ARC Review: The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson

Posted January 2, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 14 Comments

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ARC Review: The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson
The Art of Running in Heels
by Rachel Gibson

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 26 2017
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team #7
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

“If you are looking for some light-hearted, angst-free, cute hockey romance then I think this is the series for you.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been wanting to read this author seems like forever!  I finally took the plunge and decided to read out of order, which is mostly what has kept me from trying her in the past.  THE ART OF RUNNING IN HEELS was a fun hockey romance and a great sampler for me of Ms. Gibson’s style.  It has left me wanting to read more for sure.

Lexie is the daughter of the Seattle Chinooks coach.  She’s also a business owner trying to get some exposure for her doggie clothing line who decided the best way to get free advertising was to go on a reality TV dating show.  Except she didn’t expect too actually win and end up about to get married to the eligible bachelor.  So she does what any sane young woman would do in her situation.  She ends up running away the day of the wedding, dress and all.  And that’s what lands her right on Sean’s lap.  Sean, who plays for the Chinooks and is one of the players her father dislikes.

The great thing about this book is that I feel like it’s very light-hearted and even if some things can’t be taken too seriously, it brought a smile to my face.  Which is exactly what I like my cute contemporaries to do.  It felt very reminiscent of Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  Not too steamy, not too complicated, light-hearted fun with a sexy hero.

I can’t say Lexie was my kind of heroine which is probably one of the things that kept me from giving this a higher rating.  Not quite TSTL but she was a bit immature in some respects and that detracted from her other accomplishments in my eyes.

If you are looking for some light-hearted, angst-free, cute hockey romance then I think this is the series for you.

 

 

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About Rachel Gibson

With the publication of New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Gibson, first book, readers discovered one of contemporary romance’s freshest voices. Rachel’s novels have won numerous awards and reviews have called her books sexy, edgy, fun. To date, Rachel is the author of sixteen novels and two short stories.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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I read the first 2 books in this series years ago. I found them both just as you described: light-hearted, cute contemporary romances.

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Kathleen Bylsma

Love it! Thanks!

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Darynda Jones

Best title ever! Thanks for the review!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Ms. Gibson has been an auto-buy author for me since she started writing. I haven’t gotten this one yet. I know, bad reader. My favorite in the series is See Jane Date. For some reason, that one has stayed with me all these years.

Happy New Year!

Marika/Harlie

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I read the first 2 books in this series years ago. I found them both just as you described: light-hearted, cute contemporary romances.

Kathleen Bylsma
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Kathleen Bylsma

Love it! Thanks!

Darynda Jones
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Darynda Jones

Best title ever! Thanks for the review!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials!!

Marika Weber
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Marika Weber

Ms. Gibson has been an auto-buy author for me since she started writing. I haven’t gotten this one yet. I know, bad reader. My favorite in the series is See Jane Date. For some reason, that one has stayed with me all these years.

Happy New Year!

Marika/Harlie

Amy R
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Amy R

I need to read this.

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

Amy R
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Amy R

I need to read this.

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca