Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Run To YouSeries: Military Men #2
Category/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 9/24/13
Format: eARC
Pages: 384
Source: Received from publisher for review
Rating: 3.5 stars

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.


I first learned about Rachel Gibson from my friend Nereyda, who lists Gibson as her very favorite author. Now, Nereyda is a great and enthusiastic blogger, and when she insists a book/author is awesome, you listen. That girl is scary intense. So when I received the offer to take Run to You for review, I was all over that.

I found Run to You to be a fairly straightforward Contemporary Romance, and by that I mean, I was pretty much able to predict exactly where the story was headed the entire way through. That might seem like a negative to a lot of readers, but I tend to find comfort in the stories that I can relax into and just enjoy the ride.

And no, I was not even a little bored while reading Run to You, and that is because this story was laugh out loud funny. Seriously, I have many, many passages highlighted and almost every single one was because they made me chuckle, giggle, or burst out laughing.

Stella was a flat-out riot. I loved that she was such a layered character. She was funny and uninhibited, but she was a good girl at heart. She was intent on saving a piece of herself for the love of her life, but she wasn't all innocence. She was real.

"She didn't need help. Not from anyone. Especially from a man so cold he probably crapped ice cubes."

Beau was less of an open book, and it took me a little longer to warm to him. It's clear that he's a good guy, given the lengths he goes to in order to help a friend and a woman he's just met. It's also obvious that he has his own set of internal issues going on, ones that do affect his personality. Once Beau got most of the stick out of his butt, I enjoyed him almost as much as Stella. And....what's super interesting about Beau is, he's making a sincere effort to reclaim his sexual integrity. (I hope I'm explaining this well)

Beau and Stella make a really great pairing, and combined with Stella's journey to her sister, and the healthy amount of laughs, Run to You was a completely satisfying read. I will definitely be reading more of her books in the near future.

Favorite Quotes:

  He needed to get off the phone and make a few more calls before he called it a night. But not before he fired his brother up. "Oh. One more thing."
  "Batman's a p*ssy."
  "Bullshit! Batman is a genius and a skilled veteran of ninjutsu. All Batman has to do is shove kryptonite up Superman's ass and he's fucking useless."  ~eARC, 34%

  "I love a pair of warm thighs and the taste of a woman in my mouth. Especially if the woman is as into it as I am." He stood and threw a hundred-dollar bill on the table. "Now if you'll excuse me, I got a date with a cold shower or the porn channel. I haven't decided which. Maybe both."   ~eARC, 52%

  "I annoy people sometimes," she said on a big exhale. "I annoyed you."
  "That's just because I wanted to touch your butt and couldn't."
  "Seriously?" She licked her red lips and took a drink. "Are you just saying that to be nice?"
 ~eARC, 64%
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  1. Awwwww, scary intense; I like that! I'm kind of bummed your first Rachel Gigson book was not very wow. I rated this book the same as you. It was okay but compared to her other books, it was a letdown. Hope you get to read one of older books!

  2. 'That girl is scary intense.' -- HAHAHAHAHA. True though. She's very passionate:) I'm glat the MC was to your liking. Sometimes we need the good ole predictability just to feel safe and sound and as you said, enjoy the ride. Glad you warmed up to Beau. I guess it wasn't as easy as it was with Beau Vincent ;) Heh. Love the quotes as usual:)

  3. This sounds cute. I'm like you, its nice sometimes to just be able to enjoy the story even if you can predict it. Great review.

  4. Agreed, this was cute, fun and while predictable a fun ride non the less!

  5. I think Autumn gave me a shitload of books by this author to read. This sounds fun!

  6. I haven't read too many military books but I like that this one is funny. I may have to give this book a try

    Thanks for the great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  7. Good review. New to me but sounds interesting. Thanks for the quotes :)

  8. I think Nereyda had similar thoughts on this book as you did. Ha and I completely agree with you, she's crazy intense but she recommends some great books.
    I like the sound of the main character and the humor definitely appeals to me. I haven't read anything by Rachel Gibson, but you guys changed my mind.
    Lovely review, Andrea!

  9. I love a story that makes me laugh! This sounds like a cute, relaxing story. Sometimes these type of stories are perfect when you just want to relax. Great Review Andrea!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  10. HAH! Love that quote about Batman/Superman. Too funny. I'm a big fan of books that can make me laugh, so this sounds like a winner there. Glad you enjoyed this one!

  11. So basically you got harrassed to reading this. LOL good thing it panned out.

    Love the second quote.

  12. Fun! I'm definitely gravitating to less angsty - more predictable, comfortable reads lately so this might work for me.

  13. I love it when a book makes me laugh and I don't mind predictability in a story as long as it's entertaining. Wonderful review, Andrea! I'll have to check this author out! :)

  14. I agree. Sometimes it's really nice to enjoy it BECAUSE you can see things coming. Lack of stress is comforting.

  15. I've never read Rachel Gibson, but Run to You sounds like great fun! I love a book that makes me laugh out loud. And predictable isn't always a bad thing. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Andrea!

  16. I really do love a book that's funny! And I agree, predictable isn't always so bad. I think for romances it's more the norm actually. This sounds great!

  17. I have this one to, and got it because of Nereyda also, but she also said this isn't one of her better books, so I will have to get another by her also, though this does sound pretty good.

  18. Hmm does sound like a cute little contemporary book but I might just pass on it. I really want contemporary books lately that go deeper instead of just being fluff.

    Thanks for the great review!

  19. Stella sounds like a character I would love! I am all about the funny, real characters. I don't mind predictability sometimes. At least not when it comes to contemporary because most of them tend to be. Great review babe!

  20. Yay! While this was only a 3.5 star for you- I'm still glad you enjoyed it! I've heard great things about Rachel from Nereyda and I have this one to read in the next day or two. I'm glad it's laugh out loud funny- I love those books! And Stella sounds awesome!

  21. This is interesting. I never heard of this series, but it sounds like fun. I love a good book that will make you laugh. Stella sounds like a girl I would like. Great review!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island


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