Bahama Mama by Tricia Leedom
(The Key West Escape, #2)
Publication date: May 8th 2018
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Romance
Troubles are piling up for Molly MacBain. Between navigating the moods of an increasingly sassy teenage daughter, grappling with money problems, and dealing with her daughter’s deadbeat dad, Molly doesn’t need any more stress in her life. Her best friend’s wedding should be a welcome chance to relax, but Molly’s dismayed to discover her friend’s new brother-in-law is her idol—country music superstar Anders Ostergaard. After spending years on the country music circuit herself, Molly can’t help but have a fangirl moment when she meets Anders in real life.
Anders flies to Key West to attend his brother’s wedding and keep a low profile after a Vegas tragedy plasters his face to the cover of every tabloid. He has strict rules about getting involved with fans, but with her sharp wit and refreshing openness, Molly draws him in like no one has before, even as the shadow of his recent scandal stalks closer.
Their flirtation is put on hold when Molly’s daughter witnesses a murder and winds up in Jamaica. Anders offers Molly his private plane, and together they race for Montego Bay, dodging the hit man who’s hell-bent on eliminating everyone who knows of his crimes.
When danger and proximity spark a blazing romance, Molly can’t help wondering about the future. Can a fan and her idol build a lasting love? Or is their relationship just a fling fueled by the sultry Caribbean breeze? And most importantly—can she survive long enough to find out?
I enjoyed Rum Runner, and was looking forward to this, the second in the series. And I came to it with high expectations which were, for the most part, met.
Once again, the author has produced a character driven storyline, with good pacing and a strong plot.
Molly and Anders are complex, fun and frustrating characters to follow. Molly is a strong, independent female, and Anders is, frankly, a bit of an ass in some of his interactions with her. But I still liked both of them
The suspense thread, the ongoing threat and the romance element all came together to product another winning combo.
Well worth a look.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Tricia Leedom writes romantic adventure novels with a sense of humor. She earned her BA in Creative Writing from the The University of Tampa and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Tricia enjoys funny hashtags, cheap airfare, and fangirling over a TV show based on her favorite book series. She lives in Southwest Florida.
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