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Any Man of Mine (Chinooks Hockey Team #6)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  11,082 ratings  ·  521 reviews

Autumn Haven's Las Vegas "to-do" list said to catch a show and play the slots—not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam Leclaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her run. And she did—right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her lif
Hardcover, Large Print, 384 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Thorndike Press (first published April 26th 2011)
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Nov 23, 2011 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary sports romance
Despite the horn dog, rather immature (for a 35(?) year old man) hero, Any Man of Mine is yet another winner in the Chinooks hockey series...

Responsible, pretty red-head 25-year-old Autumn Haven is taking a much needed weeklong vacation in Las Vegas with a list of attractions she'd like to see/do. Not on that list is hooking up with a sinfully handsome, powerfully built blond stud like hockey player Sam LeClaire. But with the way Sam looks at her, and with the sparks flying, Autumn indulges her
This book had me confused about how should I rate it because there were some very nice scenes, it was well written, had a nice -even if he didn't seem so at first- hero and a 5 year old that actually acted like one. In the end however, I was left with the feeling of lost potential.

Autumn and Sam met in Vegas six years ago where they spend a hot, wild weekend that ended in a hasty marriage, a pregnancy and a quick-as-lightning divorce. Now, they are the parents of Conner, a five year old boy, but
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2.5/5 stars:

This series has a few things going for it that I really enjoy:

1. Hockey players – Yummy
2. Seattle – Maybe it’s just me, but when a story is set in my city, I love reading about a character walking down the street and thinking, hey! I was walking down that same street during lunch. Yeah, it’s probably just me.
3. Hockey IN Seattle – which we don’t have. Go Vancouver!

So all that said, this series setting is one for me. I’ve enjoye
Brie C.
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

I should start this review by saying that I’m a huge fan of Rachel Gibson and I was anxiously anticipating this book. I should continue this review by saying how disappointed I was after reading it. This book didn’t work for me at all; I can honestly say that the only redeeming quality about it was the writing style.

Any Man of Mine is book six in the series about the fictional hockey team the Seattle Chinooks but stands alone quite well so you can re
This book pisses me the hell off. I don't think that Autumn should of had taken him back. He's a a complete dick and I hate him. His flaws are just too many, too great, and he doesn't deserve a happily-ever-after. He is every woman's worst relationship nightmare. A wild fling that makes you feel something, impregnation, and then desertion.It's complete bullshit what Sam said about falling in love with her 5 years ago, and Autumn, as a smart, well written character really broke my heart when she ...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
To review this is weird for a couple of reasons, several of them I'll try to point out. Some are just personal crap. While I truly liked how Gibson was able to make the reader feel what the heroine, Autumn, felt, this is precisely the point that makes it hard to actually like the story.

Five or six years ago, after her mother died: Autumn spends a week in Las Vegas where she meets Sam, has sex, falls in love and marries him. And he's a jerk, gone before she's up without any note or reason.

Now s
4 stars.

Any Man of Mine was a great little read and perfect to help me get over the trauma that Jet inflicted in Rock Chick Rescue.

It was quick and engaging and the H/h had great chemistry but if you're looking for something that will change your life, this isn't it. It was light and entertaining and gave me an all over happy feeling.

When I read the blurb I wondered if this would start from the beginning when Autumn and Sam first met and then zip to current day but it didn't - which I thought wa
Let me just start by saying I have loved all of the Chinooks Hockey Team series and this one is just as good!! I just couldn't give it the love of 5 stars, for a couple of reasons. One, I think it was a little short, under 200 pages. My second complaint was with Sam LeClaire, the supposed hero in our story. Now, let me just preface this by saying there is a lot of things I loved about this book, but I just couldn't wrap my brain around why Sam should be forgiven, now I understand 'forgive and fo ...more
I wasn't a hockey fan. I am not always a fan of second chance story lines. I don't like it when children are affected by their parents acrimony. So how come when I find myself sitting here to write this review, a number of weeks after I finished reading this book, I want to dive back into it, the images strong and clear, the emotions compelling? I find I have to rate this book a five star DIK because I will read this again.

If you are amongst the group of people who do not read books which the c
 ❀ Minesha ❀
First things first- I absolutely LOVED this book ! Not for the characters but rather the lessons learnt from the mistakes made by the characters.

PLOT – Sam Leclaire is a shallow and superficial hockey star. He drinks and dates a new model every week. On a trip to Vegas, he is enamored by a redhead named Autumn Haven, spends a few nights of passion with her and on the spur marries her. Only to leave her the next day all alone- pregnant divorced and confused.

Sam LeClaire was a good-looking son o
Any Man of Mine was a delight. Sam and Autumn are exes who were together over a weekend in Vegas, and ended up with a son to remember it by. I’m not traditionally into stories having a child or pregnancy in the storyline, but I think that this story could only have been told with a child forcing Sam to re-evaluate his life.

Sam and Autumn reconnect several years later at a wedding that Autumn has planned, with much acrimony between them over a bitter start to their joint custody. I loved the cont
Like any other RG's book, a fast paced story. This one is better than Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team, #5) by Rachel Gibson but isn't as fulfilling as True Love and Other Disasters (Chinooks Hockey Team, #4) by Rachel Gibson.

From the start, for the life of me I just couldn't make myself to like Sam. I only see him as a pretty face on a hot body, no in-depth feelings or thoughts.

And don't get me started on Autumn. I just hate a wavering heroine who can't take a stand for what she wanted. First she fell in love with Sam, then she got over him, then she was at peace with him for rejecting her, then she felt lonely and
Lynsey A
Rachel Gibson is one of those authors I like to read from time to time. I've enjoyed most of her books. This was no exception, although, I found the story just so so. This lovers reunited story was just ok. Really, I wasn't a big fan of Sam's in the beginning but he did get better. He was horrible to Autumn after Vegas. At least he changed in his behavior as a father after Autumn blew up at him. However, the way they got back together just seemed too quick for me and it was before Sam even apolo ...more
Oh. So good. So so so good. This hit the spot like a bowl of delicious soup on a cold and rainy day. Yeah. That good.

There is something I have to say about Rachel Gibson: I do not like her heroes. Ohhhh Sam would flirt and I would cringe. Me and Sam, we wouldn't have worked out. No sir-ee. I wouldn't have been able to stay through a conversation. But I liked Sam with our heroine, Autumn and I liked their predicament. I liked how the characters change during the book (and there are big changes),
How come Jane and Luc never visit his former teammates? Just wondering.

Anyway, Going in I know exactly what I'm going to get when I read a Rachel Gibson. It's why she's an auto-buy for me. I know I'll get a great story, solid writing and fun chemistry. I got all that and more in this book. Autumn and Sam are both well-written yet flawed characters. I enjoyed them a lot. I really liked watching them circle and get to know each other. There's a lot of push and pull and it was great to be a part of
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3.5 stars. Is it possible for a romance hero to be too realistic? Rachel Gibson’s latest, Any Man of Mine, is another entry in her hockey series. See Jane Score is one of my favorite Gibson titles as is The Trouble with Valentine’s Day (which featured an ex-hockey player from the same team), so I had high hopes for this addition to her line-up. And it was everything that makes Gibson so much fun: witty, lots of physi
Meh, this book was okay. I don't know if I expected something unrealistically spectacular or what, but I did not connect with these characters. The hero, Sam, is a selfish man that the great white clouds parted on and said "You need to spend more time with your son".... who by the way is already five! The heroine, so unmemorable that I can't recall her name at this point, has their son, who was a conception from too much booze and a trip to the alter at Vegas, promplty followed by a quick divor ...more
Another chick-lit, yeah, it seems that everything I read nowadays were either short reads or chick-lits and probably on more occasions, both.

Like I said another day, I would give other works of Gibson another try and I find this better than the Chinooks Hockey Team, #5 and I quite enjoyed this better even if I have read stories like this before and all, I can't just get past on stories or rather romance stories that are about giving second chances because I know it was hard especially when emoti
GENRE: Adult – Romance
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SYNOPSIS: On a one week vacation to Vegas, Autumn Haven expected to take in the shows and attractions, not hook up with handsome, arrogant Sam LeClaire. In a moment of weakness and recklessness, Autumn does the unthinkable, and changes her life forever. Not only did she get married in Vegas, by an Elvis impersonator no less, but she also ended up pregnant, and alone. Five years later, Autumn meets up with Sam again at a wedding she is planning, and
Me sorprendió bastante esta historia. Lo comencé a leer como si nada y lo acabé en nada. Es perfecto para esos momentos en los que no nos queremos meter en historias dramáticas y con grandes expectativas.

Lo mejor de toda la historia es que pasear que la pareja romántica ya habían tenido algo en el pasado,su nueva relación no es un instalove.Se desarrolla poco a poco y ella se da su lugar. Ésta serie me ha gustado bastante y eso que nunca la he leído en orden de publicados,menos mal que son hist
Nereyda Gonzalez
I'm a huge fan of this series. I love how Rachel Gibson makes me fall in love with all of these hockey players. But, with every book, there has always been a scene stealer. Sam LeClaire. Like most of the hockey players, Sam was a womanizer and spent more time in the penalty box than anyone else. I've been hoping for his story for years and was so excited when it was finally announced a few years ago. They say 'Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,' but that isn't true when a wild and crazy ...more
3 1/2 stars

I am a long time Rachel Gibson fan. I’ve read every one of her books and for me this wasn’t a typical Rachel Gibson book - light, funny with witty banter between the characters. It’s hard to pull that off when the H/h can’t stand each other for the majority of the book. I think it’s a tough road to hoe as an author when the characters hate each other and not in that playful he loves me, he loves me not kinda way.

Before I started Any Man of Mine I noticed Sam was getting a lot of nega
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Present-day Seattle, Washington
Hero: Sam LeClaire
Heroine: Autumn Haven
Sensuality Rating: Hot

Overall Ranking: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

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Rachel Gibson is one of the few contemporary romance authors that I read. This is not a genre that usually appeals to me so she is in an exclusive group. I especially enjoy her Chinooks hockey series due to my love affair with athletes and romance. "Any Man of Mine" is not
Any Man of Mine falls into line with all Rachel Gibson's others in the adorable Chinook Hockey series. I liked it a lot.

After a crazy drunk week in Vegas Autumn ends up married, pregnant, and dumped by Chinook Hockey Star Sam LeClaire. 5 years later Sam and Autumn have a mutual hate-dislike relationship and realize that though they have a son together it's best that they are never in the same room with one another. This all changes when Sam starts to realize he has not been the kind of father h
Whew... where to begin...

I've recently begun glomming Rachel Gibson books and appreciate the stories... up to certain point, with the exception of See Jane Score, which I enjoyed cover to cover. Her storytelling contains a lot of the elements I look for in a contemporary romance, from the smart and witty heroine, to the reforming hero, with a delicious mixture of humor, steam, and angst that flesh out these characters as the story develops. As I am reading a book and come to a conversation or ev
This is the 6th in the Chinooks series, Gibson's mythical Seattle-based hockey team. Autumn Haven is a successful wedding planner and she's also the unexpected baby-mama of Chinooks player Sam LeClaire's son, something most of his teammates and rink bunnies don't know. Autumn and Sam had a wild weekend in Vegas some 6 years before, including a drunken midnight wedding and unprotected sex. That weekend ended up with his leaving her in the hotel, with divorce papers served right away, and that was ...more
I don't know what's happening to me lately, but I think I'm becoming a fan of contemporaries. I still adore historicals but I am so happy that I decieded to give modern romance a chance. This book helped to confirm that. I loved the story of the hero and heroine's past mistakes and second chance at love. It seemed so real. The author did a wonderful job pacing the book. I loved that in the beginning they weren't lusting after each other, but grew into their attraction for each other slowly again ...more
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Dec 24, 2012 Sophie ♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance readers who aren't afraid of a little cliche

This book is on my favorites shelf for a reason. I know a lot of people think Rachel Gibson's writing lacks depth and sophistication and I don't disagree with them but that doesn't make her books any less enjoyable. This was the first book of hers I read and I actually found it really hard to put down despite the overload of stereotyping, ice hockey references and the cliche story line.

For most of the book, Sam acts like a complete jerk wher
At First Sight: At 25, and following the death of her mother, all Autumn Haven wanted was to relax in Vegas and do all the silly, touristy things you can do in there. She didn't plan on running into Sam LeClaire. Already a successful hockey player based in Seattle, Sam was just looking at a few days of mindless entertainment in Vegas, anything to keep his mind occupied on a day that is difficult to him. But, from the moment he saw Autumn at a club, he became a little bit obsessed with having her ...more
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