I haven't read any books by author Rachel Gibson even though I do own many of her books. So when the publisher sent me Any Man of Mine, I really didn't know what to expect with the writing by this author. I was also worried since it is book six in a series, but I dove into the story anyway in hopes of not needing to read the previous books.
While it wasn't the best romance I have read, it certainly wasn't a disappoint me either. I liked the writing style and the fun characters that the author created. Even though Sam was a little full of himself at times and could be well deserving of a smack upside his head, I thought that Autumn handled him well enough and could feel a spark between the two. I like how Sam slowly warmed up to the idea of taking over his role of Father to their child even if he was a little late in getting there. Then after reading a few chapters, I noticed that the little opening at each chapter was a glimpse into what the character was suppose to learn in each of those chapters.
Even though this is book six in the Chinooks Hockey Team Series, I didn't feel lost or confused like you would normally feel when coming into a series late. I felt it held its own as a stand alone and it captured my interest in reading more of this authors work. Why did it take me so long to realize that I need to read more of this author? Thank goodness I already own more of her work because now I am hooked on her writing. Since I don't have prior reading experience of her other works, I can't say if this is better or worse than previous novels. All I can say is that I am desperately wanting to find the time to read more of her work!