Meet Me at the Beach (Seashell Bay 1)
Release date: February 24, 2015
YOU CAN’T STOP A RISING TIDE
When Lily Doyle spots her high school crush Aiden Flynn on the inbound ferry, she knows trouble is about to dock in Seashell Bay. And not just because he’s more handsome than ever. If Aiden’s in town, the rumors must be true about his family’s plan to sell their coastal land to the highest bidder. But Lily will do whatever it takes to convince the hottest guy on the beach to protect their idyllic island home.
Gorgeous Lily Doyle was the only thing Aiden missed after he escaped from his hometown to play pro baseball. Now all Aiden wants is to wrap up the business deal and get back to his life, not relive a past that still haunts him. But as memories rush in about the night of passion he and Lily shared long ago, everything else washes right out to sea-everything except the desire that still burns between them.
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“Sykes (Payoff Pitch) opens the Seashell Bay series with a tender story that reunites high school sweethearts on the idyllic Maine coast…As Aiden and Lily take a chance on their romance, neither knows whether it will be fleeting or turn into forever. Their intense romance is sensuous and moving, with a perfect smalltown setting.” ~Publishers Weekly
“V.K. Sykes has created a unique island removed from the chaos of the mainland, accessible only by ferry or private boat and populated it with a community of strong-minded people who work hard, take pride in their heritage and band together to celebrate the good times and get through the bad times as they protect and support each other…it’s a place I want to visit with people I want to know. I care about these characters. They’ve touched my heart and I’m now invested in their happiness. I can’t wait to catch the ferry over for my next visit to Seashell Bay!” ~4.5 stars, The Romance Dish
“A sexy series starter set on an island where anyone would love to spend the summer, Sykes’ latest is a winner. The family rivalry that’s been going on between the Flynns and Doyles is water under the bridge as Lily and Aiden come to realize that their night of passion so long ago was really the beginning of something more.” 4 stars, RT Book Reviews
“Genuine emotions plus intriguing characters make MEET ME AT THE BEACH constantly enjoyable, and V. K. Sykes always keeps the reader engaged during every entertaining scene. This author is a talented husband and wife writing team, and they perfectly balance duty with dreams for a very imaginative story.” ~Single Title Reviews
“I particularly liked the character of Aiden. Not influenced by others, he took care of the people he cares about and is slow but steady to reach the right decision. Lily is one strong lady and a fighter for her community, her dreams and finally her love. A wonderful read about Maine, lobster fishing, with descriptions so accurate you feel like you are aboard Miss Annie and pulling in those lobster filled traps. Kudos to V.K. Sykes on a delicious read. I loved it!” ~Fresh Fiction
“This isn’t just a moving tale of a second chance at love. It’s a story of reconciliation, compromise, forgiveness, and understanding. V.K. Sykes did a great job integrating the complications of small town life with dreams of something more, utilizing two lovers who were very different but wound up seeing everything through the same pair of eyes.” ~4 hearts, Written Love Review
“Wonderful beginning to a new series. Aiden and Lily’s second chance at love is full of both tender and sensual moments…there are some interesting characters in Seashell Bay that I’m looking to get to know better.” ~4.5 stars, Jen’s Reading Obsession
“Meet Me At The Beach was a sweet light-hearted romance that will have you wanting to visit this lovely seaside community…fast-paced and fun to read and I was surprised at how quickly the pages flew by. Meet Me At The Beach is a great start to a new series and I’m looking forward to seeing which characters we will learn more about in the next book of the series.” ~4 stars, Books-n-Kisses
“I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. This was the first book by the writing pair of V.K. Sykes that I have had a chance to read but I look forward to reading more in the future. I would love to know what else happens in Seashell Bay.” ~4 stars, Carole’s Random Life
“Meet Me at the Beach is more than a simple feel good beach read. It’s a romance with a second chance feel…this is a well written story with great characters, fun dialog and an all around great read. Looking forward to more in this series!” ~Storm Goddess Book Reviews
‘I adored Meet Me at the Beach. I loved the cast of characters. Lily and Aiden were fantastic, but there is also a group of background characters that I can’t wait to get to know better…I’m looking forward to the next book in the series and see what’ll happen next.” ~Crystal Blogs Books
“This is a novel of love lost, growing up and coming back to find a new life full of happiness. I loved the salty characters in this story along with getting to know a lobster fisherman’s life. Sometimes we forget that there is a whole other world out there that we have no clue about. I recommend this book to all the land lovers who have the same amount of knowledge that I have about island life, which amounts to nothing…it is fun to find out about the places we have never been to while letting us dream about visiting some day.” ~4 stars, Romance Junkies
“Meet Me at the Beach is a fun and sexy summer read. I loved the second chance romance between Aiden and Lily…I look forward to reading more Seashell Bay novels.” ~Nerdy Girl Book Reviews
“This was a good second chance romance and series starter, giving readers not just the love story of Aiden and Lily but introducing us to recurring characters who get their own stories told as the series progresses.” 4 stars, Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
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