Renée Nichols returned to Summer Lake because she had nowhere left to turn. Her marriage, the charity she spent her life building, her entire life—they were all shattered when her husband was arrested. She's getting by, even if barely standing on her own two feet. She has a job, even if it's not the greatest. She has her childhood home to live in, even if it's barely livable.
Gabe Morgan is back in town, too—even if he's only visiting. Every time she gets around him her heart rate and her temperature soar, but that's just her overactive imagination, isn't it? He might be even hotter now than he was in high school, but he's still the town's golden boy. He's the town doctor's son, she's the town drunk's daughter. He's one of life's good guys, he'll help her out because it's what he does. But that's all.
Gabe Morgan has been spending as much time as he can back in Summer Lake—though he couldn't tell you why. He's a partner in a successful firm of trial attorneys in New York City. He's gone out and conquered the world as he always knew he would. So why is it every time he comes home to the lake, he feels like a failure? He's achieved so much, but he hasn't found happiness.
Running into Renée again has made him question everything. She told him that love, family, and happiness are the most important things in life. He's starting to agree—but will she be the one to help him find them?
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.
Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack
Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly
Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan
Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura
Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan
Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase
Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée
The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding
Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura's Wedding
Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch!
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.
Red Wine and Roses
Champagne and daisies
Marsala and Magnolias
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."
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)