Beach Town: A Novel

By Mary Kay Andrews

Greer Hennessy wishes palm bushes.

As a film position scout, picture-perfect is the secret. yet her final venture actually went up in flames, and her profession is at the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given yet one more probability, if she will locate the suitable undiscovered seashore hideaway for a big-budget motion picture. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida city referred to as Cypress Key.

But Eben Thibadeaux, the town’s mayor, gadgets to Greer’s plan. A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, Eben desires town to be revitalized, no longer commercialized. Greer has a fashion of creating issues take place, despite hindrances. And Greer and Eb are means too interested in each other for both of them to determine cause.

Between an formidable director and his entourage―including a spoiled “It Boy” lead actor―who parachute into city, a conniving neighborhood ex-socialite, and a forged of neighborhood fangirls and opportunists who seize the motion picture trojan horse, not anything goes to be an identical in Cypress Key. Now Greer is compelled to make a few tough offerings: concerning the humans and the city she’s come to care approximately, and approximately her personal lifestyles. real love is just for the films, correct? Can Greer give you the option to be the heroine in her personal lifestyles tale? advised with inimitable middle and humor, Mary Kay Andrews’ Beach Town is the proper summer season vacation spot.

"A ideal healthy for the romance lover's seashore bag." -Kirkus Reviews

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Once they simply allow you to stroll clear of rushing, drag racing, and public indecency fees? And with no checking your blood alcohol so as to add using less than the impact? ” “Hey! ” Kregg acknowledged sharply. “It wasn’t all my fault. That dude within the bar, he referred to as me out. What used to be I speculated to do? ” “Walk away? supply to shop for him a lager? i will be able to consider part a dozen offerings that may were greater than operating 110 miles an hour down major highway. ” He gave her an appraising glance. “What’s your identify back? ” “Greer Hennessy. ” “You’re anything with the creation corporation, correct? ” “I’m the positioning supervisor. ” “Right. So, thank you, i suppose, for buying me out of there ahead of a kind of redneck cracker law enforcement officials determined to pistol-whip me or anything. ” “Let me provide you with a bit of recommendation, Kregg. Lose the word ‘redneck cracker’ whereas you’re during this city. ok? ” “Sure. ” He leaned opposed to the headrest. “Shit. What time is it? ” “Almost 3. ” “You occur to understand what time my name is within the morning? ” “Seven. on the seashore. ” She acknowledged it with a deeply malicious delight. “Shit. ” He closed his eyes, and Greer idea he’d fallen asleep. They rolled as much as the makeshift shield shack at Bluewater Bay and the off-duty cop, spotting Greer, waved them in the course of the open gate. Kregg became and checked out her via bleary eyes. “Hey, uh, we will simply hold this among us. We’re cool, correct? No press, correct? ” “You and that i are cool, and I’m not at all approximately to alert the media to what occurred tonight,” she guaranteed him. “Cool. ” He nodded his head. “And, I suggest, Bryce doesn’t have to listen approximately this. ok? ” “Too late,” she stated. “I known as him with a purpose to the police station. ” “Jesus! Why’d you might want to cross and do this? ” “Because he’s the boss. And he’d discover besides. ” “Did he sound pissed? Jesus, now I’m gonna have him on my case over again. ” “He didn’t sound pissed at me,” Greer stated. “But I’d think he’ll are looking to have a dialogue with you day after today. ” “Great. He’ll name my mother, after which the shit will particularly hit the fan. ” “Your mother? relatively? How outdated are you? ” “She’s my supervisor, ok? ” He shot her a glance. Greer shrugged it off. “By the best way, someday the next day you and your mom-slash-manager are going to need to make a really huge, beneficiant contribution to the Cypress Key Police Benevolent Society. And by means of beneficiant, I’m considering fifty thousand money sounds approximately correct. ” “Oh, hell no! Why may I supply cash to these redneck—I suggest, law enforcement officials? ” She pulled the Kia into the driveway of the rapper’s rented residence and parked in the back of the Hummer. “Call it an expression of gratitude for jogging unfastened this night. ” “Fu-u-uck. ” He climbed out of the Kia, slammed the door, and headed for the home with out a backward look at his chauffeur. “Nighty-night,” Greer muttered. 22 observing Kregg run strains and block scenes at the seashore Thursday morning, not anyone might understand that he’d had basically 3 hours of sleep after a protracted evening of partying. His eyes have been uncharacteristically transparent, his voice used to be powerful, and for as soon as he looked as if it would hit his mark with each shot as Bryce positioned him via his paces.

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