They had a whirlwind Vegas romance - but can he play for keeps?
Rachel Gibson's storytelling career began at the age of sixteen when she ran her Chevy Vega into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper and broken glass from the ground, and drove to her High School parking lot. With the help of her friend, she strategically scattered the broken pieces and told her parents she'd been the victim of a hit and run. They believed her, and she's been telling stories ever since. Rachel has three children and still lives in her native Boise, Idaho. When not writing, she can be found boating on Payette Lake with Mr. Gibson, shopping for shoes, or forcing her love on an ungrateful cat.
Among the guests at her latest event, wedding planner Autumn Haven isn't thrilled to find Seattle Chinooks hockey team player Sam LeClaire, her ex-husband and the father of her five-year-old son, Conner. Seeing in the flesh the man she married five years ago in Las Vegas brings back the pain and the anger she had finally managed to tamp down. Sam also is forced to acknowledge that he hasn't been the most attentive dad. His decision to spend more time with Conner rattles Autumn, who suddenly feels those old tingly Las Vegas feelings for the golden-haired, blue-eyed charmer. Verdict A stubborn heroine who doesn't want to risk another broken heart finds herself on thin ice with a hard-hitting and intimidating hockey star whose guilt over many things consumes him. With a small boy as catalyst, along with some undeniable heat, these two former lovers rediscover what brought them together in the first place but with the perspective and maturity to appreciate it. The latest Gibson title featuring the Chinooks (following True Love and Other Disasters and Nothing but Trouble) will appeal to readers who enjoy Susan Elizabeth Phillips's Chicago Stars books and contemporary romances with depth as well as sizzle.-Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.