Any Man of Mine
Series: Chinooks Hockey Team #6
Publisher: HarperCollins Avon
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Source: Publisher/Net Galley
Characters: Autumn Haven, Sam LeClaire
Challenge: 100+, Summer Romance
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?
This is the first book I’ve read in Rachel Gibson’s Chinook series although I’ve read most of her Writer Friends series.
Any Man of Mine was an enjoyable read, although it started out a little slow to me. Autumn and Sam didn’t really have much of a relationship outside of their son and the bedroom. The two of them falling back in love again didn’t seem to have any basis. I understood her hesitation to truly trust Sam again after the way their marriage ended. They rarely spoke to each other outside of scheduling time for Sam to spend with their son, Conner.
I did enjoy the flashback scenes of Autumn and Sam’s first meeting. The sex between them seemed to be really good but that’s about it. Sam and Autumn were both great people on their own, but lacked something together. It didn’t quite come across as all that believable that Autumn was able to forgive Sam for not only the way he treated her, but also his lack of involvement in their son’s life.