Tuesday, September 9, 2014

**Blog Tour Review & Giveaway** WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU (Truly, Idaho #3) by Rachel Gibson


New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns to Truly, Idaho, and to the fate of sexy SEAL Blake Junger


Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she's paid for all that popularity—her husband's run off with what's left of their money and a twenty-year-old bimbo named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see some pictures she, well, really shouldn't.


Then she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger. Exiled to a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he's determined to struggle with his demons and win—all on his own. But the last thing he needs is Natalie distracting him with her luscious curves and breaking down the barriers of his heart.


*Can be read as a standalone.  Returns to Truly, ID and is about the second Junger twin, Blake Junger*


Around and around she ran, stopping a few times to paw at the air and neigh. “Hey kid,” he called to her, but she just tossed her head and kept going. The pull of Johnnie rode him hard and irritation broke out across his skin. He had better things to do than stand there as a weird little girl acted like a horse. Better things, like go for a jog or swim or poke himself in the eye with a stick. “Time to go home.” She pretended not to hear him. What did she call herself? “Stop, Bow Tie!”
“Say whoa, girl,” she managed between rapid breaths.
He didn’t take orders from children. He was an adult. He wanted to tear out his hair. Christ almighty. “Shit.”
Around she ran, her pale cheeks turning pink. “That was a bad word.”
Blake frowned. “Whoa, girl.”
She finally stopped directly in front of him and blew out a breath. “I went weally fast.”
“You need to run home.”

“That’s okay. I can play for …” She paused before adding, “Five moe minutes.”



I have been reading Rachel Gibson for years and I have always finished her books with a smile and a full heart and What I Love About You was no exception.  This book was so addicting, so good,  it is like a "whirlwind" from the first page to the last.  I loved every part!  While What I Love About You is book three in the Truly, Idaho series this was (surprisingly) the first book I have read from this series and I think it was perfect as a stand alone!  I will, however, be going back to see what I missed in books one and two for sure!

Rachel Gibson has been one of my automatic buy Authors for years (my Kindle has most of her back list in it) and with every book I think she gets better and better.  What I Love About You is (right now) my favorite of her books, I fell in love with Blake and Natalie.  Rachel Gibson has the unique talent of creating a sense of home in the settings of her books, like Truly, Idaho and its residents feel real without taking over the main story.  The secondary characters blend in smoothly and really enrich this story.  Of course I fell in love with Charlotte as soon as she said she was a "hoss" and then puppy bombing sealed Rachel Gibson as an all-time favorite writer.  Her stories are full of emotion, heat, wit and heart.

What I Love About you was funny, sexy, touching, emotional and beautiful.  I liked watching Blake struggle with his addictions, he is an upfront guy and hates forms of weakness.  Natalie proved to be way more than a former cheerleader, she is an independent single mother who will blow you away and make you want to be her friend.  I loved this story!  The humor, the banter and the heat all balanced beautifully with Blake and Natalie's fall and it was so fun to read.  What I Love About You was more than I was expecting and really moved me on many levels, these characters were genuine and real and I am really sad that this story is over (I am hoping for more in this series so I get a sneak peak back).  

If you have been craving a good romance book with some sizzling heat, puppy bombings and a unicorn hat, you need to read What I Love About You.  Fans of Rachel Gibson (and new readers too) will be dying to order off Blake's menu and experience the whirlwind that is Natalie.  I highly recommend you add What I Love About You to your reading soon.... go 1-click this fantastic book!



Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age 16, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit and run and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.



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