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Up to the Challenge

An Anchor Island Novel, Book 2
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Anchor Island, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Prodigal son Lucas Dempsey reluctantly returns home to Anchor Island. Following his father’s heart attack, the whole Dempsey clan has to step up to keep the family restaurant afloat. For Lucas this means putting family first and his quest to make partner at his high-powered law firm on hold.

Tough-as-nails boat mechanic Sid Navarro is happy to trade her tools for an apron to help the Dempseys in their time of need - until she realizes she’ll be spending her days alongside Lucas, the man she’s loved from afar since high school. Playful verbal sparring leads to a smoldering but temporary summer fling that has them both falling hard within weeks.

When the time comes for Lucas to return to his life in the big city, a place where Sid would never fit in, the lovers face a challenge neither saw coming. Do they ignore their feelings and walk away, or sacrifice their dreams to follow their hearts?

Up to the Challenge is a sexy, fast-paced, romantic story of family, island life, and finding love in unexpected places.

©2013 Terri Osburn; 2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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this book was better that the first in this series

This book developed the characters and had better dialog than the first. I almost didn't read it because the first was so awful. Now I can't wait to start book three.

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Up to the challenge

Best book of the series yet. I really liked the story good one to read

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Love.

I struggled a bit with the ending of the first book in this series...so I was bit hesitant to continue. But boy am I glad I did! These two are ridiculously cute.

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Loved it!

Narrator was fabulous! Truly enjoyed every minute. When I couldn't read it was on audible!!

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Laugh or Cry

My emotions were all over the place with this story. I had to control myself from busting out laughing at my desk at points and pretty sure other motorists determined I was a lunatic from laughing so hard driving down the road. The following day I was wiping my eyes of tears at my desk. This story was amazing and between listening at work and in the car and reading at home I finished it in just a little over 24 hrs.....no onto the next.

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good read

Enjoyed the story but not the endings. Going to loom for next book where the story hopefully continues.

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Unlikely pairing

I've been looking forward to Lucas' story and his HEA. But Sid? Really? Lucas is urbane and sophisticated. Sid is so purposefully inappropriate, the only thing missing is the tobacco spitting. And that's the thing. SIDS behavior is PURPOSEFULLY inappropriate. She could be kinder, less crude, etc and still fix boats. She just chooses not to. So no, I don't believe this pairing at all.

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Nice follow-up

Nice follow up. Enjoyed Sid finally getting her man. Nice to see Lucas come to his senses. The ending for me was a bit abrupt for me though. He comes to his senses then its done. I mean the scene on the pier was nice, but there could have been a bit more

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Sweet romance

I love to read a good romance novel. Yes, it's predictable, but I don't care. It's sweet. It's the second in the series. Once I finished the first one, I knew I had to continue the story of these people's lives. Will definitely read the next two.

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Decent

Story was decent, but somewhat predictable. The narration took some getting used to, especially for Sid's voice, but it made it easy to stay enticed into the story

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  • J. Guy
  • 08-28-19

just what the doctor ordred

took a while, but once I got into it, I loved it. Just what you need on a rainy day. well, even works on a sunny day.