Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525953012, 356pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
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 Peyton's contentious cousins, who are outraged that they didn t inherit the resort, as well as a powerful group of land developers who have been eyeing the coveted beachfront property.
It's soon apparent to Peyton that their efforts are being sabotaged, but she refuses to let the threats scare her until she's 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; he can do it again.
Julie's previous two titles, "The Ideal Man" and "Sweet Talk," both debuted at #2 on the "New York Times" bestseller list.
Praise for Hotshot
"Garwood delivers a novel that is at times clever, original, and sigh-worthy." - Kirkus Reviews
"A swift pace, electric sexual tension, an abundance of fascinating characters, and an engaging plot with plenty of action and a touch of humor make this a perfect summertime page-turner." - Library Journal
"Julie Garwood is an old hand at romance. When she's on, you can expect snappy dialogue, a fast-moving plot and a believable romance. She delivers in "Hotshot." - Kansas City Star
"An excellent cast of characters rounds out this tale of childhood neighbors discovering a love that won't be denied. It's terrific!" - Romantic Times
"The best she has written in years...The writing is crisp and smart." - Fresh Fiction
"Her stories always have a way of tugging at your heart long after the last page and Hotshot is no exception." - WeReadRomance.com
"Julie Garwood has certainly hit a homerun with HOTSHOT...HOTSHOT is the perfect mix of comedy and drama with a great cast of enthralling characters." - Romantic Reviews Today
"Garwood fans will not be disappointed with Hotshot - it delivers a solid story and likable characters with amazing chemistry." – CS Maxwell
"Very teasing, sexy, funny, engaging, and smartly crafted.” – Crystal Book Reviews
Praise for Julie Garwood:
“...it's those timely subjects set against a timeless background that attract so many modern readers.” — USA Today on Julie Garwood
"A trusted brand name in romantic suspense." - People
“...gripping escapism of the tallest order.” —Kirkus Reviews on Julie Garwood
Praise for Sweet Talk:
“A great plot with strong characters and red-hot romance.” — Publishers Weekly on Sweet Talk
“When it comes to striking the perfect balance between sexy romance and spine-tingling suspense, the consistently best-selling Garwood is unrivaled.” — Booklist on Sweet Talk
“Garwood knows how to create soul-stirring characters.” — Huffington Post on Sweet Talk
“This riveting page-turner draws readers into a character-rich adventure that sensitively addresses family issues and highlights the importance of loyalty and long-term friendship.” — Library Journal on Sweet Talk