By: V.K. Sykes
Releasing June 30, 2015
Grand Central: Forever
JUST A SUMMER FLING?
Morgan Merrifield sacrificed her teaching career to try to save her family's bed-and-breakfast and care for her younger sister. She can't let herself get distracted by Ryan Butler. After all, the rugged ex-Special Forces soldier is only in Seashell Bay for the summer. But her longtime crush soon flares into real desire-and with one irresistible kiss, she's swept away.
Ryan values his freedom. As much as he wants Morgan, he's not ready to settle down with anyone, much less in sleepy Seashell Bay. But his code of honor doesn't allow him to leave a woman in distress-and she's in desperate need of help to fix the inn. It only takes one day working under the same roof and Ryan is already hoping for a lifetime of hot summer nights . . .
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I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
I hadn't read the first book in this series when I signed up and started this one. But I soon learned that you don't really need to. The characters overlap, but it didn't ruin anything for me by not reading the first. Morgan and Ryan have known each other for years, growing up on the same small island and going to high school together. They both had crushes on each other... but never found out until they are reconnected when Ryan comes back to the island for the summer.
I enjoyed reading about these two characters, and the many others that are involved in their island life. Morgan is trying to save her father's inn after he passes away unexpectedly, but it's a lot more than she's prepared for, financially and emotionally. And Ryan is trying to figure out what he wants to do in life as he takes a leave of absence from his job as a high profile body guard. They both have so many emotional issues to deal with but they learn how to with each other's help. This book definitely had a lot of feels and it was a fun journey. And the setting was beautiful (at least how I pictured it in my head!) and it really makes me want to take a trip to the New England area!
About the Author
V.K. Sykes is really two people – Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and also romantic suspense. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That’s where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. Vanessa also writes award-winning Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name. You can check out Vanessa’s bestselling historical romances at www.vanessakellyauthor.com
Grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card; 4 runner-up prizes - each of those winners will receive a copy of Meet Me at the Beach and a copy of Wedding Bells in Christmas, by Debbie Mason