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By Mary Kay Andrews
Greer Hennessy wishes palm bushes.
As a film position scout, picture-perfect is the secret. yet her final undertaking actually went up in flames, and her profession is at the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given yet one more probability, if she will be able to locate the appropriate undiscovered seashore hideaway for a big-budget motion picture. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida city known as Cypress Key.
But Eben Thibadeaux, the town’s mayor, items to Greer’s plan. A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, Eben desires the city to be revitalized, no longer commercialized. Greer has a fashion of constructing issues take place, despite stumbling blocks. And Greer and Eb are approach too drawn to each other for both of them to determine cause.
Between an bold director and his entourage―including a spoiled “It Boy” lead actor―who parachute into city, a conniving neighborhood ex-socialite, and a solid of neighborhood fangirls and opportunists who seize the motion picture computer virus, not anything goes to be an analogous in Cypress Key. Now Greer is compelled to make a few challenging offerings: concerning the humans and the city she’s come to care approximately, and approximately her personal existence. real love is barely for the flicks, correct? Can Greer have the opportunity to be the heroine in her personal lifestyles tale? informed with inimitable middle and humor, Mary Kay Andrews’ Beach Town is the best summer season vacation spot.
"A excellent healthy for the romance lover's seashore bag." -Kirkus Reviews
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