Run to You
Risking It All #1
Risking It All #1
by Rachel Lacey
Releasing August 30th 2016
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Run to You (Risking It All, #1) . . .
Run to you would most certainly be my sentiments when I have a nest full of yellow jackets chasing me. I will most certainly run to safety or cover which ever comes first. Just running in your direction was not suppose to lead to chemistry lessons. But trouble will be sure to follow in the wakes of this explosive encounter.
Gabby needs to get away from it all. So of course go to a small town where everyone knows everyone and you have very little chance of getting away from the one crashing encounter you made since you arrived in town. In comes the tall, hot glass of TROUBLE, Ethan. There are some things that have Gabby and Ethan back in each other company. A trouble past for each leads to traveling the smoother road. With family, friends, and just the small town atmosphere surrounding them, they seem to be in each other company more often then not. The relationship grows out of more necessity than deep feeling or so they thought.
The past has a way of finding you when you don't want it. In walks Gabby's past and all that she left behind. But of course this is a sweet, country romance that has to have a little spice and kick to get it all off track. There are a few laughs along the way and a few energizing encounters. Welcome to Haven, NC.
**This ARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Risking It All series:
Rock with Your - Risking It All, #0.5
Run to You - Risking It All, #1
Crazy for You - Risking It All, #2
BlurbONE LITTLE LIE. A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE.
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 . . .
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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.