He’d be a fool to fall for his long-legged, barefoot employee. But bad decisions have never stopped him before…
Successful businessman and single father, Nate Crawford, doesn’t need any more complications. That’s why he’s moved his business – and his life – to a small beach town. He’s expecting sun, sea and tranquility, but what he gets is a whirlwind in the form of town sweetheart, Ally Sutton.
Ally’s used to dealing with heartache. But losing the café she’s owned for years is the final straw. Being offered a new job feels like a lifeline – that is until she meets her much-older, and impossibly handsome new boss.
In the space of a few weeks everything changes. And when an accident forces them closer, Nate and Ally can’t ignore the fascination between them any longer. But neither of them are ready for the storm they’re about to unleash.
**She’s Like the Wind is the second book in the Angel Sands series, set in a small beach town on the California coast. If you like a heartwarming read that’s low on angst and big on feels, this stand-alone romance is for you.**
Ally bit down a smile and looked at Nate, who was still hovering in the doorway.
“It’s okay. You don’t have to paint my nails. I can probably manage if I bend over enough.”
He looked at the bottle Riley had shoved in his hands. “It’s a nice color.”
“Riley chose it.”
He took a step inside then hesitated, looking over at Ally. “Is it okay if I come in?” he asked.
“Of course it is. It’s your house.”
“But it’s your room.”
His words made her feel warm. As though she finally belonged somewhere.
“Come in. It’s nice to have the company.”
He walked up to the bed, and looked down at her feet. “Let’s do this thing,” he said, sitting down in the space his daughter had vacated. “I don’t want to incur the wrath of Riley.”
“Do you even know how to paint nails?” Ally asked, trying to keep her voice even. It felt so intimate, having him here in the room when she was wearing only a tank and sleep shorts. God only knew how much more intimate it would feel once he touched her.
And if he painted her toes, he’d definitely have to touch her.
She wasn’t sure how she felt about that.
Advance Praise For She’s Like The Wind
‘Ally and Nate’s beautiful love story grabbed my heart and wouldn’t let go’ – Teresa, Goodreads reviewer
‘I always love the family/small town aspect of this author’s books, it makes them feel more intimate. The characters rally for one another, they truly care.’ – Ginelle, Goodreads reviewer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out. Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.
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Ally has never lived anywhere else but Angel Sands and although her father has left, she knows that she belongs there. She has been managing her father’s café and although it is a struggle financially, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else but when her father sells it with no notice and she finds herself as an employee for the new owner life as she knows it is no longer the same.
Nate has purchased the café and moved to Angel Sands with his teenage daughter Riley for a new beginning to help her heal from the loss of her mother. Nate has some big plans for the café and as he and Ally put them in place the business relationship begins to feel more personal however they must decide if the feelings they have for other are strong enough to overcome their pasts and a teenage daughter.
This is a sweet and sexy story about family, love and new beginnings.