Series: Writer Friends #4
Published: May 2008
Source: Public Library
Format: Audio Book
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Characters: Adele Harris, Zach Zemaitis
Heat Level: 2/5
What does a gal have to do to get a good date in this town?This was my first Rachel Gibson book, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. I went into this audiobook thinking it would be a quick lite listen to pass the time.
Adele Harris can't even begin to answer that question. She's had so many lousy dates that she's sure she's cursed. Why else would every man she goes out with suddenly act like he's lost his mind—and his manners? Adele thought life couldn't get any more confusing . . . until she learns the marriage of her seemingly Miss Perfect sister is on the rocks. So she goes back to their hometown to give her a shoulder to cry on, only to run smack into Zach Zemaitis . . . the one who got away.
Texans love God, family, and football, though not always in that order
Zach, a former pro star, knows all about football. As for the other two, well, he's doing his best. But when Adele comes charging back into his life—still all lush curves and beautiful, big blue eyes—he wonders if his best is good enough. After all, he did her wrong. Can a woman with her track record ever really believe that he's serious this time . . . or is he destined to be another bad date?
Adele, who has been cursed with bad dates, moves back to Texas to care for her pregnant sister and runs into her first love from college, Zach. Adele is indeed cursed with bad dates caused by her high school nemesis, who also happens to be Zach's deceased wife Devon. Zach seems to be the only man the curse does not work on. So all of Devon's plotting against Adele backfires in the end of course. She does go on a couple of bad dates while in Texas, with one the most memorable dates suggesting that she call up some of her girlfriends so they can make a "skin sandwich" in which he would provide the meat.
The story kept great pace and kept me laughing along the way. some of which could be attributed to the narrator and the Texas accent she tried to provide. Not a bad first Rachel Gibson read for me, so I'll be reading more from her soon.