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This book is about an all too real problem in small town North America, both USA and Canada, and I'm sure in many countries across the world, the loss of the town's major industry, leaving the town behind with what seems like no concern at all for the people caught in the crossfires. Ms. Catori has captured the heat of the situation and turned it into a story that many can relate to, keeping it real and down-to-earth, yet adding in the extra twists to the mix. We find corporate re-organizer, Barbara, coming home to her childhood town with the unwelcomed job of shutting down the local factory, the small town's sole major industry, only to come across the path of her teenage heartthrob, all grown up and hotter than ever. Ryder doesn't think much of her when he first sees her, but as fate throws them together, feelings change. With his father as the manager of the factory, he's torn between his loyalties to him and the town, and his fragile feelings to Barbara.
Between walks on the beach and fires popping up at the factory, the plot is full of romance, suspense and hope. We meet additional characters such as Hunter and Brad, that hopefully have left the door open for the author to continue the saga of the small town of Ocean Crest and it's struggles, as it fights to bring it back to life. Once again, I am duly impressed with the works of Ms. Catori. I loved this book and recommend you pick it up. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I know I wasn't.
This is a good, solid story that reads fast and was hard to put down. There were a few minor editing issues to do with extra or missing words, but nothing that was more than a slight hiccup. I plan to purchase the next Flirting with Curves story featuring Ryder's brother and look forward to reading it.
Ryder Bishop has lived in Ocean Crest his entire life, high school sport jock that all the girls were in love with, and in the popular crowd in school. He now owns a motorcycle shop called Speed Demons Bike Repair, but lately with more shops in town closing and people moving away, he will take any jobs that come his way to help pay the rent. His father is the manager of Ocean Crest Factory the main employer of the people in town and as the company has slowly decreased production at the factory more people have lost their jobs.
Barbara Johnson aka " Bobby Jean" grew up in Ocean Crest, she always felt like she was invisible to everybody and left town to go to college and to get away from her alcoholic mother. Now she is the reorganization guru for DCD subsidiaries and she has been sent back to her home town to shut the factory down and sell it. Barbara still owns her mother's small jersey shore bungalow and since she is going to be in town for awhile as she closes the plant down she has decided to spruce it up.
When Barbara enquires at the factory about a handyman to help do things for her, Ryder's father gives her Ryder's phone number. Barbara keeps her real identity a secret, so when Ryder shows up to discuss her plans, he thinks she looks familiar but can't figure out why. Barbara has difficulty talking at first in Ryder's presence she is so taken by his good looks and muscular physique. Ryder is also captivated by Barbara's curves something that he has never been attracted to in other women he has dated before. As these two begin to work together to spruce up her house their sizzling chemistry draws them together, and although Barbara is the enemy, Ryder is surprisingly attracted to her. There are twists and turns that you will not expect as well as some suspense and acts of revenge that will add some intensity to this story. Loved the passion and real life situations. It kept me reading to the wee hours of the morning I could not put it down. Will Barbara Johnson close the factory and leave? Will they get their HEA? You will have to read this to find out.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Barbara Johnson returns to Ocean Crest to shut down the factory. After years away she doesn't have to many fond memories of living there. She is there to do a job.. When she needs someone to do repairs on her house she hires Ryder Bishop. Ryder finds himself attracted to Barbara. He isn't usually attracted to plus sized women. He is to much into fitness and taking care of your body. He knows he should remember her but can't quite place her.
Loved the chemistry between the characters. Ryder is loyal to the town and his father. When he finds what Barbara is up to, he has to decide if he should follow through on this attraction or walk away. Barbara grew up not knowing her father and with a drunk mother. Ryder never paid any attention to her back then. Is it worth getting involved with Ryder when she is here to do a job and leave. When a fire breaks out of the factory. Things start changing for the both of them. Lots of suspense, romance and some heated arguments. Wonderful romance
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