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One Sweet Summer: One Sexy Summer (A Mermaid Isle Romance Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Cali MacKay
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Book Description

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Cali MacKay...

Riley Carter's never found anyone who could live up to her first love, Thorsen Black. So imagine her surprise when, twelve years later, he shows up at the unique and quirky inn she manages on Mermaid Isle, off the coast of Maine. The sweet, gangly teen has matured into a sexy and handsome man, leaving her heart desperate to pick up where they left off.

It's impossible for her to ignore the way her body instantly reacts to his touch and he's just the distraction she needs when she finds out the owners of the Siren Song Inn are selling it to Holt Enterprises. Holt only has eyes on the bottom line and Riley knows they'll strip the inn of everything that makes it special, ruining not only the Siren, but devastating the island economy.

While fighting to save her beloved inn, Riley falls for Thorsen all over again, the passion and love between them undeniable. But when she's faced with the real reason Thorsen's on the island and his unbearable betrayal, will she be able to save the inn and her chance at true happiness?

*** This novel contains a Happily Ever After ending. Due to the adult language and explicit sex scenes, this book is for adults only.***


Product Details

  • File Size: 3709 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Daeron Press; 1.1 edition (June 24, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7CW6ZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,061 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much sex July 15, 2014
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I'm not a prude but the story line could have been enhanced or "plumped" a bit and less sex. I was quite put off by nearly every couple of pages a sex scene was being played out. It could have been such a good story with more about the people who used the Inn.
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68 of 81 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't even bother to finish January 6, 2014
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I somewhat enjoyed the authors other works (typical romace formula and what I call "beach reads") but this one fell way below what I expected. Don't bother unless you like gratiutous sex.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay July 21, 2014
By Tassy
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The basic story is good but this was really two people making love with the thin thread of a story winding through. Riley has been working at an inn in Maine for many years and is very attached to it. Along comes Eric and his company who have just made a deal to buy it. Riley doesn't know that Eric is associated with said company. Too many pages are taken up with "love" scenes. They run into many obstacles but the book does end happily. I liked Riley and her devotion to the inn.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like the h - 2.5 stars December 7, 2013
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I bought this book as a result of a teaser chapter in another book. I'm always a little sceptical about books where the main characters had been in love before but have been separated for many years. This is one where they met during Summer holidays for 2 years in a row and fell in love. Time and circumstance separated them but now they meet when he comes to stay on the island again.The H very quickly confesses his feelings for the h and he also tells her he came back because of his memories of her. So this is all well and good but when it comes to the main reason he's come to the island, he isn't honest with her. The main reason I didn't love this book is because I didn't really love the h. She wasn't a sympathetic character and lots of things she did annoyed me. She acts like she's the owner of the hotel, in that her feelings always have to be considered, in reality she's only an employee. I really didn't love her relationship with her colleague either, a bit of friends with benefits thing. I doubt I'll read more books in this series
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Lost Love Heartwarmingly Hot! May 12, 2014
By T BANEY
Format:Kindle Edition
Cali Mackay will make you fall in love with the characters in this book. I recently was introduced to her heartwarming romances. This was a wonderful story of lost love and fate returns to the sleepy inn of Siren Song. This book is one of the great romances in the Beyond Desire Collection. Meet Riley and Thorson as they try and find their way back to summer firsts.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mermaid Isle November 26, 2013
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Riley Carter oversees Siren Inn on Mermaid Isle off the coast of Maine and has forever. She grew up on the Inn and when Thorsen Black came there as teenage it was love at first sight. Neither one had really forgotten the other one. Years latter his families company was going to buy the Inn and change it and he knew it would upset her. He wanted to go to the Island and see about it but he had to go in secret. Yup,the romance was rekindle, secrets were kept, he felt for a good cause. His mission was to right the wrongs, and make certain her Inn was kept as is and his girl remained his. This is a story of romance, pain, endurance, stranger danger, trust issues. I loved the story and can't wait to see what happens next. Great job Cali. Loved it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Story Line, But... March 5, 2015
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I really loved the story line of this book...first and only true love, they shared one unforgettable night together as teenagers before he glad to leave. They are brought together again after years apart...and their effect on each other was instantaneous. After that though it seemed rushed and the story forced. It definitely had some hot sex scenes but the main portion of the book just didn't work for me. Part of it may have been how wishy washy the leading lady was...I love you and cannot bear being without you, then the next minute they are through and she can't stand being near him or him touching her. Then a day or so later, all is forgiven and they are having sex.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A SWEET LOVE STORY March 14, 2014
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Cali MacKay has written a sweet and sexy book.. the first in a new series.. I loved Riley and Thorsen their love sucked me in from the first few pages.. it made me feel like I was really right there on the island.. and a guest of theirs staying at the inn... I am looking forward to reading more of this series.. I recommend this book 100%
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story
I enjoyed the story .It was. Written to follow and enjoy the storyline.I Wii recommend the book to my friends
Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet and sexy! PERFECT!
Another wonderfully sweet romance from Cali MacKay. A delightful story of love lost and love found, with a good bit of drama, humor and panty melting heat thrown in! BRAVO!!!
Published 3 days ago by Ashley Taylor
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Thought I was reading a teenaged girl's creative writing assignment ! Ugh!
Published 14 days ago by Leonard Flemings
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and sweet romance!
Riley fell for Thorsen/Eirik when she was a teenager and they spent two summers on Mermaid Isle. Years later, Riley is manager of The Siren Song Inn and Thorsen is majority... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Laure E
5.0 out of 5 stars romance at its best, a definite read if you like the mushy stuff.
great read, stand alone with is nice and I am looking forward to reading the next in the series to read about her friend and business partner who I hope finds love.
Published 23 days ago by snugglebunny
5.0 out of 5 stars steamy action read
This was a fun and steamy read with a handful of action!
Published 26 days ago by Latinasoy
3.0 out of 5 stars Small Town Adventure
No really into the whole small town thing. A little too slow paced for me but still a decent read.
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Old love revisited
This story takes you through the journey of the two main characters once again coming together after years of not seeing each other. Read more
Published 1 month ago by B C Ramon
4.0 out of 5 stars A little bit of everything
Can you rekindle a teenage summer love 12 years later? Lovely Maine Island setting and the right amount of romance, failure to disclose, and danger.
Published 1 month ago by Monica
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not finish
This is the second book I've attempted to read from this author. She has a good story but her writing technique is just not to my liking, I am so sorry but I find it quite boring. Read more
Published 1 month ago by devoted
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More About the Author

Cali MacKay is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in New England with her husband, two girls and their crazy mutt. When not tapping away on her laptop and getting her characters into trouble, she can be found designing book covers for other authors, wrangling her girls, and splicing DNA.

She's also a decent potter, adventurous cook, and horrible gardener. For more information, please go to http://calimackay.com .

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