Author: Amy Patrick
Published: August 12th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
New Adult contemporary series about twenty-somethings entering the world of TV broadcasting, where what happens behind the scenes is the real news.
22-year-old Heidi Haynes is almost one year into her “real life”. She has her first reporting job, her first apartment, and a comfortable relationship with her college sweetheart. But for some reason she’s not as eager to talk about walking down the aisle as he is.
Heidi secretly longs for big cities, big-market breaking news, and real independence from her way-too-close-by helicopter parents. Problem is, the last time she left the security of home for new places and new people, things didn’t go so well. Disastrously, in fact, and she came running back to a local college and a “safe” boyfriend.
Aric Serrano is definitely not safe.
He’s six-feet-four-inches of missing-Hemsworth-brother-hotness and plans to stay in small-market-Southern-Hell just long enough to grab a cup of coffee and put together a kick-ass “escape tape”. He’ll serve his one-year contract, then he’s taking off for a higher rung on the TV sports ladder—alone—the way he likes it. Then he meets his new co-anchor.
Heidi would be so much more comfortable if she could simply ignore Aric—he’s just her type—the type she’s so careful to avoid these days. But that becomes impossible when she's forced to work closely with him on the weekend news. Now the attraction between them is growing even faster than the ratings, and what happens behind the scenes is the real news.
I was super stoked to get my hands on this book. There was just something about it that intrigued me and I figured I'd better check it out. And it was a nice story, and worth checking out.
Heidi is that girl who wants to feel safe, as all girls do. The idea of being with someone unknown, someone you can't know for sure is a good choice, is scary. So, she's "with" a guy who makes her feel safe...then she meets Aric and sees all these things that are missing. Aric is everything she can't help but be drawn to, and who can blame her? He's kinda awesome. There were some aspects that had me wanting to slap Heidi, especially when it came to choices that weren't well thought out. But the ending redeemed her and the story.
Channel 20Something was a good start to this new adult series. While I enjoyed the story, it didn't blow me away, BUT it did make me want to read more by Amy Patrick. And isn't that the more important part--that you want to read more by an author based on a little taste of their work? It was well written and I loved the characters, so yeah--worth picking up, worth checking out more!