New Release Books by Rachel Gibson

Rachel Gibson is the author of Drop Dead Gorgeous (2022), ¡Canta Conmigo! (2021), How Lulu Lost Her Mind (2021), When the Nerds Go Marching in (2020) and other 71 books.

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Drop Dead Gorgeous
On her way from singing in church to hooking up with a Tinder date, Brittany Lynn Snider crashes her momma's minivan, and her life is changed forever. One moment she's texting HotGuyNate, and in the next she's at a hospital in El Paso watching doctors operate on her near-lifeless body. If that wasn't bad enough, she finds herself trapped in the Limbo Lounge where patients await their fate, playing cards and watching reruns of 7th Heaven and Heaven Help Us.

¡Canta Conmigo!

release date: Nov 01, 2021
¡Canta Conmigo!
¡Canta Conmigo! is a practical guide for music educators looking to teach music from Central America. Suitable for use in families, schools, or community centers, this resource contains a playful collection of 90 songs, singing games, chants, and games author Rachel Gibson learned from teachers, children, and families while living in several communities in both countries. While the majority of the songs are in Spanish, the book also includes a few in a Mayan language, Kaqchikel. A comprehensive companion website offers field video, audio recordings, and select song histories to help readers witness the music in authentic contexts. Ethnographic descriptions of locations where songs were learned and personal biographies written by the singers in Kaqchikel or Spanish and translated to English allow the reader to develop a connection to the land and the musicians. Culturally responsive and sustaining teaching pedagogies are discussed alongside strategies to responsibly include the music into school curriculums. A brief history of Central America and an overview of music genres in the region are included to frame this song collection within historic, cultural, and musical contexts. ¡Ven a cantar y jugar! Come sing and play!

How Lulu Lost Her Mind

release date: Jun 29, 2021
How Lulu Lost Her Mind
"From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson comes the story of a mother-daughter journey to rediscover the past before it disappears forever"--

When the Nerds Go Marching in

release date: Jan 01, 2020
When the Nerds Go Marching in
When the Nerds Go Marching In examines the increasing role and centrality of the internet within election campaigns across established democracies since the 1990s. Combining an extensive review of existing literature and comparative data sources with original survey evidence and web content analysis of digital campaign content across four nations--the UK, Australia, France, and the U.S.--the book maps the key shifts in the role and centrality of the internetin election campaigns over a twenty year period. Based on her findings, Gibson speculates on the future direction for political campaigns as they increasingly rely on digital tools and artificial intelligence for direction and decision-making during elections.

The Art of Running in Heels

release date: Dec 26, 2017
The Art of Running in Heels
Running in five-inch stilettos is an art form. Leaving your fiancé at the altar on live television is a disaster. Lexie Kowalsky thought she was ready to get married in front of millions of people, but at the last minute she fled the set of television’s hottest reality show, Gettin’ Hitched. Wearing a poofy white dress and a pair of five-inch sparkly shoes, Lexie hopped a float plane for Sandspit, Canada. She figured no one would find her there. But she was wrong. Sharing her flight was the Seattle Chinooks biggest star, Sean Knox. Lexie wasn’t just a reality-show runaway, she was his pain in the butt coach’s daughter. She was chaos and temptation and definitely off limits, but getting her luscious body out of that wedding gown, he couldn’t resist getting her in his bed for one amazing night. Then a photo of Sean and Lexi breaks the internet—and suddenly they’re both swept up in a crazy plan to spin the whole story. But you can’t run from love. . .

Just Kiss Me

release date: Jul 26, 2016
Just Kiss Me
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm . . . "Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it's been a long time." And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her. Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial? Harrison got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools. Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he's come face-to-face with the one who got away. He's not looking for love. He's not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he's ever done?

I Do!

release date: Jan 20, 2015
I Do!
In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed to the altar, and all their friends are headed to Lovett, Texas, to join them for the party of the year. But Becca Ramsey doesn't have time for all that. Fresh out of beauty school, Becca's all business . . . and the last thing she needs is bad boy Nate Parrish anywhere in her life. In the past, Nate was trouble. He's been trying to repair his reputation—heck, he's even got just one girlfriend. The problem is, she isn't Becca. Now Nate's in a whole lot of hot water. He needs to get Becca from "I won't" to "I do" . . . but how can he do that when she won't even say "I might"?

What I Love About You

release date: Aug 26, 2014
What I Love About You
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson, returns to fan favorite Truly, Idaho for another tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match in the most unexpected place . . . Cheerleader’s life goes dreadfully wrong! Give me a B-R-E-A-K! Natalie Cooper had it all—as a high school cheerleader she could shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she paid for all that popularity—her husband ran off with a 20 year old bimbo named Tiffany. Now she’s running a photo shop (and some of the pictures she sees . . . well, she really shouldn’t!) and just trying to be a good mom. Then she comes toe-to-manly chest of Blake Junger. “Exiled” to a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he’s determined to struggle with his demons and win . . . all on his own. But he doesn’t count on a pint-sized five-year-old visitor . . . or the Natalie Cooper, the kid’s lusciously curved mother . . . to break down his barriers.

Run To You

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Run To You
Rachel Gibson, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me, returns to Texas with a tale of what happens when a tough guy meets his match—and falls harder than a ton of red-hot bricks . . . There's nothing like fleeing Miami to ruin a girl's day. Stella Leon's bartending gig was going fine until gorgeous ex-Marine Beau Junger decked her mob-connected boss, spirited her out of the city, and claimed that Stella's half-sister—the one with the perfect life—sent him. Now Stella has no choice but to go along for the ride . . . and seduce Beau's military-issue socks off . . . The Marine Corps was Beau's escape from his old man's legacy of naval heroism and serial philandering, but no amount of training could prepare him for the day he looked in the mirror and saw his father staring back. The answer: swear off meaningless sex. Oh, and find a way to make Stella Leon quit being so damn hot . . .

Blue By You

release date: Sep 03, 2013
Blue By You
In her sexy new novella, Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and Run To You, once again shows that there's nothing quite like a man in uniform! They say you never forget your first time, but there's nothing Blue Butler and Kasper Pennington would rather forget than their brief but fiery teenage love affair. Yeah, it was hot while it lasted, but then he went off to join the Marines, leaving Blue in New Orleans. She's tried to block him from her mind for good, but nothing can really erase the feeling she had when she was with him. And now he's got the nerve to return—leaner, meaner, and strong enough to pull her into his arms and kiss her senseless. Blue's a successful businesswoman now, with no time to figure out what went wrong all those years ago. But Kasper knows she's the one woman for him … and now he's got to prove it to her all over again.

It Happened One Valentine's Day

release date: Feb 12, 2013
It Happened One Valentine's Day
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Avon Books and an enchanting free e-book sampler, It Happened One Valentine's Day. With excerpts from fourteen new, upcoming, and fan favorite Avon and Avon Impulse novels and novellas, including an introduction from Eloisa James. It Happened One Valentine's Day: An Avon Romance Valentine's Day Sampler includes excerpts from: The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost Bride by Moonlight by Liz Carlyle "V is for Vampwoman" (from Vampires Gone Wild) by Kerrelyn Sparks "A Forever Love" (from Vampires Gone Wild) by Pamela Palmer True Love at Silver Creek Ranch by Emma Cane "Love Me Tender" (from Kiss Me: An Avon Books Valentine Day Anthology) by Cheryl Harper Saved by the Rancher by Jennifer Ryan The Earl in My Bed by Sophie Jordan What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins The Maclean Groom by Kathleen Harrington

Rescue Me

release date: May 29, 2012
Rescue Me
Rachel Gibson has already won two Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Awards—the most prestigious honor the romance community bestows—for her “edgy, sexy, fast-paced romance” (Jayne Ann Krentz), and Rescue Me is yet another high point in her acclaimed career. The New York Times bestselling author of the popular Seattle Chinooks stories, Gibson kicks off a timely and wonderful new contemporary series about the romantic entanglements of military men back from active duty. Rescue Me is the story of the reluctant Texas homecoming of a former small-town beauty pageant participant and the sexy ex-Navy SEAL who’s on hand to complicate her life. It’s salvation from the bland and ordinary and Rachel Gibson at her best—a perfect escape for dedicated readers of Jennifer Crusie, Nora Roberts, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Crazy On You

release date: May 01, 2012
Crazy On You
Return to Lovett, Texas, the setting of Daisy's Back in Town, in this smart and sexy new story from Rachel Gibson, the New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Me and the Seattle Chinooks books. Lily Darlington's been called crazy in her day—and, yeah, driving her car into her ex-husband's living room probably wasn't the smartest move ever made—but the louse deserved it. Now Lily is happily single, and she's turned it all around. She knows she's a good mom, a homeowner, and a businesswoman, all wrapped up in one good-looking package. A package that police officer Tucker Matthews is dying to unwrap. This ex-military man sure doesn't need another woman in his life. His last girlfriend left him with nothing but memories and a cat named Pinky! But living next door to Lily has been driving him nuts. He dreams about her long blonde hair and even longer legs. And maybe it's time to go a little crazy . . . and fall in love.

It Must Be Love

release date: Mar 20, 2012
It Must Be Love
If it’s fun, sexy and wildly romantic, then it must be Rachel Gibson! Undercover cop Joe Shanahan’s bad luck hit bottom the morning he stared up into the face of sexy suspect Gabrielle Breedlove. She’d blown his cover—brought him down with a can of hairspray—and now his new assignment was to pose as her boyfriend. But spending as much time as possible with the utterly irresistible New Age beauty caused unexpected complications. To make matters worse, his matchmaking sisters are picking out china patterns. Joe’s brooding good looks and T-shirt-straining muscles might be easy on the eyes, but how could Gabrielle be attracted to a straight-laced detective who’s determined to find evidence to arrest her? Still, he invades her dreams, and Gabrielle starts to believe—it must be love.

Daisy's Back in Town

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Daisy's Back in Town
Daisy Lee Monroe thought she'd brushed the dust of Lovett, Texas, off her high-heeled shoes years ago, but she's come back home only to find that little has changed. Her sister is still crazy, and her mom still has pink plastic flamingos in her front yard. And Jackson Lamott Parrish, the bad boy she'd left behind, is still so sexy it hurts. She'd like nothing better than to avoid this particular man, but she can't. Daisy has something to say to Jackson, and she's not going anywhere until he listens. Jackson learned his lesson about Daisy the hard way, and now the only word he's interested in hearing from Daisy's red lips is good-bye. But she's popping up everywhere, and he doesn't believe in coincidence. It seems the only way to keep her quiet is with his mouth, but kissing Daisy had once been his downfall. Is he strong enough to resist her now? Strong enough to watch her walk out of his life again? Is he strong enough to make her stay?

Simply Irresistible

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Simply Irresistible
Georgeanne Howard leaves her fiancé at the altar when she realizes she can't marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, no matter how rich he is. Hockey superstar John Kowalsky unknowingly helps her escape, and only when it's too late does he realize that he's absconded with his boss's bride. This bad boy isn't looking to be anybody's savior but his own. Still, a long night stretches ahead of them—a night too sultry to resist temptation. Seven years later, Georgeanne and John meet again. She is on her way to becoming Seattle's domestic darling and he is past his hellraising days. Shocked to learn that he has a daughter, John's determined to be part of her life. Georgeanne has loved John since the moment she jumped into his car, but will he risk the wrath of his boss, and one final chance at glory, to prove that this time his love will be everlasting?

Truly Madly Yours

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Truly Madly Yours
A brand new version of the Rachel Gibson classic, Truly Madly Yours, new and old readers alike! Where there’s a will… When pretty hairdresser Delaney Shaw returned home to Truly, Idaho, for the reading of her stepfather’s will, she planned on paying her respects and getting out of town. But is seems the will has some unexpected stipulations—like the one that says if Delaney wants her inheritance she needs to stay put and have nothing to do with sexy Nick Allegrezza…for an entire year! Ten years ago, Nick had swept Delaney off her feet and onto his Harley, and that’s when she really let down her hair! Back then, he was a love-’em-and-leave-’em man, and Delaney learned the hard way that she was just a fling. But Nick is as irresistible as ever. And when the ladies at Tuesday night Bingo see Nick and Delaney making after-hours whoopee through the window of a local beauty parlor, Delaney knows it’s time to decide if Nick is truly, madly the man of her heart.

The Trouble With Valentine's Day

release date: Mar 20, 2012
The Trouble With Valentine's Day
It's the one day each year when being single is a sin . . . The Trouble With Valentine's Day? It just plain stinks! Kate Hamilton should know. Dumped by her boyfriend, burnt out by her job, she's returned to Gospel, Idaho, where a Mountain Momma Crafters' original poetry reading is about as good as it gets on a Friday night. Then her first attempted seduction of a hunky stranger is completely rejected. So much for her self-esteem! It turns out that Rob Sutter, former ice hockey madman, owner of Sutter's Sports—and the hunky stranger who told her to get lost—has been more than burned by love and isn't looking for a relationship. But then he and Kate find themselves in an ultra-compromising position in the M&S Market after-hours, giving the phrase "clean up in aisle five" a whole new meaning, and causing a whole lot of gossip in Gospel . . .

See Jane Score

release date: Mar 20, 2012
See Jane Score
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. 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’d better think again. 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.

Sex, Lies and Online Dating

release date: Mar 24, 2016
Sex, Lies and Online Dating
Sex, Lies and Online Dating is a brilliantly entertaining rom-com from New York Times bestseller Rachel Gibson - perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis, Jo Watson and Christina Lauren. When an undercover cop goes on the hunt for a female serial killer, he's not expecting to lose his heart. Quinn McIntyre has to pose as an internet dater to woo the chief suspect in a serial murder case, and the last thing on his mind is falling in love. Especially not to a thriller writer researching her next book, who doesn't even realise she's under surveillance... But Lucy Rothschild just doesn't seem like the killing kind...does she? Before too long, and against all his better instincts, Quinn finds he could be getting in too deep... Check out the rest of Rachel's addictive titles, including I'm In No Mood For Love, Tangled Up In You and Not Another Bad Date.

Any Man of Mine

release date: Apr 26, 2011
Any Man of Mine
“Rachel does it again! A fun, steamy story.” —Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there, as New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Gibson delightfully demonstrates in her smart and sexy romance, Any Man of Mine. The story of a successful wedding planner whose world is turned upside-down when the man she once impetuously married in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony bursts unexpectedly back into her life, Any Man of Mine is pure joy—a beautiful marriage of the wit, heart, and sensuality that is a hallmark of two-time RITA® Award winner Gibson, solidifying her equal standing among Jennifer Crusie, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Nora Roberts as the crème de la crème of contemporary romance fiction.

Nothing But Trouble

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Nothing But Trouble
Washed up from Hollywood and in serious need of cash, Chelsea Ross jumps at the $10,000 opportunity to act as carer to famous hockey player Mark Bressler, injured after a car crash. However, Mark has no intention of letting anyone aid his recovery and is determined to get Chelsea to quit.

True Confessions

release date: Mar 09, 2010
True Confessions
Welcome to Gospel, Idaho, where everyone knows that there are two universal truths. First, God did His best work when He created the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Second, every sin known to heaven and earth—from the hole in the ozone to alien abductions—is all California's fault. This is the story of what happened when a Californian came to visit . . . Hope Spencer knows wacky: as a writer for The Weekly News of the Universe she's "spotted" Bigfoot, Elvis, and the face of Jesus on a tortilla. Arriving in Gospel hoping for some peace and quiet and normal . . . she quickly figures out that there's nothing normal going on in Gospel. From the Barnes sisters with their color-coordinated hair, to the toilet-tossing sportsmen . . . to the murder victim whose body had been found in her house years before, the Gospel truth really is stranger than fiction—even tabloid fiction. Hell, she should have stayed in L.A. And then there's local sheriff Dylan Taber. He's no made-up character from one of her stories. She could never create anything that good. Dylan's all too real . . . and soon Hope is forced to face the awful truth—she's been too long without a man. But once she gets wind of a Hollywood actress somehow mixed up in Dylan's life, Hope realizes that if they are to have any chance together, he has some true confessing to do.

Lola Carlyle Reveals All

release date: Mar 09, 2010
Lola Carlyle Reveals All
When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very -- ahem -- private photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there's sun and -- she thinks -- safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she's blissfully napping on is "commandeered" by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government. It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth -- his cover's been blown, he's on the run, and now he's confronted by a very angry -- and beautiful -- woman. He's seen Lola before -- barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she's more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy... and a pain in the butt. And that's before she blows up the ship! Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it's getting very hot -- not just from the sun -- and Lola is about to reveal it all...

Tangled Up In You

release date: Oct 13, 2009
Tangled Up In You
Maddie is determined to uncover the untold story about the town's sordid past—her past. As a child, Maddie lost everything, and now she's back at the scene of the scandal—a local establishment that's always belonged to the Hennessys—determined to uncover the truth, and nothing is going to stand in her way. Especially not a black-haired, blue-eyed Hennessy. Everyone in Truly knows that the Hennessy men are irresistible, and the current owner, Mick, is no exception. His late father was a skirt-chasing heartbreaker who ended up causing disaster for two families. So far, Mick's managed to keep the ladies in line, but when he claps eyes on Maddie, with her luscious curves and tempting lips, he can't resist getting tangled up with her. But Maddie is keeping secrets, not the least of which is her true reason for being in town. And when Mick discovers what‘s really going on, there is going to be a whole lot of trouble in Truly.

True Love and Other Disasters

release date: Apr 28, 2009
True Love and Other Disasters
In the next Chinooks Hockey series by New York Times bestseller Rachel Gibson, it won’t be business as usual with wild-child Faith Duffy in charge. Faith Duffy had a very good life as the wife of a very rich, very old man. So you’d think she’d have an ever better life as a very rich widow. But her so-called friends now want nothing to do with her and she’s about to fall back into the world she hated—the world of nobodies. And the icing on top? Apparently she’s now the proud owner of a hockey team. But Faith is a fighter and if it’s hockey they want, it’s hockey she’ll give them. What does Faith know about hockey? That’s the question on everyone’s minds, especially that of Ty Savage, team captain. All he wants is his championship, and there’s no way he’s going to let Faith screw that up. Between juggling the line-up and fighting off their attraction, one thing’s for certain: this is going to be a season to remember.

Maluca por você

release date: Aug 01, 2014
Maluca por você
Um charmoso policial acaba de chegar à cidadezinha de Lovett, no Texas. Seu nome é Tucker Matthews. Tudo o que ele quer é um pouco de sossego e um lar pra chamar de seu. Seu e de Pinky, sua gatinha de estimação, deixada com ele por uma ex-namorada louca. Mas parece que Tucker tem sorte (ou azar) para mulheres doidas. Sua nova vizinha é ninguém menos que Lily Brooks, ou, a Maluca Lily Darlington, famosa na cidade pelos excessos do passado, como quando entrou com o carro dentro do escritório do ex-marido cretino. Fofocas à parte, Tucker não imaginou que no lugar da suposta barraqueira fosse conhecer uma baita mulher em seus trinta e oito anos, linda, inteligente, sexy e engraçada, que irá virar sua cabeça do avesso. Maluca por você é um romance apimentando e divertidíssimo! Você não vai conseguir parar de ler!

Not Another Bad Date

release date: Mar 17, 2009
Not Another Bad Date
What does a gal have to do to get a good date in this town? Adele Harris can't even begin to answer that question. She's had so many lousy dates that she's sure she's cursed. Why else would every man she goes out with suddenly act like he's lost his mind—and his manners? Adele thought life couldn't get any more confusing . . . until she learns the marriage of her seemingly Miss Perfect sister is on the rocks. So she goes back to their hometown to give her a shoulder to cry on, only to run smack into Zach Zemaitis . . . the one who got away. Texans love God, family, and football, though not always in that order Zach, a former pro star, knows all about football. As for the other two, well, he's doing his best. But when Adele comes charging back into his life—still all lush curves and beautiful, big blue eyes—he wonders if his best is good enough. After all, he did her wrong. Can a woman with her track record ever really believe that he's serious this time . . . or is he destined to be another bad date?

I'm In No Mood For Love

release date: Mar 17, 2009
I'm In No Mood For Love
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. Clare had the right to go wild—after all, she'd been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her own fiancé in a compromising position with the washing machine repairman. Clearly her society wedding is off. 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 six-pack abs ASAP. But he isn't in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget.
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