Green, Sherelle, Waiting for Summer, (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: Waiting for Summer
Author: Sherelle Green
Issues: POC; Self Esteem; WOC
A love worth waiting for
Walking in her sisters’ successful footsteps is a tough act to follow. But Summer Dupree has high hopes for the new Bare Sophistication lingerie boutique slated for a grand opening in Miami. Then she spies a familiar face. Up-and-coming fashion photographer Aiden Chase brings back cherished—and painful—memories. And now her childhood confidant and fiercest protector is determined to take their former relationship to a new intimate level.
In the magic city to pursue his dreams, Aiden isn’t letting Summer slip away again. He can’t change the past—or events that altered his best friend’s life forever. But he’s ready to create a future together. Even when an unexpected threat resurfaces, Aiden won’t give up this time without a fight. Can he turn his long-simmering passion for Summer into a love story for the ages?
When I was initially creating the Dupree sisters, Summer was the sister I was ready to write about first. Winter, Autumn and Summer are each unique in their own way, but Summer proves that sometimes you have to take a deeper look to understand what someone is going through.
I experienced a range of emotions while writing Summer and Aiden’s story. I laughed. I cried. I jumped for joy after writing some scenes, while breathing a sigh of relief for others. I’m a huge fan of friends-turned-to-lovers story lines, so I knew Aiden would be perfect for Summer. They both have experienced disappointments and endured setbacks that have altered their friendship.
Danni’s story is next and will release in spring 2017. I can’t wait for readers to meet the real Danni Allison. Be prepared for a few surprises you won’t see coming!