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Welcome back to Sweetwater Springs, North Carolina for a heartwarming second-chance romance between a quirky café owner and a handsome park ranger.
With summer just around the corner, Emma St. James is eagerly planning a 5K run at Sweetwater Springs National Park. But first she needs the help of one charming, rugged, and handsome park ranger. Her brief high school romance with Jack Hershey may have ended in heartbreak, but Emma can't deny that he still gives her butterflies. So when Jack responds to her request with an all-too-tempting plea to pretend to be his girlfriend for the summer, how can she say no?
Jack would do anything for his sister -- even pretend to give up his bachelor life to care for his nephew. Passing his days with his high school sweetheart guarantees one long, hot summer -- but only because every moment together leaves him wanting a real relationship. He can't imagine spending another season without Emma by his side. Can he convince her to give their love a second chance before the summer draws to a close?
Includes the bonus novella A Fairytale Bride!
"Readers will have no trouble falling in love with Rains's realistically flawed hero and heroine as they do their best to overcome their pasts and embrace their futures. A strong cast of supporting characters - especially Emma's stepmother, Angel, and the many returning faces from earlier books - underpin Rains's engaging prose and perfectly paced plot. Lovers of small-town tales won't be able to resist."
—Publishers Weekly"Sunshine on Silver Lake
was an endearing second chance romance that pulled at the heartstrings as often as it tickled my funny bone!"—TheGenreMinx.com
"Annie Rains delivers hope."
"Annie Rains is a gifted storyteller, and I can't wait for my next visit to Sweetwater Springs!"
—Raeanne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author
"When I pick up a Sweetwater Springs book written by Annie Rains, I know I'm about to be immersed in a well-written story, with likable characters, set within a vibrant and supportive community, and laced with both humor and heart."
"I do love Annie Rains. Each time I get one of her books in my hand, I just want to sit down and do nothing until it's finished. "
"Annie Rains puts her heart in every word!"
—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author