Love comes from the most unexpected places and is sweeter when friends turn into lovers. The summer’s best beach read!
SUMMER SOLSTICE gives you NINE, very different, exciting romances, featuring friends who eventually turn into lovers.! Dive into a tantalizing selection of full-length romances that feature sexy heroes and their women who make the leap from the security of friendship to the heat and passion of new-found love.
Penned by USA Today and best-selling authors, Summer Solstice will have you rooting for characters who dare to reach for love, despite the challenges.
J.L. Campbell -The Short Game
When Garth Chu is injured in a car accident, his long-time golfing buddy, Anna-Lise, discovers feelings she’s never admitted to having, and Garth can’t remember when she went from sister-friend to potential lady-love. A sizzling interlude forces them to choose between being best buddies or making the transition to happy-ever-after.
Sylvie Grayson – My Best Mistake
Jordie was heartbroken when he came home from university to find Jenny had married another man. Now she lives beside him, and he’ll either go crazy or do what he should have done years ago – claim her for his own. Jenny is back in town and she’s angry, her husband cheated, her kids were hurt and she can’t let it go. But when her boss dies and someone comes after her, who will she turn to? Can cousin Jordie help put this picture back together?
P.C. Zick – Behind the Curtain
When Lisa Williams returns to her hometown to star in a reality TV show, not everyone is happy. Friends and family turn against her. Even her buddy Tommy, a reporter assigned to cover the show, can’t accept all that Lisa will do to become a star. Through all the adversity, he discovers he feels more for Lisa than friendship.
Nikki Lynn Barrett – The Key To My Heart
Blaine Grant returns home with secrets and a past she’d like to forget. She’s missed out on so much and those she loves wonder how long she’ll stick around this time. The one person who sees through her facade is longtime friend Randy Hughes. Now that Blaine’s back home, he finally reveals how he’s felt about her all these years.
Susan Ann Wall – The Sound of Deception
Bryan Curtis isn’t supposed to want his best friend’s sister but saving a sinking ship would be easier than denying their attraction. When he and Morgan Landry cross the line from friends to lovers, they’ll deceive their friends for just one more night together.
Christine Warner – Secret Love
Saranac, Michigan 1955 – Can Lizzie Tarleton and Wayne Whitmore confess their love and then overcome secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?
Jude Ouvard – Lost Dreams
When Carter is killed in combat, he leaves behind his heartbroken wife, Avery and his shattered best friend Remy. Naturally these two wounded souls gravitate together, irresistibly drawn by the loss of the one they both loved, as well as their deep friendship with each other. But when that friendship starts to turn into something more, new problems arise. Will Avery be able to move on after losing the love of her life? Will Remy be able to fill the void left by the loss of his best friend? Or will this new chance at love cost them all they have left?
Hebby Roman – Summer Dreams
Natalia Colon, who is hurting from a broken engagement, visits her beloved grandmother in New Mexico for the summer. She looks forward to seeing her childhood friend, Esteban Montalvo. Esteban has become a minor league baseball player who has ambitions to make the big league; and with his dark, athletic good looks, she fears he won’t be interested in a bookish school teacher. But Esteban has been secretly in love with her since they were children, although he worries his love isn’t good enough for her. Can these two friends overcome their fears and find true love?
Carra Copelin – Code of Honor
Graeme McAlister’s determined to unearth the truth behind his brother’s implausible suicide but, when he sees his widowed sister-in-law, will he be able to handle the biggest revelation of all?
After the death of her husband, Maggie Benning resolves to establish a successful and independent life for herself and her son, Andy. Can she overcome past hurt and loss of trust to accept a new love in her life?
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J.L. Campbell is an award-winning and best-selling author who writes romantic suspense, women’s fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written thirteen books, four novellas and two short story collections. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.
Sylvie Grayson loves to write about suspense, romance, and attempted murder, and has published romantic suspense novels- Suspended Animation, Legal Obstruction, and The Lies He Told Me, all about strong women who meet with dangerous odds, stories of tension and attraction. She has also written The Last War series, a sci fi/fantasy adventure, the first books, Khandarken Rising, and Son of the Emperor which were released in 2015 and Truth and Treachery, Book Three was released in 2016. She has lived in British Columbia, Canada, in spots ranging from Vancouver Island to the North Peace River and the Kootenays in the beautiful interior. She has been an English language instructor, a nightclub manager, an auto shop bookkeeper and a lawyer. She lives in southern British Columbia with her husband on a small piece of land near the Pacific Ocean.
P.C. Zick – Bestselling author, P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She’s won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction
Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. “Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife – both human and animal – supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. Her Behind the Love trilogy – contemporary romance – is also set in Florida, but she’s now working on a series set in the Smoky Mountains.
Nikki Lynn Barrett – From Nikki: “I’m an avid lover of books. I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first “book” by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I’ll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.”
Susan Ann Wall – National bestselling, multi-genre author Susan Ann Wall writes racy, rule-breaking romance and women’s fiction. She’s a beer and tea snob, can be bribed with dark chocolate, and the #1 thing on her bucket list is to be the center of a Bon Jovi flash mob. Susan’s bragging rights include the Fighting Back for Love series, Puget Sound ~ Alive With Love series, Superstitious Brides Romance series, Sunset Valley Women’s Fiction series, and Devon Taggart Suspense series. She also likes to boast about her three perfect children, two amazing rescue dogs, and a happily ever after that started while serving in the U.S. Army and has spanned two decades (which is crazy since she’s not a day over 29).
Christine Warner – Christine Warner is living her dream in rural Michigan along with her family, one laptop, and a much loved assortment of furry friends. Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.
Jude Ouvard – “Drama, true love, tattoos…and everything in between!” Jude Ouvrard is an author who writes from the heart, and reads with passion and devotion. Jude enjoys stories of drama, true love, tattoos, and everything in between. While writing is her therapy, reading is her solace. Life doesn’t get better than books and chocolate, and maybe a little bit of shopping. A romance lover, Jude writes about love, pain, heartbreak and matters that will challenge your heart. A book can tell an unexpected story, no matter which directions it takes. Jude embraces words that have haunted her for years.Jude is a working mom who dedicates her time to a law firm and writing books. She has an energetic superhero son, and a supportive boyfriend of many years. Her family is her rock; she could not survive without them. Born a country girl, she transformed into a city woman who now lives in Montreal, Canada. Although French is her first language, Jude decided to write in English because she liked the challenge.
Hebby Roman is the multi-published, Amazon best-selling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, SUMMER DREAMS, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. And her re-published e-book, SUMMER DREAMS, was #1 in Amazon fiction and romance. Her medieval historical romance, THE PRINCESS AND THE TEMPLAR, was selected for the Amazon Encore program and was #1 in medieval fiction. She was selected for the Romantic Times “Texas Author” award, and she won a national Harlequin contest. Her book, BORDER HEAT, was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection. Her contemporary romance, TO DANCE AGAIN is a 2016 RONE Finalist.
Carra Copelin – Carra Copelin writes “well-written novels, complete with correct places, weather, and flavor.” . . . from a Native Texan reader. Her books are contemporary and historical romantic suspense about Texans set in Texas. No matter the murder, mystery, or mayhem that may surround or involve the hero and heroine, every story revolves around their romance and family.She is a member of Romance Writers of America and past President of Yellow Rose Romance Writers, plus she regularly contributes to Smart Girls Read Romance and Sweethearts of the West Blogs. She and her hero live in North Central Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex where they enjoy their family and grandchildren. In addition to writing and researching with her fabulous critique partners, she enjoys playing bridge, crochet, and genealogy.