The Sweetest Summer
A Bayberry Island Novel
By Susan Donovan
(Signet Select, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451419293, 352pp.)
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
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A mermaid statue could be the cause of heartbreak or everlasting romance for a practical-minded police chief and his first lovein the second of the delicious Bayberry Island trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan....
Every instinct told Police Chief Clancy Flynn that his island’s claim to fame was nothing but a silly tourist attraction. But now and then, he couldn’t help but wonder if his lifetime of bad romancesstarting with the pretty tourist who broke his fourteen-year-old heartcould be traced back to a childhood prank involving that very statue....
Then one day the pretty tourist comes barreling back into Bayberryall grown-up and on the run with her niece. Though Evelyn McGuinness is wanted for kidnapping, she tries to persuade Clancy that there’s more to the story. Now the by-the-book police chief must make the toughest decision of his life: to take Evelyn into custodyor into his arms....
Susan Donovan’s novels have won accolades for being witty, sexy, and entertaining. A former newspaper reporter with journalism degrees from Northwestern University, Susan is a USA Today and a New York Times extended list bestseller whose novels have been translated into dozens of languages. The author of Sea of Love, Susan is a two-time RITA Award finalist and her novel Take a Chance on Me was named Best Contemporary Romance of 2003 by RT Book Reviews magazine. She lives in Maryland with her family and assorted pets.
“Susan Donovan will steal your heart.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd
“Donovan’s blend of romance and mystery is thrilling.”—Booklist
“Ms. Donovan knows how to tell a story that will make your heart melt.”—Night Owl Reviews