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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson

Released: April 28, 2009
Publisher: Avon
Rated: Adult
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team, Book 4
Buy: Amazon
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 I thought

This may be my favorite so far. I'm going to admit, I had the same view of Virgil's wife that everyone else in the book did. I didn't have a high opinion of her and dismissed her in the role of classy, strong woman. I have made a mistake. She is stronger than I had ever dreamed she could be.

What I love about Rachel Gibson is that she doesn't take the role of heroine and give it to some bimbo who is dumber than a box of rocks. She takes misunderstood characters, gives them a unique history and gives them a time to shine. Not all of them are self assured, able to take care of themselves, but they adapt and they learn. I really have to had it to Rachel for writing complex and believable heroines that any girl can look up to.

Okay, that said, I was rooting for Faith this entire novel. I was more focused on her that I put the romance second in the list of things to hope for. Faith doesn't have it easy after her husband passes away. She encounters hurdle after hurdle and still manages to keep her head held high. If it were me, I would have given up long before Faith.

While this is a very read worthy series, I definitely recommend this book above the rest so far. Incredible story all around.

My Rating

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4 comments:

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

I really want to try this series! Great review, Aimee!

Aimee said...

Thanks, Jess! I've really enjoyed it so far.

Candace said...

I can't believe you've read so many in a row! I have such a hard time cause I like too much variety. It's fine, but it tends to take me years to get through a whole series.
Glad you're still loving these!

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