Virtual Tour w/Giveaway: Run to You by Rachel Lacey
ONE LITTLE LIE. A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE.
RUN TO YOU
Risking it All #1
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016
Moments after meeting the most gorgeous guy ever, Gabby Winters promptly gets stung by a zillion yellow jackets and falls-not gracefully-into a stream. Yup, Ethan Hunter is trouble with a capital "hot," and Gabby definitely needs to keep her distance. Except in the small town of Haven, there's nowhere to hide from Ethan's sexy, infectious grin . . . and all the residents are conspiring against her.
At the center of the town's matchmaking is Ethan's grandmother, who's convinced their relationship is a done deal. Rather than break her heart, Gabby and Ethan find themselves cornered into pretending to be falling in love. The problem: there's serious sizzling attraction between them. And if this charade continues, they won't fool just the entire town - they might fool themselves too . . .
When Ethan awoke, sunlight was streaming through his window, and based on the tent in his sheets, Gabby was still on his mind. He closed his eyes and started counting backward from fifty, his morning tradition to relieve the pressure so that he could leave the bedroom without being indecent in front of Gram.
His dick was just starting to relax when his phone pinged with an incoming text. Welcoming the distraction, he reached over and grabbed it off the nightstand.
The text was from Gabby. Thinking about you this morning and hoping that problem we talked about hasn’t gotten too hard to handle.
She’d inserted a little winking emoticon at the end, followed by a sunrise and a tree. Morning wood. And yep, that problem had just gotten really hard again.
Killing me. He texted back.
That bad, huh?
Oh yeah, it was bad. Getting worse by the second.
I’d be happy to help you with it if you want to stop by… This was followed by several colorful hearts.
His poor cock ached at the thought. But… No can do. Gotta take Gram to an appointment.
No kidding. Gotta go. Chatting with you is not helping the issue.
He thrust his phone back onto the bedside table and lay there, concentrating on the sounds of Gram moving around in the kitchen until his dick finally accepted defeat. Then he went down the hall and took a long, cold shower.
Q & A with Rachel Lacey
So many! I think that every book I read influences me in some way. Two authors who have probably influenced me the most are Lori Wilde and Jill Shalvis. Lori was my writing teacher when I was first starting out, and I could see all the techniques she taught illustrated in her own writing. She helped me grow as an author so much! Jill Shalvis was the first author whose books I read and thought “This is what I want to write.” I just adore her writing style.
Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different.
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a character turn out totally different, but often I have no idea what a character’s quirks and mannerisms will be until I start writing. One of the heroes of my current series was kind of a blank slate for me when I started writing him, and he turned into this mysterious man of few words that had the most interesting back story of anyone in the series by the time I got around to writing his story.
What’s your next project?
I’m writing the third book in my Risking It All series right now (featuring my scarred, silent hero mentioned above). After that, I’m not sure yet what comes next, but I have several ideas in mind! :)
What was your favorite part of the book?
There’s a scene about halfway through where the hero, Ethan, tries to recreate the “dream date” that the heroine, Gabby, had told him about earlier in the book. I loved bringing out his romantic side (and showing him fumbling with the details because he’s a guy, after all) but he wanted so badly to give Gabby her dream date. And the night did work out pretty well for him ;)
“Remember what you said would come next on your dream date?”
Oh, she remembered, but now he was pushing her outside her comfort zone again. “Skinny-dipping?”
“I’m game if you are.” As if to prove it, he sat up with her still in his lap and tugged his T-shirt over his head.
“This is a public beach!”
“And it’s too dark to see a damn thing.” He leaned forward and blew out the last candle, plunging them into total darkness. “Which is a shame, because I still won’t have seen you naked.”
If you could write in another genre what would it be & why?
I’ve always been very drawn to romantic suspense. I read a lot in that genre, and my first series had some minor suspense elements.
Your favorite book by you or another author
This will probably change soon, but right now RUN TO YOU is my favorite book that I’ve written.
Clean shaven, Scruff, beard, or mustache. Ink yay or nay?
Scruff, and a definite YAY on ink!
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Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.