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Rachel Gibson's Chinooks Hockey Team: A Series Review


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If you are looking for a series of contemporary romance novels that feature sexy hockey players, sassy heroines, witty banter, steamy scenes, and heartwarming endings, then you might want to check out the Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson. This series consists of seven books that follow the lives and loves of different members of a fictional NHL team based in Seattle. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they are also connected by recurring characters and references. In this article, we will give you a brief overview of each book in the series, along with our honest opinions on them. Whether you are a fan of sports romance, romantic comedy, or just plain romance, you will find something to enjoy in this series.




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Simply Irresistible (Book 1)




The first book in the series introduces us to Georgeanne Howard, a runaway bride who escapes from her wealthy but elderly fiancé at the altar. She hitchhikes a ride with John Kowalsky, a star player for the Chinooks who happens to be her fiancé's employee. John doesn't realize who she is until it's too late, and he ends up spending a passionate night with her at a motel. He thinks it's a one-time fling, but seven years later, he runs into her again and discovers that he has a daughter he never knew about. Georgeanne has changed from a spoiled socialite to a successful caterer and a devoted mother. John wants to be part of his daughter's life, but he also wants to rekindle his relationship with Georgeanne. However, he has to overcome his trust issues, his fear of commitment, and his boss's wrath to prove that he is worthy of her love.


Review: This book is a fun and fast-paced read that sets the tone for the rest of the series. The characters are likable and realistic, with flaws and strengths that make them relatable. The chemistry between John and Georgeanne is palpable, and their interactions are full of humor and emotion. The plot is engaging and well-written, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested. The only drawback is that the ending feels a bit rushed and convenient, and some of the secondary characters are underdeveloped. Overall, this book is a great introduction to the series and a satisfying romance.


See Jane Score (Book 2)




The second book in the series focuses on Jane Alcott, a sports reporter who is assigned to cover the Chinooks for a local newspaper. She is determined to prove herself as a serious journalist, despite her lack of interest in hockey and her feminine appearance. She clashes with Luc Martineau, the team's goalie and resident bad boy, who thinks she is a bimbo and a distraction. He makes it clear that he doesn't want her around, but he can't deny his attraction to her. Jane is not impressed by his arrogant attitude and his reputation as a ladies' man, but she can't help but feel drawn to him. As they spend more time together, they realize that they have more in common than they thought, and they start to develop feelings for each other. But can they overcome their prejudices, their insecurities, and their pasts to make their relationship work?


Review: This book is a hilarious and heartwarming read that showcases Rachel Gibson's talent for writing witty dialogue and steamy romance. The characters are well-developed and complex, with layers and depth that make them interesting. The chemistry between Luc and Jane is explosive, and their banter is sharp and funny. The plot is captivating and realistic, with enough conflict and drama to keep the reader hooked. The only flaw is that the ending feels a bit abrupt and predictable, and some of the hockey scenes are not very detailed. Overall, this book is a fantastic addition to the series and a delightful romance.


The Trouble With Valentine's Day (Book 3)




The third book in the series tells the story of Kate Hamilton, a successful but disillusioned owner of a dating service who decides to take a break from her job and her love life after a disastrous Valentine's Day. She goes to visit her grandfather in a small town in Idaho, where she meets Rob Sutter, a former NHL player who now works as a cop. Rob is not looking for love either, after his ex-wife cheated on him with his best friend. He is content with his simple life and his casual flings, until he meets Kate. He is instantly attracted to her, but he also thinks she is a snob and a liar. He tries to resist her charms, but he can't help but fall for her. Kate feels the same way about him, but she also has secrets that she doesn't want him to know. As they get closer, they have to face their fears, their doubts, and their pasts to make their relationship last.


Review: This book is a sweet and sexy read that explores the theme of trust and honesty in love. The characters are realistic and sympathetic, with flaws and vulnerabilities that make them human. The chemistry between Rob and Kate is intense, and their interactions are full of emotion and humor. The plot is engaging and well-written, with enough suspense and surprises to keep the reader interested. The only drawback is that the ending feels a bit rushed and unrealistic, and some of the secondary characters are not very memorable. Overall, this book is a wonderful addition to the series and a charming romance.


True Love and Other Disasters (Book 4)




The fourth book in the series follows Faith Duffy, a former stripper who inherits the Chinooks from her late husband, an elderly billionaire who left her everything in his will. She wants to prove herself as a capable owner of the team, despite the skepticism and hostility of the players, the fans, and the media. She also wants to prove herself as a worthy partner for Ty Savage, the team's captain and star player, who has been attracted to her since he first saw her at a strip club. Ty has his own issues with trust and commitment, after his ex-wife left him for another man. He doesn't want to get involved with Faith, who he thinks is a gold digger and a distraction. He tries to keep his distance from her, but he can't deny his feelings for her. As they work together to save the team from bankruptcy and scandal, they have to overcome their prejudices, their insecurities, and their enemies to make their relationship work.


Nothing But Trouble (Book 5)




The fifth book in the series features Chelsea Ross, an aspiring actress who takes a job as a personal assistant to Mark Bressler, a former NHL player who was forced to retire after a car accident that left him injured and bitter. Chelsea needs the money to pay off her debts and pursue her dream of becoming a Hollywood star, but she also has to deal with Mark's rude and grumpy attitude. Mark doesn't want Chelsea around, but he also doesn't want to be alone. He is frustrated by his physical limitations and his loss of identity, but he also finds himself attracted to Chelsea's cheerful and optimistic personality. He tries to push her away, but he also wants to pull her closer. As they spend more time together, they realize that they have more in common than they thought, and they start to develop feelings for each other. But can they overcome their differences, their fears, and their dreams to make their relationship work?


Review: This book is a funny and touching read that explores the theme of healing and hope in love. The characters are endearing and complex, with flaws and qualities that make them lovable. The chemistry between Mark and Chelsea is sizzling, and their banter is witty and amusing. The plot is captivating and well-written, with enough humor and emotion to keep the reader invested. The only flaw is that the ending feels a bit too easy and convenient, and some of the secondary characters are not very developed. Overall, this book is a wonderful addition to the series and a lovely romance.


Any Man of Mine (Book 6)


The sixth book in the series tells the story of Autumn Haven, a wedding planner who had a whirlwind romance and a Vegas wedding with Sam LeClaire, a star player for the Chinooks. She thought she had found her happily ever after, but he left her the next morning with nothing but a note and a hundred-dollar bill. She was devastated, but she also discovered that she was pregnant with his child. She decided to raise her son on her own, without telling Sam about him. Five years later, she runs into him again at a wedding expo, and he is shocked to learn that he has a son he never knew about. He wants to be part of his son's life, but he also wants to win back Autumn's trust and love. Autumn is not ready to forgive him or forget what he did to her, but she also can't deny her feelings for him. As they try to co-parent their son, they have to face their past, their present, and their future to make their relationship work.


Review: This book is an emotional and sexy read that explores the theme of forgiveness and second chances in love. The characters are realistic and sympathetic, with flaws and strengths that make them human. The chemistry between Sam and Autumn is intense, and their interactions are full of angst and heat. The plot is engaging and well-written, with enough conflict and drama to keep the reader hooked. The only drawback is that the ending feels a bit rushed and unrealistic, and some of the hockey scenes are not very detailed. Overall, this book is a fantastic addition to the series and a beautiful romance.


The Art of Running in Heels (Book 7)




The seventh and final book in the series follows Lexie Kowalsky, the daughter of John and Georgeanne from the first book. She is a successful fashion designer who decides to join a reality show called Gettin' Hitched as a publicity stunt for her bridal line. She doesn't expect to fall in love with Sean Knox, a star player for the Chinooks who happens to be one of the contestants on the show. She also doesn't expect to win the show and get engaged to him on live TV. She panics and runs away from him at the airport, wearing nothing but a wedding dress and a pair of high heels. She ends up on a plane to Sandspit, Canada, where Sean follows her to confront her. He is angry and hurt by her actions, but he also can't get her out of his mind. He wants to know why she ran away from him, but he also wants to make her stay with him. Lexie wants to explain herself to him, but she also wants to protect her heart from him. As they spend time together in a remote cabin, they have to deal with their feelings, their families, and their fans to make their relationship work.


Review: This book is a fun and romantic read that wraps up the series in a satisfying way. The characters are charming and dynamic, with flaws and qualities that make them adorable. The chemistry between Sean and Lexie is explosive, and their banter is hilarious and sweet. The plot is entertaining and well-written, with enough humor and emotion to keep the reader interested. The only flaw is that the ending feels a bit too neat and convenient, and some of the secondary characters are not very fleshed out. Overall, this book is a wonderful addition to the series and a lovely romance.


Conclusion




The Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson is a series of contemporary romance novels that feature sexy hockey players, sassy heroines, witty banter, steamy scenes, and heartwarming endings. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they are also connected by recurring characters and references. The series has a consistent quality and style, with engaging plots, compelling characters, and realistic settings. The series also has a balance of humor and emotion, of conflict and resolution, of passion and tenderness. The series is a perfect choice for fans of sports romance, romantic comedy, or just plain romance. If you are looking for a series that will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and cheer, then you should definitely read the Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson.


Recommendation: You can find the Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson in various formats, such as paperback, ebook, or audiobook. You can also find them in various platforms, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Audible. You can also visit Rachel Gibson's website to learn more about her and her other books. Whether you read them in order or out of order, you will not regret reading this series.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about the Chinooks Hockey Team series by Rachel Gibson:


  • Q: Do I have to read the books in order?



  • A: No, you don't have to read the books in order. Each book can be read as a standalone, with its own plot and characters. However, you might enjoy the series more if you read them in order, as you will get to know the recurring characters and references better.



  • Q: Are there any spin-off or crossover books?



  • A: Yes, there are some spin-off or crossover books that are related to the Chinooks Hockey Team series. For example, Daisy's Back in Town (2004) features Daisy Lee Monroe and Jack Parrish from the first book. Sex, Lies, and Online Dating (2006) features Lucy Rothschild and Quinn McIntyre from the second book. Lola Carlyle Reveals All (2002) features Lola Carlyle and Sam Cody from the third book. And I'm In No Mood For Love (2006) features Clare Wingate and Sebastian Vaughan from the fourth book.



  • Q: How accurate are the hockey scenes?



  • A: The hockey scenes are not very accurate or detailed in the series. The author does not focus on the technical aspects or the rules of the game, but rather on the emotions and the relationships of the characters. The hockey scenes are more of a backdrop or a catalyst for the romance than a main feature of the series.



  • Q: How steamy are the books?



  • A: The books are quite steamy in the series. The author does not shy away from describing the physical attraction and the sexual encounters of the characters. The books contain explicit language and graphic scenes that might not be suitable for younger or more sensitive readers.



  • Q: How funny are the books?



  • A: The books are very funny in the series. The author has a great sense of humor and a knack for writing witty dialogue and hilarious situations. The books contain sarcasm, irony, puns, jokes, and pranks that will make you laugh out loud.



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