Run to Her by Lynn Kellan
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
She avoids men like him. He needs a woman like her. One lie changes everything…
Gabriel Antonov is a mechanic who can fix anything, even a woman’s hesitance. His talents have earned him the well-deserved reputation as a player, but when a routine one-night stand goes wrong, he’s haunted by what he’s done. Nothing can free him from those depraved memories, until he meets Leigh Nelson.
Leigh avoids strong, silent types like Gabe, who is stronger and quieter than most guys. The only man she’s focused on is her father, who is suffering from a devastating health crisis. She’ll do anything to help him, even at the cost of ignoring her own well-being, but the stress is getting to her. Gabe’s strength is tough to resist, and his silence might be hiding a crushing secret only she can understand.
He can’t outrun his gut-deep craving for her. Problem is, she’s running from him. When they’re marooned in his lakeside cabin, he might finally catch her…if he can admit why he’s falling apart without her.
She rose and gave him a smile.
That smile made him want to do pointless, tender things like brush his fingers through the blonde curls hanging down her slim back, but he kept his hands to himself. With her, he had to be careful. Take things slow. If he moved too fast, she’d come up with some reason to leave. He wanted to give her reason to stay.
For one night.
Or a long weekend.
Whatever it took to satisfy his hunger for her.
For the first time in months, he wanted to be with a woman. Not just any woman, though. Just Leigh. He wanted her so badly, every word he spoke came out curt and rough. Winning her trust would be tough if he kept sounding like a horny Neanderthal, so he kept his mouth shut and guided her out of The Crab Trap with a light touch to her back.
I loved this one. It’s a quick read, and the writing is smooth and engaging. The English teacher in me loved the vivid descriptions and the well-placed metaphors. Kellan creates characters that leap off the page, and the chemistry between Leigh and Gabe is hot, hot, hot. Both characters are nursing painful secrets that make it difficult for them to trust again. It begins quickly, with a tryst between the pair who already know each other. One criticism is that their history is told in retrospect, so we don’t get to fall in love with Leigh/Gabe through their earlier interactions. I’d love to see an expanded edition or a prequel. A couple other important plot elements are glossed over, but the rest is wonderful. Gabe’s anguish is palpable, as is Leigh’s heartbreak. It’s the perfect kind of sexy love story for a lazy afternoon.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lynn Kellan writes contemporary romance about strong men who have a weakness for smart women. She believes men and women aren’t that different, because everyone wants to be with someone who will empty the dishwasher. To prepare for her career as a romance author, she fell in love with bad boys, burly athletes, battle-hardened Marines…and married a chemist. Lynn has won numerous writing contests and served two terms as President of her local Romance Writers of America chapter, but she feels a true sense of accomplishment whenever she doesn’t embarrass her teenaged kids.
For love. For funny. For ever.
Find Lynn at http://LynnKellan.com
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