This is the second edition, revised with a different cover than the original. After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets. Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.
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About the Author
Karen is an author, poet and former journalist. "Life as a writer is fun, adventurous and can also be quite rewarding". Her years of being a freelance journalist at The Staten Island Register were some of her best. The afternoon, she received her newspaper and saw her article on the front page...well let's just say that the whole neighborhood herd her yelling in the middle of the street. I've been writing since I'm fourteen years old. I started my career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for the high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of The Dolls, I knew I found my niche. I wanted to write women's fiction. I wrote my first book during the summer before I started college. My daily walks down at the boardwalk is what gets my muse going. It clears my mind and helps me find realistic plot ideas and characters boosting up my muse. I love writing about local places that people can relate too. The late Paul Zindel's books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories. Finding love and happiness is what keeps you alive inside, having it is what life's all about. It's strange but some days love comes easy, others you have to work hard at it. I'd rather have it come easy, but it's on those hard days that I built characters. The world is at our fingertips. Dream, imagine and love. Karen is a single mom living in Staten Island, New York with her two children, Michael and Nicole, along with Whiskers, Olli and Twinkie her three cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
fantastic and rich story Having a suspense/romance novel about drug dealers using innocent people is so played out until you read The Boardwalk. Undercover cops falling for the story female character are so over written until you read The Boardwalk. This book was a refreshing change, all the characters, Mario and Brooklyn and their friends and foes work so well together. It all works! There is nothing overdone in this book. From the the way even the drug traffickers are written to the building relationship of Mario and Brooklyn-this all adds up to a fantastic, rich story I loved all the way to the ending. Yes it is an HEA, but everyone needs that. Karen Cino is a rich storyteller who drops you in to this seaside town by vividly describing details until you can smell the tangy salt air and hear the ocean waves while tasting the delicious food they are eating-the bread and eggplant parm!! I think I might have gained weight!! But it’s all good, right? She can also remind you of the nastiness of things and how clever and evil that part of life is, makes me want to look at almost everything in a whole new light. Brooklyn and her best friend Lynn are like a modern era Lucy and Ethel, they stick by each other through it all pain, sadness, and yes, even unwittingly being involved in drugs. Oh did I mention Lynn hitting it off with Mario’s partner? Or maybe that is for another story. Fantastic job, Ms. Cino! -Reviewed by Khriste
Just finish reading The BOARDWALK for the second time. This book is a must read. It is funny and about true great friends who are there for each other with a touch of great romance and mystery. A book that cannot be put down. A book for everyone to read. Go buy it today... Diane Reems