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I'm in No Mood for Love (Writer Friends #2)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  8,581 Ratings  ·  355 Reviews
What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in the bridesmaid dress from hell, and the next...she's waking up beside Sebastian Vaughan, her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she'd got herself into a whole lot of trouble. But then how else are you supposed to deal with finding your fianc ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2006 by Little Black Dress (first published September 26th 2006)
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Dec 25, 2013 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Review on the short side today, cos the Turkey needs to be cooked. Liked this one. Like Rachel Gibson's writing style. Sebastian and Clare had known each other for years. He was the Gardner's son, she was always tagging after him when they were kids. He moved away, became a journalist, did not get back to see his Dad very often and had a bit of a strained relationship with him. Her fiance is caught doing the business with the Sears repairperson. Clare breaks off the engagement, gets drunk, e
Clare Wingate's carefully ordered life fell apart before her eyes when she walked in on her fiance playing cowboy with the Sears repairman on the closet floor. But she's determined to set it aside til her best friend gets married. When she accidentally gets loaded the night of the reception, she awakens to find herself in a hotel room with a man she's known all her life but hasn't seen for ages.

Sebastian Vaughan has known Clare since they were kids but seeing her in a sexy pink thong has put a d
When life gets you down and your find out your fiancee is cheating on you, hide your sadness at the wedding party and get drunk! That’s what romance author Clare Wingate does, expect she finds herself in bed with an old familiar face from her childhood who made her life hell . Hauling tail outta there Clare tries to put the whole thing out her mind and get back to her life, if only the man from her dreams or nightmares and so called one-night stand would leave her be: Sebatian Vaughan. Sebatian ...more
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
I'm In No Mood For Love is a friends-to-lovers story.
We find out the reason behind Clare 's bizarre behaviour at Lucy's wedding in the previous book. After she finds her fiancé Lonny with the Sears repairman in her walk-in closet, Clare decides not to trust any more. I dislike cheating trope with passion but the description of what she found in her closet is hilarious ('She’d stood there with her great-grandmother’s pearls in hand, too shocked to move, while the man who’d fixed her Maytag the d
Dec 18, 2011 Auntee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: For fans of Rachel Gibson
Well, I knew it couldn't last. After eight straight 5 star Rachel Gibson reads, I knew I was tempting fate. It sort of crashed and burned for me with this book, the first one I've read from the Writer Friends series. The premise sounded good to me--romance writer Clare catches her fiance in bed with another (a man!), turns her back on looking for Mr. Right and hooks up with childhood friend (sexy world renowned journalist/commitment-phobe Sebastian) in a "friends-with-benefits" arrangement, but ...more
Paige  Bookdragon
Minus one star because I skimmed the last chapter.
Quirky Omega
Good enough. That’s it. Nothing much to really say about it.

Let’s list down the reasons:-
An extremely “been there done that” kind of a plot line. Childhood enemies grow up to be gorgeous and fall in love with each other. Who hasn’t seen that?
I could have happily overlooked the above point, had the execution been good. But the novel lacked on the story telling front.
The romance was just so…..ordinary. At no point did the characters sizzle my pants with their passion. One doesn’t need sex scenes
Normally, this would be my type of book. The H/H sharing parts of their childhood, an obnoxious hero who loves to tease an uptight heroine, and a heroine who really has had the worst luck wiht men. But, somehow, it just wasn't as good as my expectations.

I loved the childhood connection parts. They were cute, though I wish there was more mentioned. And the general set up was so promising. But as we get to know Clare, she becomes a so-so heroine. I think its because she is described as a girly-gir
Michelle [Helen Geek]
3/3.5 Stars

This was a bit of a slower grab for me and I was surprised. The book started out with the "walk of shame" and had me laughing, but then the connection was broken and slow coming back. I did, in the end, enjoy the book, but not as much [or nearly as much] as others by this author.

Not sure I'm as keen on the "Writer's series", but am moving to another .. running out of RG reads. Not a happy sitch.

You may enjoy this one more than, I. It was good, so don't let me deter you.

Happy Reading!
Feb 29, 2016 Tanya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read several Rachel Gibson books and this one is my favorite so far. Very cute book. I really really enjoyed it.
Sep 19, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rachel-gibson
Rachel Gibson is an auto buy for me from now on!!!!
Sep 18, 2016 Femke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit, 2016
Een gezellig boek voor tussendoor!
I'm In No Mood for Love
4.5 Stars

After catching her fiancé in flagrante delicto with the repairman, Clare Wingate gets rip roaring drunk and awakens in an unfamiliar hotel room. Unfortunately, the occupant is no stranger, but Sebastian Vaughan, the bane of her childhood existence who has turned into a sexy and successful journalist. While Clare is determined to forget the embarrassing episode, Sebastian has other ideas and isn’t shy about showing Clare exactly what she’s been missing ...

Juliana Philippa
(3.5 stars) I vacillated between giving this book 3.5 or 4 stars, but finally settled for the former. Once Clare and Sebastian start their relationship, the book really takes off, but I wish it had happened earlier. I enjoy antagonistic relationships between the hero and heroine, but if it goes on for too long one starts to wonder how believable a lasting romantic relationship between the two of them is. Clare and Sebastian rub each other the wrong way pretty much all the time until they sleep t ...more
Jul 13, 2008 Courtney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Really, I think I would rate this a two and a half. I'm In No Mood For Love follows up Sex, Lies and Online Dating, except the main character is Lucy's friend Clare, bodice-ripping romance writer extraordinaire. She becomes entangled with her childhood nemesis Sebastian after attending Lucy's wedding and then finding her fiancee Lonny having sex with the Sears repairman in her closet.

This book, as opposed to the first in the series, is much harder to read.

And once again, it goes from naughty se
Jun 04, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Light and fluffy. Just what I needed.

Charming allergic-to-commitment hero who thinks he's getting what he wants when the heroine proposes a protecting-her-heart, friends-with-benefits arrangement. I was afraid the heroine was going to be one of those prissy rich girls, but I found her very easy to relate to and quite a sympathetic character. I loved the hero's point of view in this book, and it was really sweet to see the little things he did and thought that clued us in to his feelings even be
Jun 20, 2012 Mareli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, the first half part of this book was more a 3 stars than a 4. It was a little booooooring. The heroine was boring and her life was boring too. I suppose she needed to be injected with life and that when the hero came.

I liked very much how their relationship developed, from just friends to "friends with benefits" and then to a couple.

I think this phase of "friends with benefits" is always complicated for a woman. Usually they're involved and it's not "just sex".

BTW the book was goo
2 stars.

Not enough romance! What a shame since Clare is a romance writer. After reading the other three books from the series (in no particular order), I was so looking forward to Clare's story. It took me a while to get my hands on this book. In this case, it is certainly not worth the wait.

Too much reminiscence about the past and family problem to really concentrate on the build-up of the characters relationship with one another. I thought the first chapter was great, but it went spiraling do
Caz Malpas

Childhood crushes resurface after Clare finds her fiancé in a compromising position after she arrives home unexpectedly. She then wakes up in a strange hotel room with a hangover and no idea how she got there or who else is in the room.

Fun, light and predictable, but delightful all the same!
Dec 08, 2008 L8blmr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who like a little spice with their romance
A sweet romance about love sneaking up on a 30-something couple when they least expected, and least WANTED it to. There were really sexy moments, great lines, and even (for me) one or two tear-inspiring scenes. And, of course, the requisite HEA.
Mar 11, 2015 Esra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bu serideki kitaplarda bir şey eksik ama ne çözemedim gitti.. Bir yavanlık var gibi..
Ama keyifli okunuyor..
May 02, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Clare had to unexpectedly run home before her best friend Lucy’s wedding only to catch her fiancé Lonny in the middle of “THE act” in her closet with the Maytag man. At the wedding she drowns her sorrow’s which champagne, Jager and bad karaoke. When she wakes up naked in a hotel room she is mortified and when the man walks out of the bathroom and it’s her childhood crush Sebastian she wishes she could take back the whole night! Clare spent the who
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Ehehe. Ahh...This book is veeeery nice.
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Jenn Scranton
Nov 15, 2012 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Gibson is always my author to reach for when I want the romance tri-fecta...steamy, cute and funny. In typical Gibson fashion, I'm in No Mood For Love delivered.

In continuation with the Writers Series, we pick up with the uptight do-gooder, Clare. She finds out her beloved finance is in fact gay, though everyone else know a long time ago. In her drunken stuper at Lucy's, (protagonist from the previous book, Sex, Lies and Online Dating), wedding, she ended up in a hotel room with a hangov
Amelia Fransiska
Loved it >_4,5/5

Lucy's a writer of historical romance novel, who always sucker for Mr. Right and Happily Ever After.
Unfortunately she's a magnet for Mr. Wrong.

Her fiancee having sex with another man in her bathroom-in her own damn house! LOL

So, she gets herself drunk..
The next morning she woke up -half naked- and then her childhood nightmare who turned sexy journalist steps up from showers.
Now, Sebastian Vaughan becomes her adult sexy nightmare..

Later, when they can't denied the attraction be
Aug 29, 2016 Thenia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clare, the romantic, finds herself in bed with her childhood crush, Sebastian, the day after one of her best friend's wedding, where she got drunk trying to forget that she caught her future husband in a compromising position with another man.

Sebastian, who's been travelling all around the world and is now a very successful journalist, grew up in Clare's family estate where his father works as a gardener. That's where they meet once again, despite Clare's discomfort, and Sebastian is having a li
Feb 27, 2011 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was a quick read, but I didn't like it as much as I remember liking another of Rachel Gibson's books (one I read so long ago that I don't recall the name). That was the reason I picked this one up.

This tells the story of romance writer Clare, who walks in on her fiance with a another man on the day of her friend's wedding. At the wedding, she gets sloshed, and wakes up in the morning with Sebastian Vaughn in a hotel room - wearing only a thong and with no memory of what happened. This sets
Aug 29, 2013 Barb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Clare Wingate, romance novelist, ex fiance to a loser, and woman with the nastiest hangover of her life. Clare had the right to go wild—after all, she'd been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her own fiance in a compromising position with the washing machine repairman. Clearly her society wedding is off. Enter Sebastian Vaughn. She'd known him since they were kids. But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons—and some of the right ones, too. Clare is in no mood for love—not even fo ...more
Feb 19, 2016 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm In No Mood For Love was really cute, light, fluffy and delightfully angst-free likely because the characters are in their 30's and should be over the angst already if you ask me! But I digress, Claire and Sebastian interacted with pitch perfect antagonism to start gradually, reluctantly falling in love. As I write this perhaps it is closer to a 3.5 star read as enjoyable as it was I don't know if I would remember it next month but that is likely an indicator that I just read way too much reg ...more
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Rachel was born in Boise, Idaho, USA. Her father worked for a telephone company, and her mother was a house wife. Idaho has the largest population of Basques outside of the Basque lands of Spain. She grew up with kids with last names like Uberuaga, Berriochoa, and Egisquiza, but years later she discovered the rest of the country didn't really know much about the Basque culture or history.

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