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Runaway Bay Mass Market Paperback – 1 Mar 2002
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Reade's mother, Lenore Hunter, really believed she was sick. Reade, however, thought her simply depressed. A Caribbean holiday to cheer her up was the perfect excuse for him to be in St. Sebastian. If he just happened to meet, make nice to Phelps, and win the grant ...
***** Oh, Lisa Hendrix writes SOOOOOO WELL! I could not stop reading! Two romances are blooming in this book and the co-characters are as delightful as the main ones! The competition between Jackie and Reade, in more ways than one, make the story even more tantalizing! This is NOT one to miss! *****
Two stubborn people matched in wit and passion about their work.
Her boyfriend finishes their relationship by voice mail, she goes on holiday and her luggage is misdirected and to top it all off her nemesis is at the same resort trying to steal the grant for research from her.
We like women who stand their ground!
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Reade schedules the island holiday when he realizes Jackie will be there the same time as the man who funds the grant. He takes advantage of the opportunity by bringing his mother along as an excuse so he won't look obvious courting Phelps for the grant. Looking around for Jackie, Reade expects the mousy woman from a photo in his professional journal. He's dumfounded to learn the sexy, gorgeous woman with Phelps that he's been staring at over dinner is Jackie. His mother and Farley hit off, leaving Reade and Jackie to round the foursome as they each jockey for position with one eye always on the grant they both want. As if things aren't complicated enough, a kiss proves that the grant isn't the only source of tension between them.
Author Lisa Hendrix lifts the doldrums of winter with comic humor in RUNAWAY BAY. With a million dollar grant at stake, the conflict is hot and the passions even hotter. The characterizations are wonderful, with the heroine's dress size alone making her absolutely appealing. Add her rather anal determination to make lists and plan every detail, which then blows up in her face, and the result is a delightful romp. Reade's combination of sexy body and brilliant brains makes for an unbeatable hero. In addition, Reade's hypochondriac mother also lends the tale a delightful levity. A light romance destined to keep the reader smiling, RUNAWAY BAY comes highly recommended.
At work her boss Walt informs Jackie of the coincidence that Farley Phelps of the Phelps Foundation for New Directions in Medicine will be at the same resort that Jackie was going to stay. Walt insists she go because they need a grant. Reluctantly Jackie goes to St. Sebastian only to find her long time nemesis Reade Hunter trying to get the same grant. As they compete for the Phelps Foundation money, Jackie and Reade fall in love. However, she is a stick in the mud while he is a daring adventurer making a relationship between these opposites impossible.
Lisa Hendrix provides fans of contemporary romances with an amusing Caribbean romp once the reader accepts the initial coincidence of the Fair Winds Resort. The story line never takes itself seriously as Jackie, who doesn't do spiders and snakes, struggles with love and competition. Reade is a heroic figure willing to slay spiders for his beloved. Anyone needing an escape even from this relatively warm winter will want to try RUNAWAY BAY because the humor never stops until the final relationship is resolved.
breakup with her boyfriend. He carelessly leaves a message on
her answering machine stating he doesn't wish to see her
again or go on their planned trip to St. Sebastian. Jackie
has two choices - to ask for a refund or to go on the trip
alone. Her decision is quickly made for her when she
discovers Farley Phelps and Reade Hunter are both scheduled
to be at the same resort that she has pre-made reservations.
Farley is the one who will make the final decision as to who
is awarded the one million dollar Phelps Grant. Reade is her
number one competition; he will stop at nothing to ensure he
is given a winning slot. Throwing caution to the wind, she
embarks on a journey that will lead her on an unexpected
Reade Hunter plans to go to St. Sebastian on the pretense of
finding a suitable mate for his mother. As an added bonus, he
plans to seek out Farley Phelps and convince him why he is
the best candidate for the Phelps Grant. He was unprepared
for the arrival of his quick-witted, razor-tongued, sexy
competitor, Jackie Barnett. Jackie is not what he had
anticipated. He imaged her to be an uptight, straight-laced,
by-the-book researcher. The goddess's body standing before
him was crying out to explore her uncharted territory.
Lisa Hendrix's RUNAWAY BAY is a light, fun read that will
have you laughing out loud. Her delightful fresh approach is
laced with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and tons of
humor. I predict that with all these highly entertaining
elements contained in this book, it will be the best romantic
comedy that I will read in 2002.