Tuesday, February 03, 2009

See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
TBR Challenge for December

TBR Challenge for December 2008
Read a book with just the title on the cover--no scenery, no cover models, just the title. A background design is okay

Examples from Darla shelves:
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts

Let us know what you read, how you liked it, how it fit the challenge (give us a picture or a link to a picture of the cover), and how long it had been in your TBR pile.


I chose See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson. I know it had lips on it but it have no pictures of models or scenery either *grin*. I surely know that December 2008 have passed by already. But it never too late to post it. This book have been in my TBR pile since last year or two years ago, right after someone recommend me to read the others books. See my review below..

Back Blurb from the book:

This Is Jane ~ A little subdued. A little stubborn. A little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day, she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team - especially their notorious goalie Luc Martineau. By night, she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie"... the magazine series that has all the men talking.

See Jane Spar ~ Luc has made his feelings about parasite reporters - and Jane - perfectly clear. But if he thinks he's going to make her life miserable, he's better think again.

See Jane Attract ~ For as long as he can remember, Luc has been single minded about his career. The last thing he needs is a smart mouthed, pain-in-the-backside reporter digging into his past and getting in his way. But once the little reporter sheds her black and gray clothes in favor of a sexy red dress, Luc sees that there is more to Jane than originally meets the eye.

Maybe it's time to take a risk. Maybe it's time to live out fantasies. Maybe it's time to..... See Jane Score.


The beginning of the chapters caught my attention to the pages and kept me reading. I love the romance between Jane and Luc. I love how he became attracted to her even though she is not beautiful or model like as he is normally prefer in his women. She just plain Jane. I love how he pay attention to the details of Jane. But it wasn't physically attraction until later. I also love that Jane has two different side of layer in her. And doesn't change who she is. She is strong, spunky, tough and can talk trash with the best of them! I like her interaction with the team. And that when she know how to get things she want done, she fight for it without whine. I like that she try to get the team to accepted her too. His little sister were likable and I feel sad what she had to go through and depend on Luc to take care of her. The relationship between Luc and his little sister, were complicated but yet understandable. Because he is used to being the only child and never had to be responsible for little girls before. He is used to having women fallen for him and dating. Now he was trying to stay low from all that and Jane have changed him too. I know sometime I want to bang his head but I couldn't help but like him. I thought that the ending was bit too forgiven, but at lease there HEA :)

See Jane Score was It's a very well-written, entertaining story. Like able characters. Hockey funny scenes in the book that made me laugh and sad part that make you feel for the characters.

Grade: 4 1/2 stars


Melody said...

I love reading a plain Jane story anytime! LOL. It's always refreshing to read heroines who seem like real people than those picture-perfect ones. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy reading them as well but I think it's good to read outside those characters once in a while.

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed reading this book, Julia! I've not been reading any romances lately but this will be on my look-out list next time if I'm in the mood. ;)

Julia said...

LOL of course she is plain Jane, even though she did made this one exception when she had to 'dress up' for party...in which is when Luc see that there more to her than just being plain Jane LOL !

And I understand perfectly what you mean about real people are sometime better to read than "picture perfect" heroine. And I agree :)

If you ever pick this one up, let me know :)

Alice Teh said...

I think I have this book in my TBR but I'm not sure when I'll get to it... Glad you enjoyed it very much!

Julia said...

OHHH Alice, please let me know if you got it in your TBR pile and when you gonna read it :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I did..