One summer has the power to change everything.
One night, one choice, can alter life’s trajectory — cause the heart’s debris to slip and slide down the mountain.
After graduating college, rising photographer Annie Baxter relocates to South Beach, Florida.
A new start.
A chance to leave behind her anxiety, her grief, and prepare her photographs for display in an art gallery. Annie is determined to mend her heart in the sand and breathe, commune with the stars and beach and old friends.
Then Cal Prescott steps in front of her lens — a man twenty years her senior. An understated, sexy puzzle who may not wish to be solved. Cal is quiet. Strong. Eyes like the tides. Coming in, going out. Pulling her under.
They meet at a party.
The chemistry cannot be denied.
But they only have the summer.
One unforgettable connection.
But every June, July, and August must come to an end.
Guest Blogger MJ Review of Landslide
Landslide is the first book in a new trilogy, The South Beach Connection, by A.R. Hadley. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful Florida Summer by the beach, this story has a beautiful, romantic setting.
After her college graduation, Annie is spending the summer with family friends, John and Maggie, to start her career as a photographer. Cal, 20 years her senior, is John’s business partner, and also in Florida for the season. Their attraction is palpable when their eyes meet across the room at a party. Ignoring the warnings from their friends, who don’t want them to get hurt, and unable to deny the pull between them, they embark on a summer romance.
Annie is a damaged, lonely soul, who battles anxiety, but, at the same time, she is an artistic adventurous free spirit with a brightness that wants to shine again. Cal is a distinguished, mysteriously brooding man of few words, who seems to have his own darkness. He confidently goes after what he wants, and this Summer, that is Annie.
Their strong physical attraction, age difference and mutual knowledge things will change at the end of the Summer, results in an angsty, steamy story with lots of ups and downs, as their relationship evolves and their emotions are forced to the surface.
But, it felt like things were just getting started in this first book, and it was over! The book leaves us with an unfinished story (cliffhanger), and we have to wait for the next installment in the series, Wanderlust, due out May 10, 2018, for more answers about what happens for these two when the summer sun sets.
An advance copy of this book was received. Receipt of this copy did not impact the content or independence of this review.
About the Author
A.R. Hadley writes imperfectly perfect sentences by the light of her iPhone.
She loves her husband.
And Cary Grant.
She annoys those darling little children by quoting lines from Back to the Future, but despite her knowledge of eighties and nineties pop culture, she was actually meant to live alongside the Lost Generation after the Great War and write a mediocre novel while drinking absinthe with Hemingway. Instead, find her sipping sweet tea with extra lemons on her porch as she weaves fictional tales of love and angst amid reality.
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