Friday, November 20, 2015

Review: Anchored by Brigitte Quinn

by Brigitte Quinn

Publisher: Curtis Brown Unlimited
Pages: 305
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  How do you stay anchored when you’re attracted to your co-anchor? 

Barbara King’s dream is to become the next Barbara Walters. But for now, she’s anchoring at the fledgling Phoenix news channel, covering car chases and interviewing drunken showbiz has-beens. If she can just out-fox the conniving anchors at her cable channel and move up to its prime-time line-up, she’ll be able to fly the coop and ascend to a real news network. 

Enter Jack Stone, Barbara’s dynamic, witty—and did she mention sexy?—new co-anchor. Another potential competitor, Jack’s attitude is chilly toward Barbara at first, but it’s not long before a genuine friendship forms. Soon they find themselves finishing each other’s sentences, discovering all they have in common and, ultimately, attempting to ignore how wildly attracted they are to each other. Meanwhile, on the set, under television’s bright lights, they sit just inches apart, their chemistry even apparent to the quirky cast of characters in the gossiping newsroom. 

Will Barbara give in to her attraction to Jack and betray her husband, Ben, her sweet-souled moral compass? When a life-altering news event propels the Phoenix to the #1 news channel in the nation, will Barbara sell her soul to become a prime time star? 

How do you stay true to yourself when you’re being seduced by stardom—and your co-star? 

Kritters Thoughts:  First, you know I love the behind the scenes book and this one is fantastically behind the scenes!  A set of news anchors deal with the ups and downs of news bulletins and the ups and downs of producers and network executives and it was interesting to see how many people it takes to get a news show up and running each day.  I had no clue!  

I rated it down just a little because I am not a fan of the cheating books, but if you don't mind a little affair action, this one wasn't completely horrible and I could handle it because it was a sub plot to the real plot of her professional career.  I don't condone it and don't love to read it, but since it wasn't the full plot of the story, it was bearable.

I would absolutely read this author again and am excited to hear what could be coming next for her.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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