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When the Dempsey patriarch suffers a heart attack, Lucas Dempsey steps up to keep the doors of the family restaurant open. The proverbial prodigal son returns home to Anchor Island—putting family first and his quest to make partner at his high-powered law firm on hold. Sporting a bruised ego after losing his fiancée to his older brother, Lucas would rather walk on glass than spend six weeks within spitting distance of the happy couple. But family duty calls. And that duty includes working side-by-side with a tantalizing spitfire intent on driving him mad.
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. That is, until she realizes she’ll be working alongside Lucas, the man she’s loved from afar since she first laid eyes on him in high school. Lucas could charm the paint off a schooner, but Sid knows she doesn’t fit his girl-next-door type. To show her true feelings would mean certain heartbreak, but the temptation of Lucas in her bed might be more than she can resist.
After a rocky start punctuated by verbal barbs and exasperating arguments, things heat up between them—big-time—but their steamy affair turns more than casual in a matter of weeks. Sid’s life has become the dream she’s always wanted, and Lucas has fallen hard for the last woman he ever expected to love.
But this affair has an end-date, as Lucas must return to his life and career in the big city, a place where Sid would never fit in. When the end comes earlier than expected, walking away turns out to be a challenge neither of them wants to win.
Up to the Challenge is a sexy, fast-paced, romantic story of family, island life, and finding love in unexpected places.
|Title||:||Up to the Challenge (Anchor Island, #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||350 pages|
October 01, 2013
In the fair Outer Banks where its people give thanks,
For small Anchor Island, their home,
Lived a strapping, young lad who grew up and was glad
To leave behind the island and roam.
Lucas Dempsey studied law, there wasn't a flaw
In his plans for a life like no other,
But he s...
October 08, 2013
It's officially official...I stumbled across a favorite author purely by accident. This is my second Terri Osburn novel. Her debut, Meant to Be, blew me away. After reading this second installment in the Anchor Island series, my mind is made up. I'm in love with Terri Osburn. She writes what I wa...
October 29, 2013
4.5 Love Me Some Anchor Island Stars
”You turn on the charm and that man doesn’t stand a chance. Remember, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.” With a wicked grin she added, “You might as well be under him when he does.
I’ll start off by saying after reading this book, along with the equal...
December 04, 2013
4.5 Happy Stars!!
Up To The Challenge is the second installment in Terri Osburn’s Anchor Island series and I LOVED IT!!
I’ve been anxious for this book since meeting both Lucas and Sidney (Sid) in the first book, Meant to Be. As much as I enjoyed the first story, this is now my favorite. Once agai...
August 29, 2015
4,5 Romantically Mouthy Stars
Back to quaint and cosy Anchor Island with book 2 in the series, this time is Lucas Dempsey and Sid Navarro's turn to take central stage, the careerist lawyer and the gutsy boat mechanic, for a prime example of the "opposites attract" kind of romance.
It's an emergen...
April 07, 2014
Everytime he saw her, she was either snarling at someone, or covered in grease and cursing a blue streak. She had to be the least ladylike chick he’d ever met.
Sid and Lucas are a case of opposite attracts. Lucas is back on Anchor Island to help out at the family bar and restaurant as his Dad su...
September 20, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
*****5 AMAZING STARS*****
This is the 2nd book in "The Anchor Island" series but I didn't read the 1st. I wish I had but it isn't necessary in order to understand .
Up to the Challengecan be read as a "stand-alone" or as the series. This b...
October 14, 2013
Sid Navarro is Anchor Island's smart-mouthed boat mechanic. She has been in love with Lucas Dempsey since high school, but Lucas always had his sights set on bigger and better things and as soon as he finished school he left the island.
After his father suffers a heart attack, Lucas returns to th...
December 11, 2013
Terri Osburn was my discovery with her first book, she had a great voice and an author who can make me fall in love with a character who is engaged to one brother and falls for another is definitely one to watch out for.
This is the book about the jilted brother Lucas, the one who left the island...
October 12, 2013
**** 4.5 GET-ME-A-PLANE-TICKET-NOW STARS!! ****
The second installment in the Anchor Island series proves once again that a new author can weave magic with the best of them. Up to the Challenge was beautiful. It was so well written and captured that atmosphere of living on such a tucked away piece...