Run To You by Rachel Gibson

IMG_20180705_183804_928.jpgTo have Beau, a strong, tall, mysterious, muscle bulging ex-Marine turned private investigator come rescue you from your mob affiliated boss in Miami would be what any woman who hope for when in that kind of trouble. Not Stella the beautiful raven haired, blue eyed Latina mix bartender who swears she can handle her own and believes her troubles only started once Beau (the ex-Marine now PI) dropped into her life. 

Stella’s half sister who wasn’t aware of Stella’s existence until their mutual father died, hired Beau to track Stella down to bring her to the Texas cattle ranch where at last they could meet. Believing it would be a walk in the park, Beau agrees to the mission and seeks out Stella in the dive bar in Miami. However, once he reached the bar in Miami and meets Stella, he soon discovers getting Stella to come to Texas to meet her half sister is more difficult than expected. Stella has no desire to meet her half sister as she suffers from anxiety and fears she would only be looked at as a disappointment or outcast. However, the freedom of choosing to go to Texas is quickly obliterated. Once Beau knocks out Stella’s mob-boss (because he refuses to let go of Stella’s arm) and Stella slamming a door on her boss’s right hand man, the exit strategy for getting to Texas because improvised and hurried. Now as a target, Stella has no choice but to hop into the black SUV with Beau and head for Texas whether she wants to our not.

After years of sleeping around with many women, Beau decides to take a vow of celibacy and vows to stay away from sex until he is married and it is meaningful. However, through tension, quirks and heat of the South, Beau finds himself now stuck in a rented SUV with Stella and is captivated by her beauty and curves. As the hours pass he feels the need to protect her. Without her trying to, he finds Stella has an ability to stir emotions within him sexually and dare he say his heart. In the mean time, Stella finds Beau cold, irritating and rough but yet is drawn to his masculinity, body and warm personality that she sees hints of. Stella is a virgin and promised to not have sex with anyone who she isn’t in love with. However, by the time they reach New Orleans, sparks fly, Beau’s southern bulge grows and they way Stella’s black hair falls around her soft plump breasts the two can’t resist each other. After a night filled with erotic and tasty pleasure (that excludes penetration) Stella experiences orgasms unlike any before. Having now broken all his “rules” with Stella, Beau finds himself caught between wanted to distance himself from her and wanting to be with her all the time. 

Once they reach Texas, the sisters meet and questions from the past are finally answered. Stella decides to spend another night of blissful rubs and touches with Beau in Texas and she ultimately confesses that she is in love with Beau. Of course, not wanting to admit his true feelings, he breaks Stella’s heart causing her to run out of his place, leaving him alone. Beau does go to run after her, but she refuses to listen as her heart has been crushed she just wants to move on with life. After weeks go by with none of his calls or texts being answered, Beau decides to use his private investigator skills to work and arrives as Stella’s doorstep. Will Stella take him back? Will they live happily every after? Find out by reading this sexy brain-candy romance. Perfect for a beach or weekend read. 5 stars

The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson

IMG_20180305_130538_629.jpgThis humorous and romantic dramedy is the perfect and easy to read brain candy any woman would be happy to indulge in. Sean Knox is the brown eyed, dark haired muscular hockey player for the Seattle, Washington Chinooks who is waiting in the Sea Hopper (private helicopter service) to fly to his hypochondriac mother. His mother has always been “sick” and is once again “dying” from another “disease” in Sandspit, British Columbia. Already 15 minutes behind schedule, Sean is annoyed and begins wondering why the pilot insists on waiting for the last minute/late passenger. Just then the tall and leggy, triple D breasted, model looking blonde dressed in an over-the-top poofy/tacky white wedding gown is sprinting down the dock in five inch Christian Louboutin stilettos heading straight for the Sea Hopper. Without much care for poise and dignity, Lexie Kowalsky leaps into the Sea Hopper like a robber leaping into a get-away car yelling to the pilot to take off. With hair out of place, fabric and tool covering her every which way and her breasts about to fall out of her dress, Sean can’t help but think she is a total chaotic mess who he is instantly aroused by. Lexie is lying down on the sea next to Sean coming off of an adrenaline rush from just running out on her realty TV wedding, and peers up into the face of the man (Sean) and begins to think of how handsome he is.

Upon landing in Sandspit, the two go their own ways but bump into each other the next morning at a diner. With Lexie seeing her face aired on every news channel as the “runaway bride” from the reality show “Getting Hitched”, she is desperate to lay low and asks to tag along with Sean to his mother’s. When Lexie meets his all day TV watching mother, her identity is known immediately and in order to prevent Sean’s mother from calling the Wendy Williams Show (to win the contest in locating where Lexie is), Sean and Lexie pretend to be an in love boy-friend and girl-friend. With Lexie not even knowing Sean’s last name and Sean knowing Lexie is nothing but trouble (because she is the daughter of his Coach, John Kowalsky,) the attraction/ sexual tension continues to build. After two days of pretending, Sean can’t hold it in anymore and finds himself with Lexie in her hotel room. They share a night of sensual pleasure and release in which Lexie “felt him everywhere, his body covering hers as he moved within her, touching and stroking the exact place where her pleasure was centered, in and out, driving her wild.” (pg. 139) Knowing that is was just great sex and only great sex, the two leave and go their own separate ways back to Seattle, Washington. 

However, once Lexie gets back, she soon finds a picture of her being held against her hotel door with a man kissing her plastered all over the gossip magazines and news. Furious as hell, Lexie believes Sean had a photo taken and leaked it to the press. Hurt and embarrassed, she attempts to keep a low profile and forget about what happened in Sandspit. Fate has a different plan because while Lexie is attending the Chinhook’s home game, (to support her father, John, Coach of the Seattle Chinhooks hockey team), the newly added player is shown on the huge flat screen TVs (prompting his stats and info), she is shocked to discover Sean is the newly added player that her Dad has been despising. Needless to say Sean and Lexie reunite, and once again Lexie needs his help. In hopes of re-directing her social image as she doesn’t want her pet-clothing line company so suffer anymore than it already has since becoming the “runaway bride” she asks Sean to pretend to be her boy-friend again in-order to make the recently circulated photo of them understandable and not scandalous. Reluctantly Sean agrees to help as he doesn’t want John (his coach, Lexie’s father) to hate him anymore that he already does. With secrets to hide, plots to twist, images to repair and a business to save, and two of the sexiest people on Earth working together so intimately what could every go wrong? In the end the attraction, the words said, the touches shared, the feelings felt, and orgasms experienced, is it all lust and pretend or could these two sexy polar opposites be the real deal? Enjoy this gossipy, indulgent, brain candy soft erotica to find out what happens. 5 Stars – Loved it