Hotshot by Julie Garwood
Peyton Lockhart has just lost her job as a food critic.
Out of work and in a bad place personally, she is feeling awfully low. But then she's handed an unexpected opportunity.
She, along with her sisters, is given Bishop's Cove, a small luxurious oceanfront resort. They must run the resort for one year and show a profit--only then will they own it.
There are countless hindrances to them succeeding. On top of it all she is facing threats from her former employer. When the threats become dangerous, Peyton calls on her childhood friend, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for help. He's come to her rescue before; maybe he can do it again.
Finn excels at everything he tries, but when his relationship with Peyton turns into something he hadn't expected, he realizes he's facing the challenge of his life.
Like all of Julie Garwood's books, Hotshot is well written with characters you love, and ones you hate. From the beginning of the book you are sucked into the lives of the MacBain family. What those poor parents go through is enough to give any parent a gray hair. Of course for the reader it's laughter all the way. So much goes on in this book and you can't wait to find out who's doing what, but you also don't want it to end. This one reminds me a lot of Garwood's Fire & Ice. The only complaint I have is that I would have really liked reading Finn's brothers stories as full size books, instead of them being put into this story. Happy reading!