Frankie Cooper has grown up surrounded by her outrageous family in the small town of Edenville, North Carolina. The problem with growing up with a suffocating family is that even though her eighteenth birthday is behind her they still don't see her as an adult.
But when she’s finally in the arms of the man she’s been dreaming about, none of that matters. She’s been in love with Maxwell for years and nothing will get in the way starting her life with him. She only needs to prove to her family that she’s capable and then they’ll learn to let her go. Will she finally convince her family she’s ready to be on her own or will she come crashing back to reality and realize she’s thrown a match on the bridge that should lead her back home?
All with a little help from her second family back in Edenville.
Rocking away on her peaceful front porch, Betty Grafton receives sad news which forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life. Surrounded by her family, a captive audience hanging onto her every word, she weaves the tale of how an unlikely and controversial friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her own mistakes, fears, and soul deep heartbreak, Betty shares the hard truth about growing up in the South in the 1960's.
Though the years have blown by with hurricane force, the ache in her heart feels fresh. The threat of harm still chills her to the core. But the joy of friendship continues to sustain her.
Nate's enjoying life in Summer Lake, too. His boss, Pete, may have warned him off the local women, but that's okay, there are plenty of fresh tourists every weekend to keep him busy. He'd rather get busy with Lily, but that's a bad idea. She's his friend. She means more to him than just a quick hookup.
When these two finally do hook up, they'll have to decide if it's worth putting their friendship at risk for a relationship that might prove impossible anyway.
The Summer Lake series follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.
This book is intended for adult readers 18+
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a standalone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.
Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt Emma and Jack
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money Pete and Holly
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching Missy and Dan
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded Smoke and Laura
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried Michael and Megan
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening Kenzie and Chase
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It Gabe and Renée
Book 8: The Wedding Dance Missy and Dan's Wedding
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen Nate and Lily