Rescue Me

Rescue Me

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by Rachel Gibson
     
 

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She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan . . .

Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now?

Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again.

Overview

She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan . . .

Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now?

Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she's back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin's wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she's dated.

Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way—as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He's staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt—the proprietor of the local Gas and Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can't refuse. Maybe he'll stick around Lovett for a while. Maybe he'll make a "go" of the Gas and Go. Maybe he'll rescue Sadie out of that pink dress!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Gibson (Any Man of Mine) pairs up two damaged souls desperately in need of rescue in this distant and dark contemporary. Sadie Jo Hollowell reluctantly goes home to dusty cowtown Lovett, Tex., after a 15-year absence. Intending to be in and out for a family wedding, Sadie is surprised to fall hard for Navy SEAL Vince Haven, a sexy, silent man with a broken-down truck. Vince is fleeing his Afghanistan-related PTSD demons; searching for roots, he decides to take over his aunt’s convenience store/gas station in Lovett. Meeting Sadie and discovering their sexual fireworks momentarily soothes his restless soul. The emotionally closed duo fight their deeper feelings even as their bodies steam up the pages, leaving them surprisingly closed off to readers. The first five chapters of backstory and scene-setting fail to enliven the plot, which doesn’t begin to entice until present-day action takes over. Agent: Claudia Cross, Sterling Lord Literistic. (June)
Booklist
“Gibson’s straightforward story of “the one,” and the one that got away, is wrapped in sexual tension so hot your palms will sweat.”
USA Today
“The NHL ought to pay writer Rachel Gibson big bucks.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062069122
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
475,111
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

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 sixteen, 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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Rescue Me 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 197 reviews.
BookReaderAnnie More than 1 year ago
I love the humor you find in a Rachel Gibson book. My only complaint about her is that she doesn't publish enjoy books a year. Rescue Me is the third book in the Lovett Texas Series. The series started with Daisy's Back In Town and there is a ebk called Crazy On You. As much as I'll miss Gibson's hockey books this one makes up for it. It has everything you want in a book, romance, sex, tears. This is the perfect book to take on the either the beach or a vacation. Once you read her you'll be hooked.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Is there always something more to look forward to? Sadie Jo always tried to be perfect regardless of the fact that she was not. Coming from a small town, Sadie knew the rules. Everyone in town always reminded of what she did not have as opposed to what she possesses. Sadie skedaddled out of Lovett, Texas as soon as she was legally able and never looked back until now when circumstances are holding all the Sadie destiny cards. Vince Haven still lives his life under the code of honor that guides every Navy SEAL, keep your life in order and be prepared for what may come. What started for Vince as a chance of scenery with a quick visit to an aunt wound up getting him committed to life in a small town with some serious benefits. Ever the prepared man the one thing that Vince never saw anticipated to knock him off his boots was Sadie, a sassy Texan in the most amazing package possible with a great bit attitude. They tried hard to fight the attraction because both have excessively many unresolved childhood issues to give everything to a relationship. Yet when they are pushed to the brink of despair every time they pull one another up and show how committed they are to each other. Rachel Gibson writes from the inner core of every relationship where the truth lives and the love flourishes.
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!
Tethys More than 1 year ago
I love Rachel Gibson's books. She may be the only author I pre-order regularly, and I eagerly wait for updates on her pub dates. Her writing style, her strong women, her smoldering men, and her flair for secondary characters never fail to delight me. That said, something was lacking with this one. It was too short for one, nearly 30 pages shorter than it should have been, and for another there were multiple loose ends that were never tied up. I had to flip back to see if I missed a section. Some pretty big things were mentioned and then never mentioned again, not even to set up for a future book. Normally a 5 star author, this attempt gets 3 stars for being shorter than it should be, and for leaving out important stuff. Still, what was there was pretty awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was aamazing! I absolutely love Vince! You get sucked in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rachel did it again. Another great book!! I loved the Chinook hockey series books and didn't think I would like her other books, but I was wrong! I love all of her books and I don't think she has ever written a bad book. I love how she brings characters from other books into her current books. Thank you Rachel for making my day yet again and giving me more great books to re-read!!
miche_lob48 More than 1 year ago
Haven't even read it yet....why does B & N say 384 pages when my Nook says 193? Minus extra pages not actually part of the story? Hope you realize that people really will stop buying if they feel like you are trying to rip them off....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a refreshing, fun read. I'm so over the young adult and 50 Shades genres.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! My first rachel gibson purchase and wont be the last. Read this book in two days.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson is a funny and touching story about love and families. Sadie Hollowell tried over the years to keep her visits to her hometown of Lovett, Texas to a minimum. Its not that she didn’t like her home town, she just never felt like she fit in, especially with her tough as nails rancher father. But her cousin asked her to be in her wedding, so she travels back to Lovett. She is barely back in town when she meets Vince Haven. Sadie is tired of the talk that she can’t hold a man and asks Vince to be her date at the wedding. Vince doesn’t plan on being in Lovett long so he turns Sadie down flat. Vince Haven is an ex Navy seal and is visiting his Aunt Luraleen the owner of the local Gas and Go. Vince only planned on staying in town for a bit but his aunt makes him an offer to buy the Gas and Go. Vince needs something to occupy his mind and repairing the local establishment might just be the ticket. Then again there is the luscious Sadie Hollowell who needs to be rescued. Maybe staying in Lovett might just be what Vince needs. Sadie’s plans change to only be in town long enough for the wedding when her father takes ill. Running the ranch and running her business long distance are taking their toll. She turns to Vince for what starts out as a no string affair. Soon they both realize that they might have found something worth holding onto with both hands held tight. Rescue Me is a fun, sexy and emotional story. You find yourself drawn into these characters world and eager to find out if they can make a go of it. Sadie and Vince’s chemistry is witty and down right all out sassy. These two will stay in your heart long after you turn the last page. In my book you can’t go wrong with a Rachel Gibson story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and sexy.but a very stereotypical portrayal of texas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters. Good story. Just wish there was more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on Ms. Gibson after reading her story published in Secrets of a Perfect Night. Have read all her books (in less than a month) and am waiting patiently for her new release.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fantasy for us ordinary ladies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable during a lazy rainy day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming,funny,hearwarming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart touchin and sexy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book that made me think about what i was doing with my life. Anyone that like romance books with a fresh take will like this book
MissV77 More than 1 year ago
Good, fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked Vince and Sadie's story!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Amazing story! I wish there was a sequel. I finished this book in a day, it was nearly impossible to put down! <3
Anonymous 11 months ago