I roamed the untamed ocean.
Set out to play hero conservationist.
Those high seas? They remain lawless for many reasons.
Over ten years, I saw the worst that humanity has to offer.
And accomplished… nothing.
The futility of it all left me disillusioned. Numb.
I returned to the island of my childhood summers.
All I wanted was to lick my wounds. Hide. Regroup.
Like a rogue wave, an idealistic beauty thrust herself into my world.
Tells me we can make a difference.
We can save the oceans.
We’re one with the sea.
Her naivety might be charming if it wasn’t like looking in a time-warped mirror.
Her natural beauty might be appealing if she wasn’t a college student.
The last thing she needs is a summer romance with a burned-out wreck like me.
She’s too young. She’s got everything in front of her.
And me? I’ve got commitments. And a past.
She promises release.
No need for guilt.
I aim for the crest, for a smooth, fun ride.
Unfortunately, my past comes calling, and we both get pulled under.
A contemporary romance standalone novel about two idealistic souls finding their way in a less than perfect world.
A delicious age-gap romance featuring two marine biologists with a desire to save the oceans, an unexpected adoption, and a resort island with a small town atmosphere. The standalone contemporary romance novel is the first in the Haven Island series, an island where people come to shelter, right off the coast of North Carolina.
About the author
Isabel Jolie, aka Izzy, lives on a lake, loves dogs of all stripes, and if she’s not working, she can be found reading, often with a glass of wine in hand. In prior lives, Izzie worked in marketing and advertising, in a variety of industries, such as financial services, entertainment, and technology. In this life, she loves daydreaming and writing contemporary romances with strong heroines.
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