Island Summer

Crystal Coast Book 3

by Lori Hayes

Iron Stream Media (Bling! Romance)

Contemporary Romance: Inspirational, Contemporary Romance: Clean & Wholesome

June 9, 2021

Available in: e-Book, Trade Size

Island Summer
by Lori Hayes

When a betrayed young woman moves to a charming beach town to escape love, an unlikely matchmaker gets involved. (Stand-alone novel—can read out of series sequence)

Physical therapist Emily McMillan broke off her troubled engagement to move to a charming, albeit tight-knit, seaside community for a new start. But will the locals accept her? She’s too quiet, too reserved and wants to hole up in her apartment to write her latest novel. When she treats a spunky patient, popularly known as Gran, she finds herself agreeing to a date with Gran’s handsome grandson.

Keith Stallings, a creative businessman who owns the local passenger ferry, tempts Emily with a dreamy island full of wild horses, an enticing beach laden with colorful sunsets, and a homecooked picnic under the stars. Heck, even a wild pelican named Sam loves him. Emily had declared men off-limits, but just when she believes this is the best island summer ever, the park service threatens Keith’s livelihood.

An emotionally complex beach read, this love story reaches just beyond the sand dunes where the sea turtles nest and where the tides can wash away dreams.

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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.