She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble-Yum-pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan....
Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now?
Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she's back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin's wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she's dated.
Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way - as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He's staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt - the proprietor of the local Gas and Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can't refuse. Maybe he'll stick around Lovett for a while. Maybe he'll make a "go" of the Gas and Go. Maybe he'll rescue Sadie out of that pink dress!
©2012 Rachel Gibson (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes, if you love romance, you'll love this new Rachel Gibson contemporary romance. She gives you a great, sexy romp in her classic sassy, irreverant voice set in Lovett, Texas. These memorable, quirky characters are funny and just close enough to some of those people we may have known in our own small towns to make us identify with the heroine.
The emotional journey of the heroine and hero are excellent in this book. She made me laugh, she made me cry. I loved it.
And Navy SEAL Vince Haven is hot, hot, hot.
Yes. I did read it in one day--between the audio book and the print version. I had it covered in one day. Yay.
I usually like Rachel Gibson books. They seem to borrow liberally from Susan Elizabeth Phillips plot lines and Gibson doesn't write a Phillips level or even at the level of Jennifer Crusie, but her books are light, funny sexy and a little bit sweet.
This one is OK. It shares some of the same characteristics as her other books, but there was a real disconnect between the main characters that I haven't noticed before. I didn't get the sense that these two were in love at the end or that they even particularly liked each other. And while I don't really need a HEA in a book like this, I do like some degree of closure. At the end, the demons plaguing them both were still there. Nothing was resolved. She still had the same parental issues. Her dad may have died but she still was crippled by his lack of interest. And he still had the nightmares to deal with. I am not sure what they really accomplished or if they thought being together would help them both.
As a Rachel Gibson fan, I was disappointed with this latest book. Unlike her other ones, this one had a thin storyline and lacked compelling characters, in my opinion. The two main characters were not really flushed out and when it ended, I felt like I barely knew anything about them or why they got together, except for the physical attraction, which is par for the course in a RG book....and chick-lit, in general. Where's the witty banter, character conflict, that we're used to...?
It also felt open ended, which I'm sure will be carried over into the next book. But, whereas in the past, I would have felt eager to read more, I'm not so interested in seeing what happens with these guys.
The narrator was okay....didn't really add to the experience. All in all, a mediocre book.
I read this book on my kindle and also listened to it on my iPod. It was great both ways. Rachel Gibson is one of the best and I really enjoyed hearing Vince's story. He was a very small character in Any Man of Mine so I didn't expect a book about him. The ending of this book was left open about a 28 year old girl listed on Sadie's Dad's will...the unnamed trust. I guess that is the next story!!! I can't wait.
Audiobook listener because it leaves my hands free to fold clothes, clean and cook for my dear family of 6.
Rachel Gibson comes through again with a smart, sexy, contemporary romance that is certainly worth the read.
Love a good love story with a Navy Seal.
Great character voice differentiation.
It was a good book. Typical love story and ended well. If you go into it knowing it's a book you can start and stop and not lose your place while your multi-tasking books, then you won't be dissapointed. I liked it, just wouldn't call it a favorite.
I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.
Not a bodice ripper, but a very good story. You get the emotional issues, the past trauma, and some really likable characters. Kept my interest and didn't cause me to want to quit listening. OK, I have read better but this is not a disappointment either. Go ahead and spend the credit, it is that good.
The Characters were pathetic and annoying. Such a disapointment.
Yes, I would listen to Rachel Gibson again because this is her first book I haven't liked. I am shocked by how horrible this book is.
no redeeming qualities. The characters started off obnoxious and ended the same way.
save your money and wait for Rachel's next book. I'm sure it will be better than this one.
Rachel Gibson is one of my favorite authors. I only wish she could write a book a month. This is the first time I've listened to Kathleen Early and she captured the characters perfectly. This is a sweet read and makes you cheer for Sadie and Vince all the way.
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I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I loved the humorous quips that came out of the main character's conversations and observations in her head. She gave me more than a few chuckles as she summed people up (after returning to her home town).
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