Seattle Chinooks Hockey Series:
Nothing But Trouble: Mark Bressler and Chelsea Ross
Mark Bressler should have died that night of the car accident, some days he wishes he had. As the former Captain of the Chinooks hockey team, he feels seriously cheated as his team wins the Stanley Cup without him. It was his one dream in life and in one minute during an icy night that was all taken from him. Chelsea, is an out of work actress that decides to take a break from the LA scene and goes to Seattle to stay with her twin sister Bo who works for the Chinooks Hockey team. Almost immediately Chelsea finds herself working for Chinooks as Mark Bressler’s glorified babysitter. He has been such a pain in the a$$ that they cannot find any other nurses willing to go to his home and they even through a $10,000.00 bonus if she can make it 3 months with the man. Chelsea is used to being a PA for C list actors, is there anything worse than that? The answer is yes, and it comes in the form of Mark Bressler! At first the two can’t stand each other, but Chelsea needs that $10,000 so she puts up with Marks rude, crude ways. For Mark, Chelsea is an annoying pest he doesn’t want around but little by little she starts getting under his skin. Suddenly Mark isn’t as big as a douche as Chelsea thought he was and an attraction starts forming between these two. I mean how long can Chelsea really resist those rock hard abs?! Chelsea refuses to be one of “those” assistants that get involved with their boss. What a cliché but how long can she resist, Marks not so charming, charms…
I love love love this book! I think it may even be my favorite of the Chinook Series, but it has some fierce competition from “See Jane Score” and the “Trouble with Valentine’s Day”. I cannot pin point exactly what makes me love this book so much. Maybe it’s the dynamic between Mark and Chelsea, the instant annoyance which gradually gives away to more. Or how Mark is in such a dark place in his life, but Chelsea with her bright clothes and pit bull personality manage to bring him out of his deep depression. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose the only dream you ever had because of a freak accident. I love how R. Gibson seemlessly manages to insert today’s pop culture into each of her novels. I have to say I read this book twice within the first 24 hours. I read it as soon as it came out and within 24 hours I had read it again, I loved it that much! I don’t think I had ever done that before or since!
My only piece of critism is I am not sure I like the direction of R. Gibson’s new cover art. I think I like the old school cover art a little better, but I’m still on the fence.
5 Orchids out of 5