Princess to pauper, Penelope Hastings, has a chance to work at the camp that holds her most treasured childhood memories. A spoiled only child, devastated after her wealthy parents abandon her at camp, her nine-year-old heart expands when an encounter with an older boy changes her perspective. Years later when her world collapses amid scandal and debt, she takes the lesson learned and crafts a new life.
Owner of a booming business, rags to riches Diego Ramos, is unsettled at the irony when his assistant books a corporate retreat at Camp Firefly Falls. The camp is the site of the most hated year in his teenage life as camp counselor, and his most regrettable moment ever. That one clash with an entitled little girl had a profound impact on him, changing the trajectory of his future.
Twenty years later, Penelope and Diego are back at Camp Firefly Falls for a corporate retreat, Diego as CEO and Penny as a camp employee. Their reversal in fortunes are never more apparent, but unexpected sexual attraction complicates everything. With this second chance, can they work through their regrets and memories, and learn that love is the greatest fortune of all?
Camp Firefly Falls:
We are thrilled to announce a connected series of seven "escape from real life" stories set at Camp Firefly Falls, a fictional sleepaway camp for grownups, set in the Berkshires.
Are you thinking of Dirty Dancing? Yeah. So were we. And Indian Summer. All those fantasies we had about making out on a dock, sneaking into the woods late at night, and making fast friends and slow, sweet crushes? We've been writing about all that and more, and we can't wait to share our stories with you.
But this isn't a flashback to our youth (at least not entirely). We've got hot, sexy, modern, adult stories, intersecting with some of your favourite romance series, from award-winning and bestselling authors Farrah Rochon, Gwen Hayes, Jamie Wesley, Lily Danes, Violet Vaughn and Zoe York.
Season 2 of Camp is coming up and Lisa Hughey's romance releases June 23, 2017
His Semi-Charmed Life is also the first installment in the Billionaire Breakfast Club. Diego's story is #0 (Billionaire Breakfast Club #0 The Rebel)
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Hughey has been writing romance since the fourth grade, which was also about the time she began her love affair with spies. Harriet and Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys later gave way to James Bond and Lara Croft and Jason Bourne. Exploring the complex nature of a profession that requires subterfuge and lies fascinates her. She loves combining her two passions into fiction. As evidenced by her Black Cipher Files series.
Taking a break from romantic suspense, Lisa entered the paranormal world of the Angelic Realm. The Seven deals with forbidden relationships between humans and Archangels. At its heart, Rafe is a novel about the dynamic of family relationships. As this series evolves, the core story continues to be about love triumphing in the face of opposition and heartache. (The really hot Archangels don't hurt.)
And recently she's been immersed in the Stone Family novellas, stories about a blended family of brothers and a sister who have a lot more in common than they realize. But of course she couldn't just write about family and romance. There are complex plots, bad guys, and suspense too.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great story !
A good premise,but could have been fleshed out more. There was a good back story for both main characters.
First i want to say that an editor was needed. Second is i only made it to page 59 before i couldnt read it anymore. There is way too much time wasted on internal dialog and Anytime the word Bed was used the characters keep thinking about sex right in the middle of a scene. This was a mess where page after page zNothing zHappens.
Diego Ramos has started from the bottom and rose to the top by one thing alone: hard work. Inspired by an argument he had when he was a camp counselor with a summer camper has set his life on a path of success. Now he is set to merge his company with a huge and successful company that will make him a billionaire; his dream. The only hurdle left before the merge is a company retreat at a familiar place: Camp Firefly Falls. Penny is finally back, many years later, at Camp Firefly Falls. A place that holds many great summer memories-and a bad one. However, even the bad memory of an interaction with a camp counselor years ago was good in that it gave her advantaged childhood some perspective. Not everyone has food to eat. Now she is determined to get her thesis, urban gardens for corporate offices that donate the food that grows to charity, into reality. She is set to pitch the idea at a corporate retreat at Camp Firefly Falls. This could be the opportunity to get her idea off of the ground. Little does she know that history is going to be waiting for her when she gets there, in more ways than one. I have been fortunate to have had access to other books by Lisa Hughey in the past. Those books were differently themed in that those previous books had plots about special agents and intense action. That being said, I enjoyed the difference! It really speaks to Lisa Hughey's talent and skill to be able to write so strongly in multiple genres. This book flowed just as well as the previous books and the characters developed just as strongly. I found this book very difficult to put down and the pace is very quick. Although this was the 11th book in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. I am very interested in the characters that were mentioned in the book, particularly those in the Billionaire Breakfast Club, and I hope to be able to go back and read the other books in the series to find out their stories. I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy steamy romance, car repair, underdogs, farming, the attraction of opposites, and who enjoy reading about summer camp life. Although I myself have never been to summer camp, I was still able to enjoy the setting. For those who may be triggered or offended: there are several graphic sexual scenes, explicit foul language, and infidelity. Please note: an electronic copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher (Red Adept Publishing) via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have read a couple of the Camp Firefly Falls stories , and hoped this one would be another sweet, thoughtful story . It did not disappoint me. Diego and Penny met at the Camp Firefly Falls almost 20 years ago. She was a 9 year old child of a privilege family with a child’s innocence view of life. Diego was 15, working as a counselor and from a blue collar family with issues. Not only was he going through his teenage rebellion, but also had a lot of attitude. Somehow, each others parting words in the short exchange they had, one in which Diego was rather cruel to Penny, made an everlasting impression in them and influenced what they had become as adults. Their paths cross again as they return to the camp. Penny to help the owners when a “retreat” is being held and also to present to the group her farming plan and Diego with the hopes a business expansion with his competitor. Amazing how well developed were the characters and the plot , considering it’s a short book. Only a talented author can accomplish that deed. I can see a series in the Billionaire Breakfast Club. Wonder if there will be one in the future. I was gifted this copy by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
I loved this book! It's very different from the author's usual books, but just as well done. In this novel, two children have an encounter that has a profound effect on each of their lives, despite that encounter being the last time they saw each other. Then, many years later, they are once more thrown together, with neither aware of the way they changed the other. I loved this premise and loved the way it was done. This is an engaging and entertaining contemporary romance, with just enough reality to make it feel real. I felt invested in the characters and cared about their story. I loved that Penny was a strong woman that met life on her own terms and made the best out of the hand she was dealt by life. Diego is just as strong, yet very caring and totally swoon worthy. If you haven't yet read one of the author's books, you've been missing out. She is on my must read authors' list. This is a wonderful book that should be at the top of your tbr.