Forever Takes a While Forever Takes a While
Book 5 - Summer Lake Seasons

Forever Takes a While

    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings
    • $5.99
    • $5.99

Publisher Description

Cassie always knew she was meant to be a doctor. Colt always knew he was meant to be a deputy. 

They both thought they knew that they were meant to be together—forever. 

But life got in the way. Their choices led them down different paths. Though, that was only supposed to be for a while. 

Now, she’s back in Summer Lake after more than ten years, and he can’t understand why she won’t even talk to him.  

He respected her choice to pursue her career instead of coming back to build a life and a family with him. But after all this time and all that they shared, why doesn’t she even want to be his friend? 

Pick up your copy of this heartwarming romance today and join Colt and Cassie as they learn that, sometimes, forever takes a while 


This book is intended for adult readers 18+ 



Summer Lake Seasons series is sweet n steamy, small town romance with a focus on fun, friendships and happily ever afters. It follows a group of friends in a small lakeside town in the California hills. 


Take These Broken Wings  

Too Much Love to Hide 

Sunshine Over Snow

Chase The Blues Away

Forever Takes a While 


Summer Lake Series 

In the original Summer Lake Series each book can be read as a standalone – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story.  


Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack  

Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly  

Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan  

Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura  

Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan  

Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase  

Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée  

The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding  

Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte 

Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie 

Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily 

Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story 

The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding 


Summer Lake Silver is a new series featuring couple in their fifties and older. Just because a few decades—or more—have skipped by since you were in your twenties it doesn’t mean you can’t find love, does it? Summer Lake Silver stories find happily ever afters for those who remember being thirty-something—vaguely. 


Like Some Old Country Song – Clay and Marianne 

A Dream Too Far - Seymour and Chris 


Remington Ranch series  

Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! 






Four Weddings and a Vendetta 


A Chance and a Hope Trilogy 

These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order. 


Book 1: Chance Encounter 

Book 2: Finding Hope 

Book 3: Give Hope a Chance 


Love in Nashville 

Just like the road to The Grand Ole Opry only those who are prepared to work for it can find true love. 


Bring on the Night 

There are many more to come 


The Hamiltons Series 

This series follows the Hamilton family in California who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. Wine may be the heart of their business but it isn’t their only passion. 


Red Wine and Roses 

Champagne and Daisies 

Marsala and Magnolias 

Prosecco and Peonies 


The Davenports Series 

The sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family. In their own words they are - the "Suit", the "Vet" and the "Geek." 





February 28
Xenion, Inc
Xenion, inc

Customer Reviews

Dunice18-Denise ,

Forever Takes A While

How Wonderful this book makes me feel ❤️ A Must Must Read!!
So Amazing the Love & friendship these friends &family’s have is EPIC!!
Foster care is in my heart ❤️ We were a Foster family once years ago it’s a Hard & Wonderful Love the backpack idea‼️
SJ McCoy once Again you made My Heart Swell with Love in this book!
Thank you 🤗 Denise

Nstark83 ,

SJ did it again

SJ did it again.... I love how Colt and Cassie don’t dwell on their past to much... I also love how the have a very fast pace story but they also get the process of having a complete family all in one shot.... the only thing I would like to see is how the whole getting Sophie forever goes and how that all plays out.... sooooo maybe another book is called for ;)

cutelilmnkey ,

SJ did it again

What a wonderful visit to the lake. I love the story of how Colt and Cassie find their way back. I love how SJ bring in everyday issues that are so often ignored. I love that Colt and Casie were so determined to take in Sophie and make a forever home. Can’t wait to see more from the lake.

More Books by SJ McCoy

Mason Mason
The Cowboy's Unexpected Love The Cowboy's Unexpected Love
Oscar Oscar
Shane Shane
Red Wine and Roses Red Wine and Roses
Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set

Customers Also Bought

Baked with Love: An Enemies-to-Lovers Western Romance Baked with Love: An Enemies-to-Lovers Western Romance
Strummin' Up Love: A Country Music Star Western Romance Strummin' Up Love: A Country Music Star Western Romance
Someone to Love Someone to Love
A Thing Called Love A Thing Called Love
First Comes Love First Comes Love
Lessons in Love: A Sexy Single Dad Western Romance Lessons in Love: A Sexy Single Dad Western Romance

Other Books in This Series

Tell the Stars to Shine Tell the Stars to Shine
Please Don't Say Goodbye Please Don't Say Goodbye
Take These Broken Wings Take These Broken Wings
Too Much Love to Hide Too Much Love to Hide
Sunshine Over Snow Sunshine Over Snow
Chase The Blues Away Chase The Blues Away