Maisy Moore is not looking forward to the holiday season. As owner of the only hair salon in Gamble, Alaska, she’ll be run off her feet helping her clients get dolled up for Christmas and New Years Eve parties. Parties she’ll never be invited to.
But that’s not the worst of it. As a single mom, she knows she still won’t be able to give her seven-year-old son, Jack, the kind of magical Christmas his classmates get. Telling him how much she loves him will only get a kid that age so far. If only she could give him what he really wants—to know who his dad is.
The last thing Maisy needs is for NHL star Chase Evans to come waltzing back into town like he’s God’s gift to women. But that’s exactly what Chase does.
After a taking a crosscheck from behind, Chase’s season is over. Instead of scoring goals, he’s recovering from shoulder surgery, and according to his mother, there’s no better place to recover than home. Because let’s face it, basking in the glow of local adoration won’t be too bad. There are no fans quite like hometown fans.
The last thing Chase expects is to find Maisy Moore still single. He decides to see if maybe they could rekindle their brief romance that occurred the night of their ten-year high school reunion. But when he tries to talk to her, he discovers Maisy’s feelings of lust have turned to loathing. And he’s determined to find out why.
Will Maisy manage to keep the identity of her son a secret? Will there be a holiday miracle that will reunite two hard-headed lovers? Will the BOGO special on shampoo and conditioner be a hit?
Find out in the deliciously funny and ridiculously romantic final installment of the Love is a Gamble Mom-Com Series.
Whitney loves to play with her kids (a.k.a. dazzle them with her amazing flossing abilities), bake stuff, eat stuff, and write books for people who “get” her. She thinks french fries are the perfect food and Mrs. Roper is her spirit animal.
To learn more about Whitney and her books, visit https://whitneydineen.com/
I got SUPER lucky and my first novel, Break in Two, a steamy contemporary romance cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. My Full Hearts Series was then picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada.
My first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, I’ve written and published sixteen novels and three novellas (and counting). I’ve sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe, and received two Bronze Medals at the Readers’ Favorite Award in the Chick Lit Category for The Royal Treatment (2018) and Whisked Away (2019), and one Silver Medal at the Readers’ Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction Category for The After Wife (2019).
Not bad for a newbie, eh?
I’m from Edmonton, Canada, where I live with my taller half, our three ‘spirited’ children (such a nice word to describe the chaos, no?). We also share our home with the cuddliest no-eyed dog ever, Lucy, and a furry Cuban dictator named Nelson. When I’m not writing, I love reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with the gang for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near my house.
I also spend a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing it, which is why any authorized photos of me are taken ‘from above’.
Oh, and I also love shutting down restaurants with my girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.
My Review: ****
Hate, Rinse, Repeat by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers is the third book in the Gamble of Love Series. This story is a perceived enemy to lovers -a secret baby story.
Maisy Moore is the owner and hairdresser of the only salon in Gamble, Alaska. She is also a single mother of a seven-year-old, Jack. When Maisy was younger, she was a bit awkward; she wore a back brace, had a lazy eye and wore corrective glasses; the kids in her school teased her unmercifully since her name rhymed with lots of adjectives; she was called crazy, lazy, hazy, daisy, and Swayze, running joke was not to put Maisy Swayze in the corner. Her perceived childhood nemesis is Chase Evans, an NHL star. The last time he was home was to celebrate his ten-year high school reunion, where he and Maisy reacquainted; tequila may have been involved, but that was seven years ago. Chase took a lousy crosscheck from behind, ending his hockey career with a rotator cuff injury. He returns home to his parents to recuperate.
What a lovely feel-good tale that is a must-read!