Hotshot by Julie Garwood


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Peyton Lockhart’s life was saved when she was 6 by a hotshot swimmer named Finn. Can he save Peyton’s life again?

Peyton, young and beautiful- recently graduated from college, unlucky in love- takes a job in Minnesota at a magazine. She’s excited to have a great job- and looking forward to the work. Until she finds out the work that her boss really wants her to take part in. Peyton’s boss is sexually harassing her- and she has no where to turn. Her work friends, Mimi and Lars, want Peyton to leave before something bad happens- and after Peyton’s boss makes a particularly threatening move- she sets out to leave Minnesota. Just not before she gets some proof of the harassment.

Back home with her sisters, Peyton runs into to Finn at his brother’s wedding- and sparks fly. When Finn, a FBI agent, finds out why Peyton left Minnesota and sees bullet holes in her car- he’s instantly on alert. And makes it his business to  save her life again.

While home with the sister, Peyton’s uncle has an interesting proposition- run Bishop’s Cove for a year, make a profit and it’s theirs to do what they want- or he could sell it and give the girls the money earned from the sale. All agree that selling makes more sense- and yet, they take ownership of Bishop’s Cove. If Peyton thought life was going to get easier by being in a relaxing area- she was wrong. Between a contractor wanting to buy the land for his own personal resort, a cousin that thinks she has rights to the property, and her Minnesota problems coming to Florida to try and kill her- Peyton’s hands are full. Lucky for her- she has Finn “HotShot” McBain around to protect her in the day and watch over her all night long.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This is my first Julie Garwood novel- and I enjoyed it. The romance between Finn and Peyton was cute, hot even- maybe a tad bit predictable- but enjoyable. The plot line where Peyton was being sexually harassed and threatened was interesting and a nice way to link Finn back to needing to save Peyton. Hotshot has been a nice book to enjoy sitting poolside and while relaxing! There was enough mystery and thrills to keep me interested. Enjoyable.

Literary Friday ya’ll…..

It’s Friday- I don’t know about where ya’ll are- but we’ve been having some nice days. Good breezes. Not as high humidity (my hair says a big THANK YOU!)


1. This week, I’ll be posting about 2 weeks of #literaryfriday from Deep South Mag! August 16th’s #literaryfriday is all about some Best Debuts of 2000- I see some #southernlit writers that made that list!  Also talk of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, literary colleges and more!

Last week’s #literaryfriday: Joshilyn Jackson & Pinterest, Interview with Ashton Lee (interviewed by yours truly 😉 and Lucy Burdette news (among other things!)


2. Book Lovers Unite online book club is reading The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers- week 2 questions have been posted! Book-alicious Mama is announcing September Book Lovers Unite pick today- and she has a good one!


3. Rita Leganski took some time off from her busy schedule and stopped by Traveling With T to talk about The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow this week!


4. Bloggers Made Of AWESOME feature had a new AWESOME blogger: Jen H @ The Relentless Reader. Read on for her #literarycrush! I won’t reveal- but on Twitter she said “does he have manly muscles? I don’t know and I don’t care! I love him for his MIND!”


5. Two new reviews posted this week on Traveling With T: Speak of the Devil by Allison Leotta and The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Café by Mary Simses!


6. Traveling With T has 2 (count them, 2!) giveaways this week! Both end Monday night, the 19th, at 11:59pmEST- Brenda Janowitz is giving away her first 2 books: Scot on the Rocks and Jack With a Twist  AND Courtney Miller Santo is giving away The Roots of the Olive Tree!


7. Don’t forget: Twitter chat with Kathleen Tessaro about The Perfume Collector– Monday, 8/19 8pmEST! Use #srbkchat to join in! Here is the Twubs room for #srbkchat


8. What is your #fridayreads? Mine are: Hotshot by Julie Garwood, Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall, The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster, The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro and The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers!


9. Psst….. Check out Traveling With T next week- another giveaway is coming up!


Happy Reading!