Anyone in my family will tell you that when I come to visit, I have to have my beach day. Some of my earliest memories are of playing in the sand with bucket and spade, which at twelve became stooping over the sand with my marine life guidebook, which as an adult became walking on the sand with my Nikon. Except for a six-year period in my twenties, I’ve never lived farther than half an hour from the ocean, which kind of tells you something, doesn’t it?
This also explains why, when I was invited to write a novella for the Corsair’s Cove continuity series, I splashed over and climbed on board without a second thought. To spend pages and pages in my mind right on a beautiful beach in the Pacific Northwest? Heaven! Not to mention creating my heroine, who inherits a quarter of Great Aunt Ruby’s chocolate shop. And there’s a pirate ghost who’s a matchmaker. And a parrot named after Anne Bonney. To say nothing of my hero, who’s got mad skills with a hammer and nails, just like the man who built the house for me where we now live.
Write what you know, they say. Write what you love, I say. And I hope you love Kiss on the Beach!
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“Love is a sweet adventure—especially in Corsair’s Cove! I always love Shelley Adina’s books!” —Bella Andre (aka Lucy Kevin), New York Times bestselling author of The Sullivans
Bittersweet is only an acquired taste if you haven’t been craving it half your life …
Jamie Finlayson can’t imagine a more magical place than Corsair’s Cove. His family has deep roots here—and all Jamie has ever wanted is to build homes where other people can put down their own. If only the woman he’s loved since high school shared his dreams and hopes! She left the moment she could to chase her own dreams… but now she’s back for Pirate Fest and he has one more chance.
Brynn Kato is CFO of Ocean Technology, the first woman ever to be appointed to the executive staff of the tech company. Why now, of all times, does she have to go back to Corsair’s Cove? Her only connections with the place are her cousins and a weird inheritance—one quarter of a haunted chocolate shop. She’ll sell her share and leave the town behind—again. The last thing she expects is a reunion with a certain carpenter who has only grown more attractive since her junior-high crush on him. She’ll just overlook the thing about the ghosts.
Can the high-powered but lonely executive and the homebuilder without a home find their way to what each needs most? Or will his sweetness and her bitterness be as incompatible as chocolate and lemon cream? And as the veil between worlds becomes thinner with the approach of Halloween, the Wolf of the West is getting more desperate in his quest to bring the last members of his family to true love …