Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ocean City Cover-Up

25815256Euro-trash collides with American gangsta in Maryland’s gleefully cheesy beach resort. Reporter Jamie August befriends a spoiled heiress who is being pursued by Russian mobsters—and a chart-topping rap star. Meanwhile, a raging crime spree is keeping Jamie busy—and so is a hot new boyfriend and a strict jogging and frozen custard fitness plan. Action careens from OC to Dubai, from the wild shores of Assateague to a wild-west campground. Will Jamie survive to debut her fringed leopard-print bikini?

*May Contain Spoilers*

Kim Kash writes of the rough and tumble tourist boardwalks of Ocean City, Maryland in her novel, Ocean City Cover-Up. This sequel stars Jamie August, journalist for a free weekly paper, who cannot manage to stay out of trouble. Through the pages, trouble seems to stalk Ms. August, putting her life in mortal danger and her career in overdrive.

Jamie August seems like a nice, sarcastic, down-to-earth girl that I would enjoy having a beer with. As a girl with some Maryland experience, and relatives, Jamie's personalty and character were very real to me. She's a go-getter with the desire to be physically fit and the persistence to make it happen. She struggles in the love department but is getting better, which is more realistic and relatable. Her no-nonsense attitude paired with her ambitious nature fits her perfectly, and makes for some top-notch reporting. Readers will enjoy witnessing Jamie banter and battle her way through mobsters to survive and get the story.

The plot begins with an ice cream shack on the boardwalk of Ocean City. No better place to start, really. This is where Jamie meets Zamina and Leyla, two young girls she accidentally runs into at a club one night. When Leyla goes missing, Jamie wants some answers. But Zamina is in hiding and doesn't know where, or who, to run to. Plus she's a little spoiled and stuck-up, so that doesn't help. Jamie learns that Leyla is a recent murder victim and uncovers that Zamina is the daughter of an oil tycoon which leads her to Sam, who could be Jamie's next boyfriend if they all live through this chaos. Kim Kash has a fast-paced, action packed style that is incredibly entertaining. Readers who enjoy journalistic adventures and high-heels, even murder or mafia plots, will definitely want to pick up Ocean City Cover-Up.

Rating: 3/5 Cups

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