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Any Man of Mine

(Chinooks Hockey Team #6)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  15,164 ratings  ·  696 reviews
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS . . .
DOESN'T ALWAYS STAY THERE.

Autumn Haven's Las Vegas "to-do" list said to catch a show and play the slots--not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam LeClaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her run. And she did--right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her
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Paperback, 373 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Avon (first published January 1st 2011)
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HOT AS PUCK. NOT.





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It’s not hard to guess why I chose this book:

#1 Hockey hotties
#2 A Las Vegas drunken wedding (a cliché but I love it)
#3 A surpise post-hookup gift (a cliché again but I love it)

I got what I wanted.

Except for #1.

Meet Sam.



An uninteresting and dumb jock who is a crappy father and a shallow, selfish, egotistical prick (and NO, he’s NOT that adorable jerk you love in your books, just good ol’ plain DOUCHE).

He doesn’t care for his
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Brie
May 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

I should start this review by saying that I’m a huge fan of Rachel Gibson and I was anxiously anticipating this book. I should continue this review by saying how disappointed I was after reading it. This book didn’t work for me at all; I can honestly say that the only redeeming quality about it was the writing style.

Any Man of Mine is book six in the series about the fictional hockey team the Seattle Chinooks but stands alone quite well so you can
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Pack-it-up
Jan 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book pisses me the hell off. I don't think that Autumn should of had taken him back. He's a a complete dick and I hate him. His flaws are just too many, too great, and he doesn't deserve a happily-ever-after. He is every woman's worst relationship nightmare. A wild fling that makes you feel something, impregnation, and then desertion.It's complete bullshit what Sam said about falling in love with her 5 years ago, and Autumn, as a smart, well written character really broke my heart when she ...more
Auntee
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary sports romance
Despite the horn dog, rather immature (for a 35(?) year old man) hero, Any Man of Mine is yet another winner in the Chinooks hockey series...

Responsible, pretty red-head 25-year-old Autumn Haven is taking a much needed weeklong vacation in Las Vegas with a list of attractions she'd like to see/do. Not on that list is hooking up with a sinfully handsome, powerfully built blond stud like hockey player Sam LeClaire. But with the way Sam looks at her, and with the sparks flying, Autumn indulges her
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Jacob Proffitt
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
While this is part of a series, it's apparently the last one. Read the others if you will, but this one is eminently skippable.

ETA: This review goes into better detail about the problems I had and without my, er, idiomatic embellishments.

I'm sorry, but Sam is a great big giant douche of the East Hampton douches. He has a douche pedigree is what I'm saying and it's both rarefied and strongly represented. I wanted him to be sweet, but really, he's just a jerk. I'm over two-thirds in before
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Fani *loves angst*
This book had me confused about how should I rate it because there were some very nice scenes, it was well written, had a nice -even if he didn't seem so at first- hero and a 5 year old that actually acted like one. In the end however, I was left with the feeling of lost potential.

Autumn and Sam met in Vegas six years ago where they spend a hot, wild weekend that ended in a hasty marriage, a pregnancy and a quick-as-lightning divorce. Now, they are the parents of Conner, a five year old boy, but
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Mo
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars


Another nice read.


Nothing much else to say about it really. LOL.
Jess
Apr 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted at: www.happilyeverafter-reads.blogspot.com

2.5/5 stars:

This series has a few things going for it that I really enjoy:

1. Hockey players – Yummy
2. Seattle – Maybe it’s just me, but when a story is set in my city, I love reading about a character walking down the street and thinking, hey! I was walking down that same street during lunch. Yeah, it’s probably just me.
3. Hockey IN Seattle – which we don’t have. Go Vancouver!

So all that said, this series setting is one for me. I’ve
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Patricia
I really didn't enjoy this story. Before I get into the details, I'll put this up front: My dislike is mostly because Gibson managed -very well- to make me relate to the heroine but then unfortunately didn't manage to make me feel any sort of good-will toward the hero in the latter half.

Five or six years ago, after her mother died, Autumn spends a week in Las Vegas where she meets Sam, has sex, falls in love and marries him. And he's.. a jerk in that he leaves instantly before she's awake and
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Antonella
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was my reread....something light and fun..
Why did I gave this book five stars?Oh yeah probably because when I started reviewing I gave all the books five stars so...Mea Culpa....
Anyway I like this series but this book is no way five star read.
Hero is an asshole, well I don't mind that as a matter of fact I love the grumpy hero rough around edge, but this guy is no hero he is simply an idiot. Such immature with his action and I just can't-no words. He is supposed to be 35 yeah right I
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*The Angry Reader*
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I said “any recommendation for books like those written by SEP?” This was one of the answers I got. Hahahahahaha. No.

Let’s recap - a nice lady falls for a dipshit. Gets knocked up. Gets left. Then he’s a terrible father on top of being disrespectful, shallow and mean. Randomly he decides 5 years later that he’s missing out. She’s no longer in love with him and finally in a good head space. He sets out to remedy that - not by treating her well, apologizing, talking it out. Nah. Simply by humping
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♥Sharon♥
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I do love reading about second chances and redemption. And boy did Sam have to redeem himself! When he finally got his head out of his ass, Sam was a lovable guy. Good thing Autumn thought so too. And Conner! Such a cute little guy.



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Nikki
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sports-romance/hockey fans.
4 stars.

Any Man of Mine was a great little read and perfect to help me get over the trauma that Jet inflicted in Rock Chick Rescue.

It was quick and engaging and the H/h had great chemistry but if you're looking for something that will change your life, this isn't it. It was light and entertaining and gave me an all over happy feeling.

When I read the blurb I wondered if this would start from the beginning when Autumn and Sam first met and then zip to current day but it didn't - which I thought
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Tuba Sayed
Jun 03, 2016 rated it liked it
This is such a horrendous end to my most favourite contemporary book series ever.
Georgeanne and John had a similar story line, their story is my second favourite chinooks book (first being Mark and Chelsea ' story) but this? This s not Rachel Gibson at all. Even the writing style didn't charm me like it usually does.

Why 3 stars?
1 star for Sam's story and other 2 for Mark and Chelsea. The only thing I loved about this book was their scene. It was hilarious and amazing. Marsea is bae and I'll
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 ❀ Minesha ❀
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
First things first- I absolutely LOVED this book ! Not for the characters but rather the lessons learnt from the mistakes made by the characters.

PLOT – Sam Leclaire is a shallow and superficial hockey star. He drinks and dates a new model every week. On a trip to Vegas, he is enamored by a redhead named Autumn Haven, spends a few nights of passion with her and on the spur marries her. Only to leave her the next day all alone- pregnant divorced and confused.

Sam LeClaire was a good-looking son
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Cathryn
May 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sports
I can't tell you why I have liked this series so much. There are so many reason that I shouldn't. All of the heroines are either in a dry spell or didn't really care for sex until the hero comes into their life. They all have a secondary character (friend/mother/sister/assistant) who has a sex life encouraging them to date. They all have a stereotypical gay friend. None of the heroines know anything about hockey or either don't like it because God forbid a woman should like hockey and be able to ...more
Holly
Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Let me just start by saying I have loved all of the Chinooks Hockey Team series and this one is just as good!! I just couldn't give it the love of 5 stars, for a couple of reasons. One, I think it was a little short, under 200 pages. My second complaint was with Sam LeClaire, the supposed hero in our story. Now, let me just preface this by saying there is a lot of things I loved about this book, but I just couldn't wrap my brain around why Sam should be forgiven, now I understand 'forgive and ...more
Steamywindows♥♫
I wasn't a hockey fan. I am not always a fan of second chance story lines. I don't like it when children are affected by their parents acrimony. So how come when I find myself sitting here to write this review, a number of weeks after I finished reading this book, I want to dive back into it, the images strong and clear, the emotions compelling? I find I have to rate this book a five star DIK because I will read this again.

If you are amongst the group of people who do not read books which the
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Heather
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sportsromance
Any Man of Mine was a delight. Sam and Autumn are exes who were together over a weekend in Vegas, and ended up with a son to remember it by. I’m not traditionally into stories having a child or pregnancy in the storyline, but I think that this story could only have been told with a child forcing Sam to re-evaluate his life.

Sam and Autumn reconnect several years later at a wedding that Autumn has planned, with much acrimony between them over a bitter start to their joint custody. I loved the
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Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
I'm a huge fan of this series. I love how Rachel Gibson makes me fall in love with all of these hockey players. But, with every book, there has always been a scene stealer. Sam LeClaire. Like most of the hockey players, Sam was a womanizer and spent more time in the penalty box than anyone else. I've been hoping for his story for years and was so excited when it was finally announced a few years ago. They say 'Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,' but that isn't true when a wild and crazy ...more
Norma
How come Jane and Luc never visit his former teammates? Just wondering.

Anyway, Going in I know exactly what I'm going to get when I read a Rachel Gibson. It's why she's an auto-buy for me. I know I'll get a great story, solid writing and fun chemistry. I got all that and more in this book. Autumn and Sam are both well-written yet flawed characters. I enjoyed them a lot. I really liked watching them circle and get to know each other. There's a lot of push and pull and it was great to be a part
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Sophie ♥
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance readers who aren't afraid of a little cliche
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS . . .
DOESN'T ALWAYS STAY THERE.

This book is on my favorites shelf for a reason. I know a lot of people think Rachel Gibson's writing lacks depth and sophistication and I don't disagree with them but that doesn't make her books any less enjoyable. This was the first book of hers I read and I actually found it really hard to put down despite the overload of stereotyping, ice hockey references and the cliche story line.

For most of the book, Sam acts like a complete jerk
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Jae
Apr 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Like any other RG's book, a fast paced story. This one is better than Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team, #5) by Rachel Gibson but isn't as fulfilling as True Love and Other Disasters (Chinooks Hockey Team, #4) by Rachel Gibson .

From the start, for the life of me I just couldn't make myself to like Sam. I only see him as a pretty face on a hot body, no in-depth feelings or thoughts.

And don't get me started on Autumn. I just hate a wavering heroine who can't take a stand for what she wanted. First she fell in love with Sam, then she got over him, then she was at peace with him for rejecting her, then she felt lonely
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Lynsey A
Rachel Gibson is one of those authors I like to read from time to time. I've enjoyed most of her books. This was no exception, although, I found the story just so so. This lovers reunited story was just ok. Really, I wasn't a big fan of Sam's in the beginning but he did get better. He was horrible to Autumn after Vegas. At least he changed in his behavior as a father after Autumn blew up at him. However, the way they got back together just seemed too quick for me and it was before Sam even ...more
Elle
Oh. So good. So so so good. This hit the spot like a bowl of delicious soup on a cold and rainy day. Yeah. That good.

There is something I have to say about Rachel Gibson: I do not like her heroes. Ohhhh Sam would flirt and I would cringe. Me and Sam, we wouldn't have worked out. No sir-ee. I wouldn't have been able to stay through a conversation. But I liked Sam with our heroine, Autumn and I liked their predicament. I liked how the characters change during the book (and there are big changes),
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Nefise
It was hard to like hero because he was really cruel to heroine at the beginning of the book. Although story progressing was good and hero tried to make amends for his sins, it was not as charming as the first and second book in the series.
Also, two other books romances were both more intense and sweet. On the other hand, this was lame and forgettable compared to them.
chanceofbooks
Mar 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-read, netgalley
Originally Shared at Cloudy with a Chance of Books--http://www.chanceofbooks.com

3.5 stars. Is it possible for a romance hero to be too realistic? Rachel Gibson’s latest, Any Man of Mine, is another entry in her hockey series. See Jane Score is one of my favorite Gibson titles as is The Trouble with Valentine’s Day (which featured an ex-hockey player from the same team), so I had high hopes for this addition to her line-up. And it was everything that makes Gibson so much fun: witty, lots of
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Gina
Mar 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
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CeCe
DNF

I really thought I was going to love this story (even with the child in the mix), but the hero is a jerk. One minute the author makes the hero appear that he is going to appear as this great dad to 5 year old son (he teaches him about eating healthy, asks him about his friends at school), but the next minute the little boy asks if his dad could take him fishing and the hero's reply was "maybe next summer". (page 72-75) Then the little boy talks about dads that bring their kids to school and
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