Summer is the perfect time for a fling. A hot romance with a perfect stranger. Someone you met at the beach. We have all been there. You see a guy coming out of the water and love the way he looks. There's something amazing about being able to get away from the daily stresses and to find a small snippet of love...it's even better.
Jamie Richmond isn't looking for romance. She simply wants to get away with her friend. Escape from the city for the week. Not think about the headaches back in the office. She finds the perfect distraction at South Haven, Michigan. He's easy on the eyes and can't keep his off of her... there's only one thing which might derail this summer fling--a mystery!
STEALING HAVEN is a fun summer read about a woman who can't stop herself from investigating, even when she's supposed to be resting and relaxing.
After months of hard work, Jamie and her best friend, Linda, are on vacation. Lounging on the sandy beaches of South Haven, on the shore of Lake Michigan, the ladies only plan is no plan. No deadlines for Jamie, the investigative reporter. No papers to grade for Linda, the high school teacher. It’s time to kick back and relax.
That lasted until lunchtime on Monday, when they shared a table with Jared, a local cop and Randy, a city official who only had eyes for Jamie. Casual conversation revealed a home invasion, which got Jamie’s curiosity going.
While the two friends explore South Haven, Jamie discovered a pattern with the home invasions. Sharing her clues with Jared, it isn’t long before Jamie and Linda are recruited to help catch the crooks.
Sand, sun, romance and a mystery to solve. Sounds like a perfect vacation for Jamie.
“Wanna walk me home?”
He took my camp chair and slung the strap over his shoulder. We waved good-bye to the others. It was surprising how quickly the area around the park had grown quiet. Only a handful of people were still on the streets, strolling along. Above us, the stars had started to come out. Neither one of us spoke, but the silence was comfortable. At one corner, Randy stopped walking and pulled me closer. He kissed me. My heart raced. He had one hand on my ass, the other cupping the back of my head. My arms were around his neck.
Gasping with desire, I broke the kiss. Pushing him away, I turned around to get my bearings. Randy’s hands were on my waist, keeping me steady.
“It’s late,” I whispered to the darkness.
“Not that late.”
“They’ll be waiting for me.”
I let him draw me close again, feeling his chest against my back. My eyes searched the darkness. Then I saw it. With an effort, I took a step away.
“We have to hurry.”
“What’s the rush?” his voice was raspy. From too much singing or too much arousal, I couldn’t say for sure. It didn’t matter.
Grabbing his arm, I led him across the road. There was an old barn at the back of the lot. Large trees provided a barrier behind it. We were hidden from any prying eyes. I stopped in the shadows and faced him.
About the Author:
Mark Love (yes, that’s really his name) lived for many years in the metropolitan Detroit area, where crime and corruption are always prevalent. A former freelance reporter, Love is drawn to mysteries and the twists and turns that mirror real life. He is the author of three books in The Jamie Richmond Series “Devious” “Vanishing Act” and “Fleeing Beauty”. Love is also writes The Jefferson Chene Series “WHY 319?” “Your Turn to Die” and the upcoming “The Wayward Path” and several short stories.
Love resides in west Michigan with his wife, Kim. He enjoys a wide variety of music, reading and writing fiction, cooking, travel, most sports and the great outdoors. You can find his blog at the link below and on Goodreads, Facebook, and Amazon.