To my way of thinking, there are two different kinds of beach reads – books which are set in a beach location, and books that are fun summer reads. Sometimes, when you're lucky, the two types intersect.
I, personally, love beach reads in any form. Something fun, frothy, and enjoyable that you can toss in a tote bag and read by the pool. I love checking out the beach read lists to find new books and authors to try.
I also love books set at the beach. I even wrote a beach-set book, Hooked, that came out last summer. Of course, being the contrary soul that I am, I picked the coldest possible spot on the west coast of the US to set HOOKED – the coast of Washington.
No barely-covered hard bodies soaking up the sun in that locale. It's more a crashing waves, wear a sweater type of place. But I still love it. The power of the surf, the fresh scent of the ocean breeze, the always-changing shoreline, call to me. And it turned out to be just the right place for Madison and Dylan to meet and fall in love.
So what's your favorite beach read? What are you looking forward to taking to the pool this year?
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Madison McIntyre has been banished to the ends of the earth, or at least Westhaven, Washington feels that way to her. She has one month to prepare a resort plan for her company or she’ll be out of a job. She has gone incognito in the small fishing town, hoping to succeed where no co-worker has found success before.
Dylan Edwards loves living on the coast of Washington. Ever since his ex-wife ran off to the big city, he’s been raising his daughter in the small town where he grew up. He’s content with his charter-fishing business, his life, and no city girl is going to interfere with that contentment.
Neither one of them can deny the sparks that fly whenever they're together, and the passion between them is as wild and untamed as the ocean itself.
When the truth comes out, will their growing feelings survive the storm?