Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team, #5)
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Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team #5)

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Chelsea Ross' acting career has been a total bust. The closest she ever came to stardom was her brilliant performance as "Pretty Dead Girl #1." But leaving Hollywood to become the personal assistant to a famous hockey player could be her stupidest career move ever.

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Injured superstar Mark Bressler's glory days are over. The bad-boy ex-jock could at l...more
Mass Market Paperback, 354 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Avon
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Nov 20, 2011 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fans of hot sports romance
Hot, funny, sexy contemporary romance + hockey = one happy reader!

I'm lovin' this series--I haven't read a bad one yet! Rachel Gibson has me hooked and I couldn't be happier. I'm having a blast reading this series, and devour each one and can't wait to start the next. I'm a sucker for a sports romance, and a sports romance where the heroes are all studly, somewhat grumpy but ultimately sweet hockey players in love with their spunky heroines? I'm sold!

This one's the story of retired (due to a hor...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Sadly, I was bored through most of the book. In five words? Boring. Uneventful. Lackluster. Forgettable. Predictable.

I used to be a huge fan of Rachel Gibson, but a few years back she changed her writing style and now her books are noticably shorter and have far less layers and plot development. The characters are more one dimensional than her earlier books too, and the heat just doesn't sizzle as well because of it. BUT, on the plus side she was always able to keep the dialog, heat and storyli...more
Nothing but Trouble picks up right where True Love and Other Disasters left off. Mark Bressler, the former captain of the Chinooks, was nearly killed in a serious car accident 6 months prior. He's alive, but will never play hockey again due to the injuries he received in the car accident. Playing hockey was all he ever wanted to do and winning the Stanley Cup his life dream. Well the Chinooks have finally won the Stanley Cup, but Mark doesn't feel like he deserves any of the recognition because...more
Toni Aleo
i have realized that hockey romances are right up my alley :D
Lynsey A
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3.5 stars.

I couldn't put this down because Rachel Gibson's storytelling was quite engaging but at the same time, it left me feeling a little bemused.

Separately, Mark and Chelsea were really interesting characters and there is no doubting their sexual chemistry; but there was just no emotional connection between them. It felt like something was missing. Especially when they finally caved into their intense chemistry and made a go of it. It just seemed like they were together because that's just...more
I love Rachel Gibson. I think her releasing 1 book a year is far too few books.

I liked the premise of this book and I like Gibson's writing style. Overall the book was very enjoyable.

There were some holes in the storyline, and the ending felt rushed (did I miss something or was the revelation on Mark's part super quick and did they not skip from casually fucking (basically) to proposing). I don't know, I just didn't feel like the relationship was fully developed and believably transitioned from...more
When he woke up in the hospital after a car accident that almost cost him his life, Mark Bressler knew his hockey career was over. Months later, the slow and incredibly painful rehabilitation process is no more crippling that the dark morass of self pity into which he's slid. Morose and beaten, he's lost everything that ever meant anything to him, and when his team wins the coveted Stanley Cup without him, it almost kills him. All he wants to do is sit in his huge house and be left alone with hi...more
Anne OK
Another witty, sassy book about a Chinook hockey player and the one woman who finally catches him. Nothing new. It's Rachel Gibson's writing style that gets to me everytime. She can definitely write the romance and snarky, witty, funny lines! Up next in Spring 2011, another hockey player. There's a nice excerpt in the back of NBT.
I felt like Gibson wrote herself into a corner with this book.

The book's tone keeps reaching for light-hearted contemporary, but the hero Mark Bressler is a destroyed man. How do you write a comedic romance novel about a man whose hopes and dreams were shattered, along with his body, in a terrible car accident?

There is a lot a lot of telling in this book. Stuff like "Mark knew he wasn't an addict, he was just in pain" or "Chelsea had to re-evaluate her dreams and decide her future." I've read on...more
I could barely finish it. The first half went quickly, although the almost immediate lust right off the bat had me a little wary. Chelsea was an interesting heroine and kept me hooked at the beginning; Mark is the tortured type of hero, which I always have a soft spot for. All I felt they had between them though was lust, and it was hard for me to sense anything else. Definitely doesn't compare to my Gibson favorites: See Jane Score , It Must Be Love , and Truly Madly Yours .

Review by: C.M. Lessard,

Nothing But Trouble” (Contemporary, Avon , 354 pages, $7.99), by Rachel Gibson: Former NHL player Mark Bressler is damaged goods. As captain of the Seattle Chinooks, his career is sidelined after a car accident leaves him severely injured and unable to play hockey. And to top it off, his team goes on to win the Stanley Cup without him.

Mark doesn’t want to depend on anyone. His prickly demeanor has forced several of his previous home health care worker...more
This is my third Chinooks Hockey Team in a few days and find myself somewhat addicted. The books bring to mind Susan Elizabeth Phillip's series about the Chicago Stars, but Ms. Gibson's books are - to me, at any rate - less predictable and not always neatly putting everything in place in a sugary-sweet epilogue.
So far, I have not encountered insta-love (though that seems to be the case with Chinooks #1, which I will not read but mostly due to the "secret baby"-trope).

Anywho, the heroines of the...more
Fast, breezy read; sometimes humorous and overall enjoyable. That said, Nothing But Trouble doesn't bear too close an examination. Read it, enjoy it, and don't think too much about the shortcomings. I like Gibson's writing style and that carried me through a weak plot and somewhat underdeveloped characters. The fast pace kept me from dwelling too much on the missed opportunities for a deeper, more nuanced story.

A fun, relaxing way to spend a day on the beach, or cuddled on your couch on a rainy...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
A light, easy read.. WAY too many pop-culture references though.. Makes the book feel dated already and it just came out..

Other than that, a nice read. 3 1/2 Stars
I am a sucker for a sports-themed, contemporary romance and Gibson delivers on all counts.

First of all I must say it's pure Marketing genius to release a book about a hockey player during the height of the NHL playoffs, but you don't have to be a fan of sports or hockey in particular to enjoy Nothing But Trouble because there is very little actual "hockey" action contained within this book.

Mark Bressler, ex-captain of the Seattle Chinooks had it all. Fame, fortune and a brilliant career as a s...more
Oh, this was one sexy book (you couldn't tell from the pretty innocent cover, right?). Since this was my first Gibson book, I didn't know what to expect. It wasn't life-changing, but it was enjoyable and funny and -did I mention-sexy. Very much so.
As for the plot, it's your regular romance plot. They hate each other, they are attracted to each other, they have sex, a secret surfaces, there's tears and eventually a happy ending. I enjoyed it mostly because of the characters. You have a very House...more
I picked this one up on a whim and because there were a lot of the friends I have here on Goodreads that had marked it to-read. I'm not regretting that decision at all. This one surprised me and was a fun read that I will be recommending.

Mark Bressler is a famous Hockey player that is in a terrible accident and is recovering. When his team wins the Stanley Cup he goes even farther down hill to his dark and unhappy place. But the last straw is when the Hockey Team offices sends him a new heath c...more
Jun 16, 2011 Elisabeth rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Elisabeth by: RG glom
Enjoyed it - read in almost one night. I had heard such lousy things about this one that I was a bit worried but it was really good. Nice slow build-up to the relationship with lots of sexual tension. The hero Mark Bressler was big, dark, handsome and damaged, interesting to have a hero dealing with loss of physical strength, although, of course his still very strong and manly to the heroine. Most of his bad humour came from dealing with the loss of the life he knew before the accident and the l...more
Let me just start off by saying that Rachel Gibson is absolutely AMAZING! I tend to lean towards reading historical romances, but I love reading a good contemporary every now and then. “Nothing but Trouble” by Rachel Gibson is a fun and sexy read with compelling characters.

The heroine and hero: Our heroine, Chelsea, is an altogether different type of heroine. She’s an actress who has only gotten “slutty bimbo” roles because of her large breasts. In order to make money to get a breast-reduction s...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
May 18, 2010 Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I came across Rachel's book at Wal-mart looking for something new to read and at first was not sure if I should buy it or not, so I waited until I got home and looked at reviews on the book. Sure enough I was convinced and went to Borders and bought it. I am happy that I did because this book was really good. This was my first book by Rachel Gibson and I loved it. I love discovering new authors and adding them to my list.

I loved the relationship Mark and Chelsea had. They both could not stand ea...more
Hockey superstar Mark Bressler had it all, until a fateful crash took away his ability to get back on the ice. Drowning in self pity he has managed to alienate every home health nurse the Chinooks have sent his way, until he meets Chelsea Ross.

Chelsea sitting on his front porch in a god awful mismatched outfit has made it clear his insults have left no impact. Not easily disuaded Mark decides to amp up the bad behavior trying to get her to quit, but Chelsea is determined to stay, for if she doe...more
I was in denial with everyone else's review that said this book was boring. I thought, how could the author that wrote Simply Irresistible, Any Man of Mine and The Trouble With Valentine's Day write a boring book? I was wrong, she can write a boring book and it's called Nothing But Trouble. The premise of this book was interesting, so I have no idea how RG could have made it so boring, but she did. I hated that the heroine wanted to get breast reduction surgery because she wore double dees. Talk...more
I can't tell if my low review for this story is just because all these books are starting to sound the same and I'm growing a little tired of reading about the same two characters in slightly different situations with different names and this is just toward the end of the series, or if it's because I really just thought this was an okay book.

After hockey star Mark Bressler has a near-death accident and is told he can never play hockey again, life becomes dark and all he's left with is anger. The...more
Jill Dunlop
Nothing but Trouble is part of Rachel Gibson's Chinook's Hockey series. Mark Bressler is recovering from a very bad car accident which has devastatingly ended his career as a professional hockey player for the Chinooks. To make matters worse, his team has just won the Stanley Cup and he had to sit at home and watch instead of skating on the ice with his teammates. Chelsea Ross is a struggling actress who takes a position as Mark Bressler's home health care assistant. Mark's surly demeanor and gr...more
Beverley Kendall
With sexual tension that crackles, passion that sizzles, and wit that’s sure to bring a smile to even the most jaded reader’s face, Nothing But Trouble seductively pulls you in, holds you captive, and never lets go.

Rachel Gibson, where have you been all my life? Where? Why haven’t I read any of your books up to this point? Have I been living in a cave? Apparently, but now I’m out and I’m addicted. One book, and I went out and bought eight from your backlist. That’s how much I absolutely loved N...more
Amelia Fransiska
Gak tau knapa gw dapet bgt feelnya ni NTB..
Mungkin krna gw lg hepi kale.

Mule dr bab 1 gw udah ngakak guling2 pas psywar nya Mark n Ty (True Love and other Disaster)
Mark nyebut kalo Ty ntu An overrated primadonna asshole LOL
Ty ngebales kalo Mark A second rate wannabe pussy ROTFL

Trus Chelsea nongol buat jd 'asisten' Mark.
Menurut Mark Chelsea ky kanvas abstrak bjalan, krna baju2 anehnya..
Menurut Chelsea Mark ntu brengsek numero uno di dunia..

Lanjut ke masalah GPS mercedes nya Mark..
Dari suara Hell...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
I was browsing my local bookstore when I came across this book - 3 days before its release date! I'm not going to answer any questions about whether or not I danced in the aisles at my local B&N, and I have bribed my children who may or may not have witnessed it.

I think my love of Rachel Gibson's hockey romance stories has been well-documented here. I don't know why exactly; I've never seen a hockey game and wouldn't recognize a famous hockey player if one bumped into me while wearing a name...more
This was really cute, but I’m only giving it three stars - the sex scenes were hot (extremely hot!) and the characters were fun but I wish the ending hadn’t been quite so abrupt. All the real conflict happened in the last couple chapters and it seemed somewhat forced (Come on! Mark already knew that Chelsea was being paid to be his assistant ... I can't believe he got so upset over her receiving an additional bonus!) I also think Chelsea forgave Mark way too quickly (He was a complete jerk yet s...more
This book was just okay... kind of boring for the most part. Mark was a likable guy, but I didn't really like Chelsea. She got points for being annoying and kind of funnny whenever Mark was trying to get rid of her, but she whined a lot, especially about her big boobs (which really aren't THAT big. Not big enough for back problems). The lust was definitely there in this book, but the "love" was kind of laughable.

I guess the good thing about this book is that it reminded me why I usually stick to...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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“I didn’t mean to fall in love with you, but I did.
- Chelsea”
“Chelsea, I knew when you showed up on my porch that you were going to be trouble. You were bossy and annoying and you brought sunshine into a very dark time in my life. You saved me when I didn’t even know I needed saving. I love you for that. I will always love you for that.” He raised her hand to his
lips and kissed the backs of her knuckles. “Please say you’ll stay in my life and make
trouble with me forever.” -Mark Bressler”
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