Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Beginning (from Mac's point of view):
"Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!"Friday 56 (from Beth's point of view):
I jerked up in bed, swinging around, my feet hitting the floorboards before my mind had a chance to process the movement. For a split second, fighting the fog of deep sleep, I didn't know where I was. What time it was. Why I was here.
"Let's just say the Road Runner's got nothing on this guy." Elbows propped on the table, I cupped my chin in my hands and sighed deeply. " I woke up and he was gone. He left a note, but no phone number. No email. Hell, I'm half-convinced he wiped away his fingerprints before making his exit, just to make sure I wouldn't be able to track him down."Just This Night by Mari Madison. I got this ARC from Mari Mancusi's assistant who was looking for people to read her return to romance. I have some of her books on my YA TBR mountain and thought I'd get a taste of her writing style. Here is the description from Amazon:
At News 9 San Diego, the hottest stories happen off camera.
Betrayed and abandoned by his wife and left to raise their young daughter on his own, TV news photographer Jake "Mac" MacDonald has moved to San Diego for a fresh start. He’s sworn off women forever and devoted his life to his little girl. But when his brother-in-law drags him out to a night club, Mac can’t help but be drawn to the cute blonde who asks him to dance. Maybe he can make an exception...for just one night.
A hot fling is exactly what news reporter Elizabeth White had in mind when she brought Mac home. A quick cure to help her get over her ex-boyfriend. But things get awkward when her anonymous hookup turns out to be her newest colleague. Now they must put their attraction behind them and find a way to work together. But when someone starts sabotaging Beth’s career, she realizes Mac is the only one she can trust. And maybe their one night has the makings of an exclusive after all.