Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Tour: Review + Giveaway: Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein

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18281014Title: Run for the Roses

Author: Rachel Schieffelbein

Release Date: November 2013

Summary: Abigail Conrad has spent her whole life training for one goal: to win the roses at the Arabian Youth Nationals. She’s given up friends, a social life, and doesn’t have time to even think about guys -- much less date!

Now that she’s headed off to college in the fall, it’s her last chance to be a Youth National Champion, and she won’t let anything distract her from that dream.

Except maybe Chase, the older brother of Abigail's biggest rival. He’s charming, funny, and possibly Abigail's biggest problem. How can she focus on riding when her mind keeps wandering to Chase’s green eyes and confident smile?

With her dream on the line, Abigail had better learn to fight her growing attraction to Chase, or she might end up losing the roses and the guy.




 A very easy to read, young adult, romance novel with enough "kilig" (or that mushy, jelly-o feeling you get when you see/read a sweet scene) factor to keep you reading from page 1 to the very last. Run for the Roses was indeed sweet but lacks a bit of the "wow" factor. There's no bomb to stop your heart from beating or keep you from breathing. Everything about the book is right in front of you. No crevices, twists, or  turns you'll have to think or figure out  about.

Run for the Roses lacks shine or luster to really catch my eye or make the read memorable for me. It was kind of flat with little to no real action, at all. But I always do have a soft spot for nice guys, who may be a little cocky but do have big hearts. Chase had enough arrogance to label him as a bad boy (sort of) and a good heart to make girls melt. By the way, he's as hot as Zac Efron (or maybe hotter).

Again, this book is really quite easy to read. It's a light, love story; one I really needed after a week of killing myself with deep, dark, disturbing novels.




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Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.



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