Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson
Published: December 1st 1998 by Avon
Paperback, 384 pages
Georgeanne Howard left her husband at the altar. He was a much older, rich man. She was rescued by hockey player John Kowalsky. After he rescued her, he found out that she was running away from her wedding with the owner of the hockey team that he played on. He didn't want to get mixed up with her because he didn't want to get cut from the team. He didn't have to worry because Georgeanne had no interest in him either. Even though they both seemed to hate each other, they ended up having wild sex the night that he rescued her. He asked if she was on birth control and she told him yes, even though she had just started it. The next day, John acted like nothing happened between them. He booked her a flight home and just dropped her off at the airport without a second glance. He told her that he wasn't going to risk his position with the Chinooks for her.
Georgeanne ended up in a catering business and was doing really good for herself. Seven years after "that night" Georgeanne was catering a hospital fundraiser and never expected to run into John there. He couldn't believe it was really her. He talked to her, but she got a little flustered and dropped her purse and ended up leaving her checkbook behind. He picked it up and thought he would mail it to her, but ended up dropping it off at her house. He was surprised when a little girl answered the door and even let him in. He got looking at her and realized that it was his daughter!
Their daughter Lexi was six years old. She was so cute. Here is one of the quotes when she was talking to John(P243) "Do you gots any games, John?" Lexie asked holding her chin in her hands. Her hair had been braided down the back and she wore a little purple nightgown, "Like Candy Land or somethin?"
Georgeanne felt that John made her feel more alive than she has felt in a long time. John really wanted to be a part of Lexi's life. He always wanted kids and now he has one, but being with Georgeanne would end his career, as his was given a choice--the team or the woman.
The end was happy and I am so glad I read this. I was worried that it would have a lot of hockey talk in it, but it didn't.
I gave it 5 stars!