Thursday, 27 August 2015

Hockey Thursday: Fair Play and See Jane Score

Theresa Falconetti has it all: brains, beauty, a quick wit, and her own PR business. To the Deep disappointment of her large family, she never dates Italians, men from her old Brooklyn neighborhood, or professional athletes. Especially not athletes...

Michael Dante, popular hometown hero and winger for the Stanley Cup champion New York Blades is all three—and he is head over heels for her.

For Michael, Theresa's NO HOCKEY PLAYERS rule is a check to the heart. Nothing he does seems to melt her resolve. His stubborn refusal to give up on this wisecracking brunette, who—he knows—is hiding from her roots, is driving them both nuts. And whe he hires her to publicize his family's restaurant, more than the kitchen heats up. Then Theresa finds herself an Upper East Side kind of guy and Micheal is forced to take his game to the next level.

My thoughts:
Truth be told, I would have given up on Theresa. I did not like how when she was out of opinions decided that finally she wants him. Not cool.

Theresa had something happen to her 2 years ago. I get, that is rough. Still, she did not want to date Michael cos he was Italian, and a hockeyplayer. But mostly cos he was Italian like her.

Michael was so sweet!!! He was so smitten with her. He so wanted at least one date. He sent her desserts! All he wanted was a chance. Awww, I loved him.

But she was all. "Past! No. No. No. I would rather date a rich cultural wasp." At first I was all, ok I understand. At the end I was all, make her chase you!

Conclusion:
A romance where the guy really works at getting the girl. Still, cute.

Cover
eh

Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by Berkley
New York Blades #2
Contemporary romance
Own


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.

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.

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....

My thoughts:
The second hockey book in 2 days...well summer did finally come so a bit of ice time was nice.

Jane writes a single girl in the city column, and a smutty secret column on the side. But now she has to follow a hockey team! And she knows nothing about the sport. She is a smart girl, learns and wont let anyone put her down. She is a good reporter, and will let them know that. I liked her. 

Luc is a goalie. He was kind of, well not an ass, but not that nice. All he saw was a plain face, small boobs, a short badly dressed woman. That's nice man. So shallow of you. But yes yes he falls for her, they do it, a tiny bit of drama and they live happily ever after.

Conclusion:
A bit of romance, a lot of hockey and HEA. 

Cover
Boring

Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Avon
Chinooks Hockey Team #2
Contemporary romance
Own


32 comments:

  1. Aw Michael does sound really sweet and like the way her pursues her

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  2. Oh I like hockey romance! hello?! Canadian here. ;)

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    1. Haha. And Finn here! Perfect match

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  3. What is it with men and boobs? I mean they're grown, it's not like they're going to suck milk right? Hahaha!

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  4. Perfect time of year for these books :)

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  5. Hockey romance...Alright then. First and foremost, all the hockey puns in that first book's description. Shameful. Secondly, I get that it's meant to create conflict but it's kind of messed up that, based on what you said, it sounds like the author made the character kind of bigoted just because.

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    1. Haha, I warned you that this was a romance week, except for tomorrow, I changed things ;)

      Oh yeah, it was pun heavy.
      As for the character, the worst thing was that she was everything she did not want in a man

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    1. I would marry a guy for that...at once

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  7. So while I'm not going to read these, cause they're adult, I'm glad you enjoyed them!

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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  8. Two hockey books in a row, sounds like fun.

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  9. 1) Ooooh those hockey players. ;)

    2) Mehhhh you are making me think of winter! BOO

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  10. I read See Jane Score yonks ago, can hardly remember it now! Do have another Rachel Gibson on my shelf to read though.

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    1. I have had in on my shelf for ages but I finally got to it!

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  11. I read See Jane Score and remember having a good time with it but it's been WAY too many books ago.

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  12. Poor Michael, both books sound fun and yay for hockey players!!

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  13. Oooh, I like the one where he's got to work for it! And he's sending desserts?? Dude...! Greatest gesture ever :) (this, from the girl with a serious sweet tooth...) Have a great weekend, Linda!

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    1. YES! Mmm desserts, he had me there

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  14. haha! Too much hockey ... I want summer still!

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  15. I've never read a hockey story. I might have to try that. Great reviews.

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