Title: Every Little Kiss
Author: Susan Hatler
When Wendy Watts left Blue Moon Bay, she vowed never to return to the small coastal town where her parents had abandoned her and her brother. Now she’s a successful Realtor, and a workaholic who stays away from complicated emotions—until her grandmother dies, leaving Wendy the Inn at Blue Moon Bay and mandating that if Wendy sells it, she must put it on the market herself “in person.”
As soon as Wendy arrives in Blue Moon Bay, bad memories, the inn’s poor condition, and her brother’s pleas to keep the inn overwhelm her. Then she meets a sexy laid-back stranger on the beach, and Wendy does something she never does . . . she opens up and confides her problems to him. Since Max Huntington’s only in town for one night, Wendy spontaneously kisses him, hoping to be distracted from her troubles for just one evening.
But when Wendy begins the painstaking process of fixing up the inn in order to sell it, Max tells her he’s staying on longer. He’s enchanted by the charming inn and even more with the kisses they shared on the beach. He wants to help her with the repairs, and she reluctantly accepts his offer.
Although she’s determined to remain detached from the allure of her inn, Blue Moon Bay and Max, every repair, every stroll on the beach, and every moment spent with Max, draws her in and reminds her of the local legend she’d believed as a child: that being kissed by the bay under a blue moon will lead to love that lasts forever.
Every Little Kiss was positively magical! The Blue Moon Bay legend is so romantic and I couldn’t help but long to be in this small little quaint town.
Wendy is scared of love, she’s afraid to get too close to people. Her parents left her with her grandma all those years ago, Wendy has yet to get over the pain. Max just so happens to find himself staying at the inn that belonged to Wendy’s late grandmother. Max stirs something inside Wendy that she’s afraid to admit to herself. She realizes her feelings for him are more than platonic but she’s too afraid to act on them. While staying in Blue Moon Bay, Wendy realizes that no one is perfect, love isn’t perfect and that’s okay.
This is the first book in the Kissed by the Bay series but it reads as a stand alone. I adored Wendy and Max’s story. It had me laughing, crying and it made me giddy. I really fell in love with the town, the legend and all the people in the story. It makes me want to visit and stay and the inn, while I sit on the beach and watch the waves.
About the Author:
SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan’s books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.