Lovers of Rachel Gibson’s Chinooks Hockey Team series rejoice! Six years after her last Chinooks novel (Any Man of Mine) Gibson brings us back to the popular Chinooks hockey team in The Art of Running in Heels. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book a few months ago and have been patiently waiting to tell everyone about it. This book is due to come out December 26th, and we currently have a copy on order, so be sure to put your holds on it. Now on to the book…
The Art of Running in Heels follows Lexie Kowalsky, the daughter of the legendary Chinooks coach. The book opens with Lexie trying to fit her oversized wedding dress into a tiny float plane destined for Sandspit, Canada before anyone realizes she had fled her own wedding. Lexie thought she was ready to get married in front of millions of people on the reality show she was competing on, but at the last minute she got cold feet. Little does she know that sharing her plane is one of the Chinooks biggest stars, Sean Knox. Sean realizes that Lexie being the coach’s daughter, a coach who already doesn’t like him very much, makes Lexie completely off limits. However, Sean isn’t able to resist Lexie for one amazing night in a small town in Canada. Then, when a photo of the two of them becomes popular on the internet, both of them are swept into lies to spin the whole story, lies organized on Lexie’s very thorough lists. But nothing on their list ever said anything about falling in love.
Lexie is a quirky character, who goes on reality TV shows and makes boutique clothing for dogs. She is not my typical type of character, and I was worried I might not be able to relate. But by the end of the book, we felt like old friends. Alex is a sexy hockey player, and is a great balance to Lexie’s quirky nature.
This book is great to read as part of the series or as a stand alone novel.
- Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen
- When I Fall in Love (and the rest of the Christiansen Family Series) by Susan May Warren
- Irresistible You and So Over You by Kate Meader
- Mister Hockey by Lia Riley (see my review of this book here)
- Maybe This Christmas by Jennifer Snow
- Game on and Slammed by Victoria Denault
- Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker
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