See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team #2
Also in this series: True Love and Other Disasters (Chinooks Hockey Team #4)
Published by Avon
Publication Date: January 28th 2003
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THIS IS JANE
A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie"...the magazine series that has all the men talking.
SEE JANE SPAR
Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters—and Jane—perfectly clear. But if he thinks he's going to make her life a misery, he'd better think again.
SEE JANE ATTRACT
For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart mouthed, pain in the backside, reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter shed her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye.
Maybe it's time to take a risk. Maybe it's time to live out fantasies. Maybe it's time to....
SEE JANE SCORE!
It’s been a cool minute since I’ve read this book and I can tell you right now that this time around, I loved me some Luc Martineau just as much as I did the first time I picked it up. This is one of those feel good, underdog romances that you can’t help but love.
You see, we’ve got Jane, a columnist for the Seattle Times who is given the job of reporting on the progress of Luc Martineau’s hockey team. She’ll be staying pretty close to the team and Luc is not so happy about that. You see, he’s got this attraction to her that he can’t stop, he doesn’t even understand it because Jane is such a plain Jane, not anything near the kind of woman he’d usually go for but there you go, Luc’s got the hots for the reporter following the team around the states from game to game, reporting on every little thing.
She’s damnned irritating too but there’s something about her that gets him…where it counts, right below his belt.
This book is about a hockey player and an aspiring reporter who fight their attraction until it threatens to burst them all into flames and man does Rachel Gibson do a really good job of making these characters real and so much fun to get to know. One of my favorite parts of this book is when Jane shows up to the team banquet in that killer red dress and Luc is thunderstruck. I loved it!
Luc Martineau is the $33 million dollar goalie who is the biggest superstitious guy in the world. He’s a hot jock and I loved him to pieces. He was smexy, smart and a complete stud! I hecka enjoyed getting to know him and his sister. The whole relationship between them was so much fun to rad. With all of the career pressure he was going through and all of the family stuff he needed to take care of, he didn’t have time for an attraction he didn’t want. But I love that he couldn’t resist Jane and I loved just about every damn thing about him, even when he was being stupid.
Jane Alcott on the other hand was a fantastic heroine. She was short, smart and sharp. She had me crackin’ up when she was given the job to write for the Chinooks. She had to buy a frickin’ Hockey for Dummies book and then she had the humongous task of winning over the whole frickin’ team who didn’t want her anywhere near them. All of the crap they put Jane had me cringing and feeling so bad for Jane but she took it like a champ and alls well that ends well. She did a fantastic job in this book and even though I was kinda miffed that she was using her relationship with Luc as a backdrop on her column that she did for that men’s magazine, you know the Honey Pie one and even though I thought Luc was too easy on her because of that, I thought, holy wow….the short, plain jane broke the hot shot jock’s heart?
I love it.
That’s mean but it’s how I felt, I thought this book was fantastic…the characters were real, funny and quirky. The storyline was smooth reading and I was just as absorbed in this story as I was the first time I read it and I seriously think that Rachel Gibson rocks my socks!
Get this book and read it if you haven’t, it’s great!
Grade: 5 out of 5