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, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Sports Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

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

  • Auntee
    Ohh, it pains me to say it, but I was disappointed in this one!I was expecting so much more.I've read every previous book in this series, and all were winners. But this one...*sigh*It had a lot of promise, and touches of humor.I liked the whole premise--but the execution was just...meh.John Kowalsky and Georgie's daughter Lexie running from her wedding to a Bachelor-like reality star--at first this provided a lot of laughs. While on the run she m...
  • 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...
  • Karen
    3.75 I did really enjoy this one, but it was my least favorite of the series. I just didn't bond well with the characters. But it was a cute story.
  • 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...
  • Janja
    Well ... I won't drop down and sing: Hallelujah!!
  • ~Kristin~
    3 StarsI was so excited when I realized this was Lexie's story, I just finished the first book in the series about her parents in which she had a huge part, I decided to jump right in to this one. I was sadly quite a bit disappointed, mostly because of its similarity to her parents story, which was so notable because I just finished it, as well as something just plain missing here. I still really like Lexie and I enjoyed Sean, but didn't love thi...
  • 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 ...
  • Zairobe25
    2,5 estrellas.Toda la serie de los Chinooks me ha encantado, pero este fue un poco decepcionante, fue un poco aburrido y plano, fallo en emocionarme, aunque si logro hacerme sonreír en algunas partes y una que otra carcajada también me saco. Esperaba mucho mas de la hija de kowalsky y Georgie. Un final abrupto, anticlimatico, no solo le hace mucha falta un epilogo, es que ademas sentí que le falta un capitulo completo.
  • 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...
  • Jen
    Definitely disappointed with this one.It started well enough but then suddenly everything felt rushed and a little all over the place.Couldn't quite work out what Lexie and Sean's characteristics were supposed to be.One minute she's "impulsive" the next she's making lists and spreadsheets - going on reality shows but supposed to smart? Too many opposing traits going on and neither was built on enough to make it justified.It would have been nice t...
  • 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...
  • Leona
    I found this to be a fun, quick, light read. However, I do agree with some reviewers. The H/h were hard to connect with and spent most of their time apart. It was definitely a case of lust versus love. The romance felt superficial and neither characters (primary and secondary) were likable. Character development needed work. Unlike Simply Irresistible which was well flushed out and where you couldn't help but fall in love with the "Wall", Georgie...
  • Tracy
    3.25 stars for me. This book was cute. Lexie took some time to grow on me. But I like this author and her stories. I have really enjoyed this series. The ending wasn’t great. Of course Sean came to his senses but I found the ending a bit abrupt and then the last line too corny. Had hoped for better. But a cute book overall.
  • 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...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Publisher via Pure Textuality PR***2.5 StarsI have read and enjoyed a lot of the titles by Rachel Gibson, so I was excited for this one. I liked the premise, the idea of a runaway bride and a hockey star escaping to a very small, oddly named, Canadian town.All of the elements were present for me to really enjoy this story. A quirky heroine, a hockey player hero, the quirky settings.But, it fell short for me. I think, at lea...
  • Anne OK
    Back in the days . . . well I read all Gibson's books and the Chinooks Hockey Team series was among my favorites. Especially Georgeanne and John Kolwaski, whose daughter Lexi is now all grown up and a runaway bride like her momma. And, of course, she meets her own Chinook player, Sean Knox, who is just as you would expect -- all male and a star player -- and gorgeous to boot! Nothing much has changed -- Gibson still has wit and charm inside the p...
  • Jan130
    2.5 to 3 stars. This one wasn't as good as I hoped. :( I have really liked some of the other Chinooks Hockey series so I wanted to read this newer one too. And it's not that long since I reread (and enjoyed) Simply Irresistible, which is about the romance of Lexie's parents. That one kinda had some of the same things I was wary about with this book, such as a seemingly air-headed h. But somehow in Simply Irresistible, Gibson made it work and you ...
  • Robin
    Lexi Kowalsky decides to participate in a reality show called "Gettin Hitched" hoping it will help her promote her business of couture clothing for pets. She didn't expect to win the competition and finds herself getting married to the bachelor. Knowing she can't go through with it, Lexi runs away from the wedding and hitches a ride on a plane bound for Canada. On the plan she meets Sean Know. Since she has been busy with the reality show, she do...
  • Val
    DNFWhat a disappointment. I was looking forward to reading this book because it's a new addition to the Chinooks Hockey Team and there are a couple of books in the series I love, but I don't feel like reading more dialogues with guys using 'he plays like a girl' as an insult or calling women sluts.ARC was provided via the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
  • Linh
    Will I ever fall in love with a guy after 2 months? Definitely not, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to love reading about people who do.
  • Laura
    I enjoyed this. I laughed through the entire book.
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    Not the best I’ve read by this author but still a good, uncomplicated sports romance.
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I've been wanting to read this author seems like forever!  I finally took the plunge and decided to read out of order, which is mostly what has kept me from trying her in the past.  THE ART OF RUNNING IN HEELS was a fun hockey romance and a great sampler for me of Ms. Gibson's style.  It has left me wanting to read more for sure.Lexie is the daughter of the Seattle Chinooks coach.  She's also a business owner trying to get some exposure for h...
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityReaders have begged Rachel Gibson to return to her popular Chinooks Hockey series, and now I know why. But consider this one as “Chinooks Hockey, the Next Generation”. The series started in 1998, and the couple who found their HEA in the first book, Simply Irresistible, are now the usually proud parents of Lexie Kowalski, the heroine of The Art of Running in Heels.Where once upon a time John “the Wall...
  • Darcy
    This one was just meh...for me. I had a hard time buying into the couple. Lexie came off as vapid ditz while Sean came off as cold. I didn't get the attraction between them. I did like it when Lexie would tell Sean stories about what her dad thought about the new guy on the team, not knowing it was Sean. By the end and the HEA I was just glad to be done with this one.