Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review of WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU (Truly, Idaho #3) by Rachel Gibson

"You need a man to get you in his bed and keep you there all night. You need it bad. Real bad." - Blake Junger

What I Love About You
Series: Truly, Idaho # 3
Author: Rachel Gibson
Publisher: Avon Romance
Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Source: Publisher for Review

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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns to Truly, Idaho, and to the fate of sexy SEAL Blake Junger.


Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she's paid for all that popularity—her husband's run off with what's left of their money and a twenty-year-old bimbo named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see some pictures she, well, really shouldn't.


Then she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger. Exiled to a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he's determined to struggle with his demons and win—all on his own. But the last thing he needs is Natalie distracting him with her luscious curves and breaking down the barriers of his heart.


Ask anyone and they'll tell you how much I adore Rachel Gibson. She was my first favorite author back when I started reading contemporary romance. Years later, I have every one of her books. I love her quirky small town characters just as much as her hunky hockey players. When I get my hands on a new book, I'm often finishing it in one sitting. However, there was just something different in What I Love About You. I still finished it in record time... BOTH times I read it. I love the fact that we are once again visiting Truly, Idaho and we get a small glimpse into past characters that I've come to love. Yet there was something about this book seemed to be just a little darker than Rachel's previous books and I could not have been more thrilled. As I've grown as a reader, I find myself being attracted towards deeply wounded characters just as much as I love the ones that are strong and take charge. With Blake and Natalie, I get the best of both worlds. Blake is deeply wounded from the struggles he's had with his demons. He struggles to keep clean and it takes a strong person to fight for him. He finds that with Natalie. She's a strong, independent woman that has a mischievous side. She's fighting to make something of herself and support her young daughter. I adored Blake and Natalie. I loved how they fought and tormented each other just as much as I loved it when they obviously wanted to rip each other's clothes off. Blake's interactions with Natalie's daughter was absolutely adorable, even when he was scowling at her. What I Love About You was a marvelous mixture of classic Rachel Gibson romance mixed just a small dash of darkness, something that I hope to see more of from Rachel in the future.

Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age 16, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit and run and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.

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