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Subject: Hockey romances
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:31 PM ET
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So watching the Pittsburgh Penguins battle for the Stanley Cub has made me wonder if there's a hockey romance series out there.  Anyone?

Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:37 PM ET
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Deirdre Martin! There's a series that are connected with the characters though each focuses on the one romance. I started later in the series with chasing stanley. They play hockey but it's not like a sports thriller...

ETA: body check is one title, penalty box, chasing stanley..I've only read 2 and one of the others was about a fireman and newage shop owner(hardly any hockey mentioned excpet for a few characters) and 'just a taste' I dont' think has the hockey player as the main character but I know chasing stanlely does and I 'm pretty sure penalty box and body check do.



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Date Posted: 5/25/2008 11:43 PM ET
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i'm a big San Jose Sharks fan, and last year i came across romance by Deirdre Martin called The Penalty Box on the FOL shelf so of course i picked it up.  he's an ex-NHL player who had to retire, and has gone back to his home town.  (so there really isn't much hockey in it.)  i wasn't impressed with it, but since starting PBS i've seen that lots of people have read the series, so maybe the others are better.

i don't get VS, so i can't wait until the series switches to NBC and i can start watching again.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 12:48 AM ET
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Rachel Gibson has at least two books that feature a hockey theme - Simply Irresistble and See Jane Score. 

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 1:54 AM ET
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In Deirdre Martin's New York Blades series, I think the first one Body Check has the most actual hockey in it, and is probably the best book of the series. The next one Fair Play features the best friends of the h/h in Body Check. The hero is a hockey player. Some of the other books revolve around secondary characters like the chef brother of the hero in Fair Play and then his sister and a fireman have their own book. But I'd say the series is only so-so and I think the first one is the best one. Penalty Box has young boys playing hockey and I don't really remember about Total Rush.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 8:47 AM ET
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Others have mentioned D. Martin.  I have read that entire series to date and like them all.  Body Check and Chasing Stanley are both v. good, IMO. 

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 11:24 AM ET
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The best hockey romance book is definitely  See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson.  Trust me on this one ;)

Also, The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Gibson has a retired hockey player from the See Jane.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 11:37 AM ET
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hmm..wonder if I have See Jane Score in my TBR pile! I think I bought it after someone recommended Gibson and said that was their favorite..and night shift tonight so cross-my-fingers-time to read!

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 1:48 PM ET
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I have See Jane Score but haven't read it yet.  I like RG a lot. 

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 2:20 PM ET
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It cracks me up that I like both these series so much since I can't stand sports.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 5:07 PM ET
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Thanks for the ideas.  And so the reminder list grows by leaps and bounds again.  I wonder if I'll every actually order and read all these books.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 5:33 PM ET
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Anna Sugden also recommends a couple others on her site:  Leslie LaFoy's Blindsided, and a couple by Cathy Gillen Thacker--The Virgin's Secret Marriage and The Secret Wedding Wish.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 6:40 PM ET
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yeah, I found my copy of 'see jane score'! maybe I'll read it at work tonight (thinking optimistically!)

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 7:51 PM ET
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Susanna -- I hope you like it!!!!  Boy, what a great job----reading at night and getting paid for it :)

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 8:08 PM ET
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Also, The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Gibson has a retired hockey player from the See Jane.

that's good to know.  i've got that anthology in TBR, and haven't tried Gibson before.  but the library does have See Jane Score, so if i like the story i'll know to borrow the book.

Date Posted: 5/26/2008 8:13 PM ET
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yeah Monica it works out great when I'm able to do it! Lately we've been busy so I have to stick with something light and not too involved and to ngiht I'm tired from lackof sleep so we'll have to see how it goes! on days it's hard to do anything except for the weekend I work or after 3 but unfortunately they bring a lot of samples after lunch and again at 4:30 or 5 and we leave at 7.

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 2:40 PM ET
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I am a HUGE hockey fan (obviously) and a big Rachel Gibson fan, BUT, I thought SEE JANE SCORE kind of stunk!  (mainly because of all the errors, that were apparently only obvious to me) LOL  Although the "best"/biggest error was the one where she is sitting in a hotel room in Chicago looking out over Lake Michigan where she can see all the way to Detroit.   As if!!!  I am all for suspending disbelief, but, come on . . . . .  LOL 

SIMPLY IRRESITIBLE, on the other hand, is/was a fantabulous book!   :-)

 

GO WINGS GO !!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 2:50 PM ET
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Boo Redwings!  Go Pens!

DH and I were dating the last time the Pens won the Stanley Cup.  We used to go out and watch them.



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Date Posted: 5/28/2008 8:45 PM ET
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 psssssst . . . . . . RED WINGS is two words.   ;-)    LOL

 

Boooooooooooooooooooooooo Pens!

LET'S GO RED WINGS!!!!!

GO WINGS GO !!!!!!

():-)



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Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:35 PM ET
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Pens won last night-it ain't over yet toots!

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 8:34 AM ET
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How 'bout my boys?!!!!?

Way to go guys, way to go!!!!

 

 

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 10:37 AM ET
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Boo! Hiss!!