Series: Lovett, Texas #4
Published by Avon on September 24, 2013
Genres: Contemp Romance, Contemporary RS, Rom-Suspense, Romance
Source: Advance Reader Copy, Avon Addicts
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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 off... The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot...
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 wanted nothing to do with her, just like their father. But she was wrong, and Beau tried to show that to her, and let her know that her sister just wants to meet her, anything else is between the two of them.
Stella, though, likes bartending in the crappy dive bar, and though she won’t admit it, she is secretly afraid. What if Sadie meets her and doesn’t like her?
But things spiral out of her hands as Beau decks her boss for getting handsy with her. Her boss has mob connections, and he is pissed. One thing leads to another, and Beau is driving Stella to see her sister.
This romance was. . .interesting. The sense of humor was there, but I had a hard time believing Stella was a virgin at 28 (because of the way it was written, not because I don’t think there are 28 year old virgins out there). I felt like it came out of nowhere. Then 40 year old Beau is a born again virgin, tired of his man-slut ways, and waiting until he falls in love.
I liked the banter, but the main plot was originally keeping her safe from the mob, but that sort of went away, and the whole plot was their sexual tension. It was good, and I liked it and all, but parts of it were silly and unbelievable.
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