Book Review

by Shannon Stacey

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

2012 Contemporary Romance Nominee

RT Rating

With humor and some relatable angst, Stacey tells a story of love in its many forms. The secondary plot threads involving the hero’s siblings give the story substance and warmth as well as heartache and heartwarming moments. Those readers familiar with ATVs will especially enjoy those scenes involving them.

When entertainment reporter Keri Daniels’ boss discovers that she was the high school sweetheart of popular and famously private author Joe Kowalski, he gives her two options: either get an interview with him or find another job. Joe, who was heartbroken when Keri left home and him, is willing to grant the interview — if Kari goes on the two-week Kowalski family camping trip with him. Not only is camping not Keri’s thing, the animosity Joe’s twin sister and Kari’s former best friend exude makes for some uncomfortable situations. With one of Joe’s brothers battling his wife about having a fifth child and his sister nursing a broken heart over a separation from her husband, will Keri be able to get the interview she wants? Especially since it’s clear that what Joe wants is her. (HQN, Jan., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Susan Mobley

Publisher: HQN

Published: January 2012

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(6 ratings)

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Submitted by Robin in PA on March 8, 2013 - 4:32pm.

Get an interview or get a new job. That's what Keri Daniel's editor told her when she found out that Keri's High School boyfriend was none other than reclusive author Joe Kowalski. So Keri heads back to New Hampshire to see if she can get an interview from Joe. When Joe meets with Keri, he proposes a deal. She must accompany him on his family's two week camping vacation, and he will answer one question each day. She doesn't plan on Joe's sister's hostility toward her, riding an ATV, nor tick checks. She also doesn't know that she'll be sharing a cabin with Joe.

This is my first book by Shannon Stacey and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her characters are well-drawn, including minor characters like the family members. The dialogue is witty and the story moves quickly. I'll definitely be reading more of this author. My rating: 4.5 Stars.