Saturday, January 26, 2019

Winner Takes All by Laurie Winter-Lola Book Tours-Review

Winner Takes All
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 21 January 2019

About the book 
Storm Thompson wants to be anywhere but Liberty Ridge. Especially since his hometown also contains his childhood nemesis, Colleen Gardner. With a young daughter and mentally ill mother to care for, he struggles to simply make ends meet. Every day, his goal of owning an organic farm slips further out of reach.

Psychiatrist Colleen Gardner has her sights set on starting a retreat to help veterans suffering from PTSD. She's done well but her small town fundraisers just aren't enough.

"The Great American Scavenger Hunt" TV show offers a million-dollar prize, and Colleen and Storm are selected as competitors. Both resolve to do whatever is needed to win, even using the other to get ahead. Storm and Colleen compete to fund their dreams, but their already tattered relationship becomes more strained. Only one will win the money. But will love prove the ultimate prize?

Read an excerpt
The Great American Scavenger Hunt
Day 1

Storm stood on the stairs of the US Capitol Building, and the weight of his travel pack dug into his shoulders. Before sunrise, all the contestants were bussed seven miles over from their hotel in Arlington. A few other contestants started conversations, and his minimal replies made clear he wasn’t here to make friends. Colleen ignored him, which was good. Her mere presence provided enough distraction. 

He had a good view of her down at the other end of the line. How could she stand upright underneath the weight of her pack? The thing looked as heavy as her. He’d bought his at the secondhand shop in Liberty Ridge. Colleen probably shopped at a high-end outdoor store that carried the latest gizmos and gadgets. Her pack and its contents might cost the equivalent of a small country’s GDP. 

When he’d seen her yesterday at lunch, he almost didn’t recognize her. Her short hair looked amazingly sexy. This morning, she wore a tousled look, like she’d just rolled out of bed, which she likely had being that the clock just struck seven-thirty am.

The host of the show, Burt Blackstone, walked before the assembled group. He stood medium height, with a trim build, and a head of closely cropped, salt-and-pepper hair. Today, Burt wore khaki shorts and an orange button-up top. “I want to wish every one of you good luck. We’ll start filming shortly. I’ll go over the rules once more, mostly for the audience’s sake. Then, I’ll give the signal, and you’ll be off.” 

A low murmur drifted over the group. 

Storm shifted the weight of his travel pack and mentally walked through his plan. He held a red envelope, which was identical to the ones given to the other contestants. Let’s rock and roll.

And I thought 
I've enjoyed this series and Laurie Winter.  After reading the 
synopsis I thought this would be a good romance and an interesting read.  
It was both. 
The characters each have their own personnel struggles and then when the end up keeping each against each other to win the money they need for the own personal concerns things get 'dicey'. 

Winner Takes All is a page turner that keeps you interested all the way to the end.  
      How is it going to turn out?  Will there be a happy ending?  

I really enjoyed these characters.  This was really a great read. 
I am looking forward to reading more. 

The series
Home Field True Horizon After All

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1 comment:

  1. I think that love will win the prize. Sounds like a great read for romance lover like myself.