Run to You

Run to You

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by Rachel Gibson
     
 

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Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match—and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks . . .

There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day.

Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine

Overview

Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match—and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks . . .

There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day.

Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister—the one with the perfect life—sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride . . . and seduce

Beau's military-issue socks off . . .

The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot . . .

Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
“This lovely romance will charm your socks off [...] a light touch of humor and just enough conflict to make the story interesting while not distracting from the main theme. A real treat.” -RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick! (October Issue)
Kirkus Reviews
Stella wants nothing to do with Sadie, the sister she's never met, but when Sadie's sexy friend Beau tracks her down, accidentally ruins her life in Miami and offers temporary sanctuary in a road trip to Texas, she has to reconsider.While he was alive, Stella's father, Clive Hollowell, made it clear he wanted nothing to do with her, so she can't generate a tear when she hears he's died. She's not too interested in what sexy Beau Junger has to say about her half-sister Sadie either, since the legitimate daughter never spared her a thought. She's definitely not interested in a trip to the Hollowell ranch, even when Beau tells her Sadie never knew she existed until their father died. However, after the sexy ex-Marine stops her boss—an angry bully with mob ties and some dangerous friends—from assaulting her, he convinces her to leave town and trek to Texas for a long overdue family reunion. The man seems as approachable as a stone wall, but their enforced togetherness and meeting with his mother along the way forge an intense emotional connection that surprises both of them, and which is complicated by scorching sexual tension combined with determined abstinence on both sides. Plagued by trust and abandonment issues, Stella is certain she neither wants nor needs a sister or a lover. So why does Sadie make her feel so special, and Beau make her feel so safe? Gibson's romance is light, funny, touching and sexy. With a fast-paced plot and characters that keep the audience engaged and connected, Gibson manages laugh-out-loud humor as well as sweet tenderness. A few quirky elements make for some "out-of-the-box" plot points, and an original take or two on hot, contemporary romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062069153
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
Military Men , #1
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
23,082
File size:
986 KB

Meet the Author

Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats, and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age sixteen, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car's broken glass all about. She told her parents she'd been the victim of a hit-and-run and they believed her. She's been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.

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Run To You 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yea I would have written a good review too if I had gotten the book for free!! Instead we all paid 6.99!!! for 177 pgs!!! I love her books & was super disappointed (does anyone else feel cheated) can I have my money back please. Based on quick succession of events, lose ends everywhere, abrupt & quick ending of book plus # of pages 177 (r u kidding me) this book should cost 2.99 - 3.99 if that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty disappointed. 177nook pages. Could have been so, so much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book was going along great, and then just ended! What a disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've ready every Gibson book and I've enjoyed almost every one of them. This one not so much. Was she in a hurry writing this book? Where was the development? It was a major disappointment. Too many of my favorite authors seem to be getting lazy with their writing and editors are just pushing this stuff through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Assume there will be another book in series as this one left loose ends
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Run to You picks up after Gibson's Lovett, Texas book Rescue Me. Sadie Hollowell discovers she has a sister her father never told her about and is now sending sizzling hot retired Marine, Beau to make first contact. The first contact doesn't go so well... Beau finds Stella working a bar in Miami and he just happens to visit on drag queen night. After being man handled by her sleazy boss, Stella is unexpectedly rescued by Beau who happens to break her bosses nose (not knowing her boss was a mafia member).  On the run from the mob, Beau tries different modes of transportation to get Stella to Sadie. All the while the sexual chemistry becomes a powder keg waiting to explode. Beau has more issues than Stella with her take things head on attitude. Each time an emotional wall is broken it seems it pops back into place. Stella being a 28 yr old virgin waiting for her perfect man and Beau being a 38 yr old celibate waiting for the right woman only hypes the sexual tension. I found this story LOL funny, I completely LOVED Stella's sense of humor even in the toughest situations.  Rachel Gibson writes characters that you want as your friends and drool worthy alpha males into heart warming stories that will titillate your mind and senses. I received this ARC copy of Run To You from HaperCollins - Avon in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 24, 2013. Written by: Rachel Gibson Follows: RESCUE ME (Lovett, Texas Story) Print Length: 384 pages Publisher: Avon  Publication Date: September 24, 2013 Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers Rating: 5 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Recommendation: Adult
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beau was asked to give Stella a message and than if he needed to escort her to Texas. Stella has never met her sister and is really nervous. Beau makes Stella's boss mad and some antics by his croonies ensue. Taking the journey with them and discovering what happens on the journey. These two seemed like oil and vinegar, but I loved how they bickered. I am a BIG fan of Rachel Gibson and she showed me again why I love her writing so much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters and love the humor. Another great book from rachel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love rachel gibson but this was not her best work Still good if a bit short
Anonymous 8 months ago
Could have been extended with further details of the thugs she left behind
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PJ16 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Rachel Gibson has a way of adding humor, romance and a great story that makes you coming back to her books.  l love the little bit of sass to Stella that just makes you smile.
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Great read.
Bzangl More than 1 year ago
I liked Stella and Beau. I liked Stella's bad sense of humor and how she owned up to her somewhat neurotic tendencies related to her family. I liked Beau's stoic-ness and how he fought his attraction and it was refreshing to see that he didn't think her bad sense of humor was funny. The bad guy plot was resolved rather quickly and the story could have been just fine without it.
dicoop More than 1 year ago
very good
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