The Trouble With Valentine's Day (Chinooks Hockey, Bk 3)
The Trouble With Valentine's Day - Chinooks Hockey, Bk 3 Author:Rachel Gibson Let Rachel Gibson tell you about the trouble with Valentine's Day: that one day each year when being single is a sin. — Kate Hamilton should know. Dumped by her boyfriend, stressed out by her job, she's returned to Gospel, Idaho, for some rest and small-town fun. But when her first attempted seduction of a hunky stranger is completely rej... more »ected, she wonders what else could go wrong?
Well, for starters, she quickly realizes that the Mountain Momma Crafters' original poetry readings is about as good as it gets on a Friday night. Then she comes face-to-face with Rob Sutter, former ice hockey madman, owner of Sutter Sports -- and the hunky stranger who told her to get lost.
Rob's been more than burned by love -- but then he and Kate find themselves in an ultra-compromising position in the M & S Market after hours, giving the phrase "clean-up in aisle five" a whole new meaning, and causing a whole lot of gossip in Gospel ...« less
I loved this book! I like Rachel Gibson's funny and irreverent writing style, and I also felt she captured the heroine Kate's insecurities in a way that made me feel Kate's pain in dealing with men. There's just enough of that in the story to give it depth without too much angst. The hero Rob has some issues of his own - he rejects her proposition in the opening scene but when you read his story, you'll understand why. Now if they can only resolve their feelings about past loves... Well, sure they do, it's a Romance!
I picked up the first book in this series by chance. I read it so fast and LOVED it so much that I promptly logged on to my Paperback Swap account and proceeded to order the next 5 books in the series. I love them. This one was great because it was still about a Chinook hockey player but he isn't with the team anymore and he is living in Idaho. Interesting change, but still keeping up with what the team is doing. What a great writer, hope she adds more to this seris.
Rob is such an idiot but you learn to adore him. I have to give Gibson credit for making a cheater into a lovable character. It probably wasn't easy. I liked that Kate is very strong and opinionated but somehow she doesn't come off as having a chip on her shoulder.
There are some problems with consistency in the book and with the series. It seems like Gibson can't decide how tall Rob was. Also Sherriff's Dylan's name is misspelled in the book but it's still a great book.