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review 2017-04-08 14:45
Entertaining and enjoyable.
True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson (2009-05-14) - Rachel Gibson;

I was actually surprised how much I liked this story.

My expectations were low - because of the setting with the playmate and the hockey player.

But it turned out to be a really good read.


I liked Faith. She didn't pity herself, didn't throw her sob story around, she stood by her decisions to work with what nature gave her (her body, her beauty) to make a decent living.


The romance processed a bit quick, but since it was clear it would be a fairy tale like story (not with "real" people who meet, talk, get to know each other in normal situations) it fit with the whole plot.

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review 2016-12-31 00:00
Rescue Me
Rescue Me - Rachel Gibson I spent most of this book thinking "Oh god, just get to the fucking point already!"

Just nonstop bullshit about the town, the people, the past. I knew way more about characters that weren't even IN the book than I needed to.

Vince and Sadie don't even have much page time together and it's mostly lame sex scenes and thinking about how they're only friends with benefits. Vince fucked up pretty badly but Sadie let him get away with zero groveling. The side plot shows up at the very end and isn't resolved at all. Not even taking a step towards resolved.

This was a complete waste of time and very frustrating. Everyone I know has rated this 4-5 stars and I feel like I've missed something. Maybe I should head back into the urban fantasy genre.
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review 2016-09-27 12:00
Southern Sass & Charm
Just Kiss Me - Rachel Gibson

“Tell me what you want.” His lips pressed into hers, not quite a kiss and entirely too short. “Ask anything.”
…”Henry,” she whispered and rose onto the balls of her feet. She looked into his deep brown eyes and swallowed hard. She’d never been the kind of girl to ask anyone for anything. “Just kiss me.”

If you combine two headstrong characters, lots of Southern sass and charm, and a complicated history, you get Just Kiss Me. Let me just say that Rachel Gibson knows how to write one heck of an entertaining and sizzling hot romance.


Rachel Gibson is one of my tried and true favorite authors when it comes to solid, dependable contemporary romance. I know each book will be well-plotted out and will have great chemistry between the hero and heroine. Of course some couples I like more than others, but I know I’ll enjoy the story overall anyway.


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text 2016-09-26 17:12
Stranded: Romances About Being Stranded on an Island
Nerd in Shining Armor (The Nerd Series) - Vicki Lewis Thompson
Stranded! - Pepper Pace
The Trouble with Paradise - Jill Shalvis
Lola Carlyle Reveals All - Rachel Gibson
Seize The Fire - Laura Kinsale
A Sudden Crush - Camilla Isley
Stranded with Her Ex - Jill Sorenson
Island for Two: Hawaii MagicFiji Fantasy - Beverly Jenkins,Elaine Overton
Imagine - Jill Barnett
On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves

Want a little surivial style romance? 


Here are some wonderful Romances where the couple is stranded on an island. 


My lists are never in particular order. Enjoy!


1.  STRANDED! by Pepper Pace


Oceans Delano and Marshall Cohen could not be any different. She is a shy Jamaican born woman returning to the states after her father's death. Marshall Cohen is a privileged young businessman traveling out of the country to engage in 'sketchy' business dealings for his boss. When their small plane crashes, the two lone survivors are forced to depend on each other and in the process they learn to face their fears and to accept their differences.



2. The Trouble With Paradise by Jill Shalvis 


One phone call has turned Dorie’s dead-end life into an adventure: she’s won a trip on a singles cruise to Fiji. With her cutest outfits packed and the Love Boat theme in her head, Dorie boards—and soon meets two irresistible men: a pro baseball player with an irresistible Texas drawl, and the ship’s dark and mysterious French doctor, Dr. Christian Montague. She’s sure to fall head-over-heels in no time. She just never expected to do it so quickly, or so literally, tripping over her luggage.

With her foot twisted and her ego deflated, Dorie’s dream vacation is about to take the biggest detour yet. A violent storm has wrecked the ship and cast everyone ashore. A deserted island would be the perfect setting for a steamy romance, if something sinister wasn’t lurking. Whose alluring arms will Dorie run to? Being stuck never felt so…liberating.


3. On the Island: A Novel by Tracey Garvis-Graves


Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.


4. Imagine by Jill Barnett


After years imprisoned on Devil's Island for a murder he never committed, escaped convict Hank Wyatt knows how to survive and believes his luck has finally changed. But when he stows away on board a ship destined to sink, his luck turns bad. He doesn't know if he can last an hour when he is marooned on a deserted island with a beautiful, know-it-all blonde attorney and three orphaned children. Suddenly looking out for number one doesn't seem to be enough.

San Francisco attorney Maggie Smith wants to have a good cry. Thoroughly modern, wealthy, and bright, her unwanted holiday turns bad when she is suddenly cast in the role of mother and forced to battle wits and hearts with the most arrogant, pig-headed man she's ever met.

Fate has thrown this makeshift family Robinson together, and kismet tosses in a 2000 year-old floating bottle filled with magic. Is the chance for a love more powerful than they could ever imagine only a wish away? Father Goose meets Donovan's Reef in this funny and tender historical romance about misfits who find that life might not be so bad after all...if they can do the impossible, and find a way to be family.


5. Island for Two: Hawaii MagicFiji Fantasy by Beverly Jenkins and Elaine Overton



Hawaii Magic by Beverly Jenkins

Workaholic attorney Anita Hunt is on the job 24/7. She's looking to make partner, not party. While on a forced vacation in Hawaii, she meets gorgeous pilot Steve Blair. When engine trouble forces them to make a crash landing, the seductive airman shows her a side of the exotic island and herself she never expected—and a passion that could make them partners in paradise forever.…

Fiji Fantasy by Elaine Overton

Connie Vaughn will never forget her thirtieth birthday present to herself: a passion-filled week in Fiji with a sensual stranger who knew her only as Contessa. But Michael Hillard is about to reenter her life in a big way. And from the moment the corporate playboy meets his mystery lover again, he wages an all-out campaign of seduction. This time the stakes are much higher—a love to last a lifetime!


6. Stranded With Her Ex by Jill Sorenson



An exotic wildlife preserve is a dream come true for conservation biologist Daniela Flores. Until she finds out her ex-husband is leading the research team. World-famous shark expert Sean Carmichael has only grown more ruggedly appealing in the time they were apart…the passion between them more intense than ever. But how could Daniela forgive Sean for betraying her when she needed him most?

Sean had come to the remote Farallon Islands to study killer sharks. Now a real killer is on the loose, threatening the woman he's never stopped loving. And this time, he knows he can't walk away. Marooned together during a deadly storm, Sean vows to go to hell and back to save Daniela…and for the chance to begin again.


7. A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley



Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she's headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon.
Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he'd like to admit, and he hates city girls.

So it's just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again.

Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna's husband?

When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna's first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly discover just how boring paradise can be. As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren't prepared to feel.

When they are finally rescued will Joanna's marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins?


8. Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale


Olympia St. Leger is a princess in desperate need of a knight in shining armor. Sheridan Drake, amused by Olympia’s innocence and magnificent beauty, but also intrigued by her considerable wealth, accepts the position of white knight. Unaware that Sheridan is a notorious scoundrel, Olympia willingly allows herself to submit to his protection and his potent embrace. Theirs is a love born in deception. But as they weather storms on the high seas and flee from nefarious villains, the love sparked by lies begins to burn uncontrollably. Taking shelter on a desert island paradise, the princess and the dark knight battle overwhelming odds to keep their adoration burning bright.


9. Lola Carlyle Reveals All by Rachel Gibson 


When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very -- ahem -- private photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there's sun and -- she thinks -- safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she's blissfully napping on is "commandeered" by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government.


It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth -- his cover's been blown, he's on the run, and now he's confronted by a very angry -- and beautiful -- woman. He's seen Lola before -- barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she's more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy... and a pain in the butt. And that's before she blows up the ship!

Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it's getting very hot -- not just from the sun -- and Lola is about to reveal it all...



10. Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson



For Genevieve Terrence it seemed like a dream come true: a weekend alone on Maui with her sexy boss, Nick Brogan. But little did she know that Nick had dreams of his own--a nefarious scheme that nearly got her killed on the flight over the Pacific. Lucky for her, brilliant computer programmer Jack Farley was on board and quick-witted enough to crash-land the plane. Now Jack is her sole companion on a remote desert island with nothing but guava trees and sharks for company. Who’d expect the shy genius--and the least alpha male she knows--to turn out to be the uninhibited stud of her wildest dreams?

Saving Genevieve’s life has made Jack a hero in the eyes of the woman he has secretly lusted after for months. Now they’re alone together in a tropical eden where they’re free to give in to their every sensual whim. But when some nasty unfinished business puts them at risk again, Gen will learn there’s nothing quite as dangerous as a fully aroused ex-nerd who’ll move heaven and earth to protect the woman he loves…


Did I miss your favorite? Let me know!


Vote for the best of the best on my Goodreads list: Stranded: Romances about being stranded on an Island

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review 2016-08-02 14:36
Review: Just Kiss Me
Just Kiss Me - Rachel Gibson

Just Kiss Me by Rachel Gibson is a Contemporary romance with a Chick-Lit feel, including a soap opera all wrapped into one. There are many secrets that come out after the death of the heroine’s mother, and her love/hate relationship with the family her mother worked for. The heroine is at times a contradiction, whereas the hero is the typical type of hero you would find in this type of romance, although their romance is a bit tepid and their chemistry does seem rushed.


Vivian is a big time celebrity. She’s an actress who has fame, fortune and many fans due to a hit sci-fi movie series, much like The Hunger Games. She has returned to her hometown for her mother’s funeral. When Vivian was growing up, she and her mother lived at the cottage house owned by the Shulers. Vivian hated it because she always thought the Shulers, mainly the mother and eldest son turned their noses down on Vivian and her mother. Harrison the eldest has also moved away and made big money in finance, but then came back to do carpentry. When he sees Vivian in the flesh again after so many years, he doesn’t have many fond memories of her. He felt she was a brat, had no respect for authority, and was way too nosy for her own good. She knows a big secret from his past that he’s ashamed of, and the consequences of his actions regarding that secret still haunts him. But he’s the keeper of secrets on behalf of his family, which not only concerns his mother, and younger brother, but Vivian and her mother.


Vivian is torn up inside about her mother’s death. She loved her mother dearly, although her mother had some mental problems she tried to hide. Vivian is also surprised to find out her mother owned the cottage house on the Shuler property, and eventually became friends with Mrs. Shuler, who Vivian felt never cared for her. But Harrison’s mother now shows a different side to her Vivian can respect. But she still thinks Vivian is beneath her in regards to status. (Funny since Vivian is one of the best actress in Hollywood and a millionaire.) She’s also confused about Harrison, who she has a hard time figuring out. And then they both make the mistake of acting on this strange attraction for one another, with really stresses Mrs. Shuler out. Harrison wants a shot with Vivian, even though her life is in California, and his in Charleston. And again there are all those secrets the Shulers are hiding that eats away at Harrison because it could ruin his new relationship with Vivian who makes him the happiest he has been in a while.


Just Kiss Me should please those readers who enjoy a soap opera element to their romance. The main tone is more on the lighthearted end, with some humor mixed in, but there is some angst and drama, mainly from Harrison. He’s very stiff and proper, even when he’s trying to cut loose with Vivian. These two are opposites in every way, and sometimes I had a hard time believing their attractions and chemistry for one another.

Vivian seemed to grow up with a loving mother, sans a father, but she acts as if she was neglected most of the time. She was a wild child with a chip on her shoulder. Also there was instances she was made fun of because she was fat, although she is now a size 0 as an actress. It’s obvious she still has issues stemming from her childhood because of the role she and her mother played with the Shulers. Harrison’s mother is not the villain Vivian makes her out to be, and Harrison’s younger brother Spence eats up the pages whenever he appears, even more so than Harrison.


Just Kiss Me didn’t blow me away, but it was an enjoyable read, although the ending was a bit too pat for me to be behind it one-hundred percent. This would be a good beach read to lose yourself in for a few hours.

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