Lightning Review: Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson

Posted December 21, 2010 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

Published by Avon, Harper Collins

Holly‘s review of Nothing But Trouble (Seattle Chinooks, Book 5) by Rachel Gibson

Trouble . . .
Chelsea Ross’s acting career has been a total bust. The closest she ever came to stardom was her brilliant performance as “Pretty Dead Girl #1.” But leaving Hollywood to become the personal assistant to a famous hockey player could be her stupidest career move ever.

More trouble . . .
Injured superstar Mark Bressler’s glory days are over. The bad-boy ex-jock could at least be civil to the pint-sized, pink-haired bombshell who the Seattle Chinooks hired to be his P.A. If Chelsea didn’t need the money, she’d be running from the world’s biggest jerk as fast as her feet could carry her.

Big trouble!
Chelsea can deal with Mark’s rotten attitude and dark moods. The problem is those biceps and that red-hot bod! And when the bad boy starts to put the moves on her, Chelsea knows it’s time she banished him to the penalty box . . . if only she could resist the kind of trouble he has in mind! 

I’m not sure why I waited so long to read this book. I’ve had it in my TBR pile since it was released, but I didn’t get around to it until last week.

It was another great hockey book from Gibson. I liked both characters. Mark was just what I expected him to be. Given the circumstances of him being permanently retired, I understood his pain and suffering. I liked that Chelsea kept him on his toes. I also liked that she also had commitment issues. It always cracks me up when the guy is l …more I’m not sure why I waited so long to read this book. I’ve had it in my TBR pile since it was released, but I kept putting off reading it. I’m sorry for it now. It was another great hockey book from Gibson. 

I liked both characters. Mark was just what I expected him to be. Given the circumstances of him being permanently retired, I understood his pain and suffering. I liked that Chelsea kept him on his toes. I also liked that she also had commitment issues. It always cracks me up when the guy is like, “I don’t want to get serious” and the girl is like, “Oh good, neither do I” and then the guy is all, “Wait, what? What’s wrong with getting serious? Am I not good enough to get serious with?”. So cute.

I liked the way their relationship grew. Each came to care for the other in their own way and over time. They really got to know one another over the course of the novel, so their HEA was totally beleivable. It wasn’t a wham-bam kind of thing. 

I did become frustrated with both characters toward the end of the book. They were both keeping secrets from each other and neither was willing to accept the blame for their part in the misunderstandings they shared. It wasn’t enough to completely kill the story for me, but I did wonder why two mature adults couldn’t work things out in a more mature way.

It was great to see some of the past characters again. Especially John and Georgeanne. They’re my favorite couple. I also enjoyed the secondary romance featuring Rori’s twin sister.

 4 out of 5

This book is available from Avon. You can buy it here or here in e-format.


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2 responses to “Lightning Review: Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson

  1. goddessani

    I had only two complaints about this book:

    1) Pucci does not sound like pussy, which Mark supposedly thought she said.

    2) We got to “see” Jane again but we heard nothing about what she and Luc were up to. While I enjoyed reading about John and Georgeann again, couldn’t RG give us just a little glimpse into Jane and Luc’s life?

    But aside from that, I really enjoyed this book. It was another winner!

    I also enjoyed the whole breast reduction angle. My SIL went through this and I’m happy to report that my brother was like Mark: they’re yours, do what you want with them, I love you not them.

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