Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Lies and Consequences by Tatiana March
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Christina Miller is a free-lance reporter who is driven by her ambition and desperate to scoop an inside story about Lucas Frost, a millionaire scientist who abhors publicity. She unknowingly bites off more than she can chew when she finds herself utterly out of her element and a virtual captive aboard a small boat.
It began as a bit of a dare; Lucas never actually expected the nosey journalist to call his bluff. Christina awakes and discovers she is underway on an old fishing boat with a scruffy-looking stranger who seems to care more about fishing than concerned for the comfort or convenience of his irksome stowaway. Her plans thoroughly thwarted, Christina decides she has no choice but to make the best of an awkward situation.
This is an engaging, often amusing tale of two people with radically different temperaments discovering a significant awareness and better understanding of a world view different than what each has previously experienced. Christina is forced to adapt to a slower pace, and when she does is able to take a hard, long look at her life. It is not surprising when she finds that her competitive nature has taken an unwanted toll on her personal life and general happiness. Lucas likewise does some soul searching, and comes to the realization that without someone special with whom to share his life, his accomplishments and inventions seem rather mundane and lackluster. For me, this was a provocative and engaging Cinderella-type story with an imperfect, yet still delectable, Prince Charming.
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