That Thing You Do

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That Thing You Do

Whispering Bay Romance, #1

Maria Geraci does contemporary romance with style! This is such a wonderful story full of fascinating characters, a beautiful setting and a fun and mysterious scenario.

Allie Grant is the kind of heroine everyone wants for a best friend, she's determined and a little distracted, she's trustworthy and tenacious, she's downright fun and feisty. Tom Donalan is practically perfect, even his reactions in face of his missteps make him the all-American, perfect boy next door grown into the hero we all adore.

Whispering Bay is practically a main character itself as it has its own personality and is charming beyond expectations. Throw in the geriatric gang and the Bunco brigade and there is no way a reader cannot find someone to make a connection with. And speaking of connections, the one between Tom and Allie has weathered years apart but is still as strong as ever if the two of them would just listen to their hearts and each other. I do not want to give away a single detail of this story because it is so darn enjoyable to discover every little tidbit as it happens. I cannot wait to read more about this wonderful town and its thoroughly interesting inhabitants. If you're looking for a winner to bring along to the beach or perhaps a great choice to cuddle in with during a rainstorm this is definitely the choice to make to pass you reading hours with.

Allie Grant is a freelance journalist who is sick at having to bartend in order to pay her rent so when a permanent job opening comes up at the magazine of her dreams she knows she's got to hand in the story of her career. Problem is her editor assigns her a ghost story in her hometown. Soon Allie is facing a ghost of her own, in the fine form of Tom Donalan, her high school ex that she'd never really gotten over. Will a ghost bring these two back together or rip them even farther apart?


Book Blurb for That Thing You Do

Allie Grant doesn’t believe in second chances. She does, however, believe in the power of a permanent paycheck. So when a tipster reports that the soon-to-be demolished senior center in her hometown is haunted, Allie hightails it to Whispering Bay to get the scoop that could secure her dream job at Florida! magazine. What she finds, though, is far scarier than any ghost. Cue her ex-boyfriend, sexy construction foreman Tom Donalan.

When Tom catches Allie poking around his construction site, he quickly realizes his former high school flame is just as feisty as ever. And, heaven help him, her irresistible, mile-high legs still take his breath away. But Tom isn’t about to delay the building’s demolition because of a silly ghost story.

With neither of the stubborn exes backing down from their opposing positions, sparks fly. And, underneath the surface, the fire of their old attraction burns as hot as ever. When strange things start happening with increasing frequency around town, even a tough skeptic like Tom is tested. The question is, can Allie and Tom stop fighting long enough to get to the bottom of Whispering Bay’s ghost problem—and the more important matter of mending their broken hearts?

“Curling up with a Maria Geraci novel is as familiar, fun, and emotionally satisfying as gabbing on the phone with your very best girlfriend.” - New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.50