Up to the Challenge (An Anchor Island Novel)

Up to the Challenge (An Anchor Island Novel) - Terri Osburn 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 .[b:Up to the Challenge|18184500|Up to the Challenge|Terri Osburn|/assets/nocover/60x80.png|25266453]can be read as a "stand-alone" or as the series. This book delves into the relationship between Lucas and Sid.Lucas is a high profile lawyer in Richmond and is called home after his father suffers a heart-attack. He is just coming down off of a bad break-up with Beth his ex-fiancee who is now dating Lucas' older brother in Anchor Island. For his whole life, Lucas wanted nothing but to get off the small island and make it big as a lawyer. He wanted the dream of a classy wife, but it all crashed around him after returning to Anchor Island to take over his father's restaurant for 6 weeks.Sid is an out-spoken, crude boat mechanic with a "perfect set of knockers" and a "centerfold body". She has been half in love with Lucas since high school but never let her feelings show and as far as she knows, Lucas has never even noticed her......until.....they are thrown together running the bar. Sparks FLY....sexual, physical, and emotional - this book takes us through a joyous ride full of outrageous and hysterical banter; then through sex coupled with love; until heartbreak.I recommend this book to everyone who loves a good romance with a few sniffles added in!!