by Rachel Gibson

May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-06-157906-6
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Mass Market Paperback

Faith Duffy has just lost her husband and best friend all in one fell swoop. Though Faith was Virgilís fifth wife, and much younger, they had a good relationship based on mutual affection and caring. Faith is grieving for her husband but is also in shock: Virgil left her his beloved hockey team, the Chinooks. Faith knows nothing about hockey nor does she care to, and she is prepared to sell the team to Virgilís son, Landon, a man she despises and who hates her right back. But when Landon goes too far in his crude comments about her, Faith snaps. She may have once been a stripper, and a Playboy Playmate of the Year, but she has a backbone and does not regret her life. Faith is about to tackle her toughest challenge yet: managing the Chinooks.

Ty Savage cannot believe it when Faith Duffy decides to stay on as owner of the Chinooks. He is sure her reign will spell disaster for the team. Ty signed on with the Chinooks because he saw it as his chance to finally win the Stanley Cup. Now, he is sure his move to the Chinooks is going to result in disaster for everyone on the team. How can a former stripper be the owner this powerhouse hockey team needs? And then there is the fact that Ty cannot seem to keep his hands or mind off Faith. And she is looking right back. An affair could only end badly for this duo, right?

True Love and Other Disasters revisits Rachel Gibsonís Chinooks hockey team. Once again, Ms. Gibson scores a hat trick with her characters and story. The tension between Ty and Faith is steamy and passionate, while also developing at a nice pace in conjunction with Faithís efforts to understand hockey.

Faith makes no effort to hide the fact that she knows nothing about the sport, but she learns, studies, and tries to gather as much information as possible. She is learning how to be an owner on the spot but she is not afraid to ask for guidance. I really liked Faith. She is honest about her past, about her life as a stripper and a playmate, but she also has a ďtake me as I amĒ attitude. She does not apologize for who she is and Ty comes to admire that about her.

Ty is sweet, sexy, and surly; a fun combination for Faithís more girly and friendly demeanor. They clash, kiss, and get to know each other on and off the ice. Rachel Gibsonís books continue to get better. True Love and Other Disasters is fresh, charming, and filled with humor.

Reviewed in April 2009 by Sarah.

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