From the back cover" Writer Jake Gannon couldn't believe it- his brand new Porsche had over heated in the middle of nowhere, and now he was being towed by a brunette named Dixie! He'd driven south in search of the missing Devon Stafford, the exquisite blon actress whose life story he wanted to write...."
An author on the road in search of a celebrity actress to write her life story finds himself stranded in a small town and falling in love with a very unique and warm-hearted woman!
Jake Gannon couldn't believe it-his brand new porsche had overheated in the middle of the road and now he was being towed by a brunette named Dixie!
She was a blond goddess, a box office megastar. Every woman wanted to be her; every man wanted to bed her. But over a year ago Devon Stafford vanished without a trace. As a biographer, Jake Gannon had taught himself to follow the clues of a person's life story like a detective. As an ex-Marine, he was accustomed to being firmly in control. But when his car died in a little town called Mare's Nest on the Carolina coast, he had to admit he'd come to a dead end.
There he met a .38-toting tow-truch driver named Dixie La Fontaine. She was no celebrity, but Dixie had an irrestible sex appeal all her own. What did this down-to-earth woman know about a missing movie star? Surprisingly, quite a lot. And Jake was going to uncover it all... if Dixie didn't end up shooting him first.
sweet love story. cute and a fast read.
This is a story about a megastar that disappears at the apex of her fame and fortune. Jake Gannon, an honest biographer (I didnt know there were any of them left), is on her trail; hoping to tell the real story of why Devon Stafford left Hollywood.
Gannons pride-and-joy (his Porsche) breaks down and he realizes he is in the middle of nowhere. As a mechanically-challenged ex-Marine, Gannon calls for a tow truck. Dixie La Fontaine, tow truck driver extraordinaire, brings Jake and his baby Porsche back to Mares Nest for repairs.
Neatness-freak Jake recognizes that he is very interested in the neatness-challenged Dixie; Dixie is also interested in the uptight Gannon. Each denies the attraction because the other doesnt meet their requirements for a suitable companion.
The secondary characters were written with the same care as were the main characters. The action moved at a good pace; this is a fairly short book. The author used quite a bit of wit to show the characters in action.
The beginning of this story yelled keeper; however, it became predictable and syrupy at the end.