Rachel Gibson’s 5 Do’s and a Do-Over

Today we’re ecstatic to have New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson.  Her latest novel, Any Man of Mine is the perfect book to throw in your tote the next time you go on vacay or staycay. Think beachside on Memorial Day Weekend or while lounging on your own lanai (a.k.a. your back porch!). It’s sassy, fun and the perfect book for anyone craving a little romance.

Synopsis: What happens in Vegas…doesn’t always stay there…Autumn Haven’s Las Vegas “to-do” list said to catch a show and play the slots-not wake up married to a sexy jerk like Sam Leclaire. The first moment she saw him eyeing her like a luscious piece of the dessert buffet, her usually responsible self told her run. And she did-right into the wildest fantasy weekend of her life. But Monday morning jolted her back to reality and before she could say “pass the coffee” Sam was gone.

Now a successful wedding planner, Autumn hasn’t clapped eyes on the heart-breaking hockey superstar for over two years… until she organizes his teammate’s “Special Day,” where Sam makes a BIG play to pick up where he left off! But she has vowed any man of her plays for keeps. Is Sam the man for her or does she banish him to the sin bin forever? Read an excerpt of this juicy novel here. And also check out her THIRTEEN other novels here.

And if you leave a comment, you’ll be entered to win one of five copies of Any Man of Mine! We’ll randomly select the winners after 6pm EST on Friday, May 6th.



1. Do drive with the top down and the music up. Driving on a country road with the top of the car down and the music cranked up feels like freedom to me.

2. Do take time to celebrate.  Some times when life hands me a gift, I am so wrapped up in my day to day life that I forget to stop and celebrate.  A month or two passes before I realize that I forgot a milestone.

3. Do remember the camera and snap a lot of photos. I love to look at old photographs, and a forgotten camera is a missed opportunity to relive great memories. An opportunity that you can never get back . Snapping a lot of photos is equally important because if you’re like me, you only look good in one out of ten pictures.

4. Do splurge on shoes.  I am a shoe-a-holic and love beautiful shoes.  My weight might fluctuate. My jean size might go up and down, but my shoes always look good on me and never make my butt look big.

5. Do fill your home with flowers. Filling my house with deliciously fragrant flowers makes me happy.


The zebra print dress, fishnet stockings, anklets, and five-inch pumps I wore in the eighties.  I thought I was hot, but sadly I was not. One of the few  times I wish I’d forgotten the camera.

To find out more about Rachel Gibson, visit her website and follow her on Facebook.

Thanks, Rachel!

xoxo, Liz & Lisa

56 Responses to “Rachel Gibson’s 5 Do’s and a Do-Over”

  1. Lisa

    Looks like a fun book to read poolside this summer! Would love to win a copy!

  2. Jordan

    Some of my favorite books are good beach reads -w ill be perfect for Memorial Day weekend at the beach :))

  3. nova c.

    sounds like a great afternoon read! i always keep fresh-cut flowers in a vase in my apartment in honor of my MOM. i just go to kroger’s and buy them! thanks for sharing your do list: i agree with all of them!

  4. Karin Erickson

    This sounds like a great read! Fun and Fearless type of book. And my fav Do is: Do remember to take the camera with you. I loooove taking pictures and I am a advid scrapbooker. Pictures are our memories when our memory is gone ;) LOL!

  5. Mary Beth

    I love the lighthearted (but very important) Do’s on your list! And the book sounds like a great beach read for our Wildwood trip this summer – Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Juliet Farmer

    another book to add to the to-read list!

  7. Melissa Kats

    Hilarious and true Do’s and Do-over! The book seems like and absolutely perfect read for my girls trip to Vegas. Cannot wait to read it : )


  8. Jessica

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. Jeannette P

    Sounds like an excellent read! Hope I win a copy!

  10. Michele

    I have heard great things about this book. I am looking forward to reading it.

  11. Susan S

    I need to pamper myself with flowers more often, thanks for the reminder. And I am a picture taker also. I always have my camera with me, you just never know….

    Thanks for the giveaway – sounds like a fun read!

  12. Shannon J.

    ‘nother great book!! from another fun author!!! :)

  13. Wanda Z

    I like #3. I looove to take photos and hate to let an opportunity slip by. As a matter of fact, that’s what I’m going to do right now. Am at a beautiful resort off of Mobile Bay and am going out to snap pictures and sit on a beach chair and read…send the book now….sounds like an interesting read!!!

  14. curlysarah29

    Oooh fun! Sounds like a modern-day fairy tale… or at least my version of one. I always hope that just one of my exes comes back as not as much of a jerk as he was when we parted ways. Ha, I guess that’s why they’re exes.

  15. Mary

    What a fun storyline ! I also love her advice to stop and celebrate your life. So many of us just trudge through our lives, day to day, just filling up time.

  16. Colleen Turner

    This book sounds great! I can’t imagine having a weekend romance/wedding and then not seeing my jerky “husband” for two years! Love the To Do’s as well. I love signing in the car with the music turned up…even if I get funny looks from people :). Hey, it makes me happy!

  17. Nina

    Haha, I can see what she means about shoes right on her website! Just went there and already on the homepage can see her in two different stylish pairs of shoes! Definitely excited to check out these *13* books! Amazing.

  18. Kim W.

    I really want to read this book — I’m heading on a girls trip to Vegas in month, so this read would be perfect. And I love Rachel’s books!

  19. runner10

    I have many fashion mistakes from the 80’s that I would like to do-over.

  20. Jonessa

    I totally agree with #1!!! it’s my favorite thing to do. I also firmly believe that better songs come on the radio when the windows are down.

  21. JenP

    Sounds like a great beach read–and I love the flower idea.

  22. nina priddy

    I love Vegas stories, this one sounds good, looking forward to reading it, hoping to win it ! # 3 is ME! love pictures!

  23. msamy

    sounds like a fabulous read….can’t wait to get my “paws” on a copy!!

  24. Stephanie S.

    Thanks for introducing me to another author I have never read! I totally agree with #4. Only for me it is handbags. I don’t mind shelling out some extra cash for a great bag!!

  25. Lisa B

    I can’t put the top down on my car but i definitely turn teh music up and sing along. Lots of flowers in the house. This is teh perfect time for that with sring bulbs blooming and i love to take pictures it’s a hobby of mine. Fun stuff.

    This book sounds great i’ve been hearing quite a bit of good stuff about it.

    Lisa B

  26. Maureen L

    I really love your stories; so happy to see a new one coming out! YAY!

  27. Brittany

    I love Rachel Gibson! So excited to read this book

  28. Heidi Milton

    Sounds like the perfect read for me this summer! Count me in… and tell her not to worry about the zebra print dress, etc. We all had the big hair shoulder padded look rockin’ then. :)

  29. Meg Munson

    Love this “do-over”! I think that many of us have outfits from the eighties we would love to do over:-)

  30. Nicole T.

    Wow, 14 novels!! This book sounds great. I hope I win!!
    I also LOVE flowers in our house, AND I totally agree with her shoe comment. My weight may fluctuate, but shopping for shoes and purses is always sososo much fun. They always “fit.” :)

  31. Tiffany S

    I LOVE the synopsis of this title! I agree with Nicole, WOW! 14…. that is certainly an accoplishment! I love #2. I am huge on celebrations…. especially birthdays! Milestones are a special part of life. They should be celebrated!
    I’d love to win this title!

  32. Laura Kay

    Sounds like a great read!!!

    I’m great about taking pics, but not buying the prints! lol

  33. Jeryl M.

    Sounds like a good book. I’d like to read it.

  34. Marianne

    Oh yes…another to be added to my TBR pile!! This book sounds fantastic! I also like her number 3 advice about remembering the camera and snapping ALOT of photos. It is nice to take out older pics and reminisce! Especially on a rainy,Sunday afternoon! Tx again for all…

  35. Jennifer C

    13 books!!! That’s awesome! I love all her do’s and don’ts! My favorite it driving with my windows down and rocking out to my favorite music! It’s so freeing! Thanks CLIND!

  36. Kara Mitchell

    This may sound really stupid, but I do not like to read about the book. I am a rebel I just start reading, the picture is what captures me. Where you said if you need romance, this would be a good read. That got me so I want to win.

  37. faith

    love the do over, that’s funny
    sounds like a great book
    kyfaithw at aol dot com

  38. Rachel

    I love fresh flowers, they add a nice smell and look good.

  39. Margaret

    This sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!


  40. KLM

    Definitely fill your home with fresh flowers! What rule states that flowers have to come from a man only?? Forget that! Pick them up for yourself and enjoy!

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