I have no idea what I did to make that last link in the TL post! It was evidently a total aberration, because I can't make this link work.
Anyway, this is an Amazon freebie: Hollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday. I finished reading it today and totally recommended it to Lori.
The heroine is a gossip columnist for a tabloid. She's independent and snarky and marches to her own drummer. She has a swear pig on her desk and contributes to it daily, usually more than once. She admits she lies and will do just about anything to get a story. But she loves and takes care of her aging aunt (who is a hoot), and although she's fiercely independent, she does have her vulnerable side.
The hero is hired by her boss to bodyguard her after she receives death threats and boy, does he have his hands full. Her way of doing business stuns him at first, but he soon adjusts, lol.
Together they get in and out of scrapes, until the mystery is finally solved. Along the way, we learn some of the ins and outs of the scandal sheet industry
I liked the characters, enjoyed the storyline and I have no idea if this is an indie writer, or one who's epubing her backlist. Doesn't matter anyway. It's a damn good read and I recommend it for light entertainment and loads of laughs.
Edit: OMG! I did it again! This time I know how - you gotta have two links. Sort of. It looks weird in the draft, but it works on the published post. I have no idea how or why, but I'm saying this so I'll remember for next time. I hope ... :-)