Review of Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery
Published: February 1, 2010
5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “First comes love, then comes marriage. . .
Or that was Gracie's plan, anyway, 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.
. . .but it's not as easy as it looks.
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.”
All I have to say is, seriously?!?! Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery was like being transported to the town of Los Lobos and living everything Gracie and Riley lived. Susan Mallery created this hilarious, magnificent character, Gracie, who just makes you want to laugh and root for her and the life she has always wanted. I really invested in this story because it was so easy to fall into step with Riley and be embarrassed with Gracie, it is a story that makes you believe that even at fourteen it is still possible to find the love of your life.
Things I Loved About Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery:
Gracie re-meeting Riley via new stalker tendencies
Gracie’s stalker tendencies at fourteen
Gracie dealing with her family
Riley’s three “F” rules
Riley’s Uncle’s huge portrait
The town siding with Gracie even though, there wasn’t really a side to take
Gracie’s and Riley’s humor with each other that makes even the cynical envious
The surprising easy flow of Riley and Gracie together
Riley finally following his heart (plus he’s very handsome)
And the whole crazy town of Los Lobos in general
I gave 5 smirks to Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery because it brightened my day. There are only a handful of books that can do that for me and I am pleased to say that the majority of them are written by Susan Mallery. Susan Mallery gives readers characters who are all so completely different in every one of her books, but there is always something uniquely special about each one that makes you fall in love with them. Gracie and Riley make an entertaining, heart throbbing couple who just pull you in with their witty dialogue.