You. Must. Read. This. Book.... Seriously.
From award-winning author and two-time GOLDEN HEART® finalist Amy Patrick comes a New Adult contemporary series about twenty-somethings entering the world of TV broadcasting, where what happens behind the scenes is the real news.
22-year-old Heidi Haynes is almost one year into her “real life”. She has her first reporting job, her first apartment, and a comfortable relationship with her college sweetheart. But for some reason she’s not as eager to talk about walking down the aisle as he is.
Heidi secretly longs for big cities, big-market breaking news, and real independence from her way-too-close-by helicopter parents. Problem is, the last time she left the security of home for new places and new people, things didn’t go so well. Disastrously, in fact, and she came running back to a local college and a “safe” boyfriend.
Aric Serrano is definitely not safe.
He’s six-feet-four-inches of missing-Hemsworth-brother-hotness and plans to stay in small-market-Southern-Hell just long enough to grab a cup of coffee and put together a kick-ass “escape tape”. He’ll serve his one-year contract, then he’s taking off for a higher rung on the TV sports ladder—alone—the way he likes it. Then he meets his new co-anchor.
Heidi would be so much more comfortable if she could simply ignore Aric. He’s just her type—the type she’s so careful to avoid these days. But that becomes impossible when she's forced to work closely with him on the weekend newscast. Now the attraction between them is growing even faster than the ratings, and what happens behind the scenes is the real news.
Channel 20Something has sweet romance, a great story line, and strong character development. I will admit the first chapter didn't hook me as well as I would have liked, but I kept reading and found myself not wanting to put it down. In the story, Amy Patrick's news background shines through and it was fascinating to see the work that goes on behind the scenes of a news show. Aric and Heidi were a great couple and Amy did an amazing job of portraying REAL people. Yes, real people with a believable romance! Aric was down to earth, handsome and nice. Heidi was pretty, a little insecure and nice. Did you see how they were both NICE?? I loved that these characters didn't have rough, horrible backgrounds. They were characters that you could relate and connect with. I did feel Heidi was a little too indecisive when it came to her feelings about Aric, but I think it contributed to making her a believable character going through real emotions. The angst was light, nothing was blown out of proportion and events were handled in a mature honest way. Steamyness is light/moderate and very tasteful. This is a series that I cannot wait to read more of!
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