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What Happens In Carolina by Karen Grey
Series: Carolina Classics #1.5
Published by Self-Published on December 21, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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First, there’s only one office. Then, there’s only one bed. Then there’s only one condom.
I’m over the moon when I land my first-ever writing job on a new TV show that’s like, da bomb. So what if my old boss twisted her son’s arm to get me the job?
I’m not so enthused when I have to share an office the size of a broom closet with a grumpy guy who ignores me. I don’t care if he’s totally fly. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to come up with high concept storylines and punchy dialogue for hormone-filled teenagers—the actors and the characters—while being hazed in the writers’ room.
Things begin to heat up between us on a work trip to the gorgeous coastal filming location for our show, but when a hurricane threatens, sharing an office is the last thing we need to worry about.
What Happens in Carolina is book #1.5 in the Carolina Classics series. It isn’t the story of any of the five friends but the writers who were caught during the hurricane in the hotel. We saw a glimpse of them.
Now we get more depth on these two writers, George and Tina, and how they came to be writers for Lawson’s Reach. Their alternating points of view share the details. I didn’t feel like I really got enough to know and connect with them. I did enjoy their explanation of the process and how George sees things like a cartoon in his head. Their attraction felt too convenient.
I sometimes have issues with a novella and the limited time for character development. I felt that way here. I do like novellas so supporting characters can take the stage and be better known. Having read the rest of the series, I could appreciate that aspect. I don’t believe I would read this as a standalone. The impressions George and Tina had of Violet, Ford, Dani and the gang was great. I did enjoy getting another perspective on them.
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