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I'm In No Mood For Love

(Writer Friends #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  10,279 ratings  ·  467 reviews
What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she'll never wear again, and the next thing she knows, it's morning and she has the nastiest hangover of her life.

To make matters worse, she's wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughan, her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-trotting journalist. Somewhere betwee
Paperback, 359 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Avon
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Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Review on the short side today, cos the Turkey needs to be cooked. Liked this one. Like Rachel Gibson's writing style. Sebastian and Clare had known each other for years. He was the Gardner's son, she was always tagging after him when they were kids. He moved away, became a journalist, did not get back to see his Dad very often and had a bit of a strained relationship with him. Her fiance is caught doing the business with the Sears repairperson. Clare breaks off the engagement, gets drunk, e
Clare Wingate's carefully ordered life fell apart before her eyes when she walked in on her fiance playing cowboy with the Sears repairman on the closet floor. But she's determined to set it aside til her best friend gets married. When she accidentally gets loaded the night of the reception, she awakens to find herself in a hotel room with a man she's known all her life but hasn't seen for ages.

Sebastian Vaughan has known Clare since they were kids but seeing her in a sexy pink thong has put a d
Jul 12, 2009 rated it liked it
When life gets you down and your find out your fiancee is cheating on you, hide your sadness at the wedding party and get drunk! That’s what romance author Clare Wingate does, expect she finds herself in bed with an old familiar face from her childhood who made her life hell . Hauling tail outta there Clare tries to put the whole thing out her mind and get back to her life, if only the man from her dreams or nightmares and so called one-night stand would leave her be: Sebatian Vaughan. Sebatian ...more
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it

"Why can't you just leave things alone?"
"Because I love you and that changes everything."
"Love," he scoffed. "What do you expect from me? Am I supposed to change who I am and fit my life to suit yours because you suddenly think you love me?"
"No. I know you can't change who you are, which is why you're the last person I wanted to fall in love with."

I really, really liked the first 97% of this book. In fact, I was teetering on 4.5-5 stars, until page 273 of 279. That is the pr
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I'm In No Mood For Love is a friends-to-lovers story.
We find out the reason behind Clare 's bizarre behaviour at Lucy's wedding in the previous book. After she finds her fiancé Lonny with the Sears repairman in her walk-in closet, Clare decides not to trust any more. I dislike cheating trope with passion but the description of what she found in her closet is hilarious ('She’d stood there with her great-grandmother’s pearls in hand, too shocked to move, while the man who’d fixed her Maytag the d
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, romance, audiobook
While the second in a series, you don't really need to read the first to fully enjoy this one. The first is really good, though, so I recommend you do, and it's nice getting to know the writer friends one book at a time.

I was interested to see the romance of the romance writer and this didn't disappoint. I loved how the romantic soul was both her great strength (in seeing the better possibilities of people around her) and her great weakness (in wishing so much for the good, even ideal, to be tru
Apr 18, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: For fans of Rachel Gibson
Well, I knew it couldn't last. After eight straight 5 star Rachel Gibson reads, I knew I was tempting fate. It sort of crashed and burned for me with this book, the first one I've read from the Writer Friends series. The premise sounded good to me--romance writer Clare catches her fiance in bed with another (a man!), turns her back on looking for Mr. Right and hooks up with childhood friend (sexy world renowned journalist/commitment-phobe Sebastian) in a "friends-with-benefits" arrangement, but ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 to 3 stars. A light rom-com type book, but not very memorable. Nothing special. Sadly, nowhere near as good as the Chinooks Hockey series.

The H in this one is a hot journalist who has been there and done that, but somehow as a character he hasn't really got the 'it' factor. The h is a bit of a mess. Engaged for ages to a gay man, and she was the only one who didn't know he was gay. Hmmmmm. Is she just dumb? Or blind?

And she's also apparently addicted to shopping. And right there, my interes
Paige  Bookdragon
Minus one star because I skimmed the last chapter.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: august-2018
Good story about friends with benefits and two people who have a history! However like most Rachel Gibson books the love bits come towards the end so it might be a little slow for some readers. I suggest to listen to the audiobook for an easier ride
Normally, this would be my type of book. The H/H sharing parts of their childhood, an obnoxious hero who loves to tease an uptight heroine, and a heroine who really has had the worst luck wiht men. But, somehow, it just wasn't as good as my expectations.

I loved the childhood connection parts. They were cute, though I wish there was more mentioned. And the general set up was so promising. But as we get to know Clare, she becomes a so-so heroine. I think its because she is described as a girly-gir
Quirky Omega
Good enough. That’s it. Nothing much to really say about it.

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Let’s list down the reasons:-
An extremely “been there done that” kind of a plot line. Childhood enemies grow up to be gorgeous and fall in love with each other. Who hasn’t seen that?
I could have happily overlooked the above point, had the execution been good. But the novel lacked on the story telling front.
The romance was just so…..ordinary. At no point did the characters sizzle my pants with their passion. One doesn’t nee
May 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Michelle [Helen Geek]
3/3.5 Stars

This was a bit of a slower grab for me and I was surprised. The book started out with the "walk of shame" and had me laughing, but then the connection was broken and slow coming back. I did, in the end, enjoy the book, but not as much [or nearly as much] as others by this author.

Not sure I'm as keen on the "Writer's series", but am moving to another .. running out of RG reads. Not a happy sitch.

You may enjoy this one more than, I. It was good, so don't let me deter you.

Happy Reading!
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read several Rachel Gibson books and this one is my favorite so far. Very cute book. I really really enjoyed it.
Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rachel-gibson
Rachel Gibson is an auto buy for me from now on!!!!
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
What can I say about this book? KISS HER ALREADY! Sorry just had to get that off my chest! This was not a typical romance novel. Usually the heroine and the hero hit it off right away and something happens to separate them. But not this book so much tension and pretending they didn’t love each other. Ugh it took the whole book for them to realize that they loved each other. Overall it was a good book just annoying they didn’t get together faster.
I'm In No Mood for Love
4.5 Stars

After catching her fiancé in flagrante delicto with the repairman, Clare Wingate gets rip roaring drunk and awakens in an unfamiliar hotel room. Unfortunately, the occupant is no stranger, but Sebastian Vaughan, the bane of her childhood existence who has turned into a sexy and successful journalist. While Clare is determined to forget the embarrassing episode, Sebastian has other ideas and isn’t shy about showing Clare exactly what she’s been missing ...

Juliana Philippa
(3.5 stars) I vacillated between giving this book 3.5 or 4 stars, but finally settled for the former. Once Clare and Sebastian start their relationship, the book really takes off, but I wish it had happened earlier. I enjoy antagonistic relationships between the hero and heroine, but if it goes on for too long one starts to wonder how believable a lasting romantic relationship between the two of them is. Clare and Sebastian rub each other the wrong way pretty much all the time until they sleep t ...more
Jun 13, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Really, I think I would rate this a two and a half. I'm In No Mood For Love follows up Sex, Lies and Online Dating, except the main character is Lucy's friend Clare, bodice-ripping romance writer extraordinaire. She becomes entangled with her childhood nemesis Sebastian after attending Lucy's wedding and then finding her fiancee Lonny having sex with the Sears repairman in her closet.

This book, as opposed to the first in the series, is much harder to read.

And once again, it goes from naughty se
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Light and fluffy. Just what I needed.

Charming allergic-to-commitment hero who thinks he's getting what he wants when the heroine proposes a protecting-her-heart, friends-with-benefits arrangement. I was afraid the heroine was going to be one of those prissy rich girls, but I found her very easy to relate to and quite a sympathetic character. I loved the hero's point of view in this book, and it was really sweet to see the little things he did and thought that clued us in to his feelings even be
2½ stars.

Not enough romance! What a shame since Clare is a romance writer. After reading the other three books from the series (in no particular order), I was so looking forward to Clare's story. It took me a while to get my hands on this book. In this case, it is certainly not worth the wait.

Too much reminiscence about the past and family problem to really concentrate on the build-up of the characters relationship with one another. I thought the first chapter was great, but it went spiraling d
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have to say, the first half part of this book was more a 3 stars than a 4. It was a little booooooring. The heroine was boring and her life was boring too. I suppose she needed to be injected with life and that when the hero came.

I liked very much how their relationship developed, from just friends to "friends with benefits" and then to a couple.

I think this phase of "friends with benefits" is always complicated for a woman. Usually they're involved and it's not "just sex".

BTW the book was goo
Caz Malpas

Childhood crushes resurface after Clare finds her fiancé in a compromising position after she arrives home unexpectedly. She then wakes up in a strange hotel room with a hangover and no idea how she got there or who else is in the room.

Fun, light and predictable, but delightful all the same!
Dec 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers who like a little spice with their romance
A sweet romance about love sneaking up on a 30-something couple when they least expected, and least WANTED it to. There were really sexy moments, great lines, and even (for me) one or two tear-inspiring scenes. And, of course, the requisite HEA.
Zel Polev
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I found this book to be very meh. It started off well. Lonely girl gets drunk at a wedding and wakes up in the arms of a childhood rival. But after that it just dragged on and on with descriptions of scenery and the H fishing with his father or something. Eventually the H and the h start hooking up sporadically whenever he comes to town. Then boom. Last chapter she falls in love, breaks up with him, he sulks for awhile then decides he loves her too and they reunite. It was completely rushed like ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this. Was totally and thoroughly in the mood for this book. Listened to the audio version in one day start to finish.
This author is great at cute happy books with main characters that I really like. Don’t expect anything crazy deep or something that will make you cry, but I always have a smile on my face when it ends, and sometimes that is exactly what I need.
I loved the slow burn between Clair and Sebastian. It was hot!
Monique Pearson
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the hell out of Sebastian and Claire but wish there had been better sub plots. Also I grabbed this as a "you might also like" recommendation but hadn't noticed it was book 2. I'm about to start Book 1. I love to read about authors!
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
I know this book was written awhile ago, but the horrible stereotypes, many damaging ideas, were really hard to swallow. Add to it that I didn't really like either wasn't a great experience. Two stars because of the excellent narration.
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