If it swells, ride it…
Georgie Childress moved to Verity Beach to lick her wounds after her controlling fiancé pulled a runner mere weeks before the wedding. Jobless and desperate to flee his turf, she sought solace in the quietude of the ocean, happily escaping into her own thoughts while surrounded by diving dolphins and cacophonous seagulls. Only when she accidentally runs over some random—and super sexy—surfer dude’s surfboard does she start to wonder if she needs to bring her head out of the clouds and start paying attention to life again.
Spencer Willoughby long ago fled his rigid upbringing, shunning the familial expectations of an Ivy League education and Wall Street career in favor of the sun, sand and surf along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Give him a surfboard and he’s a happy man. That is until some nutty lady with a penchant for fender-benders backs into his beloved hand-crafted wooden surfboard, snapping it in half. It’s enough to make a man crazy—crazier still because the kooky blond is making his blood run hot.
Just when he finally gets the woman out of his head, Spencer is unwittingly paired off with her at a wedding as a favor to a friend, forcing him to make nice with his board-murdering nemesis who he might just want to ride off into the sunset.
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Falling For Mr. Maybe
Jenny Gardiner has another winner. Whenever I read anything by Jenny I feel a whole range of emotions. Several laugh out loud moments, but also moments where you cheer Georgie on ver her vulnerability and tell her she’s so worth it. Being dumped a couple of weeks before her wedding makes Georgie gun shy about ever getting involved with another man. Add to that an aunt that is constantly putting her down and comparing her to her cousin who can do no wrong. Enter Spencer, mother lost soul who has no desire to get involved with anyone after getting his heart broke by his ex. Loved reading the wedding scene from Georgie’s perspective (vs. Harper’s in aFalling for Mr Wrong). You can never go wrong if you want laughs and main characters that show vulnerability but also strength. Thank god for a mutual love of water, and Georgie’s bad driving, that brought them together initially.