From the author of Just This Night—
There’s a chance of a heat wave for the crew at News 9 San Diego...
Asher Anderson is an amazing surfer—with a body to match—but he’s pretty much the world’s worst weatherman. He’d prefer to catch the perfect swells in the morning so he tapes his forecasts in advance—it never rains much in San Diego anyway. The suits at News 9, however, would love to fire him, but since he’s the son of the station owner, they’ll just have to get creative...
Piper Strong thinks she’s scored her dream job when she’s promoted to weather producer. Glorified babysitter is more like it—she’s now responsible for bringing Asher back to shore. The problem is she’s afraid of the water, and she wasn’t counting on her growing attraction to Asher. But if Piper can just weather this storm, she'll be able to carve out a career to be proud of—and maybe even a place in her heart for love....
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This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: Rating: 4.5 Stars As romances go, this one was cute, light-hearted fun. The characters had great chemistry and their office romance was one that could happen to anyone in any similar setting. The author is a talented writer, with the ability to paint a beautiful setting with a smart, charming premise. I truly enjoyed this book, and can’t wait to read more from Ms. Madison! ***I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
Break of Day by Mari Madison is the 2nd book in her Exclusive Romance series. Having read the first book in this series, Just This Night, I wasn’t sure how this book would continue with the TV News background theme. Gladly, I loved Break of Day and the wonderful characters Mari Madison has created. Piper Strong is our heroine, and a good friend of Beth (our previous heroine). Piper is counting on a promotion at News 9 to give her career a boost, and is devastated when someone less deserving is given the promotion. Piper also has a phobia of the ocean, and at Beth’s wedding on the beach with the ocean so close, it will be Asher Anderson, who will come to her rescue. Asher is our hero, and the News 9 weatherman. Asher is also the playboy son of the TV station’s owner. Asher finds himself attracted to Piper, not to mention curious as to why she has a fear of the ocean, since he is a surfer. Piper tries to stay clear of Asher, as his reputation precedes itself. Asher learns about Piper losing the job she counted on and the following day, she is called to the producer’s office with a promotion to be a producer for the weather, and writing scripts for Asher. What follows is a friendship that will turn into a sweet romance. It was a slow build romance, since each of them had their own issues. Asher’s mom is demanding and wants him to be with a high society girl, and will stop at nothing to ensure Asher does not become serious with Piper. Piper comes from a poor family, with a mother who is a drug addict, not to mention uses her daughter for money. Despite each of their issues and different backgrounds, both Asher and Piper find themselves falling in love, with each willing to do whatever is necessary to help the other, even if it means pulling away. Besides this sweet fun romance, the story was very well written by Madison, with a number of different and interesting subjects. Piper worked off hours helping homeless children, especially a young troubled boy. Asher, having met the children, will train the boy how to surf, which leads to something that he enjoys as a possible change to the better for his future. Piper’s phobia of the Ocean; Asher’s mother; and Piper’s mother are also subjects that make this story fun to read. Most of all, I loved Asher and Piper together, as they were a wonderful couple. If you enjoy a sweet romance, great couple, TV News theme, and family turmoil, than I suggest you read Break of Day.