Two Words to Inspire Warmth: Beach House
by Christie Ridgway, author of the Beach House No. 9 series
What’s not to enjoy about sunshine and sea air? I’m excited to bring both to readers in my upcoming Beach House No. 9 trilogy: Beach House No. 9, Bungalow Nights, and The Love Shack, all of which take place during one thrillingly romantic summer in California’s fictional Crescent Cove (there’s also a digital prequel available, Beach House Beginnings). In the series, couples find true love in and around one particular cottage on the beach, a cottage rumored to hold a kind of magic when it comes to bringing people together.
The Crescent Cove in my books is based on a real place in Southern California—Crystal Cove, which is now a state park. There are tide pools and a bluff extending into the ocean, just like in my series, as well as a set of cottages right on the sand. They’re being renovated one by one, so if you visit there you might have to do as I did. Stand with your bare toes in the warm sand, the sun on your face, the sound of the ocean in your ears, and your eyes half-closed as you imagine what might be…
What might be if there were fifty or so intact and charming bungalows shoulder-to-shoulder on the beach. What might be if men and women with yearning hearts came to that beautiful, unique place and through laughter, tears, and sweeping passion found exactly what they were looking for. I hope those who love sexy contemporary romances will accept my invitation to spend warm summer days and moonlit summer nights at Crescent Cove and Beach House No. 9.
Editor’s Note: The Beach House No. 9 trilogy begins now with the Beach House Beginnings novella–FREE for the entire month of January from Harlequin.com!
Pick up Beach House No. 9 in February, followed by Bungalow Nights in March and The Love Shack in April.