- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (April 26, 2011)
What happens in Vegas . . . doesn't always stay there.
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?
Rachel Gibson has written about another Chinook hockey player and I just can't get enough! Contemporary romance is not a genre I read much of and I really don't like sports and yet I am in love with Rachel's books about these sexy hockey players. Any Man of Mine is a light, romantic, and enjoyable read. I breezed through it in one evening and was left feeling happy with a smile on my face.
The history between Autumn and Sam is pretty interesting and leaves them at odds with each other for years. The change in Sam seems a little out of nowhere and sudden. There wasn't a real "Aha!" moment that I could pinpoint so the only explanation I can think of is that he matured in the five or six years since they were married. Autumn's heart had been broken and she was angry and bitter for years about it and only recently was able to let go of that...of course, that is when Sam started to become more involved in her life. I suppose that could also be the reason for Sam's change in behavior. He was maybe able to finally see past all that anger to the woman he had fallen in love with.
Autumn has trust issues with Sam for a good reason and I understand that. I do have to respect her ability to forgive though. It is a difficult thing to do, especially with all the hurt he put her through. Both Autumn and Sam became better people over the course of the story and as that unfolded it was heartwarming and gives a sense of hope that even though love is not always easy, it does exist and can overcome hardships and mistakes.
If you have read any of Rachel Gibson's books you will not be disappointed in this one. If you have not read the author's previous books I highly recommend them if you enjoy contemporary romance. I have found that it is not necessary to read the books in any particular order so if you just want to pick up Any Man of Mine you can do that and still enjoy the story.