Once again I am kicking off my summer reading with Mary Kay Andrews and she is setting the bar high!
Greer Hennessy is a movie location scout looking for an old time Florida beach, which is getting real hard to find. But when she stumbles into Cypress Key in the Florida Panhandle, she knows she’s earned her paycheck. It’s lovely, with a pristine beach, one motel, and an old boarded up casino that is the perfect spot for the producer’s dream explosion.
But Greer runs into a problem her first night there, and his name is Eben Thibadeaux. He is the town mayor, engineer, hotel towel boy and more – and he is not about to let some Hollywood movie people destroy his town. Cypress Key already had a run of bad luck when the local paper mill polluted the area then left town, laying off everyone. The town is struggling and Eben is determined to bring it back from the brink without blowing anything up, especially an historic landmark like the casino.
But Greer is determined and sweet talks her way into almost everything she needs, with bribes taking care of what the sweet talk won’t. But blowing up the casino is becoming a real issue on both sides when the movie bigwigs find out how far over the budget has gone.
Greer and Eben are meeting and fighting regularly, but also fighting a strong attraction to each other and they lose that fight for sure. Andrews excels at creating characters that are full realized and believable, and their story just draws you in, making this a true page turner.
The romance builds and things get really hot in this sweet, sexy beach read that is the perfect way to kick off summer. I loved it!
5/15 Stacy Alesi AKA the BookBitch
BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews. St. Martin’s Press (May 19, 2015). ISBN: 978-1250065933. 448p.