When you think of a beach vacation, what do you see? Do you imagine a beach house along the water? Sand and sunsets?
Michigan has miles of coastline and some perfect beach spots. Caseville is known for it's quaint charm and down home feel. Susan V. Vaughn's latest book in her Smitten Series, ALMOST PARADISE, takes place in Caseville, Michigan, a town on the thumb of the lower peninsula. Caseville has one of the greatest summer events, where hundreds of people come to town to eat, drink and be merry. It's the perfect setting for romance!
For Irene Shultz, Caseville is a chance to escape her boring existence and do something outside of her control. Fix up her grandparent’s old home and take steps toward her future. Simple as that. If only she could ignore the flirty local determined to buy her property.
If only she could stop him from stealing her heart…
For Doug Heck, Caseville is his paradise and the home on Carolyn Street is his future. Get a real estate agent and make an offer. Simple as that. If only he could convince the stubborn owner to sell.
If only he could get her beauty off his mind…
She followed his directions as best she could with him standing so near. His delightful male scent filled her stomach with butterflies. “Like that?” She presented him her newly looped hook.
“That’s it.” He reached over and grabbed the line. “Now wrap the line around the hook five times, creating a loop.” He moved the line around the hook once before letting her take over. “After you finish, just take the line back through the loop you made and pull the string tight.”
She pulled the string tight, creating a perfectly looped hook. He rewarded her with a proud smile that made her heart go crazy. “Now we get the bait.”
She tried not to throw up when he reached back in the tackle box and pulled out a long, disgusting worm. Then offered the worm to her.
“I think you better do the bait thing,” she told him, turning away from the worm. She was so not touching that.
“Come on, Irene. It’s part of the fishing process.” He sounded amused as well as determined. “Just take the little wormy in your hand.”
She felt something slimy against her arm and screamed. “Get that thing away from me, Doug!”
He laughed loudly in response and then tried to hand her the worm again.
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