THE CHERRY PAGES by Gary Ruffin

THE CHERRY PAGES

KIRKUS REVIEW

A small-town cop hits the big time acting as bodyguard for a famous film star.

Life is good for Gulf Front, Fla.’s police chief, Samuel “Coop” Cooper (Hot Shot, 2010). In his sleepy seaside town, big trouble is hooking a bicycle tire instead of a redfish on one of his rod-and-reel outings. But now his friend Neal Feagin needs his help. Neal’s just signed on to guard the curvaceous body of British film sensation Cherry Page, who’s coming to Atlanta for a location shoot, when he busts his ankle getting thrown from a horse and must ask Coop to sub for him. To Coop’s surprise, his girlfriend, Penny Prevost, is totally in favor of the gig, even agreeing to fill Coop’s shoes as chief in his absence and stipulating only that Coop bring the star to meet her in Gulf Front. Penny doesn’t know that Cherry’s going to fall for Coop in a big way. Now, Coop has two beautiful women vying for his affections. Instead of being rivals, though, Penny and Cherry become fast friends when Coop fulfills his promise to bring the actress to Gulf Front. Still, Coop doesn’t quite know which way to turn. Not only does he have to protect Cherry from "not_so_shy_guy," a maniac who kills people and steals their computers and who emails the screen star, promising to free her soul through a sacrifice to Baal, but he also has to decide which of his comely admirers to spend the rest of his life with.          

Like Surf City, Gulf Front offers two girls for every boy, turning the two-suitor chick-lit standby on its head.

Pub Date: March 7th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-59020-235-7
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Overlook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2013




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