Then he meets Haylee Hunt, the lead singer of Ransom’s opening band. And just like in the best love songs, everything changes. With Haylee, Lennon doesn’t have to feel so afraid all the time. The guilt that haunts him seems to fade, just a little. Because Haylee, somehow, seems to understand exactly how it feels to be broken.
But the hazy memories refuse to fade away. The nightmares are getting clearer. And even Haylee won’t be able to help him when the past finally crashes back into his life.
Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll get through it the way she always does—alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll do her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.
Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind on a table. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.
It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.
But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.
Reed Ransome is ready for a break. For once he’s going to relax, to have some fun. To stop worrying about his brothers and their band and the pressures that come with being a rock and roll superstar.
Paige Brennen is a firm believer in finding fun in unexpected places. If her past has taught her anything, it’s that life is too short to waste time being unhappy.
Their one night in Mexico is supposed to be just that—one night. A bit of fun, nothing more, before the drudgery and hard work of a cross-country tour sets in. They both have far too much riding on this opportunity to take any chances. And starting a relationship now would mean taking a pretty big chance.
Neither of them ever expected their fling to last longer than that one night. Never expected it to turn into something…more.
Maybe even something worth risking everything for.
Cash Ransome is a rock star with a bad reputation.
When his hard partying lifestyle finally catches up with him, his brothers and band-mates convince him it’s time to get out of the spotlight. A few weeks in the middle of nowhere sounds like the worst kind of punishment to Cash—until he meets Sam.
Samantha Warner is looking for something to distract her from the complications of her messy life.
When Cash Ransome shows up at her favorite bar, she figures she’s hit the jackpot. His reputation proceeds him, and Cash’s no-strings-attached lifestyle is just what Sam is looking for.
Spending time with Sam has Cash confused—if they’re just supposed to be friends, why can’t he stop thinking about her? And if he’s not made for commitment, why is he dreading the day he has to walk away?
She just needs a little time to work out a come back plan and then she’ll be right back to taking over the real estate world in the big city. Getting fired and losing her home were a setback, sure, but there’s no reason to think she’ll need more than a few weeks to get herself together. After all, Lilac Bay isn’t exactly her favorite place. And the feeling is mutual—at least when it comes to her ex, David Jenkins.
Getting involved with the quirky islanders is not on her agenda, no matter how many fish fries and drunken book clubs her cousin Posey drags her to. She definitely doesn’t have time to help reopen the family restaurant. And mending fences with David, her first love, is absolutely out of the question—even if that means ignoring the spark that’s growing between them.
But the more time Iris spends on Lilac Bay, the harder it is to leave. She’s getting closer with David, getting closer with her family, and suddenly she’s not so sure her old life was as perfect as she always believed it to be. Maybe she’s actually looking for something new, for something more. Maybe she’s looking for love.
And maybe that love is right in front of her.
For as long as she can remember, Riley James has wanted to work in television. And more often than not, Riley gets what she wants. There’s a reason, after all, that she’s considered the most competitive person on Lilac Bay Island. Riley likes to win.
So when Lilac Bay is chosen to participate in a reality TV show, it’s only natural that Riley leads the charge to bring home a victory for their small town. And who better to help her than her best friend, Andrew?
As the competition kicks into gear, the stakes for Riley and Andrew get higher. The line between reality and the game isn’t so easy to find. This time the two old friends are playing for keeps. And love might be the ultimate prize.