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Falling for Gracie (Los Lobos #2)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  4,272 Ratings  ·  225 Reviews
First comes love, then comes marriage…

At least, that was Gracie’s plan at the ripe old age of fourteen. She loved eighteen-year-old heartthrob Riley with a desperation that made her a town legend. Even now that she’s all grown up, the locals in sleepy Los Lobos won’t let her forget her youthful crush.

And how can she, when she’s face-to-face with Riley at every turn? The on
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Published November 30th 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published March 1st 2005)
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Falling For Gracie is the perfect title for this book, as you can't help loving Gracie and rooting for her.

At the tender age of 14, Gracie Landon became famous - or rather infamous - in her hometown, Los Lobos, for her wild crush on her 18-year-old neighbor, Riley Whitefield. She "loved" him with all her heart and wasn't afraid to show it, stalking him everywhere and basically playing havoc with his and his girlfriends' lives. That took a special kind of courage, the folks of Los Lobos liked to
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5 Feel Good Stars!!

Fourteen year old Gracie Landon falls in love with eighteen years old Riley Whitefield, really truly in love. Her antics to discourage him from dating got so out of hand that she made the local small town newspaper which became to be known as “The Gracie Chronicles”. Her mother, in desperation, in what was supposed to be temporary solution, shipped Gracie off to live with her Aunt and Uncle, however; it would be 14 years till she finally returns and much t
This one was difficult for me to rate for several reasons. First, I hate mean, selfish families that make unreasonable demands of one member (Gracie, in this case). When the heroine is spineless and won't stand up for herself, the book becomes a wall-banger, or very low rated. Mallery saved this one by having Gracie stand up for herself not too far into the book! Yay, Gracie! Second, I don't like characters who don't communicate (not so much Gracie and Riley, but everyone else in this book). Aga ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
This book was so cute! I'm not really into contemporary romances, but I would read Susan Mallery again in a heartbeat!
Gracie is really fun, and has an upbeat personality without being so perky you want to throw something at her.
The only thing that prevents it from being a 5 star book is that the ending is too neat, too know, they unmask the villain and life returns to pre-villain status...
The damage done to Gracie's career was horrendous and the small blurb in the local small-to
Awesome book absolutely loved

In Los Lobos, fourteen years old Gracie Landon fell in love with eighteen years old Riley Whitefield, but he rejected her as being too young while seeing someone else. Her antics got so out of hand that the local media coverage became known as the Gracie Chronicles; her family, in desperation, shipped Gracie off to live with relatives out of state. Riley married and divorced Pam while Gracie never returned to her hometown for the next fourteen years embarrassed by h
Apr 25, 2009 Kath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A 3.5 read. Cute story, though extremely light. Got the audio version on audible and the narrator is decent.

As with all Susan Mallery stories I have read to date, the main character bakes (or cooks). Gracie lost her father at the age of 12 and fixates on the boy next door who is 18, while she is 14. She does all kinds of crazy things to keep him away from the girls he dates and the one he's eventually engaged to. (including putting a skunk in his car). Gracie becomes lengend and there are even a
Nov 03, 2011 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This one was just okay--it had some cute moments, and some funny parts, but the overall premise and at least half of the actions of the antagonists and town as a whole were just this side of silly. The whole "Gracie loves with her whole heart" concept was just ridiculous--hello, she's fourteen and she put a skunk in her crush's car! (Just one of *many* fun ways she showed her "love".) Other than being her next door neighbor and the object of her obsession, he doesn't even know her, nor does she ...more
Sep 30, 2010 Tressa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
First off, Gracie's family is horrid. I really disliked them and I don't think any of her family members had any redeeming qualities. I also had a difficult time connecting to any of the characters, but this may have been due to my immense dislike of Gracie's family. The events were a little unbelievable. I also found the events to be disjointed and unconnected.
Aug 27, 2011 valee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
Again, as with book 1, I believe this was a sweet read. I had a great time reading it but something important was just missing.

I will still try one more series from this author because there must be a reason for why EVERYBODY loves her so much.
Mary McFarlane
Jul 04, 2017 Mary McFarlane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
This book so great! I laughed at many of the parts and still was surprised when certain things happened, even if I had a gut feeling about it. Again another amazing book by her and I can't wait to read her other books that will be coming out soon
Jun 27, 2017 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adored! Gracie is someone you wish you had as a friend and cheer for while Riley is the guy you hope you meet. They're wildly entertaining together and wildly hot in the sheets.
A little mystery, family drama, baggage but oh so rewarding!
More like 3.5 stars.

This was an enjoyable story about a woman named Gracie whose past is legendary, filled with borderline (ok, she was actually way on the wrong side of that border) psychotic and obsessive behavior of a 14 year girl for her 18 year old neighbor Riley. Even though Gracie had lost her father at the time, her antics caused her mother to send her away to live with an aunt and uncle, not welcoming her to come home over the next 14 years, except to help with her baby sister's weddi
Sometimes entertaining but not very nuanced. The first half of the story seemed like it was going somewhere interesting, but alas it was not to be.

I didn't buy the way that the relationship between Gracie and Riley developed, (view spoiler)
As I'm sure many know, I love and adore Susan Mallery and her writing. I think there's only one book of hers, that I've read, that I didn't absolutely love. Falling for Gracie is no exception; I loved it. The story wasn't anything really intense; on the contrary, it was light and fun and quirky, with just the right amount of mystery to keep things interesting. Riley and Gracie fit well together, and it was actually refreshing not to have The Big Misunderstanding with the hero and heroine.

Trang Nguyen
Another great story from Mallery. There were times during the book where it was a little slow but overall the story was good and the romance between Gracie and Riley was enduring and heartfelt.

Gracie is on the road to be a famous wedding cake maker. She was sent away by her mother at the age of 14 because she took her childhood crush a little too far. Gracie at the age of 14 swore she loved Riley and she did everything in her power to make sure he knew she loved him. Gracie now a grown woman wi
Let me get some few things straight here

1. Gracie promised she has moved on from her stalker-ish crush back when she was 14 years old

2. That was a bit of an exaggerated past. Do 14 year olds do that?! I'm not sure if Gracie have real mental issues here.

3. Gracie instantly falls for the dreamy Riley once they've seen each other again. Seriously?!

4. Even Riley is seeing her in a different light.



As I've given this book another chance
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I liked Gracie. I liked Riley. I liked their interaction and dialog. So how can a book where I like the writing, like the characters, like the dialog, and even like the sex scenes end up being a three star book instead of something better? If you are looking for an example of contrived and hokey plot points, this is the book for you. How many times did I end up saying, "Well, that's just stupid."? More than a couple times that's for sure. If I hadn't liked the characters so much, this would have ...more
Apr 13, 2015 Denise rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chic-lit
Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do. And not in a good way. At first it was a cute little mishap, then it was ridiculous. Too much of the bad and farcical going on made the whole story unbelievable and the characters unlikable. Hint: you can take it too far. No redemption. If this was a tv show, it would have been cancelled.
Two-haiku review:

She stalked him as teen
Infamous--mom sent away
She's back, and him too

Really loved Gracie
Awesome kid, better woman
Terrific story
Gwen Hayes
Jun 12, 2010 Gwen Hayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually laughed and cried. It's hard to get me to do both. The banter was fantastic, I would give another star if I didn't have a problem with understanding a few of the plot points.
Feb 23, 2014 Nicky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some parts were too silly and too ridiculous. But I really liked the couple and rooted for them.
Feb 20, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julie Eichelberger-Ford
A sweet, funny, cute love story with a few twists and turns. The heroine is smart, lovable, and always jumps in to help when someone needs her. The hero is a former bad boy but still sexy, smart and falling for Gracie against all of his beliefs on love and relationships.

Gracie and Riley's story started 14 years ago when Gracie was obsessed with Riley and did many things in stalker fashion. Now Gracie is an up and coming, famous baker of wedding cakes and is temporarily home in Los Lobos for her
Mar 24, 2017 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-have-in-ebook
I liked this. Very sweet.

Gracie's family drama wasn't completely resolved and Riley's was basically a non-issue, so I feel kind of cheated. (view spoiler)

Also, the aftermath of all of the villains' actions was never ment
Denise Vasak
May 25, 2017 Denise Vasak rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I liked this book in spite of itself. The whole stalker premise wasn't cute to me. Maybe if she'd actually KNOWN him and adorably followed him around but not what she did. Ugh... it just made everything when they met again super awkward and creepy. I don't think stalking is funny or quirky and getting together with that stalker is just wrong.

If you take that out of the equation the rest of the story is cute. So ignoring the stalkerness I liked both Riley and Gracie. I could have lost Gracie's ni
Gracie fell in love with Riley at the age of 14. She became crazy in love with him to the point of stalking him. She was sent to live with her aunt to try and separate her from Riley. Now years later Gracie is back in town and still crazy for Riley. Riley finds himself in a situation that intrigues Gracie... sparks fly...but will they?

I really liked Gracie and Riley. I didn't care for the rest of the characters in this story. So many were annoying and selfish. I kept reading just for Gracie and
Kimberly Lund
Jul 03, 2017 Kimberly Lund rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
It's been a long time since I read Susan Mallery and I know she's popular so when I saw this book on sale, I decided to give it a try. It was a fun read. Some of the dialogue seemed a little cringe worthy and it's old so it could probably use a little editing and updating, but I enjoyed it. I like sassy main characters and this one definitely was. Loved Gracie. I expect I'll check out more of Ms. Mallery's books when I want something light and fun.
May 31, 2017 Olivia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good, sweet little love story that had enough plot twists to keep you reading. There were times that I actually cried and a few scenes where I felt Gracie's hurt and frustration. Mallery seems to write the formulaic romances very well.
Angie Lee
Cute book and will read more of the series
Trinity Reznor
May 30, 2017 Trinity Reznor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful story by Susan

As always a fantastic story! Great characters, couldn't put the book down. I'm never worried about being bored reading Susan's stores!
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