A wounded man.
A single mom.
One summer love…maybe.
After a shattering divorce, Lily Corwyn can do it all, or so she wants everyone to think. Juggling a three-ring circus of kids, doggy daycare and guest cottages in her beloved seaside village of Cinnamon Bay is all in a day’s work. When Ben Aldaine, her high school best friend, returns to town, Lily’s independent and hectic life is upended. Now, Ben’s teaching her daughter to drive, mending broken windows and melting her heart…but the last thing she wants is to trust in love and risk another broken promise.
War correspondent, Ben Aldaine, needs a place to heal his body and mind after a roadside bombing. With a little help from chance, or maybe fate, he’s landed back in his hometown. On the Bay’s Boardwalk, an accidental encounter with Lily Corwyn has Ben bumping into old dreams of his first crush and wondering if Lily’s the one who got away.
With doggy antics, a hunt for a mythical spice, and hot, stolen kisses, Ben and Lily have one sultry summer to discover that when it comes to love, there’s no time for maybes…