by J.M. Maurer
After finally landing her first job at a television station, meteorologist Makayla Reading is determined to make her mark on the world. With an ex she’d rather forget and no time for a new man in her life, what she needs is a true friend to help her deal with jittery nerves and her crabby boss who makes her life miserable.
Though a don’t-fall-for-the-cameraman rule should be easy to follow, sparks fly when she meets the handsome and charming Eli Barringer. As their relationship moves beyond friendship, Makayla realizes she must not only give in to her heart but also let Eli in on a secret she’s been keeping, a decision she knows is…as right as rain.
Makalea left Oklahoma and took a job in Cleveland because she needed space from her parents, She loves her parents, but it’s time for her to spread her wings on her own. So she lands in Cleveland, working as a TV meteorologist.
She becomes friends with her Camera guy, Eli, and when Eli and Mikalea go to Oklahoma for Christmas, their friendship turns to love. Only problems begin to show up once they return to Cleveland.
The only thing Makalea truly loves in Cleveland is Eli. Otherwise, she would like to return to Oklahoma. A big issue in Cleveland is her MEAN boss ED, who believes all the females in the office should cater to his sexual needs. That happens in real life all too often.
Like in real life, Makalea doesn’t report his inappropriate gropings, thinking she can manage him. But men, who think themselves in power, are usually impossible to be managed. In fact, Ed goes so far as to send Eli off to another state, while Makalea remained in Cleveland.
Long distant relationships rarely last, and they both know it.
And I can say no more. No, wait I can tell you Pay Back is a Bitch.
This is a delightful, authentic story that will leave you happy in the end. To discover how they get from a messy quagmire to a happy ending, you’ll have to read the book.
When not writing, you can find her spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, or recovering after attempting most any sport. She resides in Chicagoland with her husband and son.