Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job.
It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions.
With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon.
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★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I am quickly becoming a Mary Kay Andrews fan. This is my second read of hers. I definitely plan to be reading more in the future.
This author is one of those authors that I didn't expect to thoroughly enjoy. Her covers scream light and fluffy romance, which is not my thing. It's definitely not something I prefer to read regularly. However, her covers are very deceiving. Her books might be a bit lighter, but they are not a straight romance.
This book is the perfect mix of intrigue, mystery, a little suspense, and a little romance. There was enough in this book to keep me turning the pages... wondering whodunit. Who was in on it? Who will Drue end up with? Just who is the good guy? Who is the bad guy? Will I get an HEA with this book?
Needless to say, I am more than glad I decided to pick up this book. It was definitely what I needed to read.