Thursday, July 16, 2009

True Love and Other Disasters

I love athlete themed books. And Rachel Gibson's Seattle Chinooks series is one of my favorites.

Here's the blurb for the latest one, True Love and Other Disasters:
Disaster Number One: Men

Hard knocks and hunger taught Faith Duffy not to believe in love. Still, when she married her very wealthy—and very old—husband, she became the perfect wife. And then he went to that big bank in the sky, leaving Faith with lonely nights, a pile of money, and a total mess of a pro hockey team. Heck, Faith doesn't even watch hockey!

Disaster Number Two: Passion

But most of America and half of Canada is watching Ty Savage. His lethal sex appeal and deadly right hook make him the favorite of fans. For most of Ty's life, he's dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup. The last thing he needs is a bimbo messing up his plans.

Disaster Number Three: Love

Faith loathes Ty on sight, but she can't stop thinking about him all day . . . and night. Then a moment of temptation ends with Faith in Ty's bed, and she begins to see there's more to him than sex appeal. Ty discovers there's far more to Faith than beauty and billions. But a relationship with Faith is impossible, and falling in love—that would be a disaster.

Was it as good as her previous hockey books? No, it wasn't. Although it felt like I was reading something very familiar, it felt like something was missing. It had the humor, and the fast pace that I enjoy but... That's where it gets tricky, I can't really pinpoint what was wrong, it lacked the humph, the spark. You know that chemistry that heat that you saw in See Jane Score, it just wasn't here.

That being said, I enjoyed the story somewhat. But it just didn't do it for me. I was expecting "apples" and I got "oranges". Will it make me stop reading her books? No, it won't. I'll just won't expect too much.

True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson (2.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: Avon (4/2009); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (84);

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