Ryder’s Bride

Book One in the Brides Bay Series
August, 2018

BRIDES BAY: A NEW SMALL TOWN ROMANCE SERIES FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR V.K. SYKES

“Sensuous and moving, with a perfect small town setting.” ~Publishers Weekly on the Seashell Bay Series

Ryder Griffin bought a rustic old house in Maine for one purpose—to get away from his old life. Forced by injury to retire from a successful pro hockey career, he just wants to be left alone to race his beloved motorcycles and train his unruly Newfoundland dog. Brides Bay seemed like the perfect escape, until his quirky and beautiful house sitter Claire Maddox turned his plans upside down.

Claire grew up in Brides Bay and returned after a horrific accident in New York forced her to abandon art school. Now she and her partner take care of palatial homes of the rich and mostly absentee owners on neighboring idyllic Promise Island. When she manages to land the elusive Ryder Griffin as a client, she soon discovers that she’s taken on more than she bargained for.

Because he’s going to destroy her beloved home, the one she grew up in.

There’s nothing she can do about it.

Or is there?

“I can’t wait to catch the ferry over for my next visit to Seashell Bay!” ~The Romance Dish on the Seashell Bay Series

“A quintessential love story set on a romantic island, the second in the Seashell Bay series delivers readers a great summer read.” ~RT Book Reviews on the Seashell Bay Series