Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Any Man Of Mine - Rachel Gibson

What happens in Vegas . . . doesn't always stay there.

Autumn Haven's Las Vegas "to-do" list said to catch a show and play the slots—not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam LeClaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her to run. And she did—right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her life. But Monday morning jolted her back to reality, and before she could say "pass the coffee," Sam was gone.

Now a successful wedding planner, Autumn hasn't clapped eyes on the heartbreaking hockey superstar for over two years . . . until she organizes his teammate's "Special Day," where Sam makes a big play to pick up where he left off! But she has vowed any man of hers plays for keeps. Is Sam the man for her or does she banish him to the sin bin forever?

Any Man of Mine is the 5th book in the Chinook's Hockey Series.  Autumn has built a successful business of party planning.  When she is tapped to plan Faith and Ty's wedding, she runs in to Sam again after 2 long years of no contact.  Sam is the father of Autumn's son, but that is about as far as their bond goes.  She could really care less about him, his hockey or all the bimbos that he beds, or so she says.  

After a little epiphany, also known as a big ol' ass chewing from Autumn, Sam decides he wants to be a better father and tries his best to get to know his son, and spend more time with him, thus seeing Autumn more.  Soon, he realizes that he wants more, not just her to be his kids' mom, he wants it all.  His goal now, make it happen, but Autumn can't get past the hurt of all those years ago when he left her alone, and pregnant in Vegas.  Can she get past her hurt to see the love in front of her is real or will she keep going back to what is comfortable, being a mom, sister and business woman.

Notable Quote:
Any Man of Mine: Doesn't have other girlfriends (especially skinny girlfriends)

While I found this book enjoyable, I was left wanting....more.  There wasn't any real drama.  There was more of a yo-yo affect going on.  I liked the characters more or less, but I just felt that if there was chemistry there wasn't a lot of it.  It was great to see some of the past characters, Mini Pit and Pit Boss also plan a wedding during this book.  Getting to visit with Faith and Ty was enjoyable but Autumn and Sam....just felt rushed.

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