Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm In No Mood For Love by Rachel Gibson

I picked this book up in the bookstore about a week ago, and I must have liked the looks of it because I bought it up again two days later! Yes, that's right - I bought it twice.

Clare Wingate is a young, wealthy woman who just walked in on her fiance doing the washing machine repair MAN. She doesn't get any time to think about it because she has to stand in her best friend's wedding that evening. After the wedding, she has a bit too much to drink and wakes up in a hotel room, naked, and can't remember much after the wedding. Then her childhood friend/nemesis Sebastian Vaughn walks comes out of her shower! He tells her she was wild in bed; she's mortified and makes a quick exit.
Sebastian Vaughn is a world famous journalist who's come home to try to connect with his estranged father. His mother recently died and he realizes his father is all the family he's got left. His father is Clare's mother's gardner. He doesn't know why he lied about sleeping with Clare at the hotel but thinks it was fun to tease her.
Clare and Sebastian are thrown together a few times and the attraction is strong. She tries to fight it as she is still hurting from the betrayal of her ex-fiance and Sebastian is not looking for a commitment. The end up dating but when Clare realizes her feelings may be more than casual, she gets scared and Sebastian gets angry.
I won't give anything away but the ending was good.

This was a nice story. There were no villians, no natural disasters or horrible accidents, just the interaction between the H/H moving the story along. I liked it. Ms. Gibson is a new-to-me author and I'll be looking for more of her work.


  1. Sounds good :D
    Though I do not know how you ended up buying it two times, lol.

  2. Blodeuedd - I liked the cover and the blurb. (apparently I liked them alot!)

  3. I've bought the same book twice on more occasions then I care to admit. :) This looks like a fun read!

  4. I am so jealous right now. You have the whole Rachel Gibson backlist to discover for the first time. Sigh.

    My favorites of hers are See Jane Score (best sports romance EVER), Tangled Up in You (very sexy romance), and The Trouble with Valentine's Day (for funny romance). Oh yeah, and True Confessions is another great one.

    Happy reading!

  5. I love Rachel Gibson. She's my go-to chik-lit author and I highly recommend TRULY MADLY YOURS and SEE JANE SCORE.

    Thanks for the great review!

    ;) VFG

  6. LOL! How could you not remember a booktitle like that? ;)
    I think I wouldn't buy it once with that title, let alone twice! But the story sounds good. Thanks for the review, Patti!

  7. I'm with Katie Mack - you simply MUST read See Jane Score!!
    I'm up and down with Rachel Gibson. I either really enjoy her books or can barely stand them. On the plus side - thee have only been two I could barely stand so she's an authobuy author for me.

    And if it's any consolation - I often buy the same book twice - and by the time I discover I have, I've lost the receipt.

  8. Hey Patti:

    Lovely review. I've not read this author before but this sounds like a nice contemporary romance read.

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.


  9. I think I've read Gibson before I just can't remember the story...I think she was a reporter for a hockey team. Patti have you read anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips? I wonder if Rachel Gibson is similar?

  10. Buckeye Girl - I couldn't believe I did it, it is a pretty cover though.

    Katie Mack - I'm really enjoying RAchel Gibson - I did read Tangled Up In You and liked it.

    VFG - I haven't read either of those, will add to my list!

    Janna - I think the cover sucked me in!!

    KristieJ - See Jane Score it is - that seem to be a popular read!

    Lea - Thanks - I did enjoy this book.

    Smokinhotbooks - I tried to read one SEP book but put it down after about 50 pages...I didn't care for her style of writing. Rachel Gibson I am enjoying immensely.