Many of you know that I love writing Christmas novellas, and I’ve published one almost every holiday season of my career. 2019 will have a holiday novella, but I also wanted to write a fun, sexy summer romance set on Cape Cod. It’s a setting that’s close to my heart (home) and writing Noah and Carly’s story was so much fun! Best friends! A fake relationship! Only one bed! It’s definitely a favorite of all the novellas I’ve written, and I hope you enjoy it!
New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey delivers the feel-good beach read you’ve been waiting for.
Best friends. A fake relationship. And only one bed.
Noah Stafford loves his life—his happy, single life. So what if he made up a fake girlfriend to stop his boss’s matchmaking? He kept things close to the truth—Carly really does have long, sexy legs and a killer sense of humor. She just happens to be his best friend. His wicked awesome and completely platonic best friend.
But now his boss is having a destination wedding, and Noah is expected to attend…with Carly, his girlfriend.
Carly Randall has no interest in living out a rom-com plot. But Noah is her best friend, so she agrees to help. Still, once they arrive on Cape Cod, she can’t explain the sudden butterflies she feels when he looks at her that way. Or why she doesn’t mind when Noah’s hands stray a little south of her back.
What happens on the Cape stays on the Cape.
Except not really, not at all, and once their sexy faux-cation is over, Noah and Carly return to a reality where everything’s changed. Going for it would mean risking their friendship…but forgetting how good they were together just isn’t an option.
Many readers have asked me if ONE SUMMER WEEKEND will be available in paperback or audiobook editions. As of now, there are no plans to make it available in paperback, as it’s a novella. While I would love for my publisher to package the two novellas together, I don’t have any control over that. As for audiobook, I don’t know. Carina Press novella are often released in audiobook, but I don’t know if ONE SUMMER WEEKEND will be produced. I’ll keep checking, though!
I hope you enjoy ONE SUMMER WEEKEND, and stay turned for more news coming in the near future, including the cover for ONE CHRISTMAS EVE, a release date (finally) for HERE WE GO, and more information on my upcoming BLACKBERRY BAY series with Harlequin Special Edition.