Enter the world of public relations where the truth is twisted to give the best spin possible to bad things happening. Or, at least, that is what is happening in this book. When a doctor steals millions of dollars and disappears, Val knows she has to do damage control, and quickly. After spending a day with the hospital director mapping out a plan, Val is shocked to discover that he’s also called his good friend and PR superstar, Nate. Immediately Val is defensive even though she’s attracted to Nate. Nate has no desire for Val’s job but he sure desires Val. Clashing in a crisis isn’t the best thing to do but if Val doesn’t fight back she’s going to find herself in over her head!
I found Val and Nate to be interesting characters but found myself more drawn towards the scandal at the hospital than towards the main characters. The plot and storyline were gripping and very real. Nate usually reacted to things like a typical male which is fine. He was arrogant and knew his way was the best. He went after what he wanted and didn’t even try to understand where Val was coming from. Val was prickly and at times very unlikeable. I never did really warm up to her. She was good at her job but some how she wasn’t as vibrant as Nate. (This, of course, is just my opinion.) This being said, the sex scenes were hot, the plot done extremely well and the ending was a bit predicable. Still, I’d say that this is a good book for those lazy days when you just want a mindless story.
Nate O'Halloran is a PR superstar, an expert in crisis management for his image-conscious celebrity clients. When his college roommate, now a hospital director in Buffalo, calls to beg for his help-- a cancer researcher on staff has disappeared with millions of dollars' worth of government research funds-- Nate agrees to help right away, though this situation is pretty small potatoes for him.
Val Chase, the hospital's PR director, is none too thrilled when Nate shows up; does it mean her boss doesn't trust her to handle this mess herself? Against her better judgment, Val decides she and Nate have to work together to save the hospital's reputation, though the explosive attraction they feel is making any actual "work" difficult...