Title: The Issue Is Love
Author: Laura Strickland
Genre: Romantic Comedy
When scandal erupts around editor Adam Bevens at his big-city newspaper, he accepts his uncle’s offer to fill in at a small-town paper in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He doesn’t anticipate hostile employees, the chance to encounter extraterrestrials or the possibility of a Sasquatch sighting. He definitely never expects to get hooked on the coffee from the local diner, or the company of zany, fiery feature writer, Coleen Collins.
Coleen thinks she’s perfectly capable of running Tomorrow’s News while her boss is away, and doesn’t understand why he’s has brought Adam in. Could it be an effort to tame her wild imagination and her tendency to run away with her stories? Her head tells her she should start a campaign to chase Adam out of town. Her heart begins telling her there just might be a much bigger issue at hand. Because when the big city meets the back woods, something has to give.
When editor Adam Beven’s uncle asks him to fill in at the newspaper, Adam jumps at the chance. Fresh off a sexual misconduct scandal where he’s innocent, he’s in need of a change of scenery. He’s unprepared for the unorthodox reporting and feisty reporter, Coleen. She keeps him on his toes while chasing after mythical beings like Big Foot. Before he can check himself into the looney bin, Coleen kisses him. He knows he shouldn’t explore the feelings bubbling up in his chest but when the opportunity to leave presents itself, he needs to choose. Hot off the press: The Issue is Love.
What a fun romantic comedy short story! A big-city editor helping out his uncle meets and falls for quirky small-town reporter. Reminded me of Northern Exposure meets His Girl Friday. Short enough to be read on a commute or on a lunch hour. Classic rom com dialogue with a twist. Characters are well developed for a short story which surprised me. I want to read more! Would make a great series. Highly recommend!
Favorite Character/Quote: Coleen. Even though she doesn’t like Adam at the start, once she got a chance to see the real Adam, sparks fly. Honestly-drawn, she a character I could relate to.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Multi-published and multi-award winning author, Laura Strickland writes stories that span several Romance genres. Her Scottish Romances have been compared to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and her American Historicals echo the work of authors such as Susan Wiggs and Kristin Hannah. Her award-winning Buffalo Steampunk series has broken new ground both for its setting and its portrayal of automaton characters pursuing their rights. Currently, she is at home in Western New York and at work on her next book.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N