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It Must Be Love

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  7,176 Ratings  ·  223 Reviews
Undercover cop Joe Shanahan's bad luck hit bottom the morning he stared up into the face of sexy suspect Gabrielle Breedlove. She'd blown his cover---brought him down with a can of hairspray---and now his new assignment was to pose as her boyfriend. But spending as much time as possible with the utterly irresistible New Age beauty caused unexpected complications. To make ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published March 7th 2000 by Avon Books/Harper Collins Publishers (first published 2000)
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
Dec 18, 2014 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone. A simple enjoyable read.
Re-read 12/18/2014
I don't modify ratings, but if I did, this one wouldn't be 5 Stars, more like 3.5 Stars. Amazing what time does to your enjoyment of some books.

I've been in a book funk for most of 2014. 2015 may be the year of the re-read or only those "sure things" that you are about 90% certain you will like. I'm really tired of taking chances, wasting time on books that just don't pan out.

I did enjoy this book. It was fun and I enjoyed the characters. No huge plot and very little primary or
Paige  Bookdragon

I need more groveling but this book is a fun read.
Rachel Gibson is a go to author for me when I need a fun, upbeat story, she always delivers. It Must be Love was about opposites attract and fit the bill.

Joe is a cop, not really satisfied with his job and also thinking maybe its time to settle down, have a family, and pacify his busy body sisters and mom. He is traditional, somewhat chauvinistic, he wants a wife that feeds him, cleans his socks and takes care of him. Gabrielle was not for him.

Gabrielle owns an antique store and is of the "new
Jul 02, 2011 Malynda rated it liked it
Before she could even comprehend what he was doing, he placed his palms on the sides of her face and pulled her to him. “Kiss me, baby,” he said, his breath whispering across her cheek. “Give me your tongue.”

Give me your tongue?! A mood killer if I’ve ever read one. He should’ve stopped at Kiss me, baby. But moving on...

Joe Shanahan is a cop with a past. He got shot on the job and things didn’t go as planned, setting him back, so now he has to prove himself. Mr. Hillard’s Monet has been stolen a
Jan 21, 2015 Polyj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Amelia Fransiska
Sukaaaaaa ama ni nvl.
Walo temanya pasaran bgt -pura2 pacaran- tp gw sukaaaaaa...

Detektif Joseph 'Joe' Shanahan lgsung menilai kalo Gabrielle Breedlove adl cwe yg eksentrik..
Pertama, dia meng-K.O Joe waktu Joe sdg membuntuti dia di taman -dgn hairspray-
Kedua, Gabrielle terobsesi dgn karma dan yingyang -yg menurut Joe aneh sgt-
Ketiga, nama nya yg seperti nama porn star.

Gabrielle terpaksa bersedia bekerja sama dgn kepolisian apabila tdk mau menjalani hukuman penjara -membawa senjata tanpa izin keti
Kerstin ~ (SheReadsByMoonlight)
Joe is a thirty-something, down to earth cop who owns a hilarious parrot and thinks that it's time to look at settling down with a sexy woman who doesn't mind running the household and have some kids. He is currently working on a big art theft case and is shadowing one of the two suspects: Gabrielle Breedlove.

Gabrielle is a new-age chick who owns a curio store together with her business partner Kevin and makes aromatherapy oils to sell at markets. She is looking for an enlightened man, with a po

2.9 stars

First of all, that cover is dreadful.

I am not a fan of illustrated covers ( I don't know why, maybe they make me feel like I'm reading "hoe to find a husband in 7 days"kind of book ), but this is.... buah...

I loved NOTHING BUT TROUBLE< and expected something similar here, but ... no.

Up until 85% it was OK read, but then the ending seemed kind of forced. And all that "I want to be with you, but I don't, but I do..." felt kind of wrong. Also, I just couldn't feel the chemistry betwee
Juliana Philippa
(4.5 stars) Absolute great read - I didn't think contemporary romance was my genre, but I'm definitely going to be more open-minded in the future. Still a 100% historical romance fan, but this book was just fantastic. It was sweet, cute, and also hysterically funny - some parts were so comedic that I was laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes (one part especially, that even when trying to reread to someone else I could barely get through because I started laughing again). Definitely ...more
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Dec 06, 2010 Goddess Of Blah rated it did not like it
The book started off quite good. The plot would have been excellent.

Unfortunately, their strengths weren't focused on, and the female protagonist capitulated too easily. She was silly. It was nauseating at times. She sounded and acted like a bimbo without being endearing. She was also very easy. If a guy treated me like that – I wouldn't forgive so easily. The romance began to pale. Otherwise it would have been interesting.

But it was rather clichéd too. All the criminals appeared to be blond me
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

I just saw this on the Hoopla site and, even though I've read the book before, thought I'd have a listen. I was in the mood for some really light and funny romance story. Rachel Gibson delivers.
Rebecca Tripp was the narrator. She did a great job.
For this class of romance, straightforward, not too angsty, I can always trust this author to entertain me.
Oct 23, 2011 Nonieღserenity2bliss rated it really liked it
While I love the storyline, I can't say the same about the chemistry between the hero and heroine. I just feel like something is missing between them, so much so that when they realize they're in love with each other, it doesn't feel believable at all.
Min Li Li
Rachel tarzı bir kitap daha. :D
Keyifle okudum. :)
Dec 17, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it
Kitabın Adı : Adı Aşk Olmalı
Yazar : Rachel Gibson
Orjinal Adı : İt Must Be Love
Goodreads Puanı:5/3,80
Puanım :5/4

Romantik Komedi tarzının güzel bir örneği idi.. Çok severek okudum. Belki çok kuvvetli bir kurgusu yoktu ama kesinlikle bana çok güzel vakit geçirtti.
Tabii ki benim sevdiğim kadar sevmeyen de olabilir. Ama kesinlikle bazen gülerek,bazen üzülerek,bazen de o romantik ortamı hissederek okudum. Polisiye teması çok kuvvetli değildi. Romanın erkek karakteri polis idi ama öyle işlenen bir cina
Apr 17, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
Sam the Parrot stole the show.

Detective Joe Shanahan and Gabrielle Breedlove have nothing in common. But when Joe suspects Gabrielle of some involvement in fencing art and antiques, he begins to tail her. But Gabrielle is on to him, and surprisingly, she manages to take him down--but not for long. Joe hauls Gabrielle into the station, and Gabrielle finds her self thrown into an undercover investigation by pretending to be Joe's girlfriend while Joe investigates Gabrielle's business partner Kevin
Urgh, it just got too awful.

This is a story about a tough cop who poses as the boyfriend of a free-spirited shop keeper, who reads auras and smells aromas, in order to spy on her business partner.

After a week of cold dialogue and abrupt and public kisses, the heroine decides she can trust him with unprotected sex, even though two hours beforehand he'd told her he brings home other women. But she's on the pill, so you know: phew!

My brain just couldn't let me finish this one. I kept thinking WTF
Reyna Cariño
Apr 29, 2013 Reyna Cariño rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encontré este libro muy barato y la sinopsis me atrapó.
Tardé dos días en leerlo y sólo fue porque debía estudiar para mis exámenes.
Me ha encantado el libro, la forma de escribir de la autora es tan hermosa y sensual. Ambos protagonistas me han gustado montones, son tan opuestos que simplemente se quedan en el corazón y lograron un libro lleno de romance y humor.
Definitivamente es un buen libro que recomiendo muchísimo, al cerrarlo lanzarán un suspiro de felicidad y les dejará un romántico sabor
Jan 01, 2009 Cherry rated it really liked it
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Jan 14, 2010 Gamatst rated it really liked it
I like Rachel Gibson's Idaho settings probably because that's were I live and I recognize a lot of areas she writes about.

Also on Audio:

The narrator, Richard Ferrone, ruined It Must Be Love for me (one of my very favorites by Rachel Gibson) with the spin he gave gave it. He made Joe a jerk in my ears instead of the nice guy forced into a tough situation that I read him as.

If it hit others like it did me it could explain why we haven't seen more of Rachel's work done in audio up until recently.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars; B+

I read this one several years ago so just re-read it because I needed something light and funny and remembered enjoying it for that reason. I was glad to see it was as I remembered.

This time through I found Gabrielle both ditzy and sweet but a little bit annoying in her naive belief in her friend who was clearly a scum bag right from the beginning. There wasn't much suspense or police work in this book but it was funny and easy to read.
Jan 09, 2015 McKayla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Maybe I would have enjoyed this story more had I read it an not listened to it. The lines said by Joe had my laughing hysterically at my desk. I am sure my co-workers were wondering if I had lost my mind. It was just the delivery of some that made me lose it

"Let's move to the bedroom. I like to spread out while I work"

The delivery is everything on a line. Something cheesy like that may work on some, however I would kill the mode by my uncontrollable laughter!!!
The hero in this novel wasn’t bad, but the heroine really grated on me. She was ditzy and new-age. I didn’t like her and couldn’t relate to her. I also wasn’t sure what the hero would see in her. The story was pretty predictable. I gave it 3 stars instead of 2 because I have a soft spot for heroes who are detectives.
Satıgül Yüksek
Mar 21, 2015 Satıgül Yüksek rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Gabrielle’nın sakin bir hayatı vardı,sevdiği bir işi,kendi yaptığı özel yağları,az çatlak annesi ve meditasyonlarıyla mutlu mesut yaşarken, birden bire hayatı, hırsız olma ihtimali olan bir ortak,sahte tehlikeli ve seksi bir sevgili ile tepetaklak oluverir ve aşk kapıyı çalar : )
Jan 27, 2015 Rory rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Opposites attract story, not sure I buy into that but, it did have likable characters and included crime mystery so I liked it.
Warning: Sexual situations.
Aug 24, 2015 Grace rated it liked it
Head in the clouds
Joe needed to do a lot more grovelling for me to be satistified...
Feb 23, 2013 Amafle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De este libro solo puedo decir: encantador, romántico, ágil, ameno, deliciosamente divertido.
Jul 07, 2012 Vicki rated it really liked it
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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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“Have you ever been married?"
"Nope. I was close once."
"You were engaged?"
"No, but I came close to thinking about it.
She didn't believe close to thinking about it counted. "What happened?"
"I got a good look at her mother and ran like hell.”
“You don't look at Ann the way you looked at her."
"How's that?"
"Like you could look at her for the rest of your life.”
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