Sunday, May 1, 2016
Nanee's Review of Desire on Deadline by Lucy Lakestone
Rival reporters, a dangerous story, a forbidden attraction ...
Ambitious reporter Roz Melander can’t return to her big-city career until she saves the struggling Florida newspaper her family founded. But rescuing the Mimosa Gazette won’t be easy with handsome nemesis Alden Knox in her way. Cynical after working in the tabloids and haunted by an old mistake, he’s starting over at the upstart Times, covering the glitterati streaming to the island’s Barefoot Bay resort. When a fishing boat blows up in the Gulf of Mexico with a famous actor on board, both scramble to get the scoop on why. Roz is in it for the news, and Alden’s in it for the gossip — but someone will go to great lengths to stop either of them from finding out. As they chase clues, they face another obstacle: their simmering attraction. Working together against a dangerous enemy might be the only way to survive, but can they get the stories they need when what they really want is each other?
This book is part of Roxanne St Claire's Barefoot Bay Kindle World.
If you loved reading about Barefoot Bay through Roxanne St Claire's stories she opened up her world at Barefoot Bay to many authors to write a story about this magical place. This is the first book I have read in this kindle world and it was well written.
Roz is a big city reporter but was tasked with coming back home to Barefoot Bay to try and save her parents failing small town newspaper, or at least get it up and running to turn around and sell so her ailing mother can live comfortably. Roz is a strong character with a brilliant mind for news, she strong willed and loves being on her own but that's until she meets more up and close and personal her rival in Barefoot Bay and fellow reporter Alden. Alden is more of a celebrity gossip news reporter but when they are dropped into the middle of a story so big they need to work together to get out alive that's when these two strong willed rivals reach out to help each other. I thought the story flowed nicely, the characters well developed and there was a ton of action and some mystery and intrigue sprinkled in. I love how Poppy from Roxanne's books appears in the book too.
If your looking for a sweet and sexy book based in Barefoot Bay with action and adventure this book is for you. 4 stars
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