Review: True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson

True Love and Other DisastersDetails: True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson

Pub. Date: April 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mass Market Paperback , 368pp
Sales Rank: 43,600
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team Series

True Love and Other Disasters Synopsis:

Disaster Number One: Men

Hard knocks and hunger taught Faith Duffy not to believe in love. Still, when she married her very wealthy—and very old—husband, she became the perfect wife. And then he went to that big bank in the sky, leaving Faith with lonely nights, a pile of money, and a total mess of a pro hockey team. Heck, Faith doesn’t even watch hockey!

Disaster Number Two: Passion

But most of America and half of Canada is watching Ty Savage. His lethal sex appeal and deadly right hook make him the favorite of fans. For most of Ty’s life, he’s dreamed of winning the Stanley Cup. The last thing he needs is a bimbo messing up his plans.

Disaster Number Three: Love

Faith loathes Ty on sight, but she can’t stop thinking about him all day . . . and night. Then a moment of temptation ends with Faith in Ty’s bed, and she begins to see there’s more to him than sex appeal. Ty discovers there’s far more to Faith than beauty and billions. But a relationship with Faith is impossible, and falling in love—that would be a disaster.

My Thoughts:

Rachel Gibson did  a great job with making True Love and Other Disasters a book that was easily read and enjoyable for those who know nothing about hockey.  I was not really sure about this book at first because even though I am from Detroit and hockey is a huge thing around here in Hockeytown, I know next to nothing about the story.  Based on that I figured, that I would get very frustrated with the hockey end of this story but the exact opposite was true.  I wanted more and more of these wonderful people and their story.

Faith was by far one of my favorite women in a romance novel this year.  She knew that because of her background of being a stripper, being a centerfold in Playboy and the simple fact that she was so much younger than her husband, people thought the worst of her.  That she was just after his money and it was all superficial.   It might have started that way but she was completely in love with her husband.  That being said she was very surprised that he left her his hockey team, especially since his son had all but told his father he expected the team when he died.  Faith almost let’s the son bully her out of the team but in the last moment she decides to keep it and has to take on Ty, the team captain who is not going to let anyone especially some woman get in his way of winning the Stanley Cup something that is the last thing he needs to do in his career.  They hate each other from the moment the meet but soon all of that changes but being together would be a huge problem for both of them.

This is a light fun-loving romance story with frustration, secrets, pain, laughs, and so much more.  Like with most books in this genre the plot is not outstanding or really complex rather a fun read that allows one to check out from their normal life and enjoy someone else’s.  The flow of the story moves along and by the end you just want to find out what happens to these two.

My Rating for True Love and Other Disasters:

 3 Penguins:  This was a fun story and a good read.  Not one that I would probably reread over and over again but a nice relaxing beach read.

*I received this book as a gift.  All opinions are my own.