For ten months, bestselling novelist Alec Winston hasn't been able to type a single word, and he's coming dangerously close to breaching his publishing contract. Read more...
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For ten months, bestselling novelist Alec Winston hasn't been able to type a single word, and he's coming dangerously close to breaching his publishing contract. An invitation from his brother to spend the summer in Wilmington Beach might be just the thing to blast through his writer's block. Yet Alec discovers more than a spark of inspiration on the sunny sands. He meets an amber-eyed muse who makes him think about much more than books . . .
Faith Armstrong has finally gathered the courage to leave her past behind and accepted a job as a private tutor, hoping for a fresh start on the North Carolina coast. This is the home she's always longed for--not just a place, but a state of mind. She's felt invisible her whole life, so the host of new friends and the attention of a sexy author have her head spinning.
But Alec has a secret that could prove this isn't the life Faith dreamed of after all . . .
* Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author
** Kathy Altman of USA Today on The Dysfunctional Test
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-20
- Reviewer: Staff
Moran’s intriguing main characters, successful New York author Alec Winston and special-needs teacher Faith Armstrong, are perfectly normal people by all appearances. Those appearances draw them to one another when they first meet in Covington Cove, Del. The small town is where Alec grew up as the son of the wealthy Covington family’s gardener. Now he’s back for brother Jake’s wedding and hoping to wage war on his writer’s block. Faith has come to town to be a full-time tutor to Ginny, Mia Covington’s disabled sister, and is quickly caught up in the pre-wedding festivities as if she were family. Moran skillfully sustains the inner tension that keeps Faith and Alec from fully committing as they get to know one another. Over the course of their on-again-off-again love affair, their bond grows, and so does their appeal to the reader. It’s clear they are made for each other, but how will they overcome the baggage that keeps sabotaging their summer romance and threatens to thwart all hope of long-term happiness? Moran’s unusual approach to the couple’s problems breathes extra life into an already appealing story. Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency. (Sept.)