Lily's family left Summer Lake when she went away to college. She tried to make her way in their world, but money and status didn't mean much to her. After calling off her engagement and giving up her career, Lily's back at the lake. She's finally happy. She has a life she loves, and she's pursuing her passion running the riding stables. There may not be any other kind of passion in her life, but that's okay, or it would be if it weren't for Nate. Nate's her friend. Nate sleeps around. Nate is most definitely not the guy she should want to get passionate with, but, unfortunately, he is.
Nate's enjoying life in Summer Lake, too. His boss, Pete, may have warned him off the local women, but that's okay, there are plenty of fresh tourists every weekend to keep him busy. He'd rather get busy with Lily, but that's a bad idea. She's his friend. She means more to him than just a quick hookup.
When these two finally do hook up, they'll have to decide if it's worth putting their friendship at risk for a relationship that might prove impossible anyway.
The Summer Lake series follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.
This book is intended for adult readers 18+
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a standalone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.
Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding
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!
Book 1: Mason
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta
A Chance and a Hope series.
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
The Davenports Series
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.
Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid
The Hamiltons Series
This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.
Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies
Book 3: Marsala and Magnolias
Book 4: Prosecco and Peonies
Summer Lake Silver is a new series featuring couples 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.
Clay and Marianne in Like Some Old Country Song
Summer Lake Seasons
A return to the wonderful small town so many readers have grown to love. We'll see our old friends around town and they'll feature to a greater or lesser extent in the new stories. I want you to be able to catch up on their lives if you know them - and to not feel like you're missing anything if you didn't read the original series.
Angel and Luke in Take These Broken Wings
Zack and Maria in Too much Love to Hide
Customer ReviewsSee All
Ride Like You've NeverFallen
This book, the next in the series, is like all of the rest.
From the very beginning, I could barely wait to read the next one and am now awaiting Ben's Story.
Each book is unique in its own way, and the intertwinning of characters in each book made me anxious to read more, although each can stand alone.
I've never experienced that just so much expectation was possible in waiting to read the next book. Love her style.
I also read her Remington Ranch Series.
I've read 986 ebooks and this is the first author that I felt good enough to write a review!
Another great book from SJ! I absolutely loved Nate and Lily. This book is a hot and steamy love story that is well written and has a great story line with a happily ever after ending. I read all the way through in one day... I couldn't put it down! I strongly recommend the whole Summer Lake series!
Nate and Lily - Sweet and Romantic
Nate and Lily are such a sweet couple. This book has the perfect amount of sweet and steamy, just like all SJ's books. If you haven't read her other books you should. They all carry on previous story lines, so you get to keep up with all of the characters from previous books, which is great. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a little romance in your life along with some great sexy parts too.