Once bitten and twice shy about workplace romances, Florida aquarium employees Dani Davidson and Evan Sanders are determined to resist their mutual attraction. A baby dolphin and a stingray encounter help bring them together, but will a bitter ex-lover, Dani’s inhibitions, and Evan’s career aspirations tear them apart? Find out in Annette Mardis’ great new romance, The Shore Thing.Danielle “Dani” Davidson vows to just say no to workplace romances after her first post-college job is soured by a messy breakup with a manipulative coworker. That’s just one reason she doesn’t trust any man with her heart, let alone one who swims with sharks for a living. So why can’t she get Evan Sanders out of her mind Evan is twice shy, too, after an alluring but self-absorbed colleague takes a bite out of his heart. Though he’s dead set against dating anyone else he works with, he’s still intrigued by Dani’s intelligence, shyness, and low-key sexiness.Dani leads tours and educates guests, and Evan is the chief photographer/videographer at an aquarium and marine animal hospital in the west-central Florida town of Gulf Shore. Their attraction smolders until an unfortunate encounter with a stingray sends Dani to the emergency room and Evan steps up to help her through her recovery.The two also bond over the rescue of an orphaned baby dolphin. But will Evan’s vindictive ex-lover, his career ambitions, and Dani’s inhibitions tear the young lovers apart? Content Notes: Sweet, Contemporary
About the Author
Annette Mardis writes the kind of contemporary romance novels that she loves to read. Her characters are the type of people you’ve worked with or lived next door to, and the plots are filled with the dramas, disappointments, joys, passions and humor of every-day life. Visit Annette’s website
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book when I received it as a promotion, and I was really glad I did! Annette writes in a down-to-earth style that brings humor, flaws and vulnerability to her characters. She built up a lot of tension between Dani and Evan in this first book, so it keeps you engaged in the story. I am not normally a huge fan of romance genres, but this novel is more than just romance. The characters are complex and there are sub-plots underneath that give texture and depth to the story. Great job, Annette! I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
The Shore Thing was a slow burning romance filled with lots of different characters and sub plots. I really enjoyed the educational aspect around the aquarium. Evan is the ideal gentleman who has already been burned. In comes the sweet Dani to turn his world upside down. They both learn and grow so much throughout the book. They encounter speed bumps along the way and always find their way back together. I look forward to seeing what comes from the rest of the series! A great read especially for someone with an interest in aquarium life.