Title and Author: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
Published by: HarperCollins Publisher
Genre: Sports Romance
Reviewed by: Madison
What to Expect: A fun typical romantic comedy book with a lovable and realistic protagonist with a dash of hockey!
Plot: 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!
Review: Jane is a frumpily dressed writer by day. By night she writes erotic fiction for a men’s magazine. Luc is a grumpy hockey player who inherited his teenage sister. Luc doesn’t like Jane because he doesn’t like reporters. But Jane is determined to get what she wants for a good story to enhance her career. In typical romantic comedy fashion, they seem to follow the “love to hate you” trope. One thing leads to another and Jane gets exactly what she wanted. The only thing is that she had to pay a high cost for it.
All of the characters were extremely likable and the author didn’t try to beat the reader over the head with hockey references. I only wish she would have brought the reader outside of the immediate story line like the writer interacting with more people or bringing in more characters. But I was able to look past that for the sake of the story.
The romance was amazing and not overly gushy. The romance was well developed too and believable. Nothing was forced. It was a refreshing read, lighthearted, and entertaining.
What you might not like/doesn’t work for you: Sometimes the character’s actions felt questionable. I found myself saying, “Why are they ignoring each other?” and wishing there was a bit more tension.
What you will love: I absolutely loved Jane. She stuck to who she was throughout the whole book and I really appreciated that. I think having a strong female heroine in any kind of romance novel is important because these books can become cliche and at some parts— boring. I didn’t feel that way about Jane though. I liked her development a lot and it made me read the story overall.
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