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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Nothing But Trouble (Chinooks Hockey Team, #5) - Rachel Gibson To be honest, the thing I like best about this book is its cover. I find men in suits hot. I find men you don't normally associate with suits (such as athletes), who are wearing suits even hotter. I've rated up half a star based on the cover alone.I don't usually like "quirky" (usually meaning they dress in bright colors and/or dye their hair some odd color) heroines. I almost always find them over-done and cliche and it seems like it's often a substitute for real character development. Chelsea's not much of an exception here. I did like that she seemed to wear the unconventional clothes at least partly to get a rise out of the hero. But I still don't like that her character was defined largely by silly clothing choices. Meh. The hero is a much better developed character and his journey is fun to read about. In my review to the 4th book in this series I mentioned that it didn't feel really connected to the first three books in the series. I feel that even more with #5. There are mentions of characters from the first three books, but the tone is different. I prefer the first three, I think. Or maybe just the first two. The third seems like a world unto itself to me.