Book & Author Details:
Infamous by Lori Sizemore
Published by: Wild Rose Press
Publication date: December 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Justine Montgomery, daughter of a divorced beauty queen and TV magnate, is a tabloid disaster after her infamous sex tape. She’s so desperate to help save her family’s home she turns to her deal-making dad. Can she prove to him she’s cut out for a career in television or will she lose it all?
Sawyer has his own past and a successful career is his only goal. Seeing Justine fail would mean the promotion of a lifetime, but things get complicated when he develops feelings for her. Suddenly, the lines between work, life, sex, and love are blurry.
They will have to overcome the bitterness of a rejected ex, the controlling actions of her father, and the half-truths they’re telling one another to forge a lasting partnership both on the job and off the clock.
I confess that I was in two minds about this book for a little while. The machinations between Justine and her father as well as Sawyer and Justine’s father just appeared to be overly convoluted. And I didn’t always find it to be easy to follow.
And Justine was an odd character. Here is a girl who has survived a sex tape scandal with her head held high. Has dealt with a sleazy ex. She is a strong character. And yet, I didn’t think that how she dealt with her father necessarily reflected that strength. I know that I could brush that aside and just consign it to the “daddy issues” pile. And goodness knows that she has those. I guess that I would have liked her to have been a little less easily manipulated.
That said, once the story hit its stride, I did enjoy it. The back and forth with Sawyer was by turns, frustrating, spicy and sassy, and downright fun to read.
I voluntarily reviewed an review copy of this book.
Lori Sizemore grew up in the mountains of West Virginia and never quite managed to escape them. Lori lives at home with her husband of twenty-plus years and two of her three daughters. She also lives with two dogs, a cat, and five hermit crabs. Yes, five of them. This menagerie and her family keep her busy. She worked in mental health as a social worker for ten years before making the choice to write full-time.