Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm In No Mood For Love by Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson
Contemporary Romance
Pub. Date: September 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384pp
Series: Avon Romance Series
ISBN-13: 9780060773175
ISBN: 0060773170
Edition Description: Reprint

What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she'll never wear again, and the next thing she knows it's morning...and she has the nastiest hangover of her life.

To make matters worse, she's wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughan...her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she'd gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble.

But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons-- and some of the right ones, too. Clare is in no mood for love-not even for lust-- and wants to forget about Sebastian and his sex pack abs ASAP. But he isn't in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget

I'm In No Mood For Love is part of a connected books, of three others books: Sex, Lies and Online Dating, Tangled Up In You and Not Another Bad Date Each book is connect through the friendship of female characters, whose are all a writer.

Clare wake up to find herself naked in bed with Sebastian, her childhood girl crush. Horrified the thought that she may have had sex with him, she pick up her clothes and left. She recall being drunk at her best friend's wedding but not what happen afterward. Now with hangover and Sebastian teasing her about their sex encounter, she wonder what else embarrassing thing happen.

Sebastian had know Claire since she were kids. He used to tease her all the times too. He didn't expected to find himself in hotel room with Clare all drunk, but when he seen her in a sexy pink thong he suddenly see her not a kid anymore but in whole different light - grown up. He decided to make is visitation stay for a few more longer. But also, so that he can spent time with his dad who he had lost touch with after his mom passed away. But the longer he stay, the closer he and Clare got together and reacquaint. And then a sudden kisses, rattle Clare and make her nervous when he around her. He find it interesting and decided he going to like his time here.

They end up agreeing to affair with no strings attach, and keeping it secret from everyone. But Clare is nursing a broken heart while he is a commitment phobia. With his career on the line, he risks to go see her. After Clare bad relationship with men in her past life, she realized she didn't want to follow that same path again and decided to start over with Sebastian. But she have fallen for him too and that scared him and he ran off. Would he able to face his fear about himself and be commitment to the one woman he love. Or risk losing her forever.

I truly enjoy the book, and chuckle over some scenes between the two characters. I truly find them real, funny and delightful. Even though they had childhood history together, the relationship between them was new, so it scared them even more so they trust each other less. But it was fun to see they test themselves on that too and try to fight their feeling. A wonderful witty book. I think I like this one much better than her first book Sex, Lies, And Online Dating - book #1. Probably because I warmed up to Sebastian and Claire more easier than I did with previous characters from book #1. Plus I love the theme that the hero and heroine knew each other as kids first before they grew up and became lover. I've been reading lot of similar themes and have enjoy the one I've read so far.

I also love seeing Clare's friends again. They are truly a fun bunch of women who I think I would have love to be in their circle of friends. I'm glad to hear that we will see more of them in the last book. I'm looking forward to read it, once my moods is ready for it :)

This is another delay book review that I've first started drafted on April 2010. I hope my memory are correct of this book as I remember it. If not, than I should do a re-read to refresh my memory. I wish I could remember more because I would have given more thoughts into this book or even more thoughts on the like and dislike of the characters. But I do however remember enjoying the book, loving the two main characters and had good feeling after I close the book. And I believe, that each books can be read as stand alone too. Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong :)

Happy Reading!

Grade 4 stars

drafted: 4-23-10
Edited: 10-11-10
Edited: 10-13-10


Melody said...

I think I've read one or two Rachel's books so far. Glad you enjoyed this book, Julia! :)

Julia said...

I hope that the two books you think you've read were joyable one! Thanks for stopping by here :)

Alice Teh said...

I know my sister Vivian loves reading Rachel Gibson. She's also like you, a big fan of romance.

She gave me all the novels she bought and finished reading so I have lots of Rachel Gibson's books with me, but I don't have this one yet. :)

Julia said...

@Alice - I hope you got all 4 books that I've listed the title here. Each books is only connected through the female friendship (which I stated here, also), and you see them again. But each have their own story told. Enjoy it if you ever decided to read it sooner.

Willa said...

This sounds like a really good book - a chic lit star really. I haven't read anything by this author but your review makes me want to.