Head to the Beach
I grew up in Michigan but never left the state until the summer of my tenth year. My parents and my older brother set out in our Chevy station wagon for Long Island where my oldest brother and family lived. That trip left me with amazing memories that I treasure and remember vividly even after nearly sixty years.
New York City, of course, stunned me–a little girl from a small Michigan town. The Statute of Liberty, the automat where a nickel purchased a slice of lemon meringue pie, the Empire State Building, the shiny and reflective United Nations building with its colorful flags. Amazing.
But the greatest memory–and the one that may have instilled in me my great love of nature–occurred when we went to the end of Long Island and spent the day wandering the rocky and roaring beach of Montauk Point. Sure, I’d been to all the Great Lakes, but never had I felt the Atlantic salt breezes nearly knocking me down and wetting my lips. I remember feeling so very alive on that day. I almost stepped on a horseshoe crab shell. Amazing.
Several years back, I decided to write one of my romances using the setting of Montauk Point. I ended up writing two books. Love on the Wind and Jingle Bell Love became the Montauk Romances. Both fun to write and to revisit a special place for me.
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About Love on the Wind – An uptight builder. A quirky reality TV travel show host. An explosive passion that surprises them both in this sexy Hamptons romance.
Six years of traveling for her reality TV series has left Kiley Nelson, a dedicated career woman, longing for a place to call her own. Spending a weekend at her girlfriend’s beach house is the perfect reprieve, especially when she purchases property to finally settle down. But her peaceful escape is shaken when she smashes into a car containing the sinfully sexy and infuriated passenger, Jeff Hammond, who immediately melts her heart.
Jeff, staying at his friend’s Montauk home to relax after a trying week of building a home for a spoiled diva, doesn’t count on sharing his weekend with the flaky, yet incredibly sexy, Kiley. He agrees to build her house, despite the tug on his heart as Kiley turns him on in every delicious way.
Passionate weekends and shared dreams begin to shape the house they start to build together as Jeff begins to realize his dream of becoming an architect. As their relationship deepens, so do the wounds from past hurts, rousing ghosts from Jeff’s traumatic past when his fiancé cheated on him with his brother. When a summer storm rolls in at the nearly complete house, they’re forced to deal with the past before it shakes and cracks the very foundation they’ve built.
Misunderstanding and stubborn personalities threaten to rip apart the fledgling relationship until both Kiley and Jeff learn to trust one another and are given a second chance at love.
Jingle Bell Love, Book 2
About Jingle Bell Love –
A man in mourning for his dead wife. A woman unable to trust the opposite sex. Blind date fiascos until they discover one another.
Denny’s wife—the only woman he’s ever loved—died the year before and his friends intent on finding him a new love. Jill’s first experience with love in college left her skeptical that she would ever be able to find love. Both the widower and the bachelorette hope for a second chance at love.
When Denny and Jill find themselves lustfully drawn to one another, they’re ashamed of their secret encounters. When friends suspect there might be something between them, they disapprove. Unsure of how they feel about one another, the attraction continues. To keep things on the downlow, they hatch a pact to be friends with secret benefits and embark on a hot sexy romance. When those benefits explode into something more than primal urges, one of them breaks the pact, and the whole affair and friendship ends up unraveling as the holiday season approaches. This steamy romance jingles all the bells for the Christmas season.
Denny, a contractor with a desire to become an architect, designs a home with Jill foremost in his mind. Their love ebbs and flows in this Hamptons romance.