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It Must Be Love

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  7,106 Ratings  ·  214 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 mat ...more
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Published January 1st 2001 by Recorded Books (first published 2000)
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
Dec 18, 2014 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jan 21, 2015 Polyj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
คดีหัวใจหมายรัก It must be love # ราเชล กิบสัน
จิตราพร โนโตดะ แปล
สำนักพิมพ แพรวสำนักพิมพ
พิมพครังแรก มีนาคม 2556
จำนวนหนา 277 หนา


นายตำรวจกลามบึก โจ ชานาฮาน รูตัววาดวงของเขาดิงจนถึงกนเหว
ในเชาทีเขาเจอกับแกเบรียล บรีดเลิฟ และโดนผูตองสงสัยสุดเซกซีอยางเธอทุมลงไปนอนนับดาว
เธอเปิดรานขายขาวของแปลกๆ ชอบผสมนำมันหอมระเหย
แถมยังอางวามองเหนออราของคนได แตถาโจคิดจะไขคดีทีกำหนด
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
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
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
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.

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
Min Li Li
Rachel tarzı bir kitap daha. :D
Keyifle okudum. :)
Goddess Of Blah
Dec 06, 2010 Goddess Of Blah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Dec 17, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Okay. It's been a while since I read this book, but one thing I do remember was how shallow and girly the heroine was. And of course the hero was a big macho alpha male. I personally do not like my heroines to act like hollow-brained ninnies like this girl did. I also remember a lot of "I love him, I hate him, I love him again" etc. The hero was pretty tacky because he dated a woman up until the very end while he was sleeping with the heroine. I don't like dudes who are shady like that and I don ...more
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.
Jan 01, 2009 Cherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Aug 24, 2015 Grace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jan 09, 2015 McKayla rated it it was ok
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!!!
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.
Yohana Arrows
Jun 28, 2015 Yohana Arrows rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Justo lo que estaba buscando, un libro rápido y romántico. Me parecieron divertidas algunas escenas, Gabrielle es un poco loca con esas cosas del aura y el karma. Quién iba a pensar que un policía como Joe tan controlador y de mal genio, iba a coincidir con sus sentimientos con una chica tan loca como Gabrielle, casi vegetariana, casi artista y casi cocinera. Nada en común pero de alguna forma a medida que se conocen, se dan cuenta que se complementa el uno al otro.

Al leer este libro se me vino
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.
Brooke Pfannkuche-swain
For the most part I have loved nearly all of Rachel Gibson's books but this one was a bit of a flop for me. Maybe it was that everything was so date, being published at the end of 1990's (don't get me wrong, the 90's have been one of my favorite decade so far! I mean "Singles" and "Reality Bites", grunge, and flannel and Dr Martens... ), that the main female character was a total flake (a less lovable Phobie from "Friends" character) or the the hero was just not appealing... Nearly ever author h ...more
Satıgül Yüksek
Mar 21, 2015 Satıgül Yüksek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 : )
I liked this female reader, it was the hero of the story I didn't care for too much and the fact that the heroine forgave him so quickly.... She did seem the type, I guess, I just couldn't relate. Maybe I'm just not enlightened and forgiving enough.... She took one stab after the next, and he says how he can relate. He compares there situations because she walked away from him the night before... not even close!!! I would have needed an explanation about the other woman for sure. I also didn't l ...more
Jan 27, 2015 Rory rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 21, 2014 Silvia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Hilarious STAR

ha ha ha this book made me LOL a lot. it really help me through my work stress..

i love gabriel, shes very honest, aware about nature and karma and she learn to open her mind and shes very genuinely naive he he he then she met with joe, tall, dark, muscle and hot as hell..they are yin and yang

fisrt joe thought of gabriel as a crazy woman but when they spent a lot of time together, he became addicted to her...

i love how they bantered conversation, between gabriel with full of spir
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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.”
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