Sometimes a character pops into your head and just refuses to stop until you agree to write their story! That’s what happened when spunky Maggie Sinclair, the heroine from ONE SUMMER NIGHT, showed up one day and insisted it was time for me to write a contemporary romance again. But not just any contemporary romance. The story had to be big and emotional and funny and sexy and tender!
Not too much to ask, right? And as I pondered just what kind of story to write, Maggie brought along her two best friends, Connie and Emma, and it became apparent that I’d have to write a series for these very special and very determined women. Women who did not believe in the happily ever after and were challenging me to show them otherwise.
In ONE SUMMER NIGHT, Maggie is trying to save her family’s chain of retail stores and has run out of options. There is only one man left who can lend her the money she needs to make the necessary changes to keep the stores afloat. There’s just one problem: that man is sexy real estate tycoon Owen Pierce and the Pierce and Sinclair families have been feuding for over twenty years.
In a Romeo and Juliet tale blended with a marriage of convenience, Maggie and Owen will not only fight to save the stores and hundreds of jobs, but fight to put an end to the bitterness between the families. I loved writing about how these two defy the odds to find love. I hope you’ll love their story as well!
I also hope you’ll fall in love with Maggie’s quirky and loyal best friends, Connie and Emma, as well as the future heroes in the At the Shore series. I adore Owen’s rebellious younger brother Jonathan, who will tempt Connie, and stoic caterer Carlo who is hoping to show Emma that true love is possible.
I’m excited to say that others are loving ONE SUMMER NIGHT as well since it has been getting some rave reviews!
Publishers Weekly named ONE SUMMER NIGHT a Top 10 Fall Romance and said “Readers will want to visit the charming town of Sea Kiss again and again.”
Kirkus Reviews said ONE SUMMER NIGHT was “”A sexy, fun, yet touching summer read.” Booklist thought that “Modern marriage of convenience stories are tricky, but Pineiro delivers rich emotions, strong lead characters . . . .”
And just as exciting, ONE SUMMER NIGHT was selected for the NY Times Roundup of Fall Romances!
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