I’ve been a little disappointed in the last couple of books I’ve read by Julie Garwood, but she’s still one of my go-to authors. I just can’t give her up quite yet, so I picked up her latest book, Hotshot (2013) as soon as I was able to get my hands on it.
I’m such a sucker for the strong, protective type and this tends to be Garwood’s favorite heroes, which works out for both of us. In Hotshot, we have Finn MacBain, an Olympic swimmer turned lawyer and FBI agent, someone who is both ridiculously good looking, single, honorable, and everything else that’s important. Peyton Lockhart [these names have gone so far beyond subtle, they make me squirm–a swimmer named Finn? Lockhart?] has known Finn since she was a little girl when he saved her from drowning in her swimming pool.* She is also ridiculously good looking and single. She runs into him again at his brother’s wedding, and Finn ends up helping her when her ex-boss continues to harass/threaten her after she quits. In addition, Peyton’s uncle offers Peyton and her two sisters a resort he owns in Florida: if they can make a 20% profit after one year, he will give them the resort. The sisters are eager to accept their uncle’s offer.