"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: True Love and Other Disasters

Title: True Love and Other Disasters
Author: Rachel Gibson
Pages: 345
Rating: 4/5
Challenges: Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance, Mount TBR, Woman Authors, Monthly Key Word

Summary from Goodreads:


Hard knocks and hunger taught Faith Duffy not to believe in love. Still, when she married her very wealthy --- and very old --- husband, she became the perfect wife. And then he went to that big bank in the sky, leaving Faith with lonely nights, a pile of money, and a total mess of a pro hockey team. Heck, Faith doesn't even watch hockey!


But most of America and half of Canada is watching Ty Savage. His lethal sex appeal and deadly right hook make him the favorite of fans. For most of Ty's life, he's dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup. The last thing he needs is a bimbo messing up his plans.


Faith loathes Ty on sight, but she can't stop thinking about him all day ... and night. Then a moment of temptation ends with Faith in Ty's bed, and she begins to see there's more to him than sex appeal. Ty discovers there's far more to Faith than beauty and billions. But a relationship with Faith is impossible, and falling in love --- that would be a disaster.

Years ago, I read a book by Rachel Gibson, and remember really enjoying it.  That was back when I read a lot of contemporary romance, before I managed to burn myself out on the genre all together.  However, I decided that this year would be the year I'd slowly work my way back to my reading roots.  True Love and Other Disasters was an excellent place to start.  I remember now why I enjoyed Rachel Gibson so much.

Faith Duffy was married to an older man.  A much older man.  That fact, combined with the fact that she was an ex stripper and a Playboy playmate, left quite a few tongues wagging.  However, Faith's whole life changes when her husband dies and she finds herself the sole owner of a NHL hockey team.  A hockey team with a cranky, but sexy captain that is doing nothing but pulling Faith's strings.

One thing I love about Gibson's books are her male characters.  They always come across as tough as nails, but open up into those incredibly sexy, wonderful men.  Plus, Gibson's female leads are always strong, reliable woman who can hold their won in a man's world.  When the two characters finally come together, it's a little magical for lack of a better term.  True Love and Other Disasters was no exception!

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