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Run to You

(Military Men #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  4,195 ratings  ·  350 reviews
There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day. Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister--the one with the perfect life--sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride... and seduce Beau's military-issue socks ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Avon (first published April 30th 2013)
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Erin So, you've probably already read this by now, but no, you don't need to read the other 3 first. :) Like most series, you can guess that some existing …moreSo, you've probably already read this by now, but no, you don't need to read the other 3 first. :) Like most series, you can guess that some existing couples have their own back stories and some singles are set up for some future stories, but it's enjoyable all on its own.(less)

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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing


Run To You is beautiful hot and sexy love story with Beau, ex-Marine and Stella, a smart-sassy woman!

Beau is the man on mission to re-unite Stella to reunite her with her long lost sister, Sadie (from Rescue Me). Travelling from Miami to Lovett, their journey and adventures begins.

Get ready for one hot, spicy and steamy ride. I adore Rachel Gibson! But I do wish this book was longer <3

My Beau:

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My Stella:

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"Can we do that some more?"
"Are you sure you're u
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Full review now posted...

4 fun, romantic, sexy stars!

"I'm an idiot. I thought love happened like bullets and flashbang." He waved the smoke away. "I was wrong. It happens one smile at a time. One beautiful, torturous smile at a time. One look into your eyes. One touch of your hand. The sound of your laughter." -Beau

Run to You is the fourth book in Rachel Gibson’s Lovett, Texas series, and I find I’m becoming quite fond of her writing. It’s got that small town, down home feel, but the pace of th
Heather T
Oct 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I love Gibson and her hockey boys. I even love her with her silly cheesy series, but I spent a lot of time with raised eyebrows while reading this one.

There was a lot of really odd quotes. I don't know if they were meant to be sexy or funny, but there's a lot of comments that just came across as awkward.

"For the record, I'm clean as a monk."
"Me too."
"I know."
"How?" He was so annoying. "Are you a super secret spy and undercover gynecologist?"
"My face was closer to your muffin than your gyn
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, romance
While second in a series, the first seems kind of inconsequential (and way short). Also, I don't recognize any of those names, so I'm thinking they're likely only tangentially related?

This story had some stand-out moments and leads I really liked, though the theory was often better than the reality. Stella turned out way better than I expected up front. She's a bit old to still be finding her way in life (28) so the initial assumption is that she's a flake—an assumption that isn't helped by her
Tammy  Zautner
Jul 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Sadly, I am very torn, I am really not sure how to rate Run To You. I am a HUGE fan of Rachel's, heck I own 90% of her books. Just not sure if I am liking the new style of story telling, she has taken on. Run to you felt as though it was missing something, I'm not sure what though. I know that may not be very helpful for those looking to see if they should read this book or not, and for that I am sorry. Run To You left me missing and craving the older writings of Rachel.

What I loved:
* Beau! Ha
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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Run To You is the sequel to Rescue Me, where after Sadie Hollowell’s father died, she learned that she has an illegitimate half-sister. Sadie wants to make things right, and at least meet her sister, so she has her fiancé hire an old ex-military buddy to find her. Blake gives his twin brother Beau the details.

That’s where this story picks up.

Stella, or Estella Immaculata Leon-Hollowell, has always known about her sister, but she just assumed Sadie w
Claire Robinson
2.5 - Beau Junger Stars.

Run To You was what I would term as an ok read, it didn’t blow me away but I didn’t hate it either, the cover is totally misleading seeing as Beau is blond haired, grey eyed and ripped, and Stella is a olive skinned Latina, but hey ho I can live with that.

I had a few laughs with the Queens at the bar where Stella Initially worked, I mean who doesn’t want to have a friend called Anna Conda, and watch acts with names like Lady Gay Gay, Him Kardashian and Devine Boxx...

Sheryl C. Nash
Well... this was just... not what I expected... gotta say I feel pretty let down... the story seemed to jump around a lot, which left me confused. And I kept getting Stella and Sadie (her long-lost sister) confused... maybe it was the fact that they both had names that started with S. I don't know. All I know is that I waited a year to read a new Rachel Gibson book and I walked away very disappointed . Although I did like Beau :) He was kinda cute; in an ALPHA-A-HOLE-MAN OF FEW WORDS-TOUGH GUY w ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by this author. It was ok and likeable. I liked the characters and the humor. What it lacked for me was substance. There was very little of a plot. I won't say I will never read her again. I will probably give her another chance sometime in the near future. ...more
Oct 14, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars really. This was just ok. I'm a huge Rachel Gibson fan. She's an autobuy for me. I haven't loved her last books, but I'm such a fan she'll have to really write some trash before I fire her. :)

That being said, this just didn't work for me. I feel like this book had so many great ideas. Virgin h and celebate H. Cute idea for something different. But it never went anywhere. Twin alpha bros who do NOT want to end up like dad. Beau's brother is clearly dealing with PTSD and addiction. Beau
Rachel Gibson is one of the contemporary romance authors who I read religiously. She is maybe not one of my favorites but she is a good author.
I don't know what happened in this book. For me, it was actually a "Did not Finish." I gave it a hundred pages. Didn't like Stella (whiny, annoying), didn't like Beau (stoic, but not in a good way) and couldn't figure out why I was still reading the book. This is the point where I usually flip to the end of the book and see if the ending is worth wading
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Run to You picks up after Gibson's Lovett, Texas book Rescue Me. Sadie Hollowell discovers she has a sister her father never told her about and is now sending sizzling hot retired Marine, Beau to make first contact.

The first contact doesn't go so well...
Beau finds Stella working a bar in Miami and he just happens to visit on drag queen night. After being man handled by her sleazy boss, Stella is unexpectedly rescued by Beau who happens to break her bosses nose (not knowing her boss was a mafia m
Meh, What a disappointment. I did not believe these two where really together at in point in the book. The story was cheesy and the virginal "I'm saving myself for marriage." was just a waste of words. This couple threw that vow ou and got down on their knees super fast. It was cheesy, alien cheesy. This couple were way out there beyond a realm of a reality I could believe in. is it possible that I fell asleep or into a wormhole while munching on my cheese and crackers ? When did all this love c ...more
Jan 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read-again
This is it. The end. I am done with Rachel Gibson. Her last few books have been pretty bad, but this one just capped them all.

Beau and Stella meet, dislike each other, have sex, decide that they are soul mates. In eight days. Stella has been a "virgin" for 28 years, deciding to save herself for "the one". Her interpretation of that state is pretty loose, as she apparently has done EVERYTHING short of actual vaginal sex. (Beau, at least, is pretty impressed with her skills.) Beau himself is celi
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A bit short, especially
However this worked well as a short light and heartwarming romance. The whole story took place over about 2 weeks, however I was quite convinced by Stella and Beau's relationship. Other friends and family members' interference in their relationship just added a pinch of salt or rubbed the salt in where it might hurt. Both characters were really likable, their flaws realistic and their twisted sense of humour funny to me.
I read that book right after an awfully cheesy roman
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Reluctantly, I have to agree...disappointing...

This wasn't my favorite book of Rachel's. I thought some of the story was a little redundant and over written, and the characters weren't all the believable... The book is an Ok read but not even close to her previous books :(
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.50 Stars. The timeline was a bit too short to be believable but a sweet read.
Aug 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stella is working as a bartender in a Miami nightclub when a stranger saves her from her boss’s unwanted advances by knocking said boss out. The trouble is that her now ex-boss is connected to the mob and he and his goons aren’t prepared to forget Stella and her hero so easily.

Ex- Marine Beau is sent by an old friend to find Stella to reunite her with her long lost sister, Sadie. Stella has known about her older sister her whole life; she has always known Sadie was the one her father loved, whil
Heidi Rice
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this won't get into my top three Rachel Gibson books, Run to You was still a hot, sassy, exceptionally cute read. Beau Junger is a super-alpha hero but with enough smarts and humour to make him pretty darn adorable (and he has a certain skill in bed which will make most readers quiver uncontrollably... Well, it did me anyway... OK TMI!!). And I really liked Stella too, her insecurities, her quirky sense of humour, her desperate attempt to stay positive in the face of one major league life ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3/5; 3 stars; B

An entertaining follow up to Rescue Me. The humour was good, I particularly liked the image of Stella listening to her music, singing her heart out, playing her game on the ipad and Beau having smoke coming out of his ears.

I liked the character of Stella but I am thoroughly sick of the taciturn hard ass ex-soldier stereotype. This book could have been better if there had been a bit more character development or if book 3 and 4 had been combined. There wasn't really enough meat th
This book was one of the worst books I've ever read. It was stupid. Just stupid. Instead of wasting your time reading it, spend some time re-reading some of her excellent books instead: See Jane Score, The Trouble with Valentines Day, I'm in no Mood For Love, Tangled Up In You, Not Another Bad Date. Heck almost any of her books except the last two and her Lola Carlisle book. This is killing me, she was my favorite author for years. ...more
Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
The narration was great and the story was too. That is until it ended an hour too early. Lots of good build up – so much potential and then it all just ends. I felt like we had turned to abridged format all of a sudden. A B- for the content. An A- for Tanya Eby's narration.

Up side? We finally get a top notch narrator who understands romance for a Gibson book!
Save Your Money For Books
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
I love Rachel Gibson and getting an ARC of Run to You was awesome! It was as great as I expected it to be! More detailed review coming closer to release date!
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

Buddy read with Aly :)

I really hate to say this, because I usually love Rachel Gibson’s books. I’ve been a bit disappointed by her last two books, but this was just awful in my opinion. I didn’t really care about either of the main characters, and I just didn’t get why they suddenly fell in love with each other. In my opinion, there was no slow development of feelings that grew stronger over time, no real relationship that was allowed to evolve, just two people suddenly declaring they love each other after eight days ...more
Les Romantiques
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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« Run to you » is the fourth book of a series named « Lovett, Texas » from Rachel Gibson if we consider “Crazy on you” a novel apart even though it is a short novel. I know very well the author, I have read her for the first time few years ago and I follow her ever since. I would not be very impartial in my review… I'll let you see through my comments, what is liable to suit you or not in this little
Run To You by Rachel Gibson Rachel Gibson takes us back to Lovett, TX in this follow up to Rescue Me. Sadie Hollowell is dismayed to learn that she has an illegitimate sister when her father’s will is read. Sadie wants to meet her so her fiancé, Vince Haven, hires an old Navy Seal buddy to locate her. Blake give his ex Marine twin brother, Beau, the job. He locates Sadie’s sister down in Florida bartending in a dive. He figures it’s an easy enough job. Meet the sister, give her Sadie’s informati ...more
Lisa Lin
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC/early copy of this book as part of the Avon Addicts program. I have to confess that while I've heard great things about Rachel Gibson's books in the past, this is the first RG book I've read. I've just never had the time to check out her books and add them to my massive TBR mountain until now. But after reading Run to You, I'm definitely on the Rachel Gibson bandwagon and will be glomming her backlist asap!

I really really enjoyed Run To You. It was a fun, quick, sweet read wit
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
Rachel Gibson is actually one of my favorite authors, and I absolutely adored her Chinooks Hockey Team series, and also the small town books, but my adoration for this book wasn't as much as the others I've read. In fact, I wouldn't exactly say that I adored this book, but I did like it -- I just didn't enjoy it.

If you've read Rachel Gibson's Rescue Me, you'll be familiar with a brief backstory as to who Stella Leon is -- the illegitimate daughter of a rich ranch owner who'd just recently passed
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