**spoiler alert** I pretty much dreaded reading this book. After the last Rachel Gibson book I read, Sex Lies & Online dating, I just was not look**spoiler alert** I pretty much dreaded reading this book. After the last Rachel Gibson book I read, Sex Lies & Online dating, I just was not looking forward to this one. But I'd already bought it (for $0.75) so I made myself read it.
For whatever reason, though, See Jane Score was immensely better than Sex, Lies & Online Dating. I actually really enjoyed it...but I might be a bit swayed by the hockey theme since I love hockey. Even so, it was just all around better. The flow and writing of the book was better and easier to read. That sort of mechanical recitation that drove me nuts in S,L & OD was not used at all (thank god!). Sure, it wasn't written masterfully (few books are), but it just had a nice flow to it, unlike the other book. I don't know why there is such a huge difference stylistically between these two books, but I hope Gibson reverts to what made me like See Jane Score, and the other book of hers I've read.
Overall, it was a cute little romance. I loved the whole hockey theme. Jane was a bit of an oddball character, but in a quirky way. Luc was a 'hottie'. That tattoo of his made me drool. They were an interesting pair. I love opposites. For whatever reason, they worked. I also liked the storyline aspects...a female writer trying to make it in sports reporting.
Decent read. I woulda bought this one at full price if necessary (but $0.75 for a good condition used is much nicer) ...more
**spoiler alert** I've read a few books by Foster now, and I have to say this is the best of those I've read. Great characters, great romance, a nice**spoiler alert** I've read a few books by Foster now, and I have to say this is the best of those I've read. Great characters, great romance, a nice minor suspense storyline. Just an all-around enjoyable romance read.
The romance was by far the biggest aspect of the book. Zane and Tamara are a great couple. And their scenes together are very, very hot. This is definitely one of the better erotic romances that I've read. It's sexy and sensual without being crass or just about sex. It's about the characters connecting and being drawn helplessly to each other. True, Foster doesn't quite do justice to the emotional bond, but I don't think the story suffers all that much.
I loved the side characters of Luna, Joe and Tamara's family. They were great, and I enjoyed the cameo's from the other 3 Winston brothers. Also, the small suspense angle gave the story some nice added depth, making the book more well-rounded.
Overall, a good read if you want a sexy romance....more
**spoiler alert** Overall, not a bad book, but it wouldn't qualify as one of my favorites. It was just kind of an average romance. I liked catching up**spoiler alert** Overall, not a bad book, but it wouldn't qualify as one of my favorites. It was just kind of an average romance. I liked catching up with Jude, May and Denny. And Ashley and Quinton were pretty cool characters. They had a workable romance. And I'm glad that Foster closed up the bad-guy storyline that started in Jude's Law. I thought the fact that Ashley ended up pregnant was rather predictable. In the end, it was a good read, but not great.
My biggest complaint with this book was the situation with Ashley and May being sisters and not knowing it (May's father had an affair with Ashley's mother). It turns out that Ashley actually knew she was May's sister and that just didn't work for me. I didn't care that she knew, but it didn't work right. I never once got the impression that Ashley knew during Jude's Law, then during Murphy's Law there are were subtle hints throughout the book that Ashley actually DID know. And I was like "huh?" If that was the way Foster wanted to work it, I think she could have worked it out through the two books better. Then the resolution of that issue drove me bonkers. It's this huge thing. Two best friends who are really sisters, with one of them knowing for a long time, and the other having know clue. From the time it first came up, I couldn't wait until the part where they came face to face with that knowledge. So to have the end come around and to have that story point resolved with a sentence "May had accepted Ashley as her sister with tearful glee" was a real suck-out. I wanted the actual moment, the emotion, the conflict, and all I got was a short past-tense paragraph that conveyed nothing. I hated it. Foster did a total injustice to that situation, and it annoyed me to death....more
**spoiler alert** Jude's Law is a pretty...typical contemporary romance. There's nothing really exceptional about it, but it's not a bad book at all.**spoiler alert** Jude's Law is a pretty...typical contemporary romance. There's nothing really exceptional about it, but it's not a bad book at all. It's just a typical, decent romance. Worth reading if you come across it, but not something to go searching for.
The "plot" is really a sideline to the whole story. The majority of this book is about Jude and May's romance. It was a nice romance, but a bit superficial. Foster did dig a bit to the deeper emotions, but I don't think she did justice to the characters' situations and hang-ups. There were aspects I felt she needed to delve into a little more. But it was still a good romance. I liked May and Jude together. And I really enjoyed that May was a fuller-figured woman. It's great to read a story where the female isn't a willowy goddess. Most of us just aren't built that way.
My one serious complaint about the book was that she left a lot of issues hanging. The "bad guy" gets away, and there's a certain point that's brought up, but never dealt with. I'm guessing there will be a sequel to the book, though Foster's website doesn't have information on that. I'd say there has to be, she just left too much up in the air, and set up a secondary character for her own book. Hopefully there will be more. I hate loose ends....more