Mira Simpson has a plate so full it’s overflowing. A busy career as the crime reporter at WQUZ in Pittsburgh keeps her hopping with ten-hour work days. Caring for her ill father takes up the rest of her time. In the two years since his diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Mira hasn’t had time for a social life, certainly not for a love life. Add in an overzealous fan making trouble for her, and Mira is in a constant state of stress.
As if all that wasn’t enough, now Chris Noble, the infuriating, and infuriatingly hot, reporter from rival news station WBDD has taken over the open crime reporter position. The two clash heads in the field. But even while he is pissing her off like no other can, Noble is also turning her on. As Mira begins to let her guard down, she learns there might be more to Noble than meets the eye. Can Mira learn to trust her biggest rival? Or will she continue to put her heart on standby?
** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **
The combination of professional, career, and “on-air” assignments versus private, personal, and “hidden” life situations make this an entertaining peek at the possible scenarios faced by those who work in journalism and what transpires when the lines dividing the two get crossed. The friction and tension between the lead reporters is immediate and intense and doesn’t lessen as the story evolves. I laughed, I grinned, and I smirked throughout their banter and quips. This was an absolutely charming romantic suspense and a lovely start to what will be a series of stand-alone, yet interconnected, releases.
My rating: Redbreast