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Viewer Discretion Advised Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Charley has to hit the ground running at WCAR when she's faced with everything from plane crashes to cat fights and boinking amongst the anchors. I love a book that immerses me in the protagonist's job, and Viewer Discretion Advised plopped me right down in the entertainingly fast-paced, cutthroat world of local news. I could certainly understand why Charley needed to keep a bottle of vodka in the mini-fridge in her office. Such a high-stress gig would drive anyone to drink! Could Charley take her news team to the top without sacrificing her principles and her personal life? That was the big question in Viewer Discretion Advised, and I enjoyed reading about the journey of this woman who had just as much heart as she did ambition.
Although the book focused a lot on Charley's career, the author still managed to squeeze in some sizzling scenes with the heroine and her LA friend-with-benefits, the super sexy and so-rich-he-doesn't-have-to-work Oz (Described as being blond-haired and blue-eyed with a 6'4 Adonis body, I kept picturing the character as Chris Hemsworth, which was a very good thing.) But the parameters of the Oz/Charley relationship weren't clearly defined and they were living on opposite coasts, so I wondered if they were just a fling or if things would work out for them in the end. I won't say what happens between them, but I liked that the author gave Charley a couple of other viable (and unusual) love interest options. The characterizations of all the men in the book were really well done and elicited strong reactions from me (some of `em I wanted to hug, some of `em I wanted to smack.)
I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with Charley and the WCAR gang and I would recommend Viewer Discretion Advised to anyone who likes fiction with a strong, sassy female lead. I can't wait to see what author Cindy Roesel does for an encore.
There's also some romance mixed in, with a few options available for Charley to choose from, keeping the reader guessing as to who she'll end up with in the end. As some reviewers said, I would have liked to see a bit more of Bachelor X's personality. His hotness was obvious, and he was very sweet with Charley, but I wanted to see more of his personality come through. All in all, a fun and entertaining read for vacation or by the pool, or... by the fire while you pretend you're there in steamy Miami with Charley.
This story is centered around Charlotte Thomas (Charley) who grew up on Long Island with Rori Sweeney her best friend. While Rori and Charley are young they once pretended to be reporter, the rest is history. Present day Rori is in Miami and a successful anchor/reporter, while Charley is in LA and was just fired for the first time in her life. Once Rori hears this she tells Charley that "The Velvet Ax" aka Johnathan Lefton is looking for a new station manager. So what does Charley do? gets on the red eye and meets Jonathan, accepts the job and starts the most stressful first week of her life. Leaving behind Oz her friend/lover/boyfriend in LA, she is sad, but Oz shows up for the weekend and rescues Rori who was arrested, gets a lot of hot sex and then is threatened by the crazy cop (Jimmy McManus).
I can say it was filled with bog swoon for Oz, lots of spice, bitches (Miranda) and tons of never heard before stories of the newsroom. I am not looking at my KTLA morning news the same again!!
A great "go buy it NOW" read