Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemorary/Small Town
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Intro: Rachel Gibson is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. She wrote a hockey romance series. How can I not love her? There have been very few of her books that I did not love and I loved this one.
Heroine: Natalie-I thought I wouldn’t like her at first. I never really like reading about the overly-popular, everyone loves them for just showing up kind of people and I thought I wouldn’t like Natalie because that’s exactly what she was. But I was wrong. I really ended up loving her. I felt for her and admired her strength at the same time.
Hero: Blake-I loved him as much as I loved Natalie. He was an eeyore of a hero. A bit grumpy and gruff. He definitely has reason for his less than cheerful demeanor. I did find that he was a really great guy under all of the crankiness.
Chemistry: I loved them. They started out on such a bad foot. And they kept on bickering. I love bickering and banter in my romances. But there was also such emotional depth to their relationship because both had such sad backstories. I also love how Blake interacted with Charlotte, Natalie’s daughter.
Conclusion: I loved this book so much. I love all of Rachel Gibson’s books. I am a fangirl. It is official. I loved Blake, Natalie and Charlotte. I also loved how Gibson managed to balance emotion with humor.
Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age 16, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit and run and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.