Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Guest Post: 5 Beach Read Recommendations from Melissa Chambers | Release Blitz



Hello readers of Reading with Wrin! I'm Melissa Chambers, and I'm here to celebrate the release of Seaside Sweets and two other novels in my new Love Along Hwy 30A series. But first, how's your summer going? If you're headed to the beach, here are five books I'd like to recommend you toss in your beach bag:


Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan
This one takes place in a remote little village at
the northernmost point of Scotland and contains a very hot and rugged hero who
works with his hands for a living but leads groups of young boys on campouts
and nature walks. *swoon*


Summer Sisters by Judy Blume



There’s no one who can deliver a more special
story than Judy Blume. This novel is one I have read and re-read time and again.
The story follows Vix and Caitlin from the time they are young girls vacationing
on Martha’s Vineyard to when Vix is an adult working in Manhattan. Caitlin is
wild and brings Vix into her eccentric life. First kisses, first heartbreaks,
and first betrayals are all a part of what makes this novel one of my all-time
favorites.





The Good House by Ann Leary



Hildy Good is one of the most perfectly flawed
characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Set in a coastal New England
town this novel meanders here and there with HIldy’s stories and antics, yet
keeps you gripped as you wonder just exactly how far she’s going to fall. I’m
about ready to give this one a second read.





The Boys Next Door – Jennifer Echols



For the YA lover, this book features a tomboy who’s
grown up with two boys next door who have suddenly gotten hot. Lori spends the
summer trying to get the older brother to notice her while the younger brothers
wants her to notice him. They all spend the summer working on the lake, wakeboarding
and showing off for one another. Very cute, very funny, very recommended.





Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty



Admittedly, Liane is one of my favorite authors,
but even so, this book really stood out. I read it through once and then
listened to the audiobook, which was even better. I love this author’s ability
to get to the core of our innermost thoughts and feelings. Not only is the
story intricately plotted, but it’s set in a beautiful Australian coastal town.







There you go! Oh, and don't forget to toss in Seaside Sweets!




♥ Melissa









 


After her ex runs up her credit card, clears her bank account, and gets her fired, Seanna Perry makes her escape to the quaint beach town of Seaside, Florida. The houses are pastel, the ocean air heaven, and the men hot as the Gulf Coast sun…one in particular. But while paying the price, literally, for the last man she trusted with her heart, she’s not interested in any sort of beach romance, or so she keeps reminding herself.

Living in the idyllic coastal paradise of the 30A area hasn’t eased Blake Evans’ guilt over what went down three years ago. He can’t stop blaming himself, and certainly none of his wonderful friends can ever find out what happened. Blake’s done a good job of keeping romantic feelings toward any women at bay, and he needs to keep it that way. But when Seanna begins to show him how to live again, he finds himself struggling to keep his guard up.

Seaside Sweets is book one in the Love Along Highway 30A series, which features beautiful beach communities, a circle of unique and amazing friends, and romances that will have you cheering on the couples and fanning yourself from the heat. All books are standalone and can be enjoyed in or out of order.


Excerpt:

An M83 song came over the speakers, electronic dance music’s answer to the slow dance. She tilted her head to the side, lifting an eyebrow. “After that Chicken Dance, you got this one in the bag.”

He huffed a laugh, trying to hold back his grin, but not doing a good job of it. She hadn’t seen him smile this much the whole time she knew him. He pulled her to him, resting his hands on her hips. She eased her hands up to his shoulders, her stomach alive with a nervous flutter. She had always been fairly confident around men. It had been the rare bird who could put her insides into a tizzy. But there was something about Blake’s quiet cool, the fact that he seemed to listen when she talked and actually care about what she said. He wasn’t one of those straight guys where she felt she had a good thirty seconds then needed to wrap it up.

But more than anything, it was the way he looked at her—his blue eyes boring into hers like he knew her…like he was curious about her. And she wanted to know more about him—anything he’d be willing to share. He lifted his chin, seeming ten feet tall so close to her, sending her heartbeat up a step. She looked away, breaking under his gaze.

She leaned into his chest, as he pulled her there. She wasn’t sure who had made the move—maybe both of them at the same time. She breathed in the scent of his skin and lifted her chin to get a good whiff of his neck. The subtlest hint of his body wash lingered, causing her to close her eyes and drink him in.

Her hands wanted to wander down Blake’s back toward his ass—his perfectly proportioned, round ass. Tonight, it was covered by his blazer, but Halloween costume material was thin and cheap. If she could get her hands down there tonight, she could get a good squeeze in. He pulled back from her. “What are you smiling about?”


 

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Also available in the series now!



Maya Forbes has never had a one-night-stand. With her irresponsible but brilliant sister filling the role of flighty one, Maya must live sensibly and dutifully. But when she meets a gorgeous redneck from Panama City Beach who makes her head whirl, she must quit thinking idiotic thoughts about upending her life after one week of mind-altering sex, especially with her dream promotion waiting for her back home.





Bo Harrison has lived his entire life in a tourist town where the women he meets are typically gone in a week. After a long-term relationship that left him mentally drained, he didn’t mind the easy, week-long romances for a while. But watching his best friend fall in love has him thinking along those lines, especially when he meets a woman unlike any he’s ever dated—smart, sexy, independent. The catch? She leaves in one week, of course.








 

 



 

With Shayla Harrison’s dangerous ex leaving rehab and headed her way, she needs to find a safe house and fast. When tall, dark, and ridiculously handsome Chase O’Neil offers a secure place to stay in beautiful Seagrove Beach for dirt cheap, she and her wallet can’t refuse. Romance is the last thing she wants, but the safety and warmth she feels with Chase are impossible to ignore.

Chase is the life of the party. He makes everyone laugh—whatever it takes to hide a soul-deep pain he can't fix. He’s been living in romance purgatory since his son died and his marriage ended six years ago. When he meets the mysterious and intriguing Shayla, the emotional wall he’s worked so hard to build starts to crumble. She makes him want all the things he knows he can’t have, including her love.

 

 

 



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Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of The Summer Before Forever and Falling for Forever (Entangled Teen).

 








 


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