Thursday, November 10, 2016
Review: Falling for Gracie
Author: Susan Mallery
Publishing Date: 2005
Book Disclosure: I received this book at the RT Convention 2016.
Falling for Gracie is the second book in the Los Lobos series. (Come to find out I own the first of the series and hadn't read it. Ugh! I hate it when I read books out of order!) But it didn't really matter too much. It's just that the characters from the first book are in the second, but the romance is definitely stand alone. Gracie Landon, a successful cake maker, comes back home after 14 years for her sisters wedding. When she was a young girl she had this massive crush on the neighborhood bad boy, Riley Whitefield. She made such a mess of things that her mother sent her a way to live with her Aunt and Uncle. Gracie has done a lot of growing up since then, however fate keeps throwing her and Riley together again.
I chose to read Falling for Gracie because I wanted something light-hearted and fun to read to take my mind of off things going on in my real life. I am happy to say that I couldn't have chosen a better book! Falling for Gracie was just what the doctor ordered!! It was funny and sweet. Gracie is such a genuinely nice person and goes out of her way to help her ungrateful sisters. As Gracie tries to help her sisters it often puts her at a disadvantage and causes her lots of problems. The thing is, Gracie is really strong. Even when life beats her down, she doesn't stay down for long.
It doesn't take Riley long to notice all the wonderful attributes Gracie has. He is drawn to her positivity and determination and begins to become a better person because of her. I love that. He stands up for her when her own family won't. I adore the ending and how Riley expresses his love for Gracie. Heart-melting!! I loved this one!