"One Summer Night is the perfect escape! You can't go wrong with Caridad Pineiro." — RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times Bestselling Author
He was her first crush;
Now he's her sworn enemy.
But when the Jersey Shore starts heating up
He may just become the one she can't forget
Everyone knows about the bad blood between the Pierces and Sinclairs. Their families are supposed to hate each other, but Owen has been watching Maggie from afar for years. Whenever he can get down to the shore, he strolls the sand hoping for a chance meeting—and a repeat of the forbidden kiss they shared one fateful summer night.
If only he knew whether she felt the same way.
When Owen hears that Maggie's in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to step in. Maggie's about to lose the family business, and she's even mortgaged her beloved house on the Shore. She has no choice but to accept Owen's help. But what's he going to demand in return?
Publishers Weekly Top 10 Fall Romance Selection!
At the Shore Series:
One Summer Night (Book 1)
What Happens in Summer (Book 2)
In a passionate modern Romeo and Juliet inspired story (with a much happier ending) that opens a contemporary romance series, Pineiro (Under the Boardwalk) develops the forbidden love between sensitive, spunky retail heiress Maggie Sinclair and stoic real estate scion Owen Pierce. Three decades earlier, Maggie and Owen's fathers, formerly best friends and business partners, had an ugly fight, supposedly over real estate. They bequeathed that animosity to their children. Inconveniently, Owen and Maggie have been attracted to each other since they were young, and chemistry arcs between the two when they reconnect at their families' side-by-side beach houses in Sea Kiss, N.J. Owen's bitter father threatens to disinherit Owen if he dates Maggie, so Owen comes up with a desperate plan: he pretends that he's only marrying Maggie to gain control of her faltering retail chain. A cast of lovely, imperfect supporting characters including Owen's entrepreneurial younger brother, Jonathan; Maggie's friend Emma, a wedding planner avoiding love; and her friend Connie, a workaholic lawyer gunning for partner neatly surrounds this endearing hero and heroine as Owen's father attempts to derail their love story forever. Readers will want to visit the charming town of Sea Kiss again and again.
A very enjoyable novel
This is a funny, romantic novella. Caridid Pineiro was not afraid to address deep secrets that torn two families apart. There were several strong characters that I have no doubt we will read about in the future.