SUMMARY (from Goodreads): 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 when they share a transcendent lovemaking experience, Gabrielle knows it must be love.
It Must Be Love is a book a girl picks up when she needs comfort reading – something to make her forget all the stress and worries. It is a nicely flowing book without any major shocks.
The characters are just enough complex to be interesting but not too complicated. Gabrielle is a naïve new-age type of a woman and self-proclaimed pacifist, but she is also capable of kicking some ass. Joe has unresolved issues about an arrest that went awry and wants to make up for it, but he is basically a nice guy who would like to settle down with the right woman.
Both characters have intriguing families and I liked the way their families’ dynamics are presented in the book. Also, Gibson’s dialogues are true to life and on several occasions genuinely funny.
Overall, It Must Be Love may not stand out for any particular quality or stay with you for a long time, but it is a nice and enjoyable read.
RECOMMENDATION: This is a typical chick-lit book – an easy and quick read which gives you a few good laughs to unwind.