High-Stakes Bachelor (The Prescott Bachelors)
Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Nov 1 2014, $5.50
Looking at the towering competition for a role in a Jackson Prescott film directed by Adrian Turnow, Anabelle Izzolo has no illusions of getting the part; she instead auditions in hope that the casting director notices and hires her as a stuntwoman, especially for a fight scene. She never expected a tryout against muscular hunk Prescott, Turnow giving her a screenshot, or makeup artist Tyrone saying the camera will adore her. During her trial filming of a fight, she clubs Jackson in the nose; but instead of dismissal, Ana gets the role.
At home, Jackson’s Gran wants to meet this Ana but he insists this is work not love. In Serendipity, California where the filming will occur, Ana goes to meet with Jackson at a restaurant to discuss the movie. Instead of focusing on her surroundings, Ana dreams of Jackson; but fails to see her attacker until the assault began. Finding his cell phone number in her bag, San Placido County Hospital calls Jackson. He takes her to his house to heal and keep her safe. As they fall in love to the delight of Gran, he struggles with trust issues and she cannot accept he wants her when he could have any of the leggy big boobs.
The First Prescott Bachelors romance is an enjoyable contemporary starring a down to earth (Gran would have him no other way) doubting Thomas star and a doubting Thomasina wannabe stuntwoman. Although the storyline decelerates in the middle, Cindy Dees authors a pleasant Hollywood tale.