Sarah Burrowes is left with a shattered heart and a huge mortgage after the love of her life abrubtly runs out on her.
An aspiring journalist, Sarah spends her days slaving away at a gossip magazine – far from her dream job.
Heartbroken and fed up, Sarah decides to take her career by the reins and lands herself the assignment of a lifetime in Europe. But there’s a catch – her boss pairs her with gorgeous but egocentric photographer, Nick, who just happens to be her ex’s best friend.
But when Sarah’s assignment takes a darker turn, she discovers there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Is she ready to risk everything to get the scoop?
If the novel Hot Pursuit were a pair of shoes, it would be a pair of Old Navy flip flops. Totally fun and comfortable. You’re glad you wore them, but they didn’t really add anything to your outfit.
There was a lot of humor in the novel, which I always enjoy. There were just a few small bones I had to pick with the book. First, there could’ve been more fire between Sarah and Nick. They’re supposed to hate each other (well, she hates him anyway), I want to feel the contention dripping off of them. That would’ve made an exciting read. Instead, Nick makes Sarah feel bad about herself a bunch, she calls him names and it’s amusing, but I don’t feel the heat that I want between the two.
Second, Sarah was just a little too naive for my liking. I get that she’s not a world traveler. But I’ve never left the U.S. and I know how to protect myself from a pick pocket. I know not to trust strangers. And I find it incredibly hard to believe that as a journalist by trade (even if it is for a gossip mag) that she wouldn’t have a smartphone. She’d be researcher and answering work-related emails. I mean, come on.
But, Hot Pursuit (like my old pair of Old Navy flip flops that I keep by the back door) was there for me when I needed it. Trapped inside without power during Hurricane Florence, I let Hot Pursuit take me on a journey from Australia to Spain, Paris, Amsterdam and back again. I was entertained and what more could I ask for in those circumstances???
OK, maybe I would’ve liked a couple to root for a little more. A heroine with as much brains as she has spunk. If intelligent romance is what you’re looking for, this isn’t the novel for you. But if you’re pure entertainment – like the equivalent of a car-chase movie – let Hot Pursuit take you around the world. It’ll be a fun ride.