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, Sports Romance, Contemporary

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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    Rachel Gibson sparkles in her return to sports romance. Lexie Kowalsky (daughter of the characters of 1998's Simply Irresistible) flees her wedding to a groom she met on a reality TV show. Her escape comes via float plane heading from Seattle to a remote town in Canada. Also aboard is hockey star Sean Knox, who decides Lexie doesn’t need to know who he is just yet. When they return to Seattle, Lexie concocts a plan to deal with her recent notor...
  • Amanda
    This book is SO CUTE. Omg. Thank you, Jes! And Avon and Harper Collins!I used to read a lot of Rachel Gibson in high school and this book really brought me back. It’s pretty zany and dramatic, but so cute and charming. Lexie is pretty impulsive and ditzy but you have to love her. Sean is gruff and a bit of a jerk, but you grow to like him. I highly recommend!
  • Susan J.
    Sean Knox meets Lexie Kowalsky as she's running away from her reality TV wedding in Seattle, not too unlike how Lexie's parents met 20 some years ago in a previous Rachel Gibson novel. This is an entertaining read, but the heroine and hero fall rather flat.
  • Nicole
    Cheesy romance novel. Fans of The Bachelor will more than likely love this book. The ending felt rushed and Yum Yum the dog was included way more than necessary in this novel. Overall, quick read that had some funny scenes and some cringe worthy scenes.
  • Julie
    Good romance of a hockey player and daughter of one too but it brings back the first book in this series. It was hot romance.
  • Marlene
    Full review to come...
  • Em
    I wanted to like this so much more than I did.Review for AAR to come.
  • Jessica Moro
    This was super sweet and a good follow up to the first book
  • Dani (Dani's Bookshelf)
    I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.This book started out with a lot of potential but ultimately didn't work for me. Some of this is personal preference, as I don't watch reality TV and didn't like the prominent role it played in this book. But also, I don't think the reason given for how Lexie won and why she agreed to go through with the wedding was adequate. Lexie's business was also a bit much ...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    The Art of Running is Heels is the seventh book in the Chinooks Hockey Team series and a perfect read for fans of television series such as Bachelor. Although this is not a story about being a contestant who is actively trying to land the man. Actually, Lexie Kowalsky was the winning bachelorette and this story is about what happens to the woman who was about to get married to the Bachelor and realizes that she is making a huge mistake. For me th...
  • Mary at USAT's HEA
    Rachel Gibson’s Chinooks Hockey Team series is one of my all-time favorites, so I was incredibly excited to get my hands on The Art of Running in Heels, which is the seventh, stand-alone book in the series, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s fun, flirty, sexy and guaranteed feel-good entertainment.Lexie Kowalsky is about to walk down the aisle on national television after meeting her fiancé on a reality dating show, but she suddenly runs, leav...