Caridad Pineiro WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER

What Happens in Summer by Caridad Pineiro

The sizzling heat doesn’t always stay in summer. . .

Connie Reyes and Jonathan Pierce only discovered how different they were after a magical summer on the Jersey Shore. She was ambitious and practical; he was artistic and rebellious. Their parting was heartrending, and the intervening years have only made a reunion less and less possible.

Now, Jonathan is back in Sea Kiss, having made a fortune in tech. He has everything money can buy, but his bed is empty and his heart is hollow. He’s never stopped thinking about Connie, and he’ll do anything to show her the man he’s become. . .


Caridad Pineiro loves the summer…  

I love the summer for so many reasons. The sun and warmth.  The sexy surfers down along the beachfront.  Best of all, getting to spend a few hours lazing on the sand beneath my umbrella or on my little balcony with a fabulous beach read.  I actually get most of my reading down during the summer months and maybe that’s why I love the season best!

When I decided to write a contemporary romance series I had no doubt that the first stories in the At the Shore series would be set during the summer in the quaint and enchanting Jersey Shore town of Sea Kiss!

I also knew that I wanted to explore a moment in women’s lives when a sudden change comes about.  In the first book in the series, ONE SUMMER NIGHT, you meet Maggie, Connie and Emma, lifelong friends who are about to experience those changes.

In ONE SUMMER NIGHT, it’s an unexpected relationship between the heirs of two feuding families, Maggie Sinclair and Owen Pierce, that leads to life changes for all the friends.  The ONE SUMMER NIGHT ebook is actually free until June 11 if you’d like to check out that Romeo and Juliet story (but with a much happier ending).

My latest release in the At the Shore series, WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER, is a book of my heart because I fell in love with Connie and Jonathan and their second chance love story.

Jonathan left Sea Kiss after ending a teenaged fling with Connie, but Jon has never been able to forget his first love. Now he’s back in town to show her the man he’s become… but is she ready to see it? When Connie and Jon are reunited as adults, they both have something to prove, but neither are prepared for the consequences of their lasting mutual attraction.

It was a lot of fun to explore the changes in Connie and Jonathan and how they deal with their past issues in order to re-kindle their love and build a relationship together.

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER and find out why I love this story so much!

 

What Happens in Summer by Caridad Pineiro

The sizzling heat doesn’t always stay in summer. . .

Connie Reyes and Jonathan Pierce only discovered how different they were after a magical summer on the Jersey Shore. She was ambitious and practical; he was artistic and rebellious. Their parting was heartrending, and the intervening years have only made a reunion less and less possible.

Now, Jonathan is back in Sea Kiss, having made a fortune in tech. He has everything money can buy, but his bed is empty and his heart is hollow. He’s never stopped thinking about Connie, and he’ll do anything to show her the man he’s become. . .

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Excerpt:

Sea Kiss, New Jersey

Playing it safe was far worse than taking a risk on what you wanted.

Jonathan Pierce knew just what he wanted.

He grabbed hold of the gnarly branch of the decades-old wisteria vine that climbed the side of the Sinclair mansion and boosted himself up. He’d made the journey so many times this past summer, he could do it blindfolded.

He scrambled up the vine, finding the familiar foot and handholds until he vaulted up and over the second floor railing, and landed silently as a cat burglar on the balcony. It ran the length of the immense oceanfront mansion, with elegant french doors offering views of the sea.

The first darkened doorway was Maggie Sinclair’s room. He rushed past it quietly; Maggie belonged to his older brother, Owen. Not that Owen had acted on it yet, but Jonathan had known for years that the two were meant to be together, family feud be damned.

The next doorway was usually Maggie’s dad’s, but the old man had stopped coming down to the Shore as often as he once had, so it was a good bet that room was unoccupied.

Reaching the third room, he saw the curtains wafting in the summer breeze and the dim light from behind the partially closed french doors. He smiled and his heart raced with pleasure.

Connie was waiting for him. Ever-responsible, ever-loyal Connie had broken her own rules to fall in love with him. Or at least he thought it was love. It definitely was on his part. With barely a week left before the girls all went back to school, he intended to let her know just how he felt.

He slipped carefully through the open doors and shut them behind him. He’d gone no more than a step when she launched herself at him, laughing and kissing him as she said, “What took you so long?”

“I missed you, too,” he said, knowing it was more about the separation to come in a week and not about the long hours since last night.

He bent his head and kissed her, his touch tender and caring, and she answered in kind, her lips soft and coaxing.

Although Maggie had been bringing her friends to the Jersey Shore every summer since they’d met freshman year in college, he’d never really paid much attention to Connie at first. He’d had his share of girls from his high school class fawning over him.

But when Maggie and her friends had come back the next year, he had finally, gratefully, noticed what a real woman should be. Like Connie: all luscious curves; also proud, smart, and independent,

As impatient as he might be to make love to her tonight, he wanted her to know how much this meant to him. How this wasn’t only a summer romance for him.

He leaned over her, his gaze locked on her face. He wanted to say the words—Lord, how he wanted to—but they stuck in his throat and so he let every kiss and touch tell her what he couldn’t voice.

 

Caridad Pineiro

About the Author:

Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with the Jersey Shore. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million romance novels sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country. You can connect with Caridad at www.caridad.com. You can also find Caridad on:

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One Response to Caridad Pineiro WHAT HAPPENS IN SUMMER

  1. Caridad Pineiro

    Thank you so so much for taking the time to chat with me and letting me visit!

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