Monday, May 18, 2009

True Love and Other Disasters - Rachel Gibson


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.

What can I say other than I love Rachel Gibson and she is an A= in my book!

Okay, first off I have sort of a "thing" for RG's hockey men: John Kawalsy, Luc Martineau, and now Ty Savage! Her hockey men always have just the right edge to them and yet a softer side once you get to the core. In this book Faith Duffy ( young ex-stripper and Playboy centerfold) inherits her dead husbands hockey team the Seattle Chinooks. At first she is unsure whether she should keep the team or sale them but a run in with her step son pushes Faith to take on the challenge. While learning everything there is to know about running a pro hockey team Faith caught the eye of the team captain Ty Savage. Savage and Faith have a few run-ins that soon lead them into each others arms and beds. Soon they find out that their strong passion for each other is a huge risk for both of their lives. Ty's career and Faiths heart is a stake. What fate will they end a strong bond for the sacred Stanley Cup or throw everything away for each other? Is it possible to have both?

RG's story of a true love affair is impeccable! You get RG's normal funny characters, lots of sexy talk and a story line to keep you hooked! I was happy to see my favorite RG heroine Jane, from See Jane Score, come back with a small cameo. I absolutely have no doubt that you will love this book. And if you haven't read any of Rachel Gibson's hockey books than shame on you because you truly missing out. This book deserves 4 stars because it is EVERYTHING but a Disaster! I'll leave you with a lil snib bit of the book that will ensure you will be elbowing some peeps to get to the cash register to buy this treasure!

"I think we should all go dancing after dinner," her mother suggested. "Faith was always a good dancer."

Through the linen of her dress, Ty squeezed and she closed her legs around his warm hand. "I have an early morning," he said.

"I'm tired." Faith looked at her mother and yawned. "But you two go ahead. I can take a taxi home."

"I'll take you".

She looked at Ty and said, just above a whisper, "That might be inappropriate."

"The things I'm going to do to you are very inappropriate." He lowered his mouth to her ear.

"You should probably be afraid."

"Are you planning anything illegal?"

"Not the first two or three times." He shrugged.

"I'm not sure aboat the rest."


I give this book a total of...


Rowena said...

I really enjoyed this book too! It was too cute for words and I loved Ty, thought he was too frickin' hot for his own good. This book reminded me so much of SEP's IT HAD TO BE YOU but I think RG pulled off her own spin on the storyline and did a great job of it.

Great review sweetie!

May 18, 2009 at 11:05 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Hey I have read that it was like It Had To Be You like a million times...I'll have to go grab that book! :O)

May 19, 2009 at 3:09 AM
~ames~ said...

No wonder you were talking about hockey yesterday! LOL

I'm so glad I have this book in my tbr pile, cuz I'm going to pick it up right away. Thanks for the great review!

May 19, 2009 at 5:30 AM
nath said...

I have this in my TBR pile and still haven't picked it up yet ^_^; I don't know what I'm afraid or worried about since it go great reviews... Sigh.

May 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM
Lori said...

I love RG's hockey heroes, too. See Jane Score is one of my alltime favorites :) Only Jane makes an appearance? No Luc? *pout*

This is on my TBR. Hopefully this weekend! Thanks for the review!

May 19, 2009 at 11:10 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Ames- Your very welcome and YES you need to read this book next. I LOVE MY CANADIAN HOCKEY MEN! lol ;o)

Nath-Be afraid Nath...very afraid!

Lori- I know I loved Luc too BUT I can say there is some talk about licking of tattoos in this book as well!

May 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM