See Jane Score Mass Market Paperback – Jan 28 2003
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Setting: Seattle, Washington
At long last, Seattle Times columnist Jane Alcott has a shot at a full-time assignment. She badly needs the income, but unfortunately, the opening is for a sports reporter traveling with the Seattle Chinooks hockey team and she knows nothing about the game. To add to her difficulty, the team doesn't want her, especially Luc "Lucky" Martineau, the Chinooks $33 million goalie. The team stonewalls when she tries to interview them and they haze her mercilessly; it isn't until the superstitious Luc decides that she brings good luck that Jane gets a shot at being a real journalist. But when her acceptance by the team leads to spending more time with Luc, Jane finds, to her dismay, that hes more than a handsome, empty-headed sports jock and her heart is in danger.
For his part, Luc learns that behind "plain Jane's" boring dark clothing and black-rimmed glasses lies a quick wit, nerves of steel, and a personality that charms him. And when Jane appears at a team banquet with a new haircut, makeup, and a killer red dress with matching sexy stilettos, Luc's affection fast-forwards into a major case of serious lust. But if Jane lets herself fall in love, she'll have to find a way to explain the secret she's hiding before it becomes public knowledge and Luc's passion turns to hate. Can she bring herself to tell him the truth? And if she does, will he forgive her?
Set in the rough and tumble world of professional hockey, See Jane Score features an intelligent, likable heroine and a hero with depth beneath his sports jock façade. The layered characters, intriguing setting, and the novel's compelling emotional plot all add up to an excellent contemporary romance. Dont miss this one. --Lois Faye Dyer
From Publishers Weekly
Anyone who has ever salivated over a sports pro or mooned after a movie star will relish this fanciful romance between brainy Seattle Times columnist Jane Alcott and hockey player Luc Martineau. Luc, nicknamed Lucky for his ability to score with women and keep his opponents from scoring on the ice, is less than thrilled to hear that Jane will be reporting on the team's games and digging into his unsavory past. Still, he can't help feeling attracted to the pint-sized writer, despite her drab clothes and unfortunate profession. For Jane, the assignment is the perfect opportunity to stop writing fluff and break into serious reporting. But following the progression of the puck turns out to be less challenging than getting the players to talk, particularly Luc, whose lusty looks make her want to ditch her black clothes and wear red. The two eventually wind up in bed together, but Luc's fear of commitment and Jane's fear of abandonment may keep them from taking the next step. Readers will find themselves cheering for the charming couple with the fervor of frenzied hockey fans. Like most fairy tales, this one involves an unlikely transformation (a red dress turns plain Jane into a seductress), but the minor contrivance won't dim readers' enjoyment of this witty, warm-hearted tale.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
In See Jane Score we re-visit the game of hockey and the Seattle Chinooks hockey team.
Jane Alcott is a writer who is responsible for writing a colum about living a Single Girl existance and she also writes a steamy on going story of Honey Pie. While Jane is creative in her writing she is not creative in real life. In fact she only wears gray, black, and white and lives the life of a nun. All this is about to change for Jane when she accepts a part-time job as a sports reporter that covers the Chinooks games. Of course Jane knows nothing about the game but that can be fixed.
Luc "Lucky" Martineau is the goalie for the Chinooks, he is big, bad, and wanted by the women. He also has no need for reporters especially the female variety. Just wait until he gets a look at Jane. She is a mouse, has no idea how to dress, and worse knows nothing about his sport--yet he finds himself drawn to the reporter and that is not good!
Of course both Jane and Luc have enough emotional baggage that would choke an elephant and of course this will be carried into the budding relationship that grows between these two people but fear not there is a happy ending! And their struggle with this extra stuff is funny, touching and just plain fun to read about!
This was a great book and it was full of Ms. Gibson's trademark wit and humor! The chemistry between the two characters is beyond hot and you will find yourself unable to put the book down!
One of my main problems with this book was that it took a really long time for anything to actually happen. I was half way through the book before I felt like the story had even started, as if Gibson was still trying to set everything up. I also didn't feel that there was much chemistry between the characters, which is what I found reading my previous Rachel Gibson book as well. She creates secondary characters that have potential but tend to fall flat, like Luc's sister who ends up being more whiny than likable, but who could have been a really fun part of the story. She tries to use the sister as a bond between Luc and Jane, but it's pretty forced and the relationship between Luc and his sister feels very hollow and forced as well, and at times a little off-putting.
This was the second book I've read by Rachel Gibson, and I think it will be my last. She's not a terrible author but there are certain things about her writing style that just don't suit me. In "Simply Irresistible" she was obsessed with the main character's D-cup bra size, and that was all you heard about.Read more ›
Luc's not interested in a petite plain jane with a black and gray wardrobe and cow print pajamas. At least not until this sassy lady beats him at darts, and shows up at a party sporting a little red dress, new haircut, red lipstick and stiletto heels. But Jane is keeping a secret. For she's the author of the racy column, "Honey Pie", which has all the guys talking.
This was my first read by Rachel Gibson, and I can't wait to get my hands on more of her work. I absolutely loved this book! It was fun, fast-paced, and extremely sexy. Luc has got to be one of my favorite romance heroes ever. And I have to say I'm not really in to tatoos, but Luc has a tatoo you just got to read about! Oh Baby! Both this book and Luc are keepers!
Most recent customer reviews
This early installment in the Chinook series was a bit weak in comparision to the later books. It had the same build up of sexual tension and anticipated but somehow the... Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2010 by Amazon Customer
I found this book to be absolutely delightful. It was a real page turner. I stayed up until 5 am reading it. Read morePublished on July 24 2009 by Jillian MacLean
"See Jane Score" by Rachel Gibson is a good "chick lit" read. It features Jane Alcott who, as a reporter, is somewhat of a dichotomy. Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by WIAPilot
This book was one of those that I had a hard time putting down. First, because the protagonist, Jane Alcott was such an engaging heroine. I liked her spunk and determination. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Katrina
Others have recapped the plot, so I won't. I will just say that I grabbed this book after reading Gibson's more recent "Daisy" book and I loved it. Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by E. Kendall
I feel this is her best work. I was reveted from start to finish. Worth to buy and keep.Published on April 6 2004
This was my first Rachel Gibson book. I LOVED IT.
I think she should wright more Hockey books. I want the whole team to have a story. Read more
I liked this book, I am really hockey fan so it make the book more of exciting. I liked how Jane stuck her guns and worked as the reporter in the story.. Read morePublished on March 17 2004
See Jane Score was a wonderful book that I highly recommend, especially to sports lovers. The dialogue was great, the story line was fun and there is enough steamy scenes to keep... Read morePublished on March 9 2004 by MN Bookgal