Sandra Brown's The Thrill Of Victory was released in 1989.
Sandra Brown - The Thrill Of Victory book description:
Stevie Corbett is in jeopardy of losing everything she's sacrificed and worked so hard for - her career, her reputation, her future. Her life. Now she has just two weeks to make a monumental decision, but her fate rides on keeping the truth a secret.
Judd Mackie's job is to uncover secrets. He's spent the past few years trailing Stevie, determined to expose her as the spoiled glamour girl he believes her to be. Then a chance meeting with Stevie offers him the story he's been dreaming of.
He's waited years for an opportunity like this to fall into his lap. Now he has the chance to scoop the story of the year and let the whole world know the truth about Stevie. All he needs to do is betray her trust . . .