Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Perfect 10: TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS by Rachel Gibson

A Perfect 10
ISBN: 978-0-06-157906-6
May 2009
Romantic Comedy

Seattle, Washington – Present Day

For five years, Faith Duffy was the dutiful wife to her much older husband, Virgil, until the day he died. A former stripper and Playboy Playmate, Faith has come a long way from the other side of the tracks. Virgil surprises her when the will is read. Besides leaving her a monetary inheritance, he wills her his pro hockey team, the Seattle Chinooks, instead of leaving it to his only son, Lamont. Faith knows nothing about hockey and is well aware what the team members think of her, but she intends to try to succeed. At a team meeting, she trades jabs with Ty Savage, the captain of the Chinooks, who thinks she has no business running the team. But the PR department sees their antagonism as a marketing dream. As a result, Faith will have to spend more time around Ty than she wants.

Ty grew up the son of a hockey legend and is on his way to becoming one in his own right, but the Stanley Cup has eluded him. With Seattle on the brink of the playoffs, he doesn’t need the distraction of a former Playboy centerfold, even if she is the new owner. The sparks between them are enough to set off fireworks. However, their love-hate relationship soon turns into a passion that burns hotter than molten lava.

Rachel Gibson once again provides readers with a rip-roaring romance that will have you entertained and chuckling right to the very end. Faith is hardworking, and though not ashamed of her past, does not want to go back to her old life. Marriage to Virgil brought her security and contentment, but now she’s restless and wondering if owning the hockey team is foolish. But her stepson, Lamont, is proving to be a pain in her side, and she just wants to prove she isn’t a dimwitted blonde bombshell. Meanwhile, Faith has to deal with her mother’s visit, and her mother’s dog, who apparently dislikes Faith since all it does is growl at her. But when Faith’s mother gets into a relationship with a man she shouldn’t, Faith begins to wonder if her life is unraveling.

Ty finally takes the plunge and opens the magazine with Faith’s body on full display. While it might have satisfied his curiosity, it may have whetted his appetite for the real woman. It’s clear from the start that Faith doesn’t know much about hockey, yet Ty has to admire her ambition to want to learn. With a little body check, their sparkling banter soon turns into sizzling desire. But can it last? Can Ty win the Stanley Cup without the distraction of his attraction for Faith?

TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS scores with hot, likeable characters readers won’t soon forget. Forget that Faith once bared her body for profit. Forget that Ty dislikes her at first. The chemistry and banter between them is smoking hot and the plot is refreshingly energetic. Once I started reading TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS, I knew this tale was a winner all the way and would be a Perfect 10. Rachel Gibson's talented gift of writing terrifically funny romance is sealed with TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS. It’s definitely going on my keeper pile and promises to be one of the best books of 2009.

If you haven’t read Ms. Gibson for while, then I suggest you snatch up a copy of TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS today and be prepared for some fantastic reading.

Patti Fischer

1 comment:

Estella said...

Sounds like a great read!