Books by Rachel Gibson

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The Art of Running in Heels

Romance, hockey, and a long running, successful series of novels by the talented Rachel Gibson.  It should be a magical trifecta of my most favorite things.  But it isn’t.   From its ridiculous set-up, to its slightly dull and predictable conclusion, The Art of Running in Heels is just ‘meh ...

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The Art of Running in Heels

Sometimes fans have to wait a long time for an eagerly awaited sequel. The Art of Running in Heels, the seventh book in the Chinooks Hockey Team series, has been anticipated by many for almost twenty years. When I found out that we were finally getting the story for the precocious Lexie Kowalsky, th ...

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See Jane Score

Despite living in Minnesota for nearly seven years, I never really got into hockey. I mean what's the thrill of watching a bunch of big sweaty guys pounding on each other with hockey sticks? Then I moved to Denver and got caught up in the spirit of watching the Avalanche as they chased and eventuall ...

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Just Kiss Me

Rachel Gibson an author whose books I come back to again and again.  She is at the top of my go-to list for contemporary romances and on stand-by when I need a good comfort read.  But I've been a little disappointed in her last few books.  They seemed to lack that certain lagniappe or a little ...

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Just Kiss Me

Rachel Gibson has written some of my favorite romances, and for a while I thought Just Kiss Me would be another. With laugh out loud moments interspersed with genuine grief, and a hero and heroine with off-the-charts sexual chemistry, this seemed as though it would be a true winner. Unfortunately, ...

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What I Love About You

Natalie Cooper’s charmed high school life and marriage to a glamorous banker blew up when her husband was convicted of fraud and caught trying to flee the country with another woman. Natalie was left alone with their newborn baby. Fast-forward five years. Natalie’s rebuilt her life running the t ...

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Simply Irresistible

Narrated by Kathleen Early Simply Irresistible is far and away one of my favorite contemporary romances and will appear near the top of my AAR Top 100 Romance ballot this coming October. Ellen gave this 1998 release a B at AAR when it first came out, but it’s a DIK for me. It’s been on my lis ...

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Rescue Me

I couldn’t resist the premise of this book. The heroine is 33, back home in small town Texas for her cousin’s wedding, and stuffed into a bubblegum pink bridesmaid dress. The hero shows up as her date and “rescues her” from all the “Aren’t you married yet?” questions. Romance ensues. S ...

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Any Man of Mine

Any Man of Mine is Rachel Gibson's sixth book featuring a sexy Chinooks ice hockey player, and it's a great one. That’s the good news. The possible bad news is it’s so similar in plot to the first book in the series, Simply Irresistible, I felt swamped by déjà vu as I raced through the pages. ...

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Nothing But Trouble

I expect a lot of things from a Rachel Gibson romance. Great dialogue, authentic guy-talk, humor, hot sex, and a deep third person narrative which has the emotional grip of a first person point of view. Gibson’s return to the Seattle Chinooks hockey team in Nothing But Trouble delivers on all of t ...