From Holly’s Bookshelf Guest Review: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Posted January 13, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 8 Comments

Published by Avon, Harper Collins

Tracy’s review of See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson.

Here’s another book from Holly’s Bookshelf. If you need more info about why I’m reading these books you can read it here.

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 miserable, 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 sheds 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.

When Jane Alcott gets a plum position of sports writer for a local hockey team she is thrilled. Ok, she knows absolutely nothing about hockey but she’s a writer, surely she can pull it off, right? With a little help from Hockey for Dummies she hops right in with both feet. Unfortunately the team is against having her there and decide to make life difficult for her. They deluge her with phone calls of silence in hotel room and refuse to give more than one word answers to her interviews. Jane’s not happy about this but she plugs away, determined to do a good job.

Jane and the goalie, Luc Martineau, seem to butt heads on a regular basis, but they are attracted to each other none the less. Of course this is not before he calls Jane sexless. Wow. It’s when Jane decides to finally let her fashion hungry friend fix her up a bit that things really start rolling.

See Jane Score is just an adorable, funny read. Jane and Luc, as well as the other characters in the book, are just very realistic and I appreciated that. I enjoyed watching Luc grow while dealing with his sister that had come to live with him and Jane coming out of her box a little bit.

The end of the book got a bit tangled/cluttered to my way of thinking but it didn’t detract from the story too much. If you’d like a quick, fun contemporary and especially if you like sports romances I highly recommend this one.

Rating: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Avon. You can buy it here.


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8 responses to “From Holly’s Bookshelf Guest Review: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

  1. Great review! I have this book in my TBR pile. I can’t wait to read it now!

    Has anybody read Jennifer Crusie’s book, ANYONE BUT YOU starring a basset hound named Fred? I love Jennifer Crusie’s books but this one was just stole my heart.

  2. I remember thinking Luc was a hottie.

    Also, excellent that the book’s set in Seattle… though nobody here REALLY cares about hockey (maybe we’re all too busy mourning the loss of the Sonics).

    I miss east coast hockey fans. Just going to a game was a blood sport, in and of itself. Sigh. Good times.

  3. Rachel Gibson is great. What’s great about her books is that the secondary characters are just as interesting and fun as the main characters. My favorite of hers are: Simply Irresistible and Truly Madly Yours.

  4. Rowena

    I love this book. It was my first RG and it will always hold a special place in my heart but between the banter between Jane and Luc and then that tattoo of Luc’s…what’s not to love? haha.

    Michele,

    I read ANYONE BUT YOU and adored it! It was such a cute story and Fred was the best!

    Kate,

    I mourned the loss of the Super Sonics as well. Man, it’s not the same not playing against Seattle.

  5. This was my first RG book and definitely won’t be my last.

    I loved Anyone But You Michele L. Of course I love most of Crusie’s books. 🙂

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