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Friday, August 28, 2009

Scoop by Rene Gutteridge

Hugo Telley didn't know what he was getting into when he hired Hayden Hazard on as his executive assistant at the News Channel 7, the station he produces. But things were already going wrong before he arrival. Gilda Braun, their popular news anchor, is forever ensconced in her position at the desk. She's practically an idol in the town, having her own statue at the airport. Or used to be an idol. The problem is, she's really old. Old in age, old in wardrobe choices, old in makeup choices, and generally old-fashioned.
But replacing her will be a hard task, especially since their station has been last in ratings for the past few years. Changing anything would wreak even more havoc. But when his only good reporter gets injured while out in the field, things start to take a turn for the better, believe it or not.
Hayden Hazard comes from a big family who used to make up a clown business. But now, their parents have died, and the oldest son has sold the business, leaving the seven siblings to fend for themselves in the big world. That's why Hayden is eager to step in when Gilda mysteriously disappears from the desk and her home.
There are several things keeping this comedic book off the Elite List. First of all, Hayden is perfect. As perfect as she can be. She has no flaws at all. However, most of the other characters are funny and believable.
Second of all, ends are not Rene's forte, so to say (pardon the rhyming). By the end, she had created four romantic subplots. She hooked every significant female with every significant male and they were all happy. Everything turns out perfect at the end.
I think it would have been better if Gilda would have remained missing and if Hayden had just stayed at the desk.
Also, surely Rene could have worked on Hayden's character more. She worked on all the others and they were just fine.
Those are the only black spots that keep this book off the Elite List. Otherwise, it's a fine read.
3 stars

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