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See Jane Score

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Author: Rachel Gibson

Published: January 28th 2003 by Avon (first published 2003)

Format: Mass Market Paperback , 363 pages

Isbn: 9780060009243

Language: English


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This is Jane A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By nigh This is Jane A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team—especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie"...the magazine series that has all the men talking. See Jane spar Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters—and Jane—perfectly clear. But if he thinks he's going to make her life a misery, he'd better think again. See Jane attract For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart mouthed, pain in the backside, reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter shed her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye. Maybe it's time to take a risk. Maybe it's time to live out fantasies. Maybe it's time to.... See Jane score!

30 review for See Jane Score

  1. 4 out of 5

    Giorgia ~ Reads

    3.5 stars Less emotional than the first book but still enjoyable. I don’t know what it is about this author’s writing as well as SEP’s writing but even blatant sexism both in words and actions didn’t hinder my enjoyment of it. Usually if a male character doesn’t really show growth and is a biased, first class jerk with opinions about women that are so antiquated they can go back to pre- WWI, well, I don’t enjoy reading about them, but somehow these people (men) are humanised or shall I say, no 3.5 stars Less emotional than the first book but still enjoyable. I don’t know what it is about this author’s writing as well as SEP’s writing but even blatant sexism both in words and actions didn’t hinder my enjoyment of it. Usually if a male character doesn’t really show growth and is a biased, first class jerk with opinions about women that are so antiquated they can go back to pre- WWI, well, I don’t enjoy reading about them, but somehow these people (men) are humanised or shall I say, normalised. I know, normalising that behaviour is not a good thing but the perfect heroes don’t exist. Sure, they can be written, but they would be fake, and I guess this inside look at the guys in a hockey team, their banter, family history, kids, wives and ex-wives, cheating habits etc.. it made the story feel very authentic because let’s be honest that kind of talk is frequent. Anyway, the couple in this one was ok, but I didn’t feel the chemistry as much as I did in the previous book. I felt like Jane’s character shifted at some point and she became a little too emotional and cheesy. As for Luc, he was very constant throughout, I didn’t feel any growth on his side except that he fell in love which I only know because he declared it so. Basically this couple tried to sell it but I didn’t buy it, is what I’m saying. That being said, I still had a good time reading it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Auntee

    I absolutely loved this book! Why? First, it's a sports romance (my favorite). Second, the snappy writing. Funny, super sexy, with plenty of sharp, witty dialogue and plenty of sparring between the H/h, superstar hockey goalie Luc Martineau and the reporter assigned to cover his team, "natural" girl Jane Alcott. Fantastic sexual tension in this one. And third (and most important), the characters. Unlike the first book in this series (Simply Irresistible) I had no issues with the hero and heroine I absolutely loved this book! Why? First, it's a sports romance (my favorite). Second, the snappy writing. Funny, super sexy, with plenty of sharp, witty dialogue and plenty of sparring between the H/h, superstar hockey goalie Luc Martineau and the reporter assigned to cover his team, "natural" girl Jane Alcott. Fantastic sexual tension in this one. And third (and most important), the characters. Unlike the first book in this series (Simply Irresistible) I had no issues with the hero and heroine--they were very likable (even if Luc was a bit spoiled and a little selfish) and so well written that they just jumped off the pages and into my heart. It was so easy to root for Jane, who was so physically unlike the "Barbie"-types that Luc was normally attracted to. To watch her attract the sexy-stud-with-a-reputation Luc's interest with her smarts, guts and personality instead of her body was a pleasure to read. Jane was short (5'), small breasted, dressed in unfashionable mostly black clothes, and wasn't a fan of makeup. And Luc kept telling himself that Jane wasn't his type... Jane... Luc... I also loved how Jane had a sort of second secret career as a writer for a men's magazine detailing the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie", and how this secret came between her and Luc. "Honey Pie was Jane's alter ego. Gorgeous. Uninhibited. Every man's dream. A hedonist who left men in sweaty comas throughout Seattle, wrung out and incapable of speech, yet somehow able to beg for more..." Ahh, I could go on and on. This book read like a dream, and I breezed through it in less than a day. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It had me turning the pages and wishing for more. It had me hoping that all the remaining books in this series are as good as this one. It had sexual tension and it had heat. It had a heroine I adored and a hero that made me swoon. Readers interested in sports romance--don't miss this series! Even though the author might not know as much about hockey lingo as I thought she did after reading the first book (referring to a loss as "they lost 2 to 3" instead of "3 to 2" and saying things like "he made a goal" instead of "he scored a goal" and "they lost by 2 points" instead of "they lost by 2 goals")--those were just blips in an otherwise fantastic Cinderella story. With this book, I've become a fan! 5 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Dija

    Funny, touching, romantic, and interesting all at once, I loved this story! It was absolutely perfect for the mood I was in. My first read by RG and I can't wait to read more. A few things I loved about See Jane Score: 1. The heroine isn't TSTL at all! She's professional, mature, and sweet. I loved Jane. 2. The hero is absolutely swoon-worthy, but not overly cliched. 3. The relationship between Jane and Luc develops naturally and realistically. 4. No over-the-top drama in here. Thank God. 5. Well-d Funny, touching, romantic, and interesting all at once, I loved this story! It was absolutely perfect for the mood I was in. My first read by RG and I can't wait to read more. A few things I loved about See Jane Score: 1. The heroine isn't TSTL at all! She's professional, mature, and sweet. I loved Jane. 2. The hero is absolutely swoon-worthy, but not overly cliched. 3. The relationship between Jane and Luc develops naturally and realistically. 4. No over-the-top drama in here. Thank God. 5. Well-developed side characters. I especially liked Luc's sister. 6. The writing flows smoothly and simply; you don't need to think too much with this one. A plus as far as I'm concerned! 7. I skipped book 1 but didn't feel lost at all. Yay. 8. SJS has a perfect balance between sports talk and romance. I enjoyed both aspects of the book. 9. I still get the warm fuzzies whenever I think about this story.

  4. 4 out of 5

    KarenH

    Being sucked into that literary vortex of all things dramatic, melancholy and depressing for quite some time now, I needed to put aside the Virgin Riverites and Regency rakes & rogues and read something uplifting. She picks! She scores! lol I LOVED this book! The hero is Luc Martineau, a Canadian hottie who plays professional hockey for the Seattle Chinooks. He is drop-dead gorgeous with a lean, athletic body and a killer tattoo that begins at the base of his hoohaa and peeks out from the top of Being sucked into that literary vortex of all things dramatic, melancholy and depressing for quite some time now, I needed to put aside the Virgin Riverites and Regency rakes & rogues and read something uplifting. She picks! She scores! lol I LOVED this book! The hero is Luc Martineau, a Canadian hottie who plays professional hockey for the Seattle Chinooks. He is drop-dead gorgeous with a lean, athletic body and a killer tattoo that begins at the base of his hoohaa and peeks out from the top of his boxers. Yum! He's into blondes, boobs and beer, and is having a stellar season "tending the net". The heroine is Jane Alcott, a five-foot nothing, flat-chested brunette who writes a "single girl in the city" column for the Seattle Times & has just been given the temporary assignment of covering the Chinooks for a season. She's into bottled water, wearing black and dealing with the fact she sucks in serious relationships. She's also into the column she writes in secret for a men's mag about a barmaid named "Honey Pie", a trash-talking, gum-popping nymphomaniac who screws men into comas (but I won't go into that). Obviously, Luc & Jane are polar opposites and neither can imagine ever hooking up with the other. However...Luc does wonder what Jane would look like minus the hideous clothes, and Jane does admit she fantasizes about following the path of that tattoo.... Fortunately for us, Rachel Gibson doesn't wait long to put her protagonists completely "in the know" about each other...bringing them both (literally) to their knees (though not at the same time, of course):) The book has some great laugh-out-loud moments as Jane takes some hard knocks in her quest to become "one of the boys" and prove that women do indeed have the right to be in a locker room (ahem...as long as you don't look down). Luc, on the other hand, fights a constant battle with himself about what he thinks he wants as opposed to what he knows he wants. A few misunderstandings are easy enough for the couple to deal with as they seem to be on their way to a HEA...until Jane pulls a bonehead "chick" move that turns everything upside down! This is the cutest book! Anyone looking for a light, humorous read (possibly one sitting) with a hot hero who says "aboot" and a tiny heroine with a big attitute...should read this book. There are a few touching scenes that help keep the story grounded, but the couple's sexual chemistry made evident during the bedroom scenes blows it right back through the roof. His lips were warm and welcoming and she slid into the kiss with the abandonment of a true nympho. Because sometimes in life, Ken didn't always choose Barbie. For that, he had to be rewarded. Rachel Gibson rocks! Thank you, K., for pointing me in her direction.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ingie

    Review written March 1, 2018 4 Stars - Simply lovely... So much fun. Perfect traditional light and teasing style for a SEP romances admirer as me. It will be a lot more reading (or listening) to Gibson’s books and the first to pick uo is the next part in this m/f hockey heroes series (standalones). Great start. I’m happy dancing. ***** I listened to the 9 hours audibook terrific narrated by Kathleen Early. I LIKE - witty heroines and sexy strong hockey players ... who doesn’t? Review written March 1, 2018 4 Stars - Simply lovely... So much fun. Perfect traditional light and teasing style for a SEP romances admirer as me. It will be a lot more reading (or listening) to Gibson’s books and the first to pick uo is the next part in this m/f hockey heroes series (standalones). Great start. I’m happy dancing. ***** I listened to the 9 hours audibook terrific narrated by Kathleen Early. I LIKE - witty heroines and sexy strong hockey players ... who doesn’t?

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sophie ♥

    Here's the full review I REALLY enjoyed this - I still have a soft spot for Rachel Gibson after all. Her Chinooks series is amongst some of my favourtie contemporary romances and as an added bonus, I happen to love sport. Gibson's combination of light humour, endearing heroines and reformed asshole heros makes her books the perfect little light reads (plus she doesn't overdo the steam and profane language is kept to a minimum - thank god I do dislike erotica). Jane happens to be the shy sort which Here's the full review I REALLY enjoyed this - I still have a soft spot for Rachel Gibson after all. Her Chinooks series is amongst some of my favourtie contemporary romances and as an added bonus, I happen to love sport. Gibson's combination of light humour, endearing heroines and reformed asshole heros makes her books the perfect little light reads (plus she doesn't overdo the steam and profane language is kept to a minimum - thank god I do dislike erotica). Jane happens to be the shy sort which makes this a shy-girl-gets-the-hot-man sort of storyline which never fails to work wonders, and Gibson takes full advantage of it. Her heros are always shaped realistically. In other words her men aren't perfect - in fact, they are always sporting assholes who have their nose up their asses to be honest. But then again, Luc's confusion over his attraction to Jane was adorable. I love Rachel Gibson's writing style because she doesn't overdo it - she keeps it simple and sweet, relying on gentle humour and curbing excessive use of sex scenes and expletives that most of the 'popular' contemporary romances are fond of (Kristen Ashley comes to mind). I loved watching Luc's character develop - his transition from jerk to don't-know-what-hit-him (love, of course). She raised one brow and looked at him as if he were an idiot. He sort of felt like an idiot. “I’m telling you the truth. All the guys last night were thinking of unhooking your dress.” None of the guys had mentioned it to Luc, but he figured that if he’d been thinking it, they had too.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Juliana Philippa

    [ UPDATE (October 2019): 4 stars ] Absolutely wonderful! Bad-boy hockey player falls for "plain Jane" journalist (4.5 stars) When I first read See Jane Score, I thought it was absolutely amazing and would have given it way more than five stars if I could have. I first read it from the library and immediately got it online afterwards, since I knew this would be a (multiple) future reread for me. I have already reread it once so far and although the second time, my rating went down to 4.5 stars, it [ UPDATE (October 2019): 4 stars ] Absolutely wonderful! Bad-boy hockey player falls for "plain Jane" journalist (4.5 stars) When I first read See Jane Score, I thought it was absolutely amazing and would have given it way more than five stars if I could have. I first read it from the library and immediately got it online afterwards, since I knew this would be a (multiple) future reread for me. I have already reread it once so far and although the second time, my rating went down to 4.5 stars, it is still definitely one of my favorite contemporary romances. Jane and Luc were wonderful characters and their interactions were very enjoyable; the supporting cast was also great - Jane's friend Caroline was a riot, watching Luc develop a relationship with his sister Marie was very sweet, and the other hockey players (+ Darby) added a lot of humor. I've read a fair amount of romances (probably an understatement), and though they have most all been historicals, I think it's usual in the romance genre that when an author has one of the main characters do something that creates conflict for the couple and causes issues/a fight towards the end, it's almost always the guy. That's why it was a nice change to have in this book the heroine be the one who does something that causes the conflict (one of Jane's "Honey Pie" articles) and have her be the one with all the regret and guilt and the hero be the injured party. Basically: wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! READ IT!! CHINOOKS HOCKEY TEAM SERIES (1) Simply Irresistible (2) See Jane Score (3) The Trouble With Valentine's Day (4) True Love and Other Disasters (5) Nothing But Trouble RECOMMENDATIONS For other wonderful sports-related contemporary romances, check out these books: (1) Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars, Book 2) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 5 stars (2) Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, Book 6) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 4.5 stars (3) Body Check (New York Blades, Book 1) by Deirdre Martin - 4 stars

  8. 4 out of 5

    Didi

    This is the second book I've read by Rachel Gibson and I really liked it! I liked it more than the first one in this series but both are excellent. I loved Luc and his uncomplicated life that was made complicated by Jane, a woman unlike any female Luc had dated. While at first she was a nuisance, he couldn't stop noticing her. And then eventually against his better judgement, didn't want to stop. Jane was a very relatable character. She wasn't the 'barbie' style Luc often gravitated towards but da This is the second book I've read by Rachel Gibson and I really liked it! I liked it more than the first one in this series but both are excellent. I loved Luc and his uncomplicated life that was made complicated by Jane, a woman unlike any female Luc had dated. While at first she was a nuisance, he couldn't stop noticing her. And then eventually against his better judgement, didn't want to stop. Jane was a very relatable character. She wasn't the 'barbie' style Luc often gravitated towards but damn if she didn't get under his skin! Jane was attracted to the French Canadian from the beginning although she was hard pressed to admit that initially. And like a Cinderella story, magic happened between Jane and Luc making this a very sweet and 'rooting for the underdog' type story. I was also pleased Luc was from Edmonton, my hometown, so kudos for that! I plan on reading much more from Rachel Gibson. She writes realistically and creates very 'humanized' characters. That may sound odd, but I feel I could be reading about my neighbor or the woman down the street. Her characters are real, fleshed out and that is refreshing. Great book and a great love story that delivers plenty of the good stuff.

  9. 4 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    Another enjoyable read by Rachel Gibson. This only my second book by her and I really like her writing style. She gives you sweet, sexy and just the right amount of angst. This is Jane and Luc's story. I loved the 'plain Jane' catching the attention of the unattainable hot hockey player. The push and pull between them had me flipping the pages. It did take a bit of time for things to heat up between them. Then the red dress happened and there was no turning back. :) Another enjoyable read by Rachel Gibson. This only my second book by her and I really like her writing style. She gives you sweet, sexy and just the right amount of angst. This is Jane and Luc's story. I loved the 'plain Jane' catching the attention of the unattainable hot hockey player. The push and pull between them had me flipping the pages. It did take a bit of time for things to heat up between them. Then the red dress happened and there was no turning back. :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    *The Angry Reader*

    A couple of years ago someone recommended Rachel Gibson because I adore SEP. I read Any Man of Mine and was horrified. It has to be one of the most upsetting “romance” books I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something. I’ve avoided Rachel Gibson since then. But I miss sports. And this series is on all of the top hockey romance lists. I can see Gibson’s similarities to SEP. Jerkface heroes for sure. But I feel Phillips stops just this side of some imaginary line. And Gibson...does not. This was c A couple of years ago someone recommended Rachel Gibson because I adore SEP. I read Any Man of Mine and was horrified. It has to be one of the most upsetting “romance” books I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something. I’ve avoided Rachel Gibson since then. But I miss sports. And this series is on all of the top hockey romance lists. I can see Gibson’s similarities to SEP. Jerkface heroes for sure. But I feel Phillips stops just this side of some imaginary line. And Gibson...does not. This was certainly better than the other book. And it is fun to watch an aloof man fall. But there’s something a tad too mean in these heroes so far. Something nearly cruel. And I haven’t found the humor to somehow make it okay. I don’t know. I’d need to read an SEP and a Gibson simultaneously to find out why one of them is amongst the best authors I’ve ever read and the other makes me feel a little...skeevy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lyndi W.

    This was kinda 'blah' for me. I finished this book last night and while I remember most of what happened, nothing positive sticks out. I didn't like the way Jane treated herself. Her low self-esteem was bad enough, but to then be in denial about it is just shitty icing on a crap cake. I didn't like how the team treated Jane. I didn't like the way Luc treated Jane. I didn't like the way Luc treated Marie. I didn't like how Jane wouldn't take any chances with Caroline. I didn't like the way Jane treated This was kinda 'blah' for me. I finished this book last night and while I remember most of what happened, nothing positive sticks out. I didn't like the way Jane treated herself. Her low self-esteem was bad enough, but to then be in denial about it is just shitty icing on a crap cake. I didn't like how the team treated Jane. I didn't like the way Luc treated Jane. I didn't like the way Luc treated Marie. I didn't like how Jane wouldn't take any chances with Caroline. I didn't like the way Jane treated Darby. I didn't like Jane's reasons for keeping her secrets. So how could I not hate this book? Because it was so 'blah' and 'meh' that disliking so much barely registers. It's not a choice between "I liked it" or "I didn't like it"... it's simply "I didn't feel anything one way or another about it." And that feels like a more negative review than the reviews I give where I'm screaming bloody murder at the stupidity of the heroine. At least those books that I hate so much have left me with some sort of feeling, even though it's negative and probably not the feeling the author was hoping for. But this book just left me with nothing. I wouldn't recommend it, but I also wouldn't smack it out of somebody's hand if I saw them holding it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Michelle [Helen Geek]

    Re-read, again, 12/12/2015 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Re-read 04/13/2014 -- Overall Rating = 3.5 Stars Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 3 / 4 / 2 = 3 Stars Writer’s Voice = 3 Stars Character Development = 3.5 Stars Story Appreciation = 3.5 Stars Ending = 5 Stars Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$3.79 on Amazon] Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Moderate 384 pages Original rating was 5 Stars. After a re-read, not sure I'd give it 5 Stars, but it remains one of my favorites at 3.5 Stars. I just love this author. Re-read, again, 12/12/2015 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Re-read 04/13/2014 -- Overall Rating = 3.5 Stars Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 3 / 4 / 2 = 3 Stars Writer’s Voice = 3 Stars Character Development = 3.5 Stars Story Appreciation = 3.5 Stars Ending = 5 Stars Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$3.79 on Amazon] Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Moderate 384 pages Original rating was 5 Stars. After a re-read, not sure I'd give it 5 Stars, but it remains one of my favorites at 3.5 Stars. I just love this author. I really wish some of the new authors would take a lesson from her. She SUCKS you into a story. You don't have to work or try hard to like it. The flow is excellent. Polished. Another refreshingly wonderful read by a favorite author. Happy Reading!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Original Read: 04/15/2012 Woo Hoo -- finally available for my NOOK!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Need a comfort read so coming back to a "tried and true" author for me, but a new book. I've read a few lately that have left a bad taste and need something to clear my head a bit. I'm on chapter 3 and this one is shaping up to be very good and a non-confrontational fan base - YES! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 5 Stars because it was just that good for me. REVIEW to come soon.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    See Jane Score 5 Stars While sports romances are not really my thing, Rachel Gibson's Chinooks books are light and fun and sexy. Jane is a wonderful heroine full of spirit and sass, and Luc is a real charmer despite his decidedly self-absorbed personality. The minor conflict revolving around Jane's "secret career" is, thankfully, well-written and not overly drawn out or angsty. In sum, a lovely read for a rainy day. Looking forward to reading more in the series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lyuda

    Cute, light and entertaining story. It helped me get over my reading stump for which I'm very grateful. But I also recently re-read some of the Chicago Stars stories by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and my rating of this book is probably affected by comparison. The storyline is fairly predictable: Jane Alcott, tough and smart Seattle Times reporter with a horrible sense of style, is assigned to cover the Seattle Chinooks Hockey team. The team is not happy to have a woman reporter following them. Jane' Cute, light and entertaining story. It helped me get over my reading stump for which I'm very grateful. But I also recently re-read some of the Chicago Stars stories by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and my rating of this book is probably affected by comparison. The storyline is fairly predictable: Jane Alcott, tough and smart Seattle Times reporter with a horrible sense of style, is assigned to cover the Seattle Chinooks Hockey team. The team is not happy to have a woman reporter following them. Jane's biggest problem with the team is Luc Martineau, the goalie. Luc is recovering from an injury and an addiction and doesn't want to expose any more of his private life to the public. He is gorgeous and strong and has an alpha-male tendency. We also get to see his more sensitive side early on thanks to his interactions with his teenage sister. Luc doesn’t think that short and spunky Jane is his type. But we all know that he would be proven wrong… This is my first book by the author. It appears to be her most popular work. Even though it’s second in the series, I had no problem following the storyline. Plot predictability aside, I enjoyed the flawed but likable characters and their transformation. I especially appreciated that the heroine was strong and independent and knew how to get the job done without a lot of whining. The chemistry was strong with a right amount of sexual sizzle. The hockey theme was a nice bonus as I’m a fan of the sport. I liked the story but didn’t love it. I’m a big fan of from enemies-to friends-to lovers’ trope. If it’s done well, readers are usually treated to delightfully entertaining dialog and witty banter. The story had some entertaining moments and funny one-liners but it wasn’t sparkling nor did it pull me in to “I can’t wait to come home to read the book”. I didn’t feel emotionally involved in the characters’ relationship and progression of the relationship was a little off. One moment Luc is totally indifferent to Jane, even little irritated by her, and the next one- he is madly in lust to the point of “can’t think of anything else but have you in bed” type of lust. Overall, a nice and enjoyable read and if you like sport themed CRs, you may want to give it a try.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile

    2.5* I think I'll definitely have to pause this series here, while for the first half of the book Jane was an amazing h,she was funny, strong and didn't take crap from the guys around her, by the time Luc actually started paying her some attention she changed. He'd always though her to be plain and we know he hooked up at least once with someone else. It's only when she has a makeover does he really sit up and take notice. By 80% he was still wondering if he was in love with her. These books are w 2.5* I think I'll definitely have to pause this series here, while for the first half of the book Jane was an amazing h,she was funny, strong and didn't take crap from the guys around her, by the time Luc actually started paying her some attention she changed. He'd always though her to be plain and we know he hooked up at least once with someone else. It's only when she has a makeover does he really sit up and take notice. By 80% he was still wondering if he was in love with her. These books are well written but the romance just seems to be lacking for me

  16. 4 out of 5

    valee

    Okay, not sure what to write about this series. I'm liking it so far, but far from getting obsessed with it. The book was fine but I feel like something very important in the story is missing. It feels like watching those cheesy movies you know what will happen from the beginning. I like the books in this series, but I'll never be crazy about them. It's weird because at some parts it feels like the story is gonna get much better but it never does. You just read this book if you wanna have a nice Okay, not sure what to write about this series. I'm liking it so far, but far from getting obsessed with it. The book was fine but I feel like something very important in the story is missing. It feels like watching those cheesy movies you know what will happen from the beginning. I like the books in this series, but I'll never be crazy about them. It's weird because at some parts it feels like the story is gonna get much better but it never does. You just read this book if you wanna have a nice, light read. That's what this 2 books have been for me, an entertainment, but nothing else, I'll probably forget all about them a week from now, nothing memorable about them. Just a book to pass the time, but it does have some very nice moments between the main characters that make you feel it wasn't worth it reading it. You do enjoy the books in this series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    T S

    Our male protagonist didn't have John and Mark charm (seriously though, Mark is bae. Heart eyes.) And our female protagonist was kinda okay, but I did like this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKING GOOD GUYS I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE TO THE ITTY BITTY TITTIE SOCIETY AND SOMEONE WHO LOVES SPORTS ROMANCES

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)

    Dated but fun. But I guess since it was written at the turn of the century (21st, lol), that kinda makes sense. I keep trying sports romances and I just think maybe they're not my favorite thing. Or maybe I'm reading the wrong ones? Too cute maybe? And I actually grabbed the wrong book by this author. I meant to snag Nothing But Trouble, so I'll give her another shot before moving on completely. =)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)

    I first read this read ago and I've re-read it a few times over the years. This is the first time I listen to this on audio though and I was happy to be able to enjoy a story of one of my favorite authors again. Especially since this is my favorite series of hers. I'm such a sucker for books about hockey players and the reason for all that is this series right here. Hockey players are hot, and nobody writes them hotter than Mrs. Gibson! As a reporter, Jane's next job is to cover the Chinooks hock I first read this read ago and I've re-read it a few times over the years. This is the first time I listen to this on audio though and I was happy to be able to enjoy a story of one of my favorite authors again. Especially since this is my favorite series of hers. I'm such a sucker for books about hockey players and the reason for all that is this series right here. Hockey players are hot, and nobody writes them hotter than Mrs. Gibson! As a reporter, Jane's next job is to cover the Chinooks hockey team and travel with them on all their games. But the guys are a superstitious bunch and they believe that having a women traveling with them is bad luck for them. Things don't help when they lose a few games (guy logic). So, they plan to do everything they can to get rid of Jane. They aren't mean to her, but they flat-out ignore her. They also have this weird trick to scare her away by dropping their pants whenever she comes in the locker room to ask any post-game questions (imagine the visual). But Jane is a stubborn woman and isn't going to let a bunch of dicks (pun intended) cost her the most important job of her career. Eventually, Jane wins over the guys including Luc, who just loves to get under her skin. But a relationship with a hockey player may not be the smartest thing, no matter how hot their hookups may be. Especially since Jane secretly writes an erotic column and has been writing about her sexy encounters with a certain hockey player. This was such a fun book. I love all of Gibson's hockey guys and Luc is no exception (although Sam will always hold a special place in my heart). He was such a great alpha male without being too overdone. I loved his relationship with Jane and how they went from hating each other to not being able to keep their hands off of each other. Like Gibson's other books, this is low on drama and high on romance and yummy sexual tension. This is the second book in the Chinooks Hockey Team although each one can be read as a stand-alone. I highly recommend you read them all though. If you're looking for a fun and sexy romance, then this is the book for you! Audiobook Comments: I've heard a few books narrated by Kathleen Early at this point, but this was the first. While I think she did a really great job as Jane, I have the same complaint as always. I really wish they would have had a male narrator for the male pov's. A female narrator for male POV chapters is always one of my pet peeves. I'm really glad that she didn't sound old, which is another pet peeve of mine with adult books. Other than that, this was another great performance by Kathleen and I will be listening to more books narrated by her in the future. Especially if they are Rachel Gibson books. 4 out of 5 stars *** Read full review & more of my reviews at Mostly YA Book Obsessed Follow me at: Bloglovin │ Twitter │ Tumblr │ Pinterest │ Polyvore

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    While the second in a series, there isn't really anything linking this to the first beyond the team. And anything you learn about the players in the first is reiterated here (and not boringly, I might add). I enjoyed this story, though I can't help feeling like the parts shouldn't have added up to as much fun as I had. The plot was predictable as were the characters so really, this is made engaging by the pacing and Gibson's skill in presenting the expected well and with enough heart for me to ca While the second in a series, there isn't really anything linking this to the first beyond the team. And anything you learn about the players in the first is reiterated here (and not boringly, I might add). I enjoyed this story, though I can't help feeling like the parts shouldn't have added up to as much fun as I had. The plot was predictable as were the characters so really, this is made engaging by the pacing and Gibson's skill in presenting the expected well and with enough heart for me to care. I really liked the idea of Jane's dual nature as the serious newspaper writer with the sideline writing scandalous sex stories. I wish Gibson had explored that a bit better, but Jane turns out to be a relatively standard shy, plain girl with yearning and pretty much no game to fulfill her emotional relationship needs. At least Gibson has the skill to take the standard and give it heart enough to make me care what happens with her and root for her to get the guy. Luc is standard in his own way, as well. He's at the top of his game, though with the clock ticking as he faces aging out of his profession. He's done all the playing around he wants and isn't really looking for more than focusing on his career and living down some of the racier things said about him in the past. Gibson throws in a dependent sister so we see his heart and I have to say I find few things more charming than a big tough guy showing his protective caring side. So even though standard, again, Gibson has the skill to give him heart and I cared about what happened with him enough to root for him to get the girl. As you may have guessed seeing the above and the four-star rating, this was a 3.5 that I'm rounding up. I liked seeing them fall for each other and was fully engaged with the story as it unfolded; yes, even as predictably as it did. And while I wish more had been done with some of the elements that weren't so standard, I'm not going to fault the author for not writing the story the way I want her to—at least, not while she has managed to deliver one engaging and entertaining enough in its own way. A note about Steamy: There were two explicit sex scenes. I think. Maybe one and a half. I'm not sure why I can't remember for sure, but probably because they were, like other parts of the story, pretty standard though competently done. Anyway, the middle of my steam tolerance, though barely so.

  22. 4 out of 5

    jenjn79

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I pretty much dreaded reading this book. After the last Rachel Gibson book I read, Sex Lies & Online dating, I just was not looking forward to this one. But I'd already bought it (for $0.75) so I made myself read it. For whatever reason, though, See Jane Score was immensely better than Sex, Lies & Online Dating. I actually really enjoyed it...but I might be a bit swayed by the hockey theme since I love hockey. Even so, it was just all around better. The flow and writing of the book was better and I pretty much dreaded reading this book. After the last Rachel Gibson book I read, Sex Lies & Online dating, I just was not looking forward to this one. But I'd already bought it (for $0.75) so I made myself read it. For whatever reason, though, See Jane Score was immensely better than Sex, Lies & Online Dating. I actually really enjoyed it...but I might be a bit swayed by the hockey theme since I love hockey. Even so, it was just all around better. The flow and writing of the book was better and easier to read. That sort of mechanical recitation that drove me nuts in S,L & OD was not used at all (thank god!). Sure, it wasn't written masterfully (few books are), but it just had a nice flow to it, unlike the other book. I don't know why there is such a huge difference stylistically between these two books, but I hope Gibson reverts to what made me like See Jane Score, and the other book of hers I've read. Overall, it was a cute little romance. I loved the whole hockey theme. Jane was a bit of an oddball character, but in a quirky way. Luc was a 'hottie'. That tattoo of his made me drool. They were an interesting pair. I love opposites. For whatever reason, they worked. I also liked the storyline aspects...a female writer trying to make it in sports reporting. Decent read. I woulda bought this one at full price if necessary (but $0.75 for a good condition used is much nicer)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    I haven't really got much to add to all the reviews of this great little book. It's a fairly quick read and it's a while since I read a really good book so I've gone down the reread path today. Had some reading time today and reread the whole thing. And I enjoyed it all over again. It's a really well-written and laugh-out-loud story. Yes, really laugh-out-loud. It's genuinely clever and funny. Luc Martineau the hot Canadian hockey goalie and Jane the reluctant sports reporter dislike each other I haven't really got much to add to all the reviews of this great little book. It's a fairly quick read and it's a while since I read a really good book so I've gone down the reread path today. Had some reading time today and reread the whole thing. And I enjoyed it all over again. It's a really well-written and laugh-out-loud story. Yes, really laugh-out-loud. It's genuinely clever and funny. Luc Martineau the hot Canadian hockey goalie and Jane the reluctant sports reporter dislike each other at first. But as time passes and they get to know each other better, they fall hard for each other. The characters in this story have integrity and depth, and their relationship is convincing. You really feel the attraction sparking between them. Other writers of flat, lifeless characters could learn a thing or two from Ms Gibson. Also, it's a sports romance that actually contains interesting stuff about the sport. I've never been to an ice hockey game in my life (hey, I'm Australian, OK?) but this book captures your interest. The players are funny and realistic. Yeah their wise-cracking and crass humour and trash-talking is far from PC at times, but they seem to be real people. One of Ms Gibson's best books, and well worth the reread. I have to say though, I dislike the cover with the big red lips. Ugh! About time for a more modern cover, please.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    4 stars. The hockey action was great; the storyline not overly original but not bad. While I really liked the H/h as individuals, I just felt that I couldn't fully connect with them and was dubious as to how they connected together. Jane Alcott started off as a wallflower reporter who found herself attracted and falling for Luc Martineau, the Seattle Chinooks' goalie. Their interactions started off cold and iffy but the gradual mutual attraction came through and they found themselves liking (and l 4 stars. The hockey action was great; the storyline not overly original but not bad. While I really liked the H/h as individuals, I just felt that I couldn't fully connect with them and was dubious as to how they connected together. Jane Alcott started off as a wallflower reporter who found herself attracted and falling for Luc Martineau, the Seattle Chinooks' goalie. Their interactions started off cold and iffy but the gradual mutual attraction came through and they found themselves liking (and lusting) each other more and more. I liked the slow burn and I liked both Jane and Luc but something was holding me back. I didn't know enough about them to completely buy into it. The sex scenes were incredibly hot though; and that, along with the awesome sports action, made this 4 stars for me.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nefise

    The best book I've read, written by Rachel Gibson. ------------------------------------------------ I read it second time around because I didn't remember anything about the book. Also, I might have read it not in English. It was very engaging and sweet story. It was not better than Simply Irresistible becasue, imo it was more intense and it made the book more romantic. But this one was sweet and intriguing story which made the reader enthusiastic to learn how hero would fall for the heroine becaus The best book I've read, written by Rachel Gibson. ------------------------------------------------ I read it second time around because I didn't remember anything about the book. Also, I might have read it not in English. It was very engaging and sweet story. It was not better than Simply Irresistible becasue, imo it was more intense and it made the book more romantic. But this one was sweet and intriguing story which made the reader enthusiastic to learn how hero would fall for the heroine because she was so much the opposite what he looked for in a woman. Imo, the readers who like to read well developed CR books should try this one and other books of the author.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Splage

    This is a reread for me and since it was game 7 of the NHL finals tonight I thought I needed a hockey book. Cute story, not as good as I remembered, but still very good, sexy sports read. Highly recommend the series for those arrogant sports heroes that I love.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lea's Audiobooks Hensley

    Audio version narrated by Kathleen Early. An old favorite in print is now a new favorite in audio!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    This book was published in 2003. 2003 might have been a long time ago, but I’m of the opinion that however far back in history we go, toxic masculinity, the derogatory use of the word “pussy” and the phrase “like a girl”, jokes about sexual harassment, blaming men’s inappropriate actions on women’s clothing choices, and the categorisation of women as either “smart” OR “pretty” are never okay. This book had it all going for it: Jane is a journalist (who also writes erotica!!) who gets assigned to This book was published in 2003. 2003 might have been a long time ago, but I’m of the opinion that however far back in history we go, toxic masculinity, the derogatory use of the word “pussy” and the phrase “like a girl”, jokes about sexual harassment, blaming men’s inappropriate actions on women’s clothing choices, and the categorisation of women as either “smart” OR “pretty” are never okay. This book had it all going for it: Jane is a journalist (who also writes erotica!!) who gets assigned to cover the local Seattle hockey team, and despite the team’s collective attempts to box her out because, in their opinion, she has no place in their crew, she manages to not only win them over, but she also excels at covering their games. Luc is the hot, aloof team goalie that initially treats Jane with malice, but the more time Jane spends with the team, the more Luc grows to like her. Smart women who write erotica! Hot goalies! Seattle! I’m all for this! But this book crashed and burned, fellow feminist friends, and it made me want to light my iPad on fire with my rage. Let’s start out with the way Luc and his teammates talk about Jane’s appearance. The men on the team tell her she looks like a lesbian in her glasses, which Luc describes as “in style with militant women’s groups” (what does that even mean!?); Luc thinks she’s “plain”, with breasts too small to be attractive, since he’s into “Barbie Doll women” (oh, I could write an essay alone on how messed up that phrase is); and he calls her onesie “The-I-don’t-ever-want-to-get-laid-again-look”. That alone was enough reason to put down the book, but for you, our dedicated readers, I prevailed. But oh, how I wish I hadn’t. Because it turns out that Luc isn’t the only asshole in this book. Jane describes the women who hang around with the team, the “Rink Bunnies” (again, so messed up), as having “man-eater” eyes; she makes a joke about Luc sexually harassing her; and when offered dessert, she actually says the phrase, “Sorry, I don’t eat dessert. It makes me fat.” So slut-shaming, sexual harassment jokes, and a character who woefully restricts her diet– those were also enough to put this book down. The cherry on top of this fucked up sundae, however, was Luc’s conversation with his younger sister, Marie. Marie is wearing a padded bra that makes Luc uncomfortable. Fine, fine, we all find it weird to see physical evidence of our siblings growing up, but they’re just boobs, dude, so have some chill. But Luc has no chill. He shames his sister about her bra, telling her that it’s her fault that all the boys are “staring at your hooters” and not “thinking very nice things about you”. In what world is that supposed to make her feel more comfortable with 1. her body 2. her peers or 3. her brother? Luc then goes on to tell his 16-year-old sister that if she’s going to walk around in a bra like that, she can just assume that guys will think she’s “smutty”, because “you can’t walk around in a bra that turns boys on”. So he’s slut-shaming his sister, and telling her that any unwanted male attention she’s getting is her fault for wearing a water bra. Please excuse me while I go scream forever about this assclown. To read my full review, visit http://loveinatimeoffeminism.com/revi...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katie(babs)

    Rachel Gibson writes the cutest stories and See Jane Score has just been added to the list. Luc, professional hockey goaley is her typical "jerk" at the beginning of the book, but by meeting the heroine Jane, he quickly changes into a more sensitive loving guy. Jane is a true original who wears total black because she has no fashion sense, has no chest (think AA) to speak of and writes a secret column called Honey Pie who puts men into comas through her sexual antics. Jane would love to be Honey Rachel Gibson writes the cutest stories and See Jane Score has just been added to the list. Luc, professional hockey goaley is her typical "jerk" at the beginning of the book, but by meeting the heroine Jane, he quickly changes into a more sensitive loving guy. Jane is a true original who wears total black because she has no fashion sense, has no chest (think AA) to speak of and writes a secret column called Honey Pie who puts men into comas through her sexual antics. Jane would love to be Honey Pie but she is living real life as a simple reporter. When Luc and Jane meet, the fun begins and the humor and chemistry between these two are great. The reader learns Hockey lingo and what really goes on in the locker room after the games. We also get to see a transformation of Jane into a more secure woman, sexually and physically as well as Luc who changes emotionally and mentally. Some would consider See Jane Score as fluff, but overall it is a great book that makes you laugh along with some great love scenes to boot. To chase away the blues, pick up this latest Gibson or any of her other ones.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Hollie

    cute although predictable sports romance This made for a sweet, light romantic read. I never really fell in love with the characters or storyline by it was still pleasant if you are looking for a simple, easy read. This would make a good beach read.

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