Monday, May 18, 2015

Beach Town

Idgie Says:

A fun read, perfect for the beach, pool, or rainy afternoon. 

What happens when a film crew rolls in from L.A. and takes over a sleepy Florida Beach town that hasn't seen new people since the paper mill closed down? 

The story involves the behind the scenes action of a film production set in a small dying Florida town.  We have snotty stars, mega-ego directors, film crew members and citizens trying to climb up the ladder of success, or into the pants of the director and stars.  The book has it all!

There's also some family angst and healing that needs to occur, if it can.

Add a hunky do-all mayor and a perky L.A. location scout, an incontinent dog and Mary Kay's love of antiquing slipped into the story and you have a fun, romantic beach read.  The characters kept me involved in the story and the location made me feel at home.  Perfect for my beach vacation. 
Book Description:
Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster when a film crew destroyed property on an avocado grove. And Greer ended up with the blame.
Now Greer has been given one more chance-a shot at finding the perfect undiscovered beach town for a big budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town. There’s one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino—which will be perfect for the film’s climax—when the bad guys blow it up in an all-out assault on the townspeople.

Greer slips into town and is ecstatic to find the last unspoilt patch of the Florida gulf coast. She takes a room at the only motel in town, and starts working her charm. However, she finds a formidable obstacle in the town mayor, Eben Thinadeaux. Eben is a born-again environmentalist who’s seen huge damage done to the town by a huge paper company. The bay has only recently been re-born, a fishing industry has sprung up, and Eben has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. The only problem is that he finds Greer way too attractive for his own good, and knows that her motivation is in direct conflict with his.

Will true love find a foothold in this small beach town before it’s too late and disaster strikes? Told with Mary Kay Andrews inimitable wit and charm, Beach Town is this year’s summer beach read!