Friday, April 30, 2010

Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson

Trouble . . .
Chelsea Ross's acting career has been a total bust. The closest she ever came to stardom was her brilliant performance as "Pretty Dead Girl #1." But leaving Hollywood to become the personal assistant to a famous hockey player could be her stupidest career move ever.

More trouble . . .
Injured superstar Mark Bressler's glory days are over. The bad-boy ex-jock could at least be civil to the pint-sized, pink-haired bombshell who the Seattle Chinooks hired to be his P.A. If Chelsea didn't need the money, she'd be running from the world's biggest jerk as fast as her feet could carry her.

Big trouble!
Chelsea can deal with Mark's rotten attitude and dark moods. The problem is those biceps and that red-hot bod! And when the bad boy starts to put the moves on her, Chelsea knows it's time she banished him to the penalty box . . . if only she could resist the kind of trouble he has in mind!

Rachel Gibson is another one of those authors I always know I can pick up for an entertaining pick me up. Just like a good rom/com movie, Gibson has great characters that get into enough high jinks to keep anyone involved. This particular story continues with the Chinooks hockey team and the various players that have introduced over the years. Their relationship with each other as sports players and their actions towards women (those who 'belong' to the team and those who don't) seem very real at all times. They can be young and idiotic with totally misogynistic things to say or they can blush and stammer when confronted with a woman of worth.

Mark is kind of a classic portrayal of the pissed off jock, angry at the world because he was hurt. It's Chelsea's personality that makes their relationship shine, with her quirky nature and her goals for the future. Together they make a really good couple, with the kinds of ups and downs and sparks of attraction that make a romance great.

Overall Feeling -Thumbs up. A fun contemporary romance, Gibson's Chinooks series is not something to be missed!

Series - 1) Simply Irresistible 2) See Jane Score 3) The Trouble with Valentine's Day 4) True Love and Other Disasters 5) Nothing But Trouble