Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genres: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Greer Hennessy needs palm trees.
As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town called Cypress Key. There's one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino-which will be perfect for the film's explosive climax.
There's just one problem. Eben Thibadeaux, the town mayor, completely objects to Greer's plan. A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, Eben wants the town to be revitalized, not commercialized. After a toxic paper plant closed, the bay has only recently been reborn, and Eb has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. But Greer has a way of making things happen, regardless of obstacles. And Greer and Eb are way too attracted to each other for either of them to see reason.
Between an ambitious director and his entourage-including a spoiled "It Boy" lead actor-who parachute into town, a conniving local ex-socialite, and a cast of local fangirls and opportunists who catch the movie bug, nothing is going to be the same in Cypress Key. Now Greer is forced to make some hard choices: about the people and the town she's come to care about, and about her own life. True love is only for the movies, right? Can Greer find a way to be the heroine in her own life story? Told with inimitable heart and humor, Mary Kay Andrews' Beach Town is the perfect summer destination.
The setting of the book Cypress Key was pictured in my mind as pretty but old- fashioned looking buildings but pretty with the ocean near by how could it not be picturesque. As I was reading Beach Town I imagined myself in Cypress Key. I can always tell when I become attached to a book by the way I imagine myself in the setting of a book.
Greer, the main character , has Daddy issues so unfortunately for her she just cannot seem to find the right man…..yet. What did I like about Greer? Her strong personality and work ethic, also her loyalty to her friend Ceejay who will sometimes put a man first before friendship, one of my personal pet peeves! The one tiny criticism of Greer for me was her refusal to look at the situation (at first) regarding her father, from his point of view (at the time of his departure from her life). That was my one tiny criticism. The character if this were Survivor, that I would send packing? Hands down Bryce! This story meets all of my criteria for a favorite book
A main character that I want to have a glass of wine with.
A sleepy and/or picturesque setting
A character that I just have to hate!
And lastly, sad that the story is over