Up to the Challenge (An Anchor Island Novel)
Opposites attract in a sexy tale of unexpected love When the Dempsey patriarch suffers a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey steps up to keep the doors of the family restaurant open. The proverbial prodigal son returns home to Anchor Island—putting family first and his quest to make partner at his... show more
Opposites attract in a sexy tale of unexpected love When the Dempsey patriarch suffers a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey steps up to keep the doors of the family restaurant open. The proverbial prodigal son returns home to Anchor Island—putting family first and his quest to make partner at his high-powered law firm on hold. Sporting a bruised ego after losing his fiancée to his older brother, Lucas would rather walk on glass than spend six weeks within spitting distance of the happy couple. But family duty calls. And that duty includes working side-by-side with a tantalizing spitfire intent on driving him mad. Tough-as-nails boat mechanic Sid Navarro is happy to trade her tools for an apron to help the Dempseys in their time of need. That is, until she realizes she’ll be working alongside Lucas, the man she’s loved from afar since she first laid eyes on him in high school. Lucas could charm the paint off a schooner, but Sid knows she doesn’t fit his girl-next-door type. To show her true feelings would mean certain heartbreak, but the temptation of Lucas in her bed might be more than she can resist. After a rocky start punctuated by verbal barbs and exasperating arguments, things heat up between them—big-time—but their steamy affair turns more than casual in a matter of weeks. Sid’s life has become the dream she’s always wanted, and Lucas has fallen hard for the last woman he ever expected to love. But this affair has an end-date, as Lucas must return to his life and career in the big city, a place where Sid would never fit in. When the end comes earlier than expected, walking away turns out to be a challenge neither of them wants to win. Up to the Challenge is a sexy, fast-paced, romantic story of family, island life, and finding love in unexpected places.
Publish date: 2013-10-22
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
This was another fun read by Terri Osburn. There is just something about her writing that flows so well for me especially the subtle humor. I loved the opposites attract type trope along with the guy finally noticing the girl, years later. I can't wait to read more by Terri Osburn.
Five stars for Terri Osburn's Anchor Island novels. Osburn's second book in the Anchor Island series, Up to the Challenge, focuses on lawyer Lucas Dempsey, who returns to Anchor Island about six weeks after the conclusion of Meant to Be. I don't want to give any spoilers away, however you can see by...
It's officially official...I stumbled across a favorite author purely by accident. This is my second Terri Osburn novel. Her debut, Meant to Be, blew me away. After reading this second installment in the Anchor Island series, my mind is made up. I'm in love with Terri Osburn. She writes what I want ...
Reviews in less than 150 words... After his father has a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey finds himself back on Anchor Island to look after the family business, and teamed up with Sid Navarro, the Island's smart mouthed boat mechanic. They’re attracted to each other, but he has to return to his job ...
I really enjoyed this one, Sid was great, still brash and rude but awesome as always. Lucas well could be dense but was sexy. The ending was a bit abrupt for me but I am hopeful that Will will get a book and I have feeling that she will be paired with someone we have met often.