The gray-green swells of San Sebastian haven’t changed in ten years, but Tanner Wright has. The last thing he expects to find back on his home turf is the love of his life....
With a make-or-break world championship on the line, professional surfer Tanner Wright has come back to the coastal California hometown he left a decade ago, carrying only his board and the painful knowledge of his father’s infidelity. Now that Hank Wright is dead, Tanner intends to keep the secret buried to spare his mother and sister the burden.
The last time Avalon Knox saw her best friend’s brother, she was fourteen and he was a twenty-year-old surfer god. She’s never understood or respected the way Tanner distanced himself from the family that has embraced her. But now she has the professional chance of a lifetime: to photograph Tanner for the competition—if he’ll agree.
Out on the waves, they find in each other passion that’s impossible to resist. And Tanner’s not the only one trying to move forward from his past. As the competition heats up, secrets get spilled, and lust takes over. How close can Avalon get to this brooding surfer…without getting burned?
Hot summer waves and deep inner turmoil mark this sexy contemporary romance about betrayal and second chances, the first in a series. Tanner Wright returns to his California hometown to reclaim the pro-surf World Championship, carrying the secret knowledge of his surf legend father's longtime infidelity and hidden family on the other side of the world. Surf photographer Avalon Knox wants to make it big in her male-dominated profession, and her big opportunity requires her to shadow her old friend Tanner everywhere he goes. Tanner's heartbreaking secret and Avalon's own family woes bring tension to the budding lust between them, while the surf competition keeps the momentum going. When Tanner's half-brother shows up and threatens to reveal their father's secret, everyone grapples with the meaning of family and loyalty. Sex scenes suffused with pulse-pounding intimacy nicely frame this escapist love story.