Kenzie Reid is a survivor. She's been out on her own since she was seventeen years old. She may not have much to show for it, but she's made her own way in the world. Other than her sister, Megan, no one has ever cared whether she lived or died—not even her own parents.
When Kenzie visits Summer Lake to make sure Megan is okay there, the quaint little town threatens to cast its spell over her, too. The place has its attractions, not the least of which is Chase, the lead singer with the local band. Kenzie knows attraction doesn't last though and besides, she's not cut out for small town life.
Chase Harper lives a life many guys would envy. He sings in a band, hangs with his guys, can have any woman he wants—and usually does. When he meets Kenzie, he soon realizes he'd gladly give it all up. He believes what they have could be a one-of-a-kind, but first he'll have to convince her that it's more than just a one-off.
Will two people who weren't looking for a relationship learn to trust one another enough to make it work?
The Summer Lake contemporary romance series follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.
This book is intended for adult readers 18+
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships.
Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura's Wedding
Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy!
Book 1: Mason
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta
A Chance and a Hope series
These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.
Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance
The Hamiltons Series
This series follows the Hamilton family who own and run a huge wine business in California wine country.
Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies
Book 3: Marsala and Magnolias
Book 4: Prosecco and Peonies
The Davenports Series
Meet the three sexy brothers, of the billionaire Davenport family. In their own words they are - the "Suit", the "Vet" and the "Geek."
Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid
About the Author
Hi, I'm SJ, a coffee addict, lover of chocolate and drinker of good red wines. I'm a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can't write without coffee.
I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do, and I wandered down the paths of non fiction for many years. My life changed completely a couple of years ago and I returned to Romance to find my escape.
I write 'Sweet N Steamy' stories because to me there is enough angst and darkness in real life. My favorite romances are happy escapes with a focus on fun, friendships and happily-ever-afters, just like the ones I write.
These days I live in beautiful Montana, the last best place. If I'm not reading or writing you'll find me just down the road in the park - Yellowstone. I have deer, eagles and the occasional bear for company, and I like it that way :0)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This series has become an addiction Favorite Quotes: “Buying me a drink is the least you can do. I’m looking forward to finding out about the best you can do.” “Earlier I told you we were good together. That was the lie, we aren’t good at all, we’re great.” “Sometimes, when things go wrong, we all need some help. It’s not weakness, Kenzie. Sometimes it takes more strength to swallow our pride and accept help than it does to keep struggling on alone.” “‘You always have a choice, lover.’ He lowered his mouth to hers and whispered, ‘Choose me.’” “I’m so grateful for you. Everything you’ve done for me is amazing, but the fact that you’re with me, that you want to be with me is the most amazing of all. I’m happier than I’ve ever been, not because of what you’ve done for me, but because you’re with me.” My Review: I am so glad S.J. McCoy continues to share her delightful skills with us by continuing to crank out her ever enchanting Summer Lake romances. I love her “Sweet ‘N Steamy” style and Sing Like Nobody’s Listening was considerably more sensual than previous volumes, as would be expected for these characters, and it was an excellent fit for their story. Her uncanny insights and observances of personal insecurities, lingering fears, and personality traits are remarkable, yet she makes it so entertaining along the way. I am addicted to this series as I just can’t seem to get enough of this lively collection of interesting and fun people, and find I now have an urge to start the entire series over to refresh my memory of the earlier couples. Actually, any excuse will do to linger at the lake a bit longer.
Love this book and the chemistry between kenzie and chase. Even though at times i wanted to shake kenzie and tell her to get a grip. At times she worked my last nerve, but i understood her insecurities. This really was a great read. Looking forward to Ben'story and i hope Gabe gets a story.
SJ McCoy has done it again! Wonderful story with characters with whom we can all relate. Kenzie and Chase's story just feels good!
Another amazing book from the Summer Lake series. Kenzie and Chase are easy to fall in love with characters. This book was hard to put down. I love how all of the other characters continue to show up in all of the new books. I love how Kenzie and Chase's story overlaps Megan and Michael's story. I already can't wait for the next book.