by Blayne Cooper
Rachel Michaels is at the top of her profession, but she’s grown tired of trading barbs with her co-host/exhusband on their popular morning radio talk show. Eager to stretch her wings, she takes a second job as the color commentator for Denver’s new professional women’s soccer team.
Along with her new job comes an exciting assignment, travel to Venezuela to profile the team’s sizzling star recruit, Miranda Gutierrez. But Rachel begins to long for a little of her old routine when her boss forces her to extend her stay to accompany team big-wig, Nora Butler, and the headstrong player on a bonding adventure.
Their journey gets off to a bad start, and things go downhill from there. All three women are tested mentally and physically as they fight for their lives. They must learn to depend on each other, shape their own destinies, and, ultimately, risk everything for what matters most.
What would you do to survive? How much would you risk for love?
Winner, Golden Crown Literary Award.
Stranded: Winner, Best Lesbian Romance/Intrigue.Just About Write
[Cooper] develops the characters gradually and leaves enough surprises to keep the reader wondering what is going to happen. The dialogue is handled well and balanced with the narrative sections. Cooper tells an engaging story and keeps the reader turning the pages. You can't ask for anything better in a book.
Cooper has done a great job with both dialogue and characterizations. Stranded is both witty and gripping as the women hunt for food, water, and most importantly, a way out. The friendships that are built are warm, and the sexual tension between Rachel and Nora is sizzling. Stranded is a not to be missed great read.