True Love and Other Disasters – Rachel Gibson

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Since it is currently Stanley Cup playoff time, I was thrilled to pick up a romance featuring hockey players. Of course I was not so thrilled when they went on to play my team. More on that later.

This story starts out with the time honored plot that I love so well. Handsome sports player with a major attitude, new perceived bimbo who has inherited the team and knows nothing about the sport. At first they resent each other, but learn to respect each other. The team falls in love with her and they faces struggles but win their sports playoffs. The hero and heroine fall in love.

I liked the interaction between captain Tyler Savage and team owner Faith. The dialog was snappy and fun and the back story was not loaded down with too much baggage. There were crazy family extras, but honestly they didn’t add all that much to the story. While not Gibson’s best, I did find myself reading it one sitting. I would have liked a few more of the LOL moments that I usually get with Gibson.

Ok, here is what I didn’t like. — Ty’s team the Seattle Chinooks finds itself playing against my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins for the Stanley Cup and I hope I am not spoiling the story for you, but the Chinooks end up winning. Now I understand this is purely fictional, of course, but don’t mess with the Penguins. Of course I did get a chuckle out of the trash talk between Ty and Sidney Crosby. Basically Ty tells Sidney that he has more hair on his balls then Sid has on his face. Good thing I liked Ty’s character or this would have been a wall banger…..

Grade: B

Cover: So I have to say I found the cover stupid. We have a woman standing over an icy chasm with her skirt a la Marilyn Monroe blowing around her.

Author Future Releases: None listed at this time.
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