .

I've been really enjoying Rachel Lacey's books. This new series has had me laughing right away. Run to You starts off with Gabby being stung by bee's. Now in real life that wouldn't be funny at all, but let's remember, this isn't real life. 

Right away you will just crack up and enjoy how both Gabby and Ethan meet. It might not have seemed romantic but in it's way it is. Ethan rushes to help her, how romantic is that! 

Gabby is basically hiding out in the woods, trying to get her life together after a very bad break up. You understand right away how she's feeling. We've all had that person in our lives that wouldn't take no for a answer. 

I love how Ethan and his friend have come home to make something of themselves, or I should say remake since they've all done great for themselves out of their home town. They all feel they need to make up for how crazy they were as kids. 

Right away you'll enjoy their friendship. I wish we had more of it in the book. Yes, the story is about about Ethan and Gabby but the series is about the guys. I would have liked a few moments from their childhood. Hopefully in the next books you'll get more.

I even enjoyed the idea of them (Gabby & Ethan) faking a relationship to make Ethan's grandmother happy. You can see how they fall for each other. It isn't always a easy ride but I had fun with them.

The reason I put the warning in is because I hate to ruin things for others so I will leave it up to you if you want to know or not. Not it's really not that huge of a give away, but it does take over the story a little. 


In the story Ethan's grandmother finds out she's dying and for me it took over the story. I kept waiting with each turn of the page for her to die. I know this might sound silly to some, but it was tough to read for me. I am glad that Lacey didn't at the last minute find some big cure. 

She went with real life and that I could appreciate. 

As a whole, the story is very good and I can't wait to read the next book, Crazy For You in 3/28/17. You now have time to get caught up in the novella and Run to You by then. 

If you've read Run to You or any other books by Rachel Lacey I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading!  


If that’s hard to format with the italics for the text messages, here’s a second option:

“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.

Don't miss ROCK WITH YOU, 
a Risking it All Novella

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.


  1. Wonderful review! Thank you for hosting RUN TO YOU today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours


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