Beach Reads!

Ready to take a trip to the beach? Check out these books perfect for an escape! These are stories of vacations, small town romance, cruise ship romance, and MORE!

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  1. Daisies in the Outfield (Cape Cod Love), by Carolyn LaRoche

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After his professional baseball career crashed and burned, Jamie escaped to the scenic coastal town of Falmouth for a fresh start. With a new career that fit his personality, Jamie lived life on his terms. His terms were simple—fight fires for the adrenaline rush, coaching MLB hopefuls for the love of the game, and spending his nights with one of the many pretty faces that crossed his path. Plenty of women passed through his life but none had tempted him to settle down.

Until a feisty brunette changed all that. Too bad the sexy paramedic had no interest in Jamie or spending the night with him. She carried an attitude as thick as her New York accent and he wanted to coax a smile on her face. Mandy was running from something and Jamie couldn’t help but be intrigued.

Can a sexy little wager convince a confirmed bachelor and a woman running from her past to take a chance on love?

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Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2WVijYF

2. Hawaiian Taboo (The Spirit of Ohana Cruise Ship Series), by Lainy Kaye

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The Land of the Lei
A plan to get laid
All the best laid plans go astray…

Summoned to attend her parents’ renewal of vows aboard the luxurious Spirit of Ohana cruise line, Lissa is reluctant to leave her job, her home—heck, even her pretend cats. But the newly-diagnosed commitment-phobe is eager to escape the memories of her ex-fiancé. And, according to her bestie, a tropical vacation is the perfect opportunity for a no-strings fling to conquer the fear of being trapped that has the scientist’s knees glued firmly together.

Luck is on her side when she meets gorgeous military man, Nate. The handsome soldier is more than happy to re-initiate her into the flirting game—and take the experiment a whole lot further when they meet up again on the cruise. It seems magical Hawaii will melt the polar icecaps protecting Lissa’s heart.

But Nate hides a secret, one that could see Lissa unwittingly break one of life’s most forbidden taboos. When she discovers his deception, Lissa has a very particular revenge in mind. But if revenge is a dish best served cold, she’ll have to find a way to combat both the tropical heat—and the fire Nate lights within her.
Each book in The Spirit of Ohana Cruise Ship series is a standalone, featuring swoony romance, hot banter, steamy on-the-page scenes….and a guaranteed HEA

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Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2QFOOZy

3. Falling Into Place (Summer at Falling Pines Book 4) by Stephanie Scott

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Mia Hammond hates her job, but after her last career went down in flames, well, a girl needs to keep a roof over her head, right? When she discovers her beloved Camp Falling Pines needs her help, she wonders if those burned bridges from her sports agent days can be rebuilt.

Aaron Stanek needs to turn his family’s expansion hockey team around quick, before they lose their sponsors and any hope of recruiting new talent. Except the players have no respect for him, and his father isn’t helping Aaron find his footing.

When Mia discovers her ex-boyfriend Aaron has a team desperately in need of positive press, it sounds like the perfect match…or it would be, if she didn’t have to work with Aaron, since he’s the reason her career tanked in the first place. Aaron blames himself for what happened—but in his heart, Mia is still the one who got away. They agree to keep their partnership strictly professional, but keeping their feelings in check is another thing entirely.

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Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2ZB5XXo

4. Getting Hot with the Scot: A Sometimes in Love Novel by Melonie Johnson

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Cassie Crow, a pop-culture reporter for a TV talk show, is focused on becoming a “serious” journalist. But when she stumbles into a kilted Highlander with a killer accent, Cassie decides that taking one night off from work and spending it with a sexy Scot couldn’t hurt. . .

Logan Reid has built a career on his charm, hosting a series of off-the-wall hijinks on the Web. But when the Scottish prankster meets the all-American, equal parts intelligent and irresistible Cassie, Logan realizes that one night of fun won’t be enough. Could it be that this career-focused, commitment-phobic couple is finally ready to take a chance at true and lasting love?

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Kv15j2

5. Sweet Tea & Second Chances: A Second Chance Small Town Romantic Comedy (Lovebird Café Book 1) by Dylann Crush

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They say true love lasts forever… but what do they know?

There’s a legend surrounding The Lovebird Café… those who meet and fall in love there end up together forever. But up-and-coming chef Cassiopeia Belmont doesn’t have time for small-town lore. She’s got one thing on her mind: getting in and out of Swallow Springs, Missouri before the dust settles. If she can sell the farmhouse her grandparents left her, she’ll have enough cash to invest in her own high-profile restaurant in Dallas and finally put down the roots she so desperately craves.

Contractor Robbie Jordan thought he’d put his childhood sweetheart behind him. But when Cassie shows up, he can’t help but remember what they used to have and how she made him feel.

When Cassie hires Robbie to perform the renovations on the house, memories from the past rise to the surface and muck up their current plans. But is a second chance worth taking if they haven’t learned from their past mistakes?

Snag your copy of Sweet Tea & Second Chances today and relax into Swallow Springs, Missouri, where a cocky rooster rules the roost and all of life’s problems can be solved while sipping on a nice cold glass of sweet tea.

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Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2XYhHTr

6. The Orchard Inn (Orchard Inn Romance Series Book 1) by A.M. Kusi

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Ella lives in constant fear. After seven years of concealing her whereabouts from an abusive ex, she gets an opportunity for a fresh start when one of the few men she trusts leaves her a charming inn. When a mysterious, charming guest tempts her to open her heart again, she fears the scars from the past will keep her from anything close to love.

Hardworking and successful, River has always wondered if something’s missing from his life. And when he falls for the gorgeous proprietor of Orchard Inn, he knows the tattooed beauty is exactly what he needs. Moved by her pain, he encourages her to open up about her fears while he promises to stay by her side.

But just as their irresistible passions bloom, Ella’s brutal ex returns to reclaim what was never truly his.

Can Ella and River fight off the past long enough to awaken a forever love?

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Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2x9dTTu

Bon Chance and Happy Reading!

A.L. Vincent/Jolie St. Amant

Want more beach reads? Check out my Boonie series set on the Louisiana coast!

Run away to the Gulf Coast

A.L. Vincent’s Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/A.L.-Vincent/e/B016X3YYW2

 

Take a Staycation!

A friend of mine and I were on way back from an Aaron Lewis concert when we decided to take a small detour and visit a local distillery. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and when the tour guide suggested we go see one of the oldest wooden bridges in the state, we decided to do that too. Our little detour ended up being a whole day of stopping in to different places we had never been. It was a fun experience we plan on doing again. It doesn’t cost much. The distillery tour was free, as was the samples. 🙂 So was the small campground we visited. Here’s a highlight of our stops.

  1. Bayou Rum Distillery

staycation1Located in Lacassine, LA, it’s a beautiful structure just off the interstate. It’s open 7 days a week, with hourly tours. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend a stop here if you are in the area. Learn a little about the area, local farming, and how rum is made.

Website:  https://bayourum.com/distillery/.

2. Lorrain Park

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A short drive from Bayou Rum is Lorrain Park. A perfect place to stop for a picnic lunch, if you happened to plan ahead. It’s quiet, scenic, and picturesque. Take some time and snap some shots of the Lorrain Bridge, one of the oldest wooden bridges in the state.

Website:  https://www.cppj.net/services/parks-and-recreation/lorrain-park.

3. Uncle T’s Oyster House

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All our traveling worked up an appetite and we decided we wanted some crawfish. It’s getting late in the season, and we wanted to make sure we got in one last feast before the party was over. After several phone calls and one stop that go us nowhere on this adventure, we finally found some at Uncle T’s in Scott, La. We were not disappointed. The mudbugs were perfectly seasoned and not that hard to peel, which can happen as the crawfish get larger. I’ve had the raw oysters there before, and I recommend them as well.

Website: https://uncletsoysterbar.com/

 

4. Parish Brewing Company

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We made one last stop on our staycation. The Parish Brewing Company in Broussard, La. They too, also free tours, but only on Saturdays, and we arrived too late to take one. We did try a few of their craft beers in a sampler you can purchase. I found one flavor I will definitely go back for. Pets are allowed as well, so feel free to bring your furry friend along.

Website: https://www.parishbeer.com/

Have a free day? Get out and see what your area has to offer. It’s fun!

Here’s to new adventures!

Bon Chance and Happy Reading!

A.L. Vincent/Jolie St. Amant

Want to read more about our area? Check out my Boonie series set in South Louisiana!

Run away to the Gulf Coast

A.L. Vincent’s Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/A.L.-Vincent/e/B016X3YYW2