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True Love and Other Disasters
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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.

Customer Reviews:

  • my opinion
    I did not care for this book, not that it was bad I'm just not a hockey fan and not enough romance in this one for me....more info
  • I think Ms. Gibson is borrowing from her other books......
    Don't get me wrong, I thought this was a cute read, but certian scenes and just the description of the hero made me think of the hero of See Jane Score, which Jane herself makes an apperance in this book, the scene with the hands under the table also from one of her earlier books. Maybe I've read too many of her books and it all seems to blur. I hope she isn't getting lazy and just slapping books together??? Like I said I have read all her books and thought of each on an individual level, but if your are going to start taking pieces here and there from your other work and putting in a "new" book, maybe its time to take a break....more info
  • Great Read but...
    This was a great story and i enjoyed it but it reminded me in parts of the wonderful book It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips..especailly the blackmail part and the whole team ownership issue....more info
  • Boring Old Formula and Borrowed Plot
    I'm sad - I love Rachel Gibson and have been looking forward to reading this book, but it was a big let down! I just didn't get pulled in the way I usually do with one of Gibson's novels - I found the hockey talk boring and tedious (I never minded it in her past hockey-themed books) and partway through I found myself wondering why I was bothering to read the story at all since it seemed to follow a very familiar formula.

    I also missed the build-up of sexual tension that Gibson is so good at depicting (at it's best in Truly, Madly Yours) In this book it was more like, 'I'm attracted to you, you're attracted to me - we probably shouldn't...but we will anyway' Yawn.

    Oh, well. This is my second Gibson disappointment (after Not Another Bad Date) but I haven't given up on her yet. She's got a whole year till her next release - hopefully that one will deliver....more info
  • I liked this book
    This book definitely made up for the not so good book she wrote before (the one prior to this one, can't remember the title). This hero is a definite improvement to the prior one. The plot is similar to SEP's It Had To Be You, but then again... most romance novels have similar plot to one book or another, so no big deal.

    The attraction between Ty and Faith is palpable throughout the book, and when it reaches the muffin scene, you can tell the guy is a goner. Faith is a very likeable heroine who's not ashamed of her background and has a good head on her shoulders.

    There's an excerpt to Rachel Gibson's next book and it looks darn interesting. I can't wait!...more info
  • Rachel's back to what she does best
    I've read all 13 of Rachel Gibson's books (and reviewed most of them) and this one is a keeper. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars. I reserve five stars for books on the level of Truly, Madly Yours. If you haven't read that one, run out now and get it.
    Rachel's last four books were a series about a group of female writer friends. In general, I liked most of that series, but my all-time favorites have been the above-mentioned TMY, See Jane Score and Daisy's Back In Town. The very first RG book I ever read was See Jane Score, another book with hockey players. This book even has Jane from that story in a small cameo role. Two other Gibson books have hockey player heroes and she does seem to have a real passion for the sport.
    When I discovered that the heroine of this book, Faith Duffy, used to be a stripper and a Playboy bunny, I didn't think I'd like her, but Gibson does a great job of making her sympathetic and likable. Faith and Ty both grew up with parents that won't be winning any parenting awards any time soon. That's partly what makes them perfect for each other. Faith married a rich man 51 years older than her for the security she always missed growing up. No one would believe it, but she was faithful during their 5 year marriage. Mr. Duffy dies and Faith inherits his professional hockey team, the Chinooks. Ty Savage, the center for the team, assumes what everyone else does - that Faith is a gold-digging bimbo. But he has to admit she's hot. After Faith inherits the team and Ty is forced to spend more time with her, he discovers she's nothing like he thought. His team is in the play-offs and the last thing he needs is woman trouble, but Ty can't keep himself away from Faith.
    Of course this is a romance novel so the ending is a foregone conclusion, but it's the getting-there that matters and this book does a great job. Ty is a very likable hero. Like all of her leading men, Gibson writes Ty as cocky and confident, bordering on arrogant, but it's just so sexy! This will go in my top five Rachel Gibson books list....more info
  • Disappointed
    I got to the end of this book and wondered why I read it...This book does not live up to Gibson's other books and I felt that it was quickly thrown together it lack substance and Gibson's usually quick wit....more info
  • LOVED IT!
    Rachel Gibson is my new favorite author! I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it! ...more info
  • "Thin, pretty, big t**s, your basic nightmare" (Carrie Fisher)
    This quote from "When Harry Met Sally" pretty much sums up Rachel Gibson's latest heroine, Faith Duffy. The freshly widowed former stripper/centerfold is young, drop-dead beautiful and, thanks to her late husband, outrageously rich and the owner of a pro hockey team. Ty Savage, the team's newly aquired Captain is straight from romance novel central casting: Tall, dark, handsome and sexy. They meet, sparks fly and...well, you know the rest.

    I didn't mind that the plot to this story was less than original but I had expected Rachel to put her own unique spin on it. Instead what I got was a likable (if shallow) female lead who I couldn't feel any empathy for or connection to. It's a foregone conclusion that Ty will be attracted to Faith - Sports stars and centerfolds go together like peanut butter and jelly. Where was the tension between these two? Are we supposed to believe that becoming involved with Faith will somehow endanger Ty's career? If by some stretch of the imagination their affair so much as raised an eyebrow - so what? When was the last time a minor sex scandal involving two single people sidelined a professional athlete's career? With no one to "root" for I just couldn't maintain an interest in this book. Lastly, I am worried about the editor - is she OK? was she struck by a hockey puck? I'm not a stickler for continuity errors but this book is bogged down with them and it's not fair to the author to send her work out there with these distractions.

    Bottom Line: Rachel Gibson is a fine author and this book does contain witty dialogue, humor and sexy love scenes. Since I could not connect to the main characters it was a less than satisfying read for me but may be the pefect escape for someone else.

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  • oh it's a disaster all right.
    I am a big R.G. fan- have loved many of her titles. This one? It got a DO NOT FINISH, it was that bad.

    The whole premise, the sad little stripper turned trophy wife + capt. of her dead hubby's hocky team... the way the son came after her and oh dear god her mother and her stripper 'alias'... it was a headache. It hurt my head like chugging a slurpee to fast and I had to just put it down.

    I kept trying, but ultimately it was just such a total groan & moan of crap fest that I gave up. I skimmed to the end and yes, I made the right decision.

    do. not. buy. (unless you think your love of hockey romance can overcome the utter garbage/stink?)...more info
  • Couldn't Put The Book Down
    This book was fast paced, no dull lags in between chapters. I stayed up most of the night reading it because it was so good. Rachel Gibson writes as though you are the person experiencing the story right along with her characters, Ty and Faith. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys modern day romance stories.
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  • Love the Chinooks!!
    First let me say I can't believe the people who drew comparisons between Faith Duffy and Anna Nicole Smith! The only thing they have in common is the younger playboy bunny and the rich older guy. Faith is not the bubblehead she was, nor is she that over-blown, and as far as I know, Anna's hubby was not an owner of a sports team! I didn't even go that route with my thinking. And I didn't think this book was that similar to
    It had to be You by Susan Elizabeth Philips. My mind didn't go there either. No, if anything, I thought she was ripping-off her own work! (Read See Jane Score and tell me if there's not a few scenarios that seem familiar.)

    That being said, I still really liked this book. I'm partial to the Chinooks, not because I'm into hockey, (don't follow it at all) but because I'm from the Seattle area and know every location she talks about in those books and can therefore picture vividly the setting. Maybe it doesn't come to life for others quite so much. I don't think this book is quite as good as some of her others, but still, all in all, a good read. The chemistry between Ty and Faith is great. The storyline was good enough to keep me turning pages, and I felt like I got what I paid for. A good light-hearted read with a totally hot hero and lots of steamy sex. What else can you ask for from a Rachel Gibson romance? Of course the plot was predictable! Do you really purchase an RG for the harrowing suspense? No!! You read it for the hot romance and feel good ending, and that's just what you get! This one was far better than the last four (with the exception of one.) I, for one, am looking forward to her next one. I just wish I didn't have to wait a year! ...more info