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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beach Read Wednesday! See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson (Seattle Chinooks #2)

Book cover of See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson (contemporary sports romance)
It was close to 100° here yesterday and the heat is supposed to continue, so clearly it’s time for another Beach Read!  Today’s choice is an oldie but a goodie – See Jane Score isn’t just my favorite Rachel Gibson book, it’s one of my contemporary favorite romances. Here's the Goodreads synopsis:

This is Jane – A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team -- especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie" ... the magazine series that has all the men talking. 
See Jane Spar – Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters -- and Jane -- perfectly clear. But if he thinks he's going to make her life miserable, he'd better think again. 
 
 
See Jane Attract – For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single-minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart-mouthed, pain-in-the-backside reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter sheds her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye.  Maybe it's time to take a risk. Maybe it's time to live out fantasies. Maybe it's time to ... see Jane score.
See Jane Score is the second book in Rachel Gibson's Seattle Chinooks series (the most recent was Any Man of Mine), and it's definitely the best.  The sexual tension between Luc and Jane is intense, but there’s a deeper romantic connection that makes this book such a good read.  

Picture of Molson Canadian beerImprobable that a sports-averse features writer is sent on the road to cover a playoff-contending hockey team?  Yeah, but this book is so good that you can easily ignore that.  I love the camaraderie between the players (and how they gradually accept Jane into their club) and I love that good girl Jane has a naughty side.  Plus Luc isn't just an on-ice tough guy  – he has a lot of hidden layers that only Jane can uncover.  And as for Luc's signature tattoo...wow.  Suffice it to say that it has my vote for all-time hottest adornment of any romance hero. *fans self* 

Recommended drink while reading See Jane Score: John Daly (lemonade with sweet tea vodka); alternate – an ice-cold Molson in honor of Luc’s Canadian heritage

Other books by Rachel Gibson: Any Man of Mine, Crazy on You

Romance novel book reviews by Sarah The Brazen Bookworm (See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson)

5 comments:

  1. It's really hot here too -- and this book sounds like just the ticket. I really need to try a John Daly too -- that sounds terrific for pool-side. Now I just need to find a pool.....

    Great review!

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  2. This sounds like a series I would love! I grew up in the Seattle area so I think I would really get a kick out of a series set there.

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  3. Are these the books that the film See Jane Date came from?

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  4. Juju: No, it's different, but I totally remember that movie!! I haven't seen Charisma Carpenter lately...whatever happened to her?? I looked it up and the movie was based on 'See Jane Date' by Melissa Senate.

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  5. Oooo yes I knew that! Silly me!

    For some reason this title through me off ;)

    It's an older one and Charisma is pretty cute in it.

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