I received this book for free from Author, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love on the Boardwalk by Christi Barth
Published by Carina Press on September 22, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author, Publisher
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Sequel to Love at High Tide
Atlantic City is the perfect place for detective Bradley Hudson to nurse his broken heart. A week of beer and strippers is sure to erase his former fiancee from his memory for good. What he didn't count on was running into a sassy redhead from his past. Maybe a rebound romp is an even better plan...
Trina Trimble, private eye in training, is thrilled to be reunited with the hottie she almost hooked up with last summer. She's undercover on her first solo case, but there's always time to lock lips with a sexy cop. Besides, a fun fling with Brad doesn't have to last beyond his week in town.
Brad and Trina are supposed to be just flirting, not forging a new forever. Brad's still healing, and although Trina changes careers the way other women change shoes, she has finally found her calling in her new life of disguises and stakeouts. But when an irresistible job offer threatens to lure her away, Brad will need to decide to let her go or bet it all on love and risk his heart again.
This is a sequel to Love at High Tide.
Trina Trimble changes jobs/career paths almost as much as some people change hair styles. Her latest is as a private investigator and Brad Hudson, a Maryland State Police detective, reconnects with her at a strip club in Atlantic City. She’s undercover and he’s taking the vacation time he’d scheduled for his wedding/honeymoon before his fiancée dumped him.
I wasn’t crazy about Trina in the first book (she came off a bit like a flighty loose cannon) but she completely redeemed herself here. She’s smarter in this story and showed some skills, using her training and common sense. Trina and Brad were attracted to each other earlier but he was fresh off of his breakup. I liked seeing them reconnect here, both in better frames of mind to pursue a relationship.
Though this was fairly short, I liked how I was able to “get” Trina this time and that Brad appreciated her life-loving spirit. Their banter was fun and their dates suited them (who knew about a giant elephant landmark called Lucy?). It’s a cute story that was spicy and had an element of danger and suspense. I’m glad Christi wrote this sequel and wrapped up both these characters and those from the previous story. It stands alone pretty well but I benefited from having read the first book.
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