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Rachel Lacey, since her first book, has been one of my feel-good-go-to authors that I adore and love reading. Her new series, “Risking It All” had a rocking start with a short story “Rock With You” (Carly and Sam’s love story), and now the actual series starts off in the little town of Haven with “Run To You”.

As an Olympic gold medalist Ethan Hunter may have lived a celebrated life, but his soul and life belongs in his hometown of Haven. Starting “Off-The-Grid-Adventures” with his childhood friends Mark and Ryan and to make a success of it is his goal now, and of course taking care of his grandmother Dixie is on the top of his list. Saving a beautiful angel from a hornet of yellow jackets was definitely not on his agenda nor is the first stirrings of attraction in his heart.

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Gabby Winters stay in Haven is supposed to be a little slice of heaven and a safe haven to take charge of her life and rediscover herself. Getting swarmed by yellow jackets and landing on her ass in the lake, and getting rescued by a hottie was not even part of her wildest dreams. Yet here she was, not only being rescued by Ethan Hunter, but ends up being in the charade of dating him to make his ailing grandmother happy.

Gabby is one of the most helpful and kind women that we come across, and Ethan as the doting grandson and a boyfriend is the kind of guy you want on your side. Rachel Lacey does a brilliant job of creating these two characters with so much care and love, you can’t but help falling in love with these two, as they struggle to overcome their fears and insecurities, pain and loss, separation and heartache.

With a barrage of helpful Haven citizens, supporting friends, and magical touch adding that extra oomph and charm “Run To You” is a great beginning to Rachel’s new series. The extra attention to details and the very small touches of warmth, self talks and thoughts spanning the pages, this is one love story you want to have a happy ending.

Received an ARC from Forever (Grand Central Publishing), via NetGalley for an honest review.

 

“Wanting It All”, the second in the Naked Men Series is my first read of Christi Barth and boy did I not enjoy it to my heart’s content! As unusual as the concept of six high school friends defying death and keeping their relationship alive and well into their present life is temptation reading right there. And add podcast and live telecast of their feelings and thoughts, as naked as the can be, is just pure pleasure reading.

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Knox Davis is the savvy computer genius, billionaire business magnate and a charmer of women in all the United States of America barring three states. Having grown up poor and seeing his mother struggle to give him a decent education and live, he’s made a vow to become so rich for many lifetimes to come, and keep his mother in a lap of luxury and he’s succeeded and more. He lives for his friends and would die for him. So when resident of Alaska Ms. Madison Abbot literally gets saved by Knox, little does he realize that forget about adding Alaska to his list of conquests, it’s his heart that needs all the protection in the world.

Madison Abbot comes to DC with a mission to find her partner for life a stepbrother that she hadn’t even existed until recently. Getting saved by Knox was not on her list of tourist attractions, yet she keeps him in her list of Mr. Right probable. Spending time with him threatens her heart and the attraction that sparks the fire between them sure takes them on a roller coaster ride of passion, insecurities and fears. But Madison is one stubborn and determined woman, and making Knox her life partner and to have a family that she never had is her mission now.

I must say that this book caught me off guard with its humor and wit, the strong and unbreakable relationship of six brothers that cheated death and lived to become heroes, the immense strength and support for each other is the foundation of the Naked Men Series, and Christi Barth did a super brilliant job of achieving that chemistry in the story. I had to go buy the first book “Risking It All”, after reading Knox’s story and am just as charmed and captivated with the plot and narration.

I am totally hooked line and sinker into the Naked Men, and cannot wait to read the stories of the others as they find the love of their lives. And the covers are gorgeous!!!!

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group –Loveswept, via NetGalley for an honest review.

 

 

M Stewart is a brand new author in my list and Risking It All is my first read of hers.

Kyle Morgan and Cecilia Anton have been childhood friends and have always supported and protected each other through the years. Somewhere along their journey in their small town, Kyle realizes his feelings for Cece go beyond the brotherly genre and he’s doesn’t want to jeopardize their relationship by admitting his feelings. Cece is left stranded by her boyfriend when he comes to know she’s pregnant and ends on Kyle’s doorstep for help.

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Risking It All is a sweet story of a protector and gentleman Kyle who wants to do the right thing for his friend. It is a charming story of lovable and caring Cece, as she tries to understand her mixed feelings towards her childhood friend and deal with the nightmares that seem to haunt her. Risking It All is a pleasant ride of two beautiful individuals risking their friendship to make a future, as they put a closure to a present clouded in mystery and lay the past to rest.

A definite and enjoyable read.

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