Autumn Haven’s Las Vegas “to-do” list said to catch a show and play the slots — not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam LeClaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her to run. And she did — right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her life. But Monday morning jolted her back to reality, and before she could say “pass the coffee,” — Sam was gone.
Now a successful wedding planner, Autumn hasn’t clapped eyes on the heartbreaking hockey superstar for over two years…until she organizes his teammate’s “Special Day,” where Sam makes a BIG play to pick up where he left off! But she has vowed any man of hers plays for keeps. Is Sam the man for her or does she banish him to the sin bin forever?
I am a huge fan of Rachel Gibson’s hockey series. I love the players and how the books are connected, but can be read separately. In the beginning I didn’t care for Sam. He is self-centered, immature, and a bit of a jerk. Autumn stays away from him and, even though they share a child, she hasn’t spoken to him in two years. I don’t think that is very realistic, but I was enjoying the book enough to ignore that. Autumn is kind of a one dimensional character. She was hurt by Sam in the past and hasn’t gotten over it. Her character’s growth is minimal. Sam is the character that changes the most in this book. He becomes a good father and realizes what he wants from his life. I really liked how Autumn didn’t take him back just because he said he had changed – she makes him grovel a bit. I enjoyed seeing little bits of the couples from the past books and can’t wait to read another Rachel Gibson book featuring the Chinooks!
the book girl gives ANY MAN OF MINE a 4/5
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