On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
Every first love deserves a second chance
June Hamilton left home to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway. Seven years later, she has one regret: Mel Preston, her teenage crush and onetime summer love. Now a single dad and the head of maintenance at Starlight Point, her family’s amusement park, Mel’s easy smile still makes her heart beat in triple time. But June came home with a plan. She would spend the summer revitalizing the park’s aging theaters, then make a graceful exit back to the big city. Until Mel and his young son start making a powerful claim on her emotions, and June faces an impossible decision…
Other Books in the Series
Everyone’s counting on him
With the sudden death of his father, Jack Hamilton finds himself running the family amusement park, Starlight Point. His first job? Balance the books, and that means raising the rent for vendors like baker Augusta Murphy.
Gus won’t accept the new contract…not without a fight. She rallies the other vendors and sets out to negotiate with Jack. At least, she tries. How do you play hardball with a man who’s charming and kind and still grieving? Gus needs to figure it out fast, because the closer she gets to Jack, the more she risks losing everything.
Amie Denman lives in Ohio with her husband, sons, cats, and dog. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys walking and playing outside. Born with an overdeveloped sense of curiosity, she’s been known to chase fire trucks on her bicycle just to see what’s going on. Amie believes that everything is fun: especially roller coasters, wedding cake, and falling in love.
August 22nd: I Am A Reader, Falling Leaves & Wishful Endings
August 23rd: Hardcover Feedback, Katie’s Clean Book Collection & underneath the covers
August 24th: Book Lover in Florida & EskieMama Reads
August 25th: Harlie’s Books, Reading Is My SuperPower, Christy’s Cozy Corners & With Love for Books
August 26th: Bookworm Lisa, Rockin’ Book Reviews & Thoughts of a Blonde
August 28th: Grand Finale
10 copies of the first book in the series, Under the Boardwalk (print if US, ebook if outside the US)
Ends September 2nd
~ Excerpt ~
“That’s a pretty serious expression for a woman who just pulled off the show of the century.”
Mel’s familiar scent—Dial soap mixed with a little bit of sweat and motor oil—tingled her senses even with a hundred other distractions. Of course he was hard to ignore. He was standing so close their clothing touched.
“I was just worried about Megan. Hope she gets home okay.”
“Her husband is right outside the gate. I saw him a few minutes ago. Windows rolled up in his car, air conditioner on blizzard mode.”
“My work truck has air-conditioning and it’s parked at the gate,” Mel said. “We could go sit in it and watch the fireworks through the windshield.”
June trembled despite the heat. Even though she’d just pulled off a show worthy of Broadway, Mel made her forget everything outside of the here and now.
“I’d go to blizzard mode for you,” Mel said. “Even though the condenser doesn’t really work unless you get the RPMs up on the motor. We could still try.”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Shoot. Thought I had you at ‘blizzard.’”
“Absolutely. But the fireworks should start in about thirty seconds. Especially if Evie is in charge of the timing.”
“Evie has a license to fire off pyrotechnics?” Mel asked.
June laughed. “Nothing about my sister would surprise me. I’m starting to think she won’t be happy being an accountant forever. Like there’s more out there for her.”
The first of the shells exploded into the dark sky over the lake, raining red, white and blue streams of light in a huge arc. June leaned back against Mel, and the cooling night air combined with his body heat in a perfect combination—like sugar mixed with cinnamon on toast. Sweet, a little spicy, delicious.
Snappy white sizzlers followed the initial graceful arcs of color and light. Unlike the waterfalls of color, the screamers plunged toward the lake like they were on a noisy mission. People clapped and yelled, the intoxicating noise taking them along for the ride.
“You like those?” Mel asked, close to her ear.
June shook her head slightly, not wanting to move from her position folded into Mel’s body. “Nope. Too loud and they’re over too soon. I like the ones that fall forever until they disappear.”
“I like the blue ones,” Mel said. “Just-before-twilight blue. Like this outfit you’re wearing.”
“How can you tell in the dark?”
“Saw you in it earlier. Memorized the way you look.”
June wondered if anyone had ever memorized anything about her before. It was one of the most wonderful things she had ever heard.
“What else do you have memorized?”
“Wiring schematics for most of the park. How many steps to the top of the Sea Devil. Dates we changed the oil on the old-fashioned cars. And everything I know about you.”
“I hope you don’t have that on a chart in your office.”
“Don’t need to,” Mel said.