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Sunday, July 27, 2008
HQ/Sil Challenge #1: All in the Game by Barbara Boswell
Title: All in the Game
Author: Barbara Boswell
Imprint: Silhouette Desire #1471
Date: November 2002
This is my first read for the Harlequin/Silhouette Challenge that I joined, see my original post Here.
Tynan Howe is the Chief Cameraman for the show "Victorius", a Survivor copycat show. Unknown to him when he joined the show, one of the contestants is Shannen Cullen, a girl he'd broken up with 9 years before, but whom he never forgot. Ty is tortured as he must endure filming Shannen, her twin sister and the rest of the contestants without giving himself away. At first he believes she doesn't remember him, because true to the directives of the game, Shannen acts as if she doesn't know him, as if he and the rest of the crew are not there. Her resolve begins to wear thin though, and she eventually sneaks a meeting with him, to confront him on their past, and their current situation. Things don't work out the way she plans though, as their attraction to each other is still intact, even after so long of being apart.
Can she hold out against her attraction to Ty? Can she still focus on the game, taking herself and her sister to the end? Is there any future for the two of them? Ty has secrets of his own to share or withhold, can he earn her trust again after breaking it off with her so long ago?
I picked this one up because of the "Survivor" reality show theme, I admit to watching my share of episodes of the show and getting sucked in in spite of myself! While it's an obvious spoof of the show, it's a cute story, and I enjoyed it. I thought it was a little amusing that this one was done back in November of 2002, and predicted that reality tv had long since died off and that resurrecting this type of show was kind of a long shot. As far as I can tell, the real Survivor is still going strong, as well as reality tv in general! lol!
Giveaway: My copy is up for grabs if anyone is interested! Just post here if so, and if several people are interested, I'll choose a winner on August 15th. Otherwise, it's out into the wild world it goes, as a wild Bookcrossing release!