Series: Chinooks Hockey Team #2
Published by Avon on January 28, 2003
Genres: sports romance
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This is Jane
A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie"...the magazine series that has all the men talking.
See Jane spar
Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters—and Jane—perfectly clear. But if he thinks he's going to make her life a misery, he'd better think again.
See Jane attract
For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart mouthed, pain in the backside, reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter shed her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye.
Maybe it's time to take a risk. Maybe it's time to live out fantasies. Maybe it's time to....
See Jane score!
This week a good friend of mine mentioned that this book was one of her “comfort reads.” You know, that book that you re-read when you’re having a rough day? Luckily I had this one in my room, so I grabbed it and dug in!
So, basic premise is that Jane writes a column in the newspaper, one of those Single Girl in the City types? But that doesn’t pay the bills, so she also writes a monthly porn serial in a Hustler type magazine. But that’s a huge secret.
However, she’s been assigned to cover the local NHL hockey team the Chinooks while the paper’s normal sports writer is out on medical leave. Her first reaction is total confusion. Not only has she never covered sports before, but she knows very little about hockey. But the paper and the general manager of the team want to appeal to more women, so they ask Jane.
Luc is a conceited jerk. He’s just been hired on to the Seattle Chinooks as their goalie, but it’s slightly controversial as it’s a huge dollar amount, and he’s just coming out of rehab and off a knee injury. Some people wonder if he’s worth the money? He’s worried that having a reporter travelling with the team will be bad news for all of them. No one wants her there, least of all Luc. The fun is watching him change. It’s not abrupt and it’s not out of character. It’s organic and enjoyable. This is the opposite of insta-lust, and it’s sweet.
Basically the two learn to overcome the prejudices each has about the other and it’s very realistic and organic, yet fun. If you want to read a happy and enjoyable story this is the one to grab.
***Book courtesy of Avon Addicts