Sunday, May 2, 2010

Review: Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery

First comes love, then comes marriage…
At least, that was Gracie's plan at the ripe old age of fourteen. She loved eighteen-year-old heartthrob Riley with a desperation that made her a town legend. Even now that she's all grown up, the locals in sleepy Los Lobos won't let her forget her youthful crush.
And how can she, when she's face-to-face with Riley at every turn? The onetime bad boy has come back to town seeking respectability—but the sparks that fly between them are anything but respectable! Gracie's determined to keep her distance, but when someone sets out to ruin both their reputations, the two discover that first love is sometimes better the second time around.

Lying on the ground in front of a boy’s car so that he can’t go on a date with his girlfriend is certainly something that I haven’t tried before. But Gracie did, though I don’t think it worked all that well for her. I liked this book about a woman who was exiled from her hometown for being a little too, um, enthusiastic in sharing her feelings for the cutest boy in town while they were teenagers. I did think it pretty unlikely that Gracie and Riley should end up together even if that was the obvious logical conclusion from page one and I have to say, I didn't like Riley all that much. His intentions towards the town in which he grew up were pretty diabolical and since these romances always end in a HEA, you just knew he would see the errors of his ways before it was too late. Otherwise, Falling for Gracie is a better than average, quick-read romance that satisfied my "sweet" tooth :)

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