Book Review

by Rachel Gibson

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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Kate Hamilton hates Valentine's Day, particularly when a cute guy at a roadside bar turns down her offer of a one-night stand. She picks her ego up off the floor and completes her drive to Gospel, Idaho, to help her grandfather. But guess who shows up?

Former hockey star Rob Sutter owns the store across from Kate's grandfather's shop. He's certainly surprised to find the woman who propositioned him coming into town and kicking up trouble. If only he didn't like her kind of "trouble" quite so much.…

Gibson's novel is fast-paced, with snappy dialogue and frequently hilarious narration. Kate and Rob are warm, compelling characters, and their sexual chemistry sizzles on the page. This is a tremendously fun read with a few serious moments that bring added emotional depth to the story. (Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Marilyn Weigel

Publisher: Avon

Published: January 2005

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(1 ratings)

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The Trouble With Valentine's Day

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 28, 2011 - 12:46pm.

Dumped by her boyfriend and stressed out by her job, Kate Hamilton decides to visit her widowed grandfather in Idaho.  During the drive to Idaho, she stops at a ski lodge and decides to live out one of her fantasies and proposition a gorgeous man.  He flatly rejects her.

After Kate arrives at her grandfather's, she helps him at his store.  He introduces her to Rob Sutter, the owner of the sporting goods store across the street and the man she propositioned.  She can only pray Rob won't tell her grandfather how they met before.

This was a funny story with snappy dialogue.  Rob has a good reason for never picking up women in bars.  It takes him a long time to come around to the fact that he really cares for Kate but doesn't want to get into a relationship with her.  Kate has other ideas.  My rating:  4.5 Stars.