He knew she’d be nothing but trouble…
The moment she drifted into his marina, Mark Castellani knew Gracie was different. Resisting the blond pixie’s breezy approach to life is difficult, but Mark’s had years of practice living for simple pleasures that don’t extend beyond the next sunrise. Why long for anything lasting when he knows how quickly his whole world can be flipped upside down?
A bombshell long-lost memory finally explains why Gracie Rockwell never quite fit in with her boisterous family—she isn’t a Rockwell, after all. Desperate for answers, she leaves her beloved Rocky Peak Lodge in search of the little boy who saved her so long ago. Did he grow up to be the gorgeous-but-guarded Mark Castellani? What does he know about her true origins? If only she could pry some answers from her enigmatic new boss—and get rid of her massive crush.
But while she’s eager to uncover the past, he’d rather bury it forever. Mark was right. Gracie is the kind of trouble he never wanted, but she’s exactly the trouble he needs.
Poopy-Pants & Her Hero
Gracie Rockwell always “felt” different from her brothers and sister. As the youngest, she never felt the need to venture out on her own and explore the world. She was happy just being Gracie and helping out at the lodge. When an old bassinet is discovered, Gracie has visions of being found in the bassinet, in the woods. Sensing that she may not be a true Rockwell, Gracie strikes out on her own in search of answers as to who she really is.
Mark has always been the guy to hire misfits. And Gracie is one of the most confusing, quirky individuals he’s ever met. She makes his life easier, but more complicated. While she enjoys the outdoors, she’s never been to the ocean and doesn’t know how to swim. Her sunny disposition is well liked by all his customers. But, he knows she’s hiding something. When he spies her going through his personal items, he confronts her only to find out that they have a past. One Mark would like to forget...In search for answers, they embark on a road trip. It will either destroy them or make them stronger.
I LOVED this unique story! I’ve always enjoyed Gracie’s kindness, youthful outlook on life, and wisdom. Everyone, even her family, tends to underestimate her. Her determination and zest for life is admirable. Mark, having suffered at the hands of a madman, has trouble trusting and making commitments. With Gracie’s help, Mark is finally able to confront his past so he can leave it in the past. Although this novel can be read as a stand-alone, I would definitely recommend reading the rest of the series first. The mystery element is first revealed in the first novel and builds throughout the rest of them. I received a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Amazing Grace Rockwell!!
Another fantastic story in this Rockwell Legacy series! This time we get Gracie’s story and it is nothing short of special just like Gracie herself!!These characters are all so deeply developed and easy to love with their quirky, charming and funny ways. I can’t get enough of them! The story itself is amazing and I would expect nothing less from Jenny Bernard.
Gracie sets out on a journey of self discovery after learning she is not actually of Rockwell blood. Her journey sets her on the path of one sexy Mark Castelanni in California and let me just tell you that neither of their lives will ever be the same again!!
I love Gracie and Mark and am so happy for their discoveries and the ability it gives them both to love on and really live.
ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars
The Runaway is book 4 in the Rockwell Legacy series and while a standalone you might want to read the other books in the series.
Gracie Rockwell finds out she is not a true Rockwell and wants answers to who she really is but isn’t ready to tell the rest of the family so she decides to leave Rocky Point Lodge and says she needs to find herself...and find the boy from her early childhood memories...which leads her to Mark Castellani who may or may not be the boy from her memories.
Mark and Gracie have reasons to either figure out the past or not...so what comes next for these two will keep you turning the pages to see what happens!!!
Lots of mystery, emotional, shared past and finding out who you really are...when all is laid out!!
Can’t wait for the next book in this series!!