Nothing but Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team Series #5)

Nothing but Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team Series #5)

by Rachel Gibson

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“[Gibson’s] a winner!”

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How does an adored, New York Times and USA Today bestselling, two-time RITA® Award winning romance fiction star follow a phenomenal hit like True Love and Other Disasters? With Nothing But Trouble! Rachel Gibson, who occupies a very special place in readers’ hearts alongside Lori Foster and Jennifer Crusie, delights with this funny, smart, and sexy story of an ex- starlet’s attempt to start over as the personal assistant to a cantankerous—but very hot—ex-hockey player. Nothing But Trouble is nothing but wonderful!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061579097
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team Series , #5
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,035,984
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rachel Gibson 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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Nothing but Trouble 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 278 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just found a new author. I love her! I'm getting her backlist. How did I not know she was out there? If you like your heroes brooding and a bit cranky, but sexy as all get up, and your heroines a tad off the mainstream and cute and spunky, this is the book for you. This book sizzles with tons of sexual tension and the love scenes are hot. Great story. One I strongly recommend. Bev
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started to read the book i couldn't put it down. The book was read in less then 12 hours! Hopefully you will like thia book as much as i did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right up there with the rest of Rachel's great reads! This one is also centered around hockey (not a big fan, but like it) and romance. Once I started it I just kept reading. I've since read it a second time, and enjoyed it just as much!! I wish she'd do more along the lines of this one and See Jane Score!
luvschicklit More than 1 year ago
My favorite Rachel Gibson novel by far! Read it 2 days! Witty, smart, and humorous with steamy sex scenes. Loved it!
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Originally posted at: ***** Chelsea Ross is an amazing, unique, stubborn, smart, woman with more moxie than I could dream of having. She's the heroine of Nothing But Trouble and she made this book worth every moment I spent reading it. That's not to say our hero, Mark Bressler, wasn't worthwhile. Despite his perpetual annoyance, we understand why he is the way he is. Rachel Gibson skillfully created a complete, realistic and very human cast in this book. The plot was thoroughly engaging as well, and I loved to read along while watching as Chelsea and Mark fumbled their way from dislike, to grudging respect to genuine friendship with a healthy dose of attraction that had me running for the fan to cool off. While the plot itself wasn't that full of anything unusual, the characters kept me turning pages. And, not just the main ones. I loved Chelsea's twin sister, Bo. I fell a little in love with Jules. And Derek's desperate need for Mark's approval both broke my heart and made me finally see the good man Mark really was. The hoops Mark made Chelsea jump through as his assistant made me grin, and the way Chelsea just hunkered down and took whatever he threw at her was awesome. That Mark was the only person who "got" Chelsea was the clincher, though, and I was really pulling for them to get their HEA. This book wasn't an intellectual challenge. It wasn't exciting or nerve-wracking or thought provoking. What it was, though, was simply a really amazing, feel good, fun, sexy romance. A story with quirky characters, and some of them fell in love. Nothing But Trouble was simply a book I completely enjoyed reading.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Nothing But Trouble by Rachel Gibson is another fun loving tale set in the world of hockey. Mark Bressler has scared away every care worker that is hockey team has sent. Mark is having a hard time dealing with this career ending injury let alone putting up with someone under foot. The PR department of the Chinooks decides to try a different approach this time. They send a personal assistant. Mark is convinced he can run off this pint sized bombshell Chelsea Ross in nothing flat. Chelsea Ross's acting career never really progressed past bit parts in horror flicks. As a favor to her twin sister Bo she agrees to be Mark's PA. If she didn't need the money so badly she would leave Marks cranky self in the dust. Spending time with Mark has Chelsea seeing the man beneath all that bluster. Understanding all the changes in Mark life has her seeing her life differently. Chelsea didn't see falling in love with her boss in her future but plans changed. Can she get Mark to see that they have a chance at something real? Nothing But Trouble is an absolute gem. It's a feel good readthat will make you laugh, sigh and tear up. Rachel Gibson is the queen of hockey romances. I can't wait till her next book comes out.
Rowena More than 1 year ago
Rachel Gibson hits another home run with this book. Mark and Chelsea are fantastic characters that I grew to love over the course of this book. Watching these two bumble their way to that happily ever after made for an entertaining weekend read. Its the perfect beach read and if you loved her other hockey books then you'll enjoy this book as well. It had the humor and the fab cast that we all know and love from Rachel Gibson. I can't wait for more!
lynnm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book. Chelsea Ross is an out-of-work actor who makes a living as personal assistant to the stars. After the garbage she's put up with dealing with the rich, famous and eccentric, working for superstar hockey player Mark Bressler should be a piece of cake. She should have known when she's offered a $10,000 bonus if she can last three months that Mark would prove to be a challenging client.Mark is still suffering after a near-fatal car crash mangled his body and destroyed his hockey career. Still in pain from his injuries, Mark sees nothing positive in his future now that he can no longer play the sport he loves. And the Seattle Chinooks' management keep sending over home care aides to babysit him, adding humiliation to his list of irritations. When Chelsea shows up at his door with her two-tone blonde and pink hair, wild-colored clothes and extra large bust, he determines to drive her away as fast as he's done with all of the others.But Mark's bad attitude doesn't scare Chelsea at all. She's dealt with worse. She pastes on a smile and silently imagines what she's going to do with her bonus - namely, finally get the breast reduction surgery she's always wanted to help cure her constant back and shoulder pains and, hopefully, gain a little respect in the acting world.Soon Mark and Chelsea's dislike of each other turns to tolerance and then to lust and then perhaps more. Chelsea brings Mark out of his shell of disappointment and despair, and Mark proves to be the lone voice of support in Chelsea's quest to change her body. Both Chelsea and Mark are great characters, fully realized and very funny. I did wonder why Chelsea had such a hard time understanding why Mark was so depressed and, in her words, "bad moody" all of the time. She never did seem to realize that everything Mark had loved in life had been taken away from him with his accident, and that is more than reason enough for a bad mood. I did like how Mark was so determined not to like Chelsea and how he fought his attraction to her for as long as possible.Towards the end, there was a Big Misunderstanding that caused some conflict, and I'm starting to notice a bit of a pattern to all of Gibson's books - heroine has a "secret" that isn't really that bad but because she doesn't tell it up front, it comes back later to cause problems with the hero. However, the resolution of this problem came about fairly quickly rather than dragging on chapter after chapter.I laughed out loud many times during this book and stayed up into the wee hours to finish it. A great read.
DamarisGCR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I came across Rachel's book at Wal-mart looking for something new to read and at first was not sure if I should buy it or not, so I waited until I got home and looked at reviews on the book. Sure enough I was convinced and went to Borders and bought it. I am happy that I did because this book was really good. This was my first book by Rachel Gibson and I loved it. I love discovering new authors and adding them to my list.I loved the relationship Mark and Chelsea had. They both could not stand each other and would go out of their way to annoy one another. Mark being bitter and mean because of his accident and feeling disabled and Chelsea killing him with kindness lol...and her clothes that he hated so much haha. Their relationship went from I CANT STAND YOU to I CANT BE WITHOUT YOU and those are the best type of books to read. What I liked the most about Rachel's book was that she took her time developing the relationship between Mark and Chelsea. The book did not feel like it was dragging out like some books I've read or rushed. Rachel took her time showing you what Mark liked most about Chelsea and what Chelsea liked most about him and how they were PERFECT for each other. It made their love feel more real to me. I laughed and even got teary eyed at the end. I recommend this book... Now I think I will go look into the other books because from what I hear this book is a part of a series of a bunch of hot Hockey men! lol
dhaupt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mark Bressler lived a charmed life until a life altering car accident. His motto used to be ¿I¿m only good at two things, hockey and sex¿ only to have the hockey taken out of the equation and what¿s left, a hot and angry ex-pro athlete. Then your team brings in Chelsea Ross a sprite of a woman with two toned hair and a penchant for colorful designer dregs who wants to disguise running your life as organization and what have you got ¿Nothing But Trouble¿.In this delightful light romantic comedy Rachel gives us two contrasting characters as her hero and heroine, but despite that fact they fit together well sort of like ying and yang or more so like Jeckel and Hyde and while they¿re stumbling and tripping their way to romance, love and that all elusive Happy ever after we¿re awarded with full belly laughing comedy mixed with double r rated hot love scenes and soap opera worthy drama. Her readers will find themselves helpless to do anything besides cheer them up and cheer them on. Her supporting characters some of who we¿re reconnecting with from the last novel and some new players are an equally important part of the telling of her tale. A tale right out of the most scandalous of tabloid rags, Mr. Big Deal athlete meets Ms. Little Miss small time actress. But the sparks they will be a-flying and her audience will have no choice but to keep turning pages to find out just how it all works out.No one is better than Rachel with romance, comedy and drama, add in the sizzle factor and you¿ve got yourself one hot summer must read. ¿Nothing But Trouble¿ is the second of her Seattle Chinook Hockey series, check out the first one ¿True Love and Other Disasters¿
KrisinKW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just had to rered it after reading this before all the others in this series. Loved it more on the second reading now that I know some of the back stories and characters.
Books007 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!A great contemporary romance about Mark (injured hockey player) and Chelsea (personal assistant hired to help Mark through his recovery.) Mark is mean to her until she proves she isn't quitting. After they both fight the attraction, he convinces her to give in. In the end, he learns something about her that causes him to doubt her feelings and forces her to quit leaving very hurt. I won't finish the summary because I don't want to give away the ending.The ending could have been just a little better but it was such a good book I gave it 5 stars anyway. I found myself laughing out loud at parts of this story. I couldn't put the book down until I had it completely read. I can't wait to read the next book by R. Gibson!!!
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a bright, fun story that renewed my interest in Gibson's books. While not as good as "See Jane Score", I really enjoyed reading this. The characters are well-developed with a sizzling chemistry between them that sparks right off the page. I loved how their relationship developed from mutual irritation, to reluctant attraction, to sincere love.
jilleey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rachel Gibson can do no wrong. Loved this book as much as I have all of her previous books. I loved Mark's attitude and Chelsea's bravado. A funny, lighthearted, and romantic read.
rdh123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
hockey mark bressler and chelsea ross. did not enjoy. poorly written. twin sister/big boobs/reduction/ assistant to mark after injury.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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One of my favorites. Many funny lines
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story you just might read read it all in one night like I did.
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Happywitch More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We won the fight awesome. When all the changelings were down there was a little book there. I touched the book and somehow I looked like sonic the hedgehog. Everybody was amazed by my new look. Beats and CS were about to say something but didn't. Midnight was about to hit me because I looked different. BlueSpark said I looked awesome. Nitro had his sword up to my neck. What happened to me? Fire were coming out hands. The island was coming down. Everybody JUMP!