Nothing but Trouble

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Nothing but Trouble

Former scream queen Chelsea Ross has a plan, but for her to put her plan into action, first she must succeed where many before her have failed. As an aspiring actress, she has taken on many difficult roles, though this may be her toughest job yet, the home health care worker for an injured former hockey player. If she can stick with the job for 3 months, she will be rewarded with a $10,000 bonus, just enough to put her plans for her future into motion.

After a horrific accident has ended the career of NHL star, and Seattle Chinook's team captain, Mark Bressler, he feels as if he has lost everything. His team has just brought home the Stanley Cup, the most coveted award in hockey, and he wasn't able to skate the ice in victory. His boss insists he needs a babysitter, which only increases his frustration with the whole situation.

Can these two learn to work together or will they cause each other NOTHING BUT TROUBLE?

NOTHING BUT TROUBLE was a lighthearted, fast paced read, I easily breezed through this one evening. Once I began I just couldn't put it down, I had to see how it would all play out. Rachel Gibson's signature humor really shined through with the tender yet funny story of Chelsea and Mark. I loved their verbal sparing, and the sparks flying between them were just waiting to be ignited. Also, I could really feel the disappointment of where their paths had led them so far in life, even though Chelsea wasn't the type to dwell on disappointments. The range of emotions that went through me throughout the book left me feeling satisfied that this was a great read.

At first Chelsea came off as being flighty and a bit off. But soon she proved that while she had a rather bold sense of style, she was no pushover. She knew how to execute a plan, and to make others agree before they even realized they had a choice. Mark was bitter about his loss, and there was a sense of self-pity, but he was able to find a purpose for himself in life again. He just needed a shove to push him in the right direction. The passion between them was HOT, I could feel the pages heat up as they worked through the reasons why they shouldn't be together, and they practically combusted when they finally decided to act on their desires.

I look forward to reading more Rachel Gibson and can't wait to visit the Chinook players again.

Book Blurb for Nothing but Trouble

Chelsea Ross's acting career has been a total bust. The closest she ever came to stardom was her brilliant performance as "Pretty Dead Girl #1." But leaving Hollywood to become the personal assistant to a famous hockey player could be her stupidest career move ever.
Injured superstar Mark Bressler's glory days are over. The one time bad boy jock could at least be civil to the pint-sized, pink-haired bombshell who the Seattle Chinooks hired to be his P.A. If Chelsea didn't need the money, she'd be skating away from the world's biggest jerk-on-ice as fast as her feet could carry her.

Chelsea can deal with Mark's rotten attitude and dark moods. The problem is those biceps and that red-hot hockey-toned bod! And when the bad boy starts to put the moves on her, Chelsea knows it's time she banished him to the penalty box...if only she could resist the kind of trouble he has in mind! 

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 4.75