Love's a Beach
Stories of Summer Love by Members of the Ohio Valley Romance Writers of America
Warm up your winter-or any season-with this anthology of stories of springtime and summer love by members of the Ohio Valley Romance Writers of America. From heartwarming to mysterious, comical to suspenseful, these romantic tales show that there really is someone for everyone. Whether it happens today or a hundred years ago, from the Atlantic shore to the American West coast, there’s something magical about the finding love when the warm breezes blow.
In “Tupelo Honey” by Ann Gregory, Raul and Desdemona aren’t young, and they don’t have stars in their eyes. They’ve both loved and lost. But maybe hot tea and warm milk sweetened with tupelo honey can reawaken their hearts.
Will riding the Ferris wheel be worse than admitting her fear? Violet must decide when the love of her life invites her along in “The Ferris Wheel” by Stacy McKitrick.
Hunger was no game to exhausted off duty marshal Hennesey James. All he wanted was to sink his teeth into something hot, juicy and fried. Instead he got a heaping platter of attitude from a waitress with a piece de resistance all her own in “Swizzle Stick” by Sandy Pennington.
In “The Wish” by Stacy McKitrick, Paige makes several wishes on her fortieth birthday and they all include office hunk Mike. But will she be adventurous enough to see if any of them can come true?
In “Titanic Love” by Linda Chalk, Stefan's seemingly endless wait to be reunited with his family is prolonged when news of Titanic's sinking reaches America. Is it love or madness that keeps him at the pier waiting for news?
Carmen is fed up with Harry, and decides to kill him, in front of witnesses. And she gets away with it! Find out how in “The Death of Harry” by Ann Gregory.
A disgruntled cop battles his urge for the cigarettes he quit, and his attraction for the hot new partner he doesn’t want, while he investigates a school ice cream theft. Then he finds there’s more to the crime than he thought—and more to his partner, too, in “Sam, Kate, and the Lunch Lady’s Secret” by Dakota James.
In “Time’s Tempest: The Storm” by Jennette Marie Powell, a headstrong handyman takes his first trip back in time in search of his own past. Instead, he winds up in the storm of the century, on the run from a madman from the future, with a woman he doesn’t remember meeting—or falling in love with.
- Mythical Press, February 2014
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