Remember Sadie from Rescue Me? Well she’s back this time as supporting cast member. The stars of Run To You by Rachel Gibson are Stella and Beau. Probably two of the most mismatched characters you will ever meet and yet due to Gibson’s talent and vivid imagination they work. Run To You is a story about learning to survive on your own, toughing out the bad times, relishing the good meager ones but essentially learning how to land on your feet. This is a rock solid story that will leave you begging for more.
Call it fate or opportunity that Beau Junger ex-Marine, (by the way that is a misnomer – there is no such thing as an ex-Marine according to Gibbs in NCIS), was in the right place at the right time. Stella was used to taking care of herself. As small as Stella was she certainly exhibited a great amount of strength and resilience.
Beau on the other hand was a larger than life ex-Marine part of a set of twins each with a military background just like their father. But Beau had early on decided that he was not going to follow in his father’s footsteps either in career choice or lifestyle. He witness firsthand how his father’s womanizing had affected his mother and Beau had been raised to respect women.
As a military man emotions were usually kept under wraps. Beau was no exception. He was simply doing a favor for his twins buddy Vince. Vince wanted to locate his wife Sadie’s sister, someone she had never known existed until her father’s death. This sister was her only remaining family and Vince was determined to bring the two together.
Beau was the vehicle to make that happen. The road is paved with good intentions and this one was no exception.
Beau saw it as a favor but had no inkling how challenging it would turn out to be. Rough and tough Beau could face down any dangers but he never expected this petite woman Stella to present the challenge of his life. Suffice it to say Beau’s life was never going to be the same. If he had enjoyed a relatively calm retired uncommitted life before meeting Stella, Beau was going to have to channel some inner emotional stamina.
Stella’s life was in a state of turmoil and uncertainty. Beau was to be her life line. Neither of them signed on for that. But that’s life.
Simply put – Run To You was a wonderful addition to this series by Rachel Gibson. Each book absolutely stands on its own merit. I had even forgotten that I had read the first until I was reintroduced to Sadie. It was like returning home to old friends. Finding true everlasting love can be elusive and yet Gibson once again has us believing that if you look hard enough it’s out there. Don’t judge a book by its cover. And in the case of Run To You what appears to be a simple tale turns out to be a wondrous story about allowing yourself to give some control to others. The deed takes guts. The rewards could be great.
Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas for the second of her Military Men series, with the tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match--and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks. . .