The Art of Running in Heels (Chinooks Hockey Team, #7) by Rachel Gibson

The Art of Running in Heels (Chinooks Hockey Team, #7)

Running in five-inch stilettos is an art formLeaving your fiancé at the altar on live television is a disaster. Lexie Kowalsky thought she was ready to get married in front of millions of people, but at the last minute she fled the set of television’s hottest reality show, Gettin’ Hitched. Wearing a poofy white dress and a pair of five-inch sparkly shoes, Lexie hopped a float plane for Sandspit, Canada. She figured no one would find her ther...

Details The Art of Running in Heels (Chinooks Hockey Team, #7)

TitleThe Art of Running in Heels (Chinooks Hockey Team, #7)
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Reviews The Art of Running in Heels (Chinooks Hockey Team, #7)

  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    Full review...3.5 Stars. Fast forward twenty-something years from the very first book in the "Chinooks Hockey Team" series; and we have John and Georgia Kowalski's daughter Lexi all grown up. Lexi decides to drum up business for her pet couture enterprise by appearing on a Bachelor style reality series. The reality part of the series has gotten away from her, and she suddenly finds herself at the altar as the 'winner' of the series; about to marr...
  • Stacee
    2.5 starsI’m a sucker for the fake relationship trope, so I was pretty excited for this one. Lexie and Sean are okay characters. I wanted to like them both so much, but she comes across as flighty and he’s really cocky {and not in a good way}. Sean’s inner monologue mainly alternated between thoughts of Lexie’s boobs and thinking about how there were several other women “out there”. Plot wise, it was what I expected. There was a bit o...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    3.5 starsLexie and Sean met under circumstances very similar to the way her parents, John and Georgeanne met in Simply Irresistible (a book I re-read as a refresher), which I found highly improbable, but I guess it worked for the story and some readers might appreciate the symmetry. I wasn't sure I was going to like Lexie (although she was adorable in Simply Irresistible). In fact, I kept going back and forth on this character. No sooner would I ...
  • Jasprit
    Reading a book by Rachel Gibson has been a long time coming and now after finishing The Art of Running in Heels, I feel like kicking myself for not trying her books sooner, as this book was such a delight to read. I’ve always been a fan of sports romances in books, but lately with books featuring hockey I’ve been devouring and I’ve kind of become hooked to these big hockey stars prowling around everywhere. And with The Art of Running in Hee...
  • Sharon Redfern
    How much do I like Rachel Gibson's books? So much that even though I have many, many, books to read that come out before this one, I bumped it up to the top of the list and I am so glad I did. The book opens with Georgeanne and John from the first Chinook book "Simply Irresistible". John is now the coach of the Chinooks and he's mouthing off about one of his new players, Sean Knox, and how much he dislikes him. They also wonder how their daughter...
  • Tammy Zautner
    I'm thinking Rachel Gibson is another author it's time to move on from. In the past, she was always my go to but as of late, I have not been enjoying her work. Where the hell was the chemistry and connection between Sean and Lexie? At least 60% of the book was them spent apart, in their own worlds, unless sex was involved. No real progression. Heck, I didn't even feel the friends aspect. Not to mention, if I had to hear how hot Lexie and her ches...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    In the latest installment of the Chinooks Hockey series, The Art of Running in Heels, we are returning to a favorite family of the past - the one that started it all - The Kowalsky's. It's not necessary to read the entire series before starting this book, but I highly recommend that you read Simply Irresistible, so that you have the back story on our heroine's parents and remember her adorably precocious personality as a child.Little Lexie Kowals...
  • Karen
    "Simply Irrerstible"...this was fun. I wasn't totally convinced about lasting love at the end because that realization was too quick on Sean's part but still sweet. The lists drove me a bit crazy too. Sexy times and mad cap reality show drama.
  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    3.75 starsThis was really cute, but I didn't buy Sean's sudden realization that he was in love, after denying it so vehemently. Lexie also didn't make him grovel enough.full review to follow
  • Aly
    "Love at first sight deserves a second look."Lexie Kowalsky's life doesn't seem to be on the right track because she make bad decisions after another. The last one was participating in a reality show to promote her dog clothing business, where she fought for the prize but ditched the groom before they could say I do in front of millions viewers. Hoping to let the dust settle on her mistake and avoid the medias and all the craziness, she board a f...
  • Michele
    Actual Rating: 3.5 StarsSee the full review at HarlequinJunkie.comFun, flirty and sexy, The Art of Running in Heels is yet another entertaining installment in the long-running Chinooks Hockey Team series. Lexie Kowalsky’s story basically brought us full circle, giving us glimpses back where it all began with her parents in book one, Simply Irresistible. *And* with Lexie becoming a runaway bride just like her mama was back in the day.I always ge...
  • Carole
    Funny bookRachel Gibson has a tart way of writing, that makes you laugh and take the part of the characters. Sadly, the plot holes slow you down. She writes great fiction, well worth reading.
  • Laura
    Full Review to Follow
  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    3.5 Stars
  • Michelle
    Pub date: Dec 20173.5 A cute romance with some excellent love scenes. I liked Sean way more than the flighty Lexie, so her character was a little bit of a stumbling block for me. Otherwise, a fun quick read.
  • Sascha
    review upcoming
  • Katherine Wallis
    I'm not going to lie - I am a huge fan of Rachel Gibson. Her book Truly Madly Yours is one of my favs. I haven't read all of the Chinook series, but when I received a copy of The Art of Running in Heels from Avon, I was super excited. And not disappointed. As someone who watches The Bachelor, I thought it was hilarious that Gibson made up a similar show called Gettin' Hitched. Insert all the ridiculous farm puns here. As you can read in the synop...
  • Gaele
    Oh this was fun – and easy to wholly see Lexi’s impulsive choices leading to difficulties kind of like the first snowball that rolled down the mountain, unaware that it would grow in size and take out several trees and a small village in the valley! Lexi is the oldest daughter of the coach of the Chinooks, John “The Wall” Kowalsky, and has been slowly growing an online pet clothing business named after her latest pooch, a Chinese Crested ...
  • July C. B
    1,5 estrellas.Este libro es ridículo. Así de simple.Al principio, me gustaba la premisa y me parecía que podría ser una historia entretenida, pero terminó siendo un desastre. La trama carece de consistencia, es como si no hubiera realmente un hilo conductor de la historia, sino un montón de capítulos llenos de escenas sueltas que no parecían tener mucha relevancia para los personajes. Si dejamos de lado la locura del reality show, y el de...
  • Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
    Lexie Kowalsky had a plan, get on the show, compete for the bachelor's heart, and use her newfound notoriety to jump start her new business... which worked perfectly until it came time to say "I do"! The idea of spending the rest of her life with a man she barely knew just didn't sit well with her, sure they had a few fun dates while on the show, but the man just didn't make her heart skip a beat, and if she was getting married she at least wante...
  • Melody May (What I'm Reading)
    Posted on What I'm ReadingThe Art of Running in Heels was a pretty good read. Okay, this is Lexie Kowalsky all grown up, so those who have read Simply Irresistible get to see this. Now for those who are jumping into the story with out reading about her mother, like me, you I think it's a safe bet you will be okay. All I know is Lexie and her mother have similar tendency, they are both runaway brides. Now trying to figure out where to beginning wi...
  • Kathleen
    This is the seventh book in Rachel Gibson's Chinooks Hockey Team series. It's one of my favorite contemporary romance series and helped me get hooked on romance when I was just starting to read the genre. RG has since become an auto-buy for me. She wrote the first Chinooks book in 1998, and the last book was released in 2011. I just love returning to an old series and reuniting with characters I haven't seen in awhile. This one is about Sean Knox...
  • Kate
    Fans of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette will enjoy this novel by Rachel Gibson. It was drama meets big boobs and small dogs which might not make sense, but you'll totally understand if you read this.Lexie was brash, bold, and unapologetic. Sean was cocky bastard who needed a romantic wake up call in the form of a buxom blonde in a wedding dress. Together they made quite an oddball pairing but in the end they seemed to work, building off one another...
  • Mary
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Reality TV meets hockey and what a whirlwind it is. Sean Knox is new to the Chinooks but he knows who Lexie Kowalsky is, even she doesn't recognize him. Hard to believe since her dad is is the coach. But since she's now playing the role of a runaway bride, he doesn't think she's got her mind on anything other than her problems. Lexie decided to be a contestant on Gettin Hitc...
  • b.Reading
    Lexie Kowalsky got swept up in the reality dating show competition she only entered to help boost sales of her doggy costume couture. So swept up she won the whole thing and almost made it down the aisle to marry a man she only really went on a few dates with.Instead of going through with the wedding, she bolts and ends up in a plane with a sexy man who eventually helps her escape the paparazzi and hide out for a short time in his small Canadian ...
  • LeeAnne
    I have really mixed feelings about this book. It's fantastically written, I enjoyed the storyline and loved the characters - what I didn't like was Lexie leaving her tv show fiance at the alter the way she does. It just makes her seems like a bia right of the bat and I didn't like that. Putting that aside, I loved every other aspect of the book and that's why I'm giving 4 stars. Lexie decides the best way to advertise her new business is to get o...
  • Asmaa
    I was so excited to return to the world that Rachel Gibson had created in Simply irresistible. I had always wondered what had happened to Lexi who is the daughter of Georgeanne and John who were the hero and heroine in Simply Irresistible. This is a fun story about a runaway bride who is running away from her wedding which is part of a reality show. Lexi entered the reality show for publicity for her fledgling business and was shocked to win. Whi...
  • Avid
    I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the first book which is about our heroine's parents John and Georgeanne Kowalsky.It was nice to catch up with the main characters of book one. The book did keep me interested and I read it in one sitting, but I didn't chuckle as much as I did with book one. I found some things annoying like calling Lexie calling herself a hypochondriac for wanting bandages for scrapes and cuts. I did find Sean realizing h...
  • Connie
    I really liked The Art of Running in Heels!My husband and I had a four hour drive ahead of us while on our way out of town. This book ended up being an enjoyable way to pass the time. The author had me laughing out loud at times, and rolling my eyes at other times, with the antics of the two main characters, Lexie and Sean. The secondary characters in the book help to round out the story and provide extra laughs as well, especially a hairless dog...