Hotshot

Hotshot

[a Novel]

Book - 2013
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Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishop's Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit. Only then will they own it. A graduate of a prestigious French culinary school, Peyton has just lost her job as a food critic. Out of work and in a bad place personally, a year doing something completely different sounds wonderful. There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop the sisters from succeeding. Among them are their contentious cousins, who are outraged that they did not inherit the resort, as well as a powerful group of land developers who have been eyeing the coveted beachfront property. It is soon apparent to Peyton that their efforts are being sabotaged, but she refuses to let the threats scare her, until she is nearly killed. She calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help. He saved her life once; can he do it again?
Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, 2013
ISBN: 9780525953012
0525953019
Branch Call Number: GARWOOD
F GARWO-J
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Hot shot

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Doris527
Dec 02, 2015

This was an enjoyable read, full of humour and intrigue. A semi-romance, this was exactly what I needed.

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bookworm48
Nov 08, 2015

Not her best! I usually really enjoy Julie Garwood. It had an interesting premise but overall
almost hard to follow. I wanted Peyton and Finn to be together but not enough story line to to account for their fast romance.

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trincm
Sep 19, 2015

My first book for this author. Read thru but found it less than average. Maybe she has better novels but I doubt I will read anything else of hers. Just cannot be bothered, need a little more for my taste and interests.

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Sarah1984
Sep 04, 2014

21/8 - Fantastic! Loved it! Read between 9 pm and 1:30 am. Peyton's life is in danger because she has a recording of the CEO-to-be (or so he thinks) of a large magazine company sexually harassing her and threatening to rape her. Finn was the boy-next-door who saved her from drowning when she was little, now he's all grown up and has lived an amazing life - gold medals for swimming, awards for his work with the FBI as their top interrogator, saving people everywhere he goes. Finn is captivated with Peyton from his first look at her as an adult, even before he remembers who she is. Peyton has worshipped Finn ever since he rescued her from her backyard pool. Now Peyton needs Finn's help and he wouldn't have it any other way.

I've read a number of books that feature the 'over-protective, police/FBI/etc.' type of hero, but the heroine usually tends to be the type who is too stupid or too stubborn to take the advice of the over-protective man. He tells her to stay put as there is a killer (or whatever) out there just waiting for her to make an appearance, but she would rather get killed than listen to the man (usually it comes pretty close to her getting killed before she's willing to listen to reason). Thank God Peyton was nothing like the typical heroine in these kinds of books. When Finn told her to stay put she understood why and found stuff to do within the secure (not counting the constant appearance of cousin Debi) confines of Bishop Cove. I loved that about her. Between Finn and Peyton there was only a small conflict that was quickly resolved, the drama between them wasn't drawn out to ridiculous lengths just to provide the tension of will they or won't they (which I always find silly as the book's a romance, so of course they will).

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LoveChild60
Mar 12, 2014

LOVED this book. NOT boring at all. Read it in 1 sitting. Would LOVE to beat "Debi" to death. Man, shes as bad as J. R. Ewing!

jwilcox8 Feb 22, 2014

While I did find that this book was a little slow in getting interesting, I did enjoy it overall. There were a couple of different plots, as is normal for Julie Garwood, and the characters were somewhat interesting. As usual, I can't wait for her next book to come out.

LaughingOne Oct 27, 2013

A decent romance with some danger to spice it up. I liked the back story from the childhoods of the main characters. The novel is not particularly believable but it was a nice escape read while I recover from surgery.

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writermala
Sep 19, 2013

The Genre of romance thriller is indeed thrilling! Hotshot is a lighthearted romance with some excitement thrown in. The book shows Peyton the heroine in a very nice light since she "does the right thing" paying no attention to personal danger. It is good that she has Finn McBain to help her out when her impulsiveness gets her into trouble.

libbyo4 Sep 06, 2013

I love Julie Garwood books normally,but honestly this book is too boring. The plot of this book was too too boring and the characters development left me not caring whether they live or die. Don't waste your time.

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Sarah1984
Sep 04, 2014

Sarah1984 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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