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Rescue Me

(Lovett, Texas #3)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  9,396 ratings  ·  610 reviews
She’s 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan...

Who’s going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now? Everyone in Lovett, Texas knows Sadie has always been a ‘notional’ kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart). Now, she’s back and got
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Avon
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Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporaries laced with humor and quirky characters
Rachel Gibson, why do you always fall just short of perfect for me? You had me in the palm of your hand, loving everything about this book...for 95% of the way. And then you go and blow it by making the ILY's come out all of a sudden, and then spend no time developing them. And then when you could tie things all up and answer some of my questions with a nice juicy epilogue...I get nothing. I know you should leave the reader wanting more, but jeez, you gotta give me something.:(

So yes, I was ador
Anne OK
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads

2.5 stars

I've been a big fan of Rachel Gibson's books for a long while. The last few have been questionable and this one I had a very difficult time getting into and staying with it. Sadly, “Rescue Me” is a bumpy ride that goes nowhere fast and doesn’t measure up to the ones that came before! I find it difficult to express such negative remarks towards this author’s work after having been the recipient of so many of her pleasurable reads over the years. I’m very appreciativ
This is our inaugural Rory Curtain Review at Young Adult Anonymous.

This is one of the most enjoyable romances I've read. It was funny, it was modern, and MOTHER OF GOD, it was HAWT. Navy SEAL Vince Haven is so hot, I ended up pumping my bestie, who was in the Navy until he was kicked out for being gay (fuckery), over dinner for info on just how swoon-worthy he should be. I am nothing if not thorough!

Me: Are Navy SEALs that hot?
Him: Oh yeah.
Me: Okay, how hot? Are they hotter than regular Navy guy
Nov 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary romance with love/commitment phobic military heroes
4 stars – Contemporary Romance

Rachel Gibson is one of my go-to, comfort contemporary romance authors when I need a light, fun read with a good dose of humor and emotional substance that’s not too fluffy or overly angsty.

Rescue Me returns to Lovett, Texas, population 10,000, and pairs former Navy SEAL Vince Haven, who’s the brother of Autumn from Any Man of Mine, and Sadie Hollowell. Vince and Sadie have hot chemistry but there isn’t enough time devoted to their actual romantic progression/relat
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone. A good "comfort" read.
12/31/2014 -- Re-read --

I loved this one as much the second time as the first. Serious love. If you read no other Rachel Gibson book, try this one. It has everything you'll need to provide a few hours of escape.

Overall Rating = 5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 4 / 5 = 4.5 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 5 Stars
Character / Secondary Character Development = 5 / 3 = 4 Stars
“Did I like” Hero / Heroine = 5 / 5 = 5 Stars
Story / Background Story Development = 5 / 4 = 4.5 Stars
“Did I like the Dam
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, e-book, 2012
A really good romance and overall story. Even the side stories, that have nothing to do with the romance or introducing new characters, were well-done without feeling like they were taking away from the romance.

The Texas twang and expressions were laugh out loud hilarious. It had a small town homey feel like Bon Temps in the show True Blood where everybody knows everybody. The set-up of the story reminded me of Julia Quinn's Bridgertons series in that the stories appear to be light and funny bu
3 1/2- 4 Stars

Rescue Me is one of those feel good, comfort books that are pretty standard coming from author, Rachel Gibson. It is part of a series, but can definitely be read as a stand-alone. So if you have read RG before, and I have read most of her books, that is exactly what you get with Rescue Me- a charming and OOOh so sexy read.

There was no villain, no big mystery or twist, but I was still hooked because of the characters and the fast moving story. It was sweet with an H&h that had
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f, elib, contemporary, x-2018
I wish there was an epilogue.
This is my favourite Rachel Gibson book so far! It was sweet, steamy and emotional. Although it's the third in a series, it can also be read as a standalone. But I'm so intrigued by Lovett, Texas and it's hilarious residents that I'm adding the others in this series.
I love reading about misunderstood characters, love reading about two people that never planned on love but found it anyways, but especially love reading about finding that one person in the least likely of places.

Sadie has always wa
I love Rachel Gibson's writing style. One of the draws for me is the humor that is embedded along with the romance. Added to this is the unique, quirky characters she gives along with a hot, sexy read. She did not disappoint with this one!

Thirty three year old Sadie Jo Hollowell has come home to Lovett, Texas for her cousins wedding. Having moved away fifteen years earlier, her visits are few and far between. She's only planning to be here for the weekend, but unusual circumstances changes those
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Kathleen Early
Series: Lovett, Texas #3

This is the first book I have read by Rachel Gibson and it won't be the last! I laughed, and sighed and was intrigued enough to keep listening till it was over. Vince and Sadie were a great match together, both looking for nothing and found something. Their banter was terrific right from the start and I loved how Sadie kept adding more texas slang to her vocabulary the longer she stayed.

The narrator was
Suzie Quint
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
As much as I enjoy Rachel Gibson's books, I was growing bored with her Hockey sports series, so I was delighted that Rescue Me appeared to be a stand-alone. Okay, it does tie loosely into the series, but only peripherally, so I'm okay with that. This isn't quite like the books Ms. Gibson wrote before her sports series. Her early books, like the ones set in Truly, Idaho always made me laugh out loud. The humor from those books wasn't so evident here. This was more straight romance than rom-com. S ...more
May 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

This was an EXTREMELY slow moving, slow starting book. Actually it moved so slowly without much point to anything that I nearly didn't finish it. I needed to prod myself into finishing. And for one of Ms Gibson's book's, that is nearly unheard of. The synopsis makes this sound like a fun light read, when in fact this had a lot to do with post traumatic stress disorder on Vince's part and unresolved daddy issues on Sadie's part.

As for this being romantic---I don't think that this book was. They
Grade B-/C+

Small-town romances are popular right now. Unfortunately, the setting is one of my least favorite for a romance novel if the town is full of quirky residents that play a large part in the story. Rescue Me fits the sub-genre, but it thankfully has more going for it than the quirky characters that intrude upon the story. Gibson has given the book two main characters that are interesting and just a little different. Sadie feels like a real person. She makes choices I can understand and i
May 11, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Shame on me!!!! Because I liked this writer's first two books a lot, I keep falling for the next one. And the next one and the next one. And I keep getting fooled. This one is no different from the last dozen or so. I usually like, or at least try to like, the characters in the books I read. The people in this book have nothing going for them except looks. And sex. That's all they seem to think about, talk about, care about, act upon, and ba
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
***ARC provided by Avon Romance for review***

One of my current TV show obsessions is the CW's Hart of Dixie. There's something magical about small country towns where everyone knows each other and they have these wacky parades and holiday events. Nobody else captures the charm of these small towns like Rachel Gibson. She always manages to write the best love stories that are romantic, light and witty, yet still manage to tug at your heartstrings.

Rachel Gibson once again takes us to Lovett, Texas
May 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sadie Hollowell left Lovett, Texas at the age of 18 and has only been back for the occasional holiday gathering with her father who she has never gotten along with very well. A young cousin’s wedding is what has Sadie coming back to Lovett this time around. Forced by familial obligations to stand up in a wedding she plans on driving in and driving right back out ASAP. When Sadie helps Vince (Autumn’s brother from Any Man of Mine) with a ride into town after his truck breaks down, she discovers p ...more
What a letdown! I've been there for each and every one of Gibson's once-a-year books. This one is so not worthy.

I hate to pile on, but I've got so many complaints about this book that laying them out with bullet points is the only way to go.

* Small towns modeled on 1960s television sitcoms no longer exist. Oh, wait! They never did. Mayberry is not real, people. Why do contemporary writers perpetuate this fantasy? It's old and tired and not pleasant.
* All of the female secondary characters are p
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Such a sweet love story! Def rescue me!! A hot SEAL with a gorgeous cowgirl. I love Texan style love story! Rachel Gibson is one of my fav authors. He never fails me!

Hot SEAL, Vince
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Our Sadie Jo,
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"Take off the hat, Sadie"
"I want to see your eyes. That's been irritating me all night. I don't want to talk to your chin"

Woop woop and it begins....
I'm not sure how I felt about this one. It was just ok for me. I love Rachel Gibson, but this didn't feel like one of her stories. I kind of feel like every time we were getting somewhere, the story changed to a different part. So we start to get to know Sadie and see who she is and suddenly we're on Vince. We get a bit of him and suddenly back to something else. Plus they're not really a couple the whole book.

The I love you is held off to almost the last page--which isn't unheard of for RG (Nic
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Ever been to Lovett, Vincent?"
"You're in for a treat." She pulled on a pair of sunglasses and stepped on the gas. "Put on your seat belt, please."
"Are you going to zap me with your stun gun if I don't?"
"Possibly. Depends on how annoyed I get by the seat belt alarm between here and town." She adjusted the gold aviators on the bridge of her nose. "And I should warn you in advance, I've been driving all day, so I'm already annoyed."
He chuckled and belted himself in. "You headed to Lovett you
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Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good escapist book. Easy read, enjoyable, but nothing that pushes it over average. I did like that the 33 yr old MC was mature enough and had had enough experience with dating to know what she wanted, ask for what she wanted, and not put up with someone who couldn't give her what she wanted or would treat her badly. She was smart, strong and independent and I loved that because she felt like a very authentic version of a current 30-something woman.
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Rescue Me returns to Lovett, Texas, population 10,000, and pairs former Navy SEAL Vince Haven, who’s the brother of Autumn from Any Man of Mine, and Sadie Hollowell. Vince and Sadie have hot chemistry but there isn’t enough time devoted to their actual romantic progression/relationship development. It just seemed like most of the revealing of their characters was done independently, and I wanted a bit more of them actually together. Navy SEAL Vince Haven is so hot.

Rachel Gibson, why did you fall
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I pick up this book Rescue Me I didn't know it was part of a series, but I really enjoyed it. I would give a 3.5 because it felt like towards the end of the book Rachel left too many things undone, and a epilogue would've been a great way to wrap it up. Still it was a good read the H/h had ways to worm them into your heart. Sadie was like a sad little girl wanting her Daddy's love it just broke my heart for her. Vince trying to deal with his PTSD even though he was in denial about it, and h ...more
I enjoyed this one, probably the best in the series. However, there were a lot of flaws still in this one. Readers get a chance to see Vince and Sadie, both who have issues. Vince have PTSD, though he denies it and Sadie is struggling with the demons of her past, how she lost her mother and her father's gruff personality. The story was a bit all over the place and the ending is a bit abrupt for me.
A fun, light read. While I enjoyed much of it, it doesn't rank up there with my favorites by her. The ending felt rushed and I'm not 100% sure I believe in the HEA. I was entertained and enjoyed the story, however. I just didn't love it.
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story, annoying characters on audio.
I listened to this on audio and really liked the reader. The story, however, is another thing altogether.

I just wasn't feeling the romance in this book. Former Navy SEAL Vince (with PTSD), is a man who shuts off all feelings and only does easy sex-only flings. His internal dialogue was a real turn off. The beginning of the book was very repetitive with all his his thinky thoughts, "I'm only passing through Texas, I'm so good in bed women flock to me. Speaking of women, I've had a few or a hundre
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