High Tide

Crystal Coast Series

by Lori Hayes

Seaside Publications

Contemporary Romance

June 20, 2020

Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)

High Tide
by Lori Hayes

Where the sand dunes tower and the horses run free, a mysterious island may hold painful secrets of the past. Romance and suspense reach new heights in the coastal Outer Banks.

Claire Kincaid is drawn to a small town on the coast. As a wildlife photographer, she’s captivated by the scenery and the wild horses she finds on a nearby island. The breeze is fresh, the tang of sea salt tasting oddly reassuring. There is a familiarity, as if she’s returned home after years away. She yearns to find her estranged father, having heard he lives somewhere in the area, but feels most connected to him when she’s on the deserted island. While on a photo shoot of the wild horses, she misses the last passenger ferry back to the mainland and is stranded overnight with little food or water. Black thunderheads are already gathering out at sea.

Jeff Rhoades, park ranger and wildlife biologist, discovers Claire hasn’t returned to the mainland and searches late into the night to find her. But she’s anything but excited to see him. As they spend more time together, though, their complicated relationship grows confusing and their attraction to each other is undeniable. Though neither are in a position to acknowledge it, the chemistry between them intensifies, until he discovers intricate secrets of her past.

They can’t ignore the magic on the island—although lies and secrets revealed threaten to keep them apart.

This book has been redeveloped from The Search to High Tide. If you’ve already purchased The Search we thank you.

Lori Hayes' Bio

Award-winning author, Lori Hayes, writes small town women’s fiction with the focus on friendships and light romance. Often times, the setting is rural North Carolina and the coast. She promises to deliver a happy ending in exchange for your much-appreciated time reading her novels. She lives with her family in North Carolina, and while she hopes to someday say she lives near the beach, right now she is a short drive from the ocean. She thinks it’s important to focus on what you have and to appreciate the small things around you, like the tang of salt in the air. For then it becomes possible for your dreams to come true, like her dream of writing and to be published. She thanks her mother for her career. One day her mom planted the seed for Lori to be a writer, and it took hold. And as her grandfather always said, Stop talking about it and do something. So she did. While her son took afternoon naps, she sat down and started her first novel. Quickly she learned it wasn’t so easy. She bought everything she could find on the subject, and to this day she’s still buying books to study. She believes life is one lesson made up of many shorter ones. Tell the story of your own life and it will come to fruition. She’s living proof.