The Summer House: A gorgeous feel good romance that will have you hooked
Some summers will stay with you forever...
Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolinas Outer Banks. Theyre going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.
Callies too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. Hes heir to his fathers property empire, and the papers say hes just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes theres more to this man than money and good looks.
Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets... secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.
Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?
The Summer House is an absolutely gorgeous, heart-warming summer romance, about the importance of family, not keeping secrets, and learning how to open your heart.
Captured my heart from the very first page and never let it go Jenny is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors One minute Im giggling and the next there is a huge lump in my throat My heart melted I just wanted to reach in the pages and give them all hugs. I cant wait to read more by this wonderful author. Color Me Read
Absolutely fantastic, I loved this book and will definitely be remembering and revisiting it in future. Jenny Hale is a supremely accomplished and highly talented author. I cant wait to read more from her! Splashes into Books
A perfect romance read. Full of tension and heart-wrenching feelings Oh I really did enjoy it One to lift my mood and put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart Full of charismatic characters, family love and bonds, honesty, small town loveliness and soul mates. Reading perfection! 5/5 Pajama Book Girl
This book is the epitome of everything I love about reading, about fiction and about romance. It was heart-warming, touching, upsetting, endearing, beautiful and one hundred other adjectives I could reel off Its an absolute must-read for any romance fan. Paris Bakers Book Nook
The High Tide Club: A Novel
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephines cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.
Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Clubso named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapadesMillie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephines friends descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women whove actually never met.
The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered, and true love found.
Praise for The Weekenders:
This book has all the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder. Bustle
Andrews has this perfect beach read label down patand then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good Summer doesnt truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you. RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
Andrews novels...are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception. Booklist
Crazy Little Thing (A Bell Harbor Novel)
Bell Harbor is a one-million copy bestselling series.
If Sadie Turner is good at anything, its putting stuff in order. So when she finds her perfect life in disarray, she hopes a summer vacation at her aunts lake house will help her piece it back together. She wants to relax, reboot, and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband. And that requires time away from men. All men.
Or so she thinks.
With two slobbering dogs and two cousins living thereone a flamboyant decorator intent on making over Sadieits hard to get a moments peace at eccentric Aunt Dodys house, especially with everyone so determined to set her up with Desmond, the sexy new neighbor.
Desmond is Sadies worst nightmare. Tall, tanned, muscularand to top it off, hes great with her kids. But he must have a flawhes a manso Sadie vows to keep her distance.
As summer blazes on, the life Sadie is trying so hard to simplify only becomes more complicateda new career presents itself, her evil ex haunts her, and Aunt Dody reveals a tragic secretbut maybe a little chaos is just what Sadie needs to get her life back in order.
The Summer That Made Us: A Novel
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Mothers and daughters, sisters and cousins, they lived for summers at the lake house until a tragic accident changed everything. The Summer That Made Us is an unforgettable story about a family learning to accept the past, to forgive and to love each other again.
That was then
For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. The women would escape the city the moment school was out to gather at the family house on Lake Waseka. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything.
This is now
After an accidental drowning turned the lake house into a site of tragedy and grief, it was closed up. For good. Torn apart, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened that summer, and relationships between them are uneasy at best to hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.
Robyn Carr has crafted a beautifully woven story about the complexities of family dynamics and the value of strong female relationships.
A Summer Like No Other (Broken Dreams)
Shes his best friends little sister. Hes the biggest player of them all. They shouldnt be together. But this summers just too tempting. Sixteen-year-old Emilia Morettis goal for the summer is simple: forget her brothers best friendNick Grawskyever existed. It should be easy: Hes spending his summer in the Hamptons, adding girls in tiny bikinis to his list of broken hearts. Guarantee he wont be telling them theyre like his little sisters. This summer, Emilia wont stay awake at night thinking about him. Shell need flawless ballet movements to have a shot at next years showcase, and shes finally ready to search for her birth parents. But when Nick decides to stay in the city, Emilias resolve disappears in a pirouette. Maybe its the spin they needed to be together. As long as she doesnt get stuck believing in happily ever after Nick is tired of pretending to be the happy, lets-have-fun guy. His father wants him to change his career from professional dancer tolawyer. He needs to put all of his focus on dancing to prove to Daddy Dearest hes good enough to make it big. And he may have a case of the bluest balls in history courtesy of Emilia. Shes off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. Besides, hes not boyfriend material. He only has time for flings, for girls who dont expect much, for girls he doesnt want to kiss goodnight. He knows he should resist her, but hes not sure he wants to At least for this summer. Its going to be a summer like no other.
The Summer House: A Novel
When Flossy Merrill summons her children to the beloved family beach house to celebrate their fathers eightieth birthday, both cherished memories and long-kept secrets come to light in this charming and lyrical novel from the author of The Lake Season and Mystic Summer.
Flossy Merrill has managed tosomewhat begrudginglygather her three ungrateful grown children from their dysfunctional lives for a summer reunion at the familys Rhode Island beach house. Clementine, her youngest child and a young mother of two small children, has caused Flossy the most worry after enduring a tragically life-altering year. But Samuel and his partner Evan are not far behind in their ability to alarm: their prospective adoption search has just taken a heart-wrenching turn. Only Paige, the eldest of the headstrong Merrill clan, is her usual self: arriving precisely on time with her well-adapted teens. Little does her family know that she, too, is facing personal struggles of her own.
No matter. With her family finally congregated under one seaside roof, Flossy is determined to steer her family back on course even as she prepares to reveal the fate of the summer house that everyone has thus far taken for granted: shes selling it. The Merrill children are both shocked and outraged and each returns to memories of their childhoods at their once beloved summer housethe house where they have not only grown up, but from which they have grown away. With each lost in their respective heartaches, Clementine, Samuel, and Paige will be forced to reconsider what really matters before they all say goodbye to a house that not only defined their summers, but, ultimately, the ways in which they define themselves. Featuring McKinnons sharp and evocative (Kirkus Reviews) voice, this warm-hearted novel is perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Alice Monroe.
California Summer: A Novel
"The perfect beach read!" Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Reunion.
"Tender and triumphant...California Summer made my heart sing." Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of Between Me and You
Anita Hughes's California Summer is a charming and beautiful love story about a former Hollywood producer who trades her cast list in for cookbooks in the hopes of following her dreams and finding new love.
Ben and Rosie are Hollywoods newest director/producer dream team. After hitting it big at Sundance, it seems that their ten years of love and hard work are finally paying off. Rosie is happy making independent films, but Ben wants the A-List celebrity package: a house in Beverly Hills, fancy cars in the driveway, and his name on the biggest blockbusters. Hes willing to do anything, even sleep with the most famous producer in town, to get them.
Rosie is devastated by Bens affair, and she decides to take a break from show business. She accepts her best friend's invitation to spend the summer at her parents' estate in Montecito. It's far away from L.A., the perfect place to start over.
In Montecito, Rosie meets a colorful cast of characters including Rachel, who owns a chocolate shop, and Josh, a handsome local who splits his time between surfing and classic cars. Suddenly Rosie has new friends and a new purpose. She starts a business in the village, and her luck seems to be turning around. But Rosie knows all too well that success comes with a price, and the price might be losing love...again.
California Summer is a touching and romantic story about following your dreams but not letting them get in the way of love.
Suddenly One Summer (An FBI/US Attorney Novel)
From the New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Wedding comes a novel about a man and a woman whose summer is about to get very, very hot...
Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual datingjust not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as evereven if that means teaming up with Ford...
Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for...
If you need a great read to throw in your beach bag, make sure Suddenly One Summer is one of your choices.USA Today
Secrets in Summer: A Novel
The queen of beach books (The Star-Ledger) returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface.
NAMED ONE OF TEN BEST SUMMER BOOKS TO READ ON THE BEACH BY SMARTERTRAVEL
Memorial Day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. For year-round resident Darcy Cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. Its also Darcys chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors. But the last person the thirty-year-old librarian expects to see staying next door is her ex-husband, Boyz, along with his wife, Autumn, and stepdaughter, Willow.
Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. And she finds herself pulled into the concerns of Boyz, Autumn, a charming elderly neighbor, and an at-risk teen.
As the season nears its end, Darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness.
Praise for Secrets in Summer
Full of rich details about life on Nantucket, this breezy tale is at once nostalgic and hopeful. . . . The story is filled with sweet moments of unlikely female connections. An easily digestible, warmhearted tale of eye-opening friendships.Kirkus Reviews
Nancy Thayers latest is a lovely and heartwarming contemporary read with its blend of humor and emotion set against the beautiful backdrop of Nantucket Island. Her well-crafted plot is infused with warmth and heartfelt, tender moments. Darcy is a strong, independent yet vulnerable heroine who will appeal to readers. Thayers engaging storytelling and authentic, endearing characters will keep readers turning the pages.RT Book Reviews
Thayers beachside novel brims with themes that womens-fiction readers love, and the plot skims important issuesinfidelity, fear of commitment, griefwhile maintaining its focus on Darcys personal growth and the intergenerational friendship between the four women.Booklist (starred review)
The Choices Trilogy including Ethan's Fall: Explicit hot alpha male romantic mystery novels (The Choices Series)
This is a billionaire romantic HEA series.
Bethany Thorne has secrets and shes told a few lies but shes hurt no-one. She just wants a better life, she works hard for a better life, a life with choices but a chance encounter at her new University with billionaire, hot alpha Daniel Stone makes her heart beat, her body tremble and rocks her very foundation. Reeling from the intensity of her unfathomable reactions to this man her world is sent further spiralling out of her control when on this first meeting he casually whispers that he knows shes a liar. Bethany begins to feel her hard earned choices start to disintegrate before her.
Her innate and newly discovered submissive nature is highlighted further by her extreme reaction to each encounter with alpha Daniel Stone. Seriously hot, dark and dominant he evokes an instant heat and desire she has never felt before, but he is dangerous, he is powerful and he seems to see right through her. Choosing to try and stay under his radar proves to be the first choice to slip through her fingers.
They say once bitten
Ethan is the handsome possessive bad boy that will stop at nothing to get what he wants, he just doesn't realise - what he wants all.
Ada is in hiding and has no choice but to stay that way. She needs to find the one person who means the most to her, more than her next breath, more than life itself. If Ada is found and identified, she knows she will never get that chance. Its not a life choice; this is self-preservation and shes already lost too much to give up now.
For the first time since moving to the small coastal town, Ada feels isolated in her opinion of Ethan, the towns favourite prodigal son. He is arrogant, cruel and rude to her. But, the first time ever, Ada is distracted by a man who seems to delight in teasing and playing a game Ada cant afford to lose--- a game the sassy heroine cant even afford to play. The mystery of her past life is catching up on her. Can she keep far enough ahead of it before its too late?
Dee Palmer lives just outside of London with her husband and (slightly embarrassed) children. Her passion is writing sexy steamy romance stories that will scorch the pages right off your kindle and are guaranteed to make your heart pound. She loves an HEA but isn't afraid to put her readers through the ringer before she delivers.
When not at her desk she can be found either fannying around on Facebook or with her nose stuck in her Kindle. Once in a while when the lights are down she might be spotted about town searching for the best French martinis and throwing some dubious shapes on the dance floor.
Full length novels also by Dee Palmer
Never a Choice: B00U2YDT5W
Always a Choice: B00VXQUW6C
The Only Choice: B00XZNRPI4
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