In the last weeks I haven’t had much time to read, the work has been tiring and it occupies me practically all day. When I lie down in bed (usually before sleeping is the time I dedicate to read a book) the only thing I think about is sleeping. In fact, I don’t even think about anything because as soon as I lay in bed, I fall asleep!
The good news is that yesterday I managed to start a new book (a young-adult fantasy, no news in this). But that’s not what I want to talk about in this post, because today I decided to talk about one of my favorite contemporary romance/comedy books! I’m talking about the See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson.
This book is part of a series called Chinooks Hockey Team and, as the name implies, it has sports in it – hockey, to be more precise. You can read it alone, you’ll understand the story even without reading the first book.
I love a good sports romance. What I like most about this book, besides the story, are the characters that always make me laugh crazy, even when I re-read the book.
The writing is funny, superrr sexy, and there is a lot of sparring between the characters. They start as enemies then turn to lovers. And these are characteristics of Rachel Gibson books, because I don’t know a book from this author that doesn’t have these ingredients! And let me tell you, these are good ingredients on book!
I have to admit that I’m a big fan of Rachel Gibson books, and See Jane Score is definitely on the top of the list. I’m going even further and say that it’s on the list of my favorite contemporary books.
See Jane Score tells the story of Jane Alcott. A girl living a single life. By now, she is tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back. She’s a simple girl and very professional that only wears black and grey clothes, because who needs color? By day, Jane’s a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinnoks hockey team and by night, she’s a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of ‘Honey Pie’ (a magazine series that has all the men talking because of it’s spicy stories).
The problem is that Jane is not the best when it comes to sports, and she doesn’t have the best track with the team and even less with the notorious goalie Luc Martineau.
What she really needs to be on top of her work is an interview with Luc and the least that he wants is to give one. Even more when he made his feelings about parasite reporters – and Jane – perfectly clear.
The last thing Luc needs is a smart mouthed, pain in the backside, reporter digging into his past. But once Jane shed her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc starts to see that there’s more to Jane than originally meets the eye.
Since the first page I rooted for Jane, because she was so physically unlike the Barbie-type that Luc was normally attracted to. She’s a normal and real person, who needs glasses to read, and uses an ugly onesie at night because it’s comfortable.
It’s great to see how Luc starts to get attracted to her smarts, and personality instead of her body.
I also loved how Jane has a second secret career as a writer for a men’s magazine where she details the scandalous adventures of ‘Honey Pie’, and how that secret comes between her and Luc.
My favorite scene is when she became the team lucky charm and has to say and do always the same before each game! It’s hilarious!
This is a cinderella story, light and funny that’s perfect to read on a weekend. I really recommend it.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Let me know what’s your favorite contemporary romance/comedy book, so I can add it to my list.