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True Love And Other Disasters (Chinooks Hockey Team #4)

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When money-bags Virgil Duffy leaves his widow a stash of cash and his beloved ice-hockey team in his will, team captain Ty 'Saint' Savage is furious. The Chinooks are set to win the biggest prize of the season, and a beautiful young ex-stripper taking over the reins is the last thing he needs.
Paperback, 314 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Little Black Dress (first published January 1st 2009)
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KarenH
True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson

When Faith Duffy's elderly husband, Virgil, passed away, not only did he leave her an outrageous amount of money, he left her his hockey team as well. Faith, who had been a trophy wife for the last 5 years and a stripper/Playboy centerfold before that, had no idea how to manage a hockey team. She was going to sell the team to Landon, Virgil's snarky son [image error] but retracted the offer when Landon embarrassed her in front of the team by callin...more
Auntee
Nov 18, 2011 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of sexy sports romances
Recommended to Auntee by: KarLynP
Just a quickie review here because, seriously? There's no way I can match KarenH's review (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... tells the whole story complete with some awesome pics.:)

Anyhow, this series is shaping up to be my favorite sports romance series of all time. This one wasn't my favorite, but it's still a very enjoyable, super-sexy read, loaded with plenty of sexual tension, a cranky hero (I think all the heroes so far have been kind of foul-tempered), a sexy, vulnerable heroine de...more
willaful
Hard to rate this one. On the plus side, it kept me engaged, and I thought it was kind of interesting for once to have a "gold digger" heroine who actually could truly be considered a gold digger. (Though of course she's practically a virgin widow and was never that into sex til she met the hero.) Unfortunately, her character is pretty inconsistent. And not only is the story quite derivative and the writing repetitious but there is very little chemistry between the leads. I just talked myself ou...more
♡Karlyn P♡
3.5 stars. A really cute sexy story, but not a lot of depth. A quick read by a great author. Perfect beach reading material. I agree with many who are happy she is writing about hockey again.
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True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson
4.75 Stars
Reviewed by Stacey Agdern, romance reader and Ranger Fan

When they signed their deal with Harlequin, NASCAR noted that “40 percent of its estimated 75 million fans in the United States (were) women”. But what about the NHL, where it is reported, that anywhere between 33 to 44 percent of its fan base is female.

What we do know is that there’s enough of a female fan base for the Washington Capitals to have formed the first official female NHL f...more
Tammy
First, I’m happy that Rachel Gibson is writing about hockey again.

With that said, I couldn’t relate to Faith in this book and had a hard time drumming up sympathy for her. She is a stripper turned Playboy Centerfold turned trophy wife who is struggling to find herself after her elderly husband kicks the bucket. I felt like I needed a little more back-story on her character. She totally despised her childhood and her mother’s lifestyle as a stripper, yet followed in her mother’s footsteps. WHY? F...more
Sophie
First of all I feel like I should stress that when reading and rating romance novels, I keep in mind that it's a romance novel - my expectations are basic at best, and I make allowances for a greater suspended disbelieve and a language and style that's appropriate for the genre - nothing extraordinary. But I do want my romance novels to be better than *this*.

While Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me is the kind of chick lit that makes me want to read more m/f romance, this is the kind of book that makes me...more
Melissa
I really love Rachel Gibson's writing style. All of her books I have read are very easy to read and flow through the pages.

She writes great characters that are flawed and believable she writes them to be quirky and humorous at times and usually has me laughing out loud a few times. She writes great love scene's that are smokin' that I often wish they start sooner in her novels.

When Faith Duffy’s elderly husband and Chinooks Hockey Team owner Virgil Duffy passes away and leaves her his team. Fai...more
Suzie Quint
I really like Rachel Gibson's books. One of the reasons is that she doesn't make sex the payoff at the end. Love is the payoff. In this case, there's a lot of sex that starts fairly early on. A lot of very hot sex. The payoff comes when the hero professes his love, refusing to let her sacrifice to "take care" of him.

I also like that Gibson's men are real men and not women in hairy suits. Being a professional hockey player, the hero is all man and talks and thinks like a real man. As long as Gibs...more
Shannon
Normally I enjoy Rachel Gibson's books for an entertaining (guilty pleasure), easy, weekend read. This story just seemed too predictable and I just really couldn't get into her characters this time around. I actually kind of skimmed through the last chapter or so until the ending - which is normally something I don't do.
Phyllis
Rachel Gibson has it tough with me. She rated a five stars with her first two books, Simply Irresistable and Truly Madly and I compare all of her books to the first two. Gibson writes a sexy romance.Ever since she introduced the Seattle Chinooks in her first book, Simply Irresistable, I wanted more stories about the players. Sex and hockey is the greatest combination since chocolate and wine. The hero, Ty Savage, is the new captain of the team. He has to deal with the new owner of the team, the...more
marieno
Ok. First of all, the bad things: the action is slow in the beginning. Rachel Gibson missed a lot of opportunity. Faith and Ty could have teased each other via the media more than once. The Beauty and the Savage beast theme could have been exploited more than once. Faith could have been more at ease with the players. Faith's mother and Ty's father were obnoxious.

Ok. The good thing: Faith and Ty had good chemistry going on for them. I still need to read Rob's story but for now on, Ty is my favori...more
Courtney
I loved this book! Once again, Rachel Gibson has sucked me in with her awesome characters. Faith and Ty were great together. I liked her personality and his surliness. Her books about the Chinooks hockey team are great. I'm excited that she is turning them into a series. The next one should be out in the Spring of 2010. I don't know if I can wait that long! LOL
Stephanie
This was a fantastic book...right up to the end! It just ends no epilogue or anything??? Very disappointing. I need a little closure. It does have a happy ending though. The characters are both very likable and the chemistry between them oozes off the pages. This would have been a five star for me if Ms Gibson would have written an epilogue.
Maggie
I like Rachel Gibson but this was not my favorite of hers. It looks like its going to be #1 of a series with #2 coming out next spring.

The inherited Hockey team reminded me of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Phoebe who inherited the Chicago Stars football team.
Melis
Allam neden bizim karşımıza da böyle herifler çıkmıyor. Biri tahtını bırakır, biri çirkinde olsa sevdiğine sahip çıkar, birisi de sevdiği iş olan hokeycilikten emekli olur. Duysun beni yukardaki bende istiyorum yaaaa, istiyorum işte....
Laura
3 1/2 stars

Rachel Gibson returns to the Chinooks hockey team in this book. It is a follow-up to Simply Irresistible, See Jane Score, and The Trouble With Valentine's Day. This is a complete stand alone book, though. Even if you have never read any of those books, you will still get the whole story. A few of the hockey players return, but none of the former heroes are found in the book. The only previous heroine is Jane from See Jane Score.

Thirty-year-old Faith Duffy inherits the Chinooks hockey...more
Wendy
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Barb
Disaster Number One: Men Number Two: Passion Number Three: Love

Faith married her very wealthy 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. And Faith didn'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...more
Judy
As always the stories of Rachel Gibson brings to the reader so many emotions, very passionate scenes that make you wonder if what you read could be real. I don’t believe in love… Like I always say it only exists in books and in movies, but I love reading it.

The ardent feelings that are developed between Tyson Savage “Ty” the captain of the Chinooks, “the Saint”, “21” player and the recent widow and owner of the team Faith Duffy a thirty years woman whom in the past has been Layla the stripper of...more
Stephanie
It wasn’t the title of this book that made me pick it up–after all, it’s a tad generic, and having read the book, not especially relevant–but rather the name of the publisher and its quaint little logo. I’ve been known to buy books based on their publisher before, but ordinarily it’s because I’ve found that certain imprints suit my reading tastes quite will. In this case, my purchase was completely driven by aesthetics. Yes, I should be ashamed of myself.

Anyway, True Love and Other Disasters is...more
mer
Whoa, this one was a great read. I got me hooked, stayed up late, and devoured it till finish within. I was hoping for more exciting, promising ending, though. Anyway, on second thoughts, the ending was alright. Besides, I felt the book got a little bit similar with previous book I've read, It Had To Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Not that I really cared but well, as long as the story's good, I'm cool with it.

Faith Duffy was former stripper, playmate, and a wife to a very rich man. Upon the...more
Amy
I was incredibly surprised by this book. I can't wait to read the next one. The character development was amazing! I don't know that I have read a romance novel where I've seen character development that rivaled what we read in English Lit. It was really, really good! The plot was fun, the characters themselves felt very comfortable, and the dialogue was quick witted.

Normally, when I choose to read a romance novel, I do so because it's not going to kill me to put it down. I tend to lean toward...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
I really enjoyed this one - 4.5 Stars!

Even though this story followed the same or similar format as others I've read in the series, I liked this one significantly more.

What I liked about this book:
1 -- I liked Ty - quite a bit. I liked his Canadian accent. I like his Hockey talent. And, I liked the attraction he has for Faith.
2 -- I like Faith. She was beautiful and knew it, but wasn't arrogant like some really beautiful women are. She says she learned to make the best of bad situations and take...more
LuvGirl
I just can't get into this book. I've been reading the darn thing for 3 weeks now and still can't finish it. It's just too slow! Not to mention that this was sort of a busy month for me, but a book should be interesting enough that you should still want to pick it back up after you put it down. I was never excited to pick it back up. It took forever and a day for the hero and heroine to hook up and the storyline didn't thrill me. You would think that with a story of a woman that was a stripper...more
Jill Dunlop
Faith Duffy's husband and owner of the Seattle hockey team has recently died, leaving Faith as the owner. Faith is only 30 years and has a stigma attached to her as a gold-digger since her former husband Virgil was 80 years-old and a billionaire. With all the negative buzz surrounding her, the hockey team doesn't want to be caught in the middle of it, especially Captain of the team, Ty Savage. He wants to win the Stanley Cup and nothing is going to make him loose focus, not even a beautiful bimb...more
İlkim
Ve yine bir Chinooks klasiği. Yalnız bu roman Aşkta İlk Çeyrek (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips kitabını hatırlattı bana. Burada takım ölen patronun dul eşine kalıyor, yalnız kız eski Playboy güzeli ve striptizci. Geçmişinden hiç memnun değil, para için yaptığını da saklamıyor ama herkesin onun hakkında düşündükleri belli. Hokey takımını Virgil'in (ölen patron) oğluna satmaya karar veriyor ama oğlu onu herkesin önünde aşağılayınca satmaktan vazgeçiyor tabi. Bu kararından sonra hokey öğrenmeye çalışıyor ve tabi takımın kaptan Tyson Savage ile...more
Wendy
Faith Duffy’s the perfect trophy wife. She’s beautiful and graceful but when her very wealthy, and very old, husband has a heart attack and dies, she’s left with millions of dollar, an extended family who pretty much thinks she’s a gold digger and hates her and a pro hockey team!

Ty Savage is part of that team. And he thinks Virgil dying could not have come at a worst time, they’re so close to playing for the Stanley Cup and now they’re owned by a stripper turned playboy bunny turned trophy wife...more
Susanne
Feb 25, 2012 Susanne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people enjoying hot angst-free romance
I loved loved loved this book! Straight to favs! I am super giddy right now with a big grin on my face. If the rest of her books are anything like this I have found a new favorite author! I cannot describe what make this book so awesome but I am going to try anyway.

1. Trophy wife inherits the hockey team, discovers herself and fall in love with the captain of the team. The plot is simple and you get a picture of what this book is going to be - but you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, this book b...more
Anica
I am a bit torn when it comes to the rating of this book. I feel like giving it only 2 stars, but then again, it had the usual flawless reading style which we know from Rachel Gibson but on the other hand it was kind of...bad. Again.

I was warned from Ceci that this was not Rachel Gibson's best work of fiction. Which doesn't stop me from trying it anyway. Otherwise, I should have listen to Ceci since we practically share the same taste when it comes to books. Plus, I always have hope that Rachel...more
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