Rachel Gibson’s “eloquent prose” (Publishers Weekly) has earned the author a number of coveted awards, including the RITA, Golden Heart, and National Reader’s Choice. Nothing But Trouble features an injured, prickly Seattle Chinooks hockey player who is none too pleased to be bedridden. Taking on the unenviable taskof personal assistant to the fallen star is Chelsea Ross, a Hollywood scream queen awaiting her big break. From the jump they’re a match made in H-E-double hockey sticks, but once the gloves come off, a heated attraction threatens to melt both their resolves.
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Rachel Gibson always delivers a fun romance with likeable characters. Her stories often have some insights into and commentary on human nature. This story was one where a quirky but determined woman helps a grumpy and messed up hockey player get on the road to recovery as well as helping him see that there is more than one way to excel at his sport. I liked that she also got him to come out of his self absorbed funk and finally notice that other people have their own struggles and challenges.
I read this one some time ago and recently listened to in Audible format. Susan Bennett, the narrator, did a great job in bringing the characters to life.
No. I don't care at all about the characters. There is no storyline development. It feels as though the characters are just chess pieces being moved about. I stopped listening with 2 hours left and just can't bring myself to get back to it.
Everything just seems so forced. It needs to flow better.
Its been a while since I've listened but I dont recall the narrator being bad or annoying. A bad one will kill the story, but the story died on it's own here.
Not for me. I hope others have better luck.
Witty dialogue, well developed characters and a great sense of fun make this author enjoyable to listen to/read.
Rachel Gibson does NOT disappoint in this delicious steamy story! You hit the nail on the head once again, Ms. Gibson!!!
Good story! More than one romance!
When she uses the cell phone as the point of contact.
Sometimes love needs a little assistant!
30-Something Female Who Enjoys Light-Hearted Chic-Lit with a Good Balance of Story, Humor, and Passion.
Enjoyed this story and would listen again. The characters were adequately developed, story was predictable but satisfying, and the interaction between Mark and Chelsea was entertaining and realistic. The narrator was probably the best one I have listened to yet. Would definitely listen to this book again and probably will.
I believe there are 3 elements to a great romance audible book: good narration, believable plot, flawed characters and great dialogue!
This is my favorite Rachel Gibson novel. I first read it and then immediately purchased it when audible published it. This has almost all of my favorite elements of a good romance: flawed characters, great (hilarious dialogue) and an engaging plot. I loved how the romance unfolded between Mark and Chelsea. I thought the narrator lacked a bit, she was very monotone and I did not think she captured Chelsea's care free character.
i like Rachel Gibson stories....the narrator was not the best choice....not horrible but got tired of listening to her at the end......mono-toned.
Retired due to injury hockey player has his hands full with out of work actress assistant.
Susan Bennett's performance was enjoyable.
While I find the author literate and the plots having interesting premises, I just don't find her books particularly engaging nor entertaining. I generally skim quickly when reading those few of her books I've picked up, but when stuck at the narrator's pace, most generally I just cannot get through her works. I'm not sure what, for me, her books lack, but it has been all of them that I've read, which admittedly aren't very many of them. As popular as she is, YMMV; give her a try if you've never read her.
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