Local TV news reporter Karli Lewis has one goal: escape the Iowa cornfields and podunk local news scene and hit the bright lights of the TV networks of Chicago. From drug busts to house fires and a devastating flood, Karli's career is on the rise, thanks to her talented and dizzingly handsome yet enigmatic news photographer, Jake Gibson. Chicago may be calling Karli, but Jake is a dedicated hometown boy and is staying put. Will Karli listen to her heart, or will she choose a dateline over her favorite date? Like any ambitious woman, can she reconcile the tug of war between unbridled ambition and a longing for home in the arms of the man she is beginning to understand she could lose forever?
©2016 H. Laurence Lareau (P)2017 Carolyn Kodes