Adaline Jameson walked in on her fiance in bed with another woman just three months before they were supposed to get married. She picked up and left him, not giving him a chance to explain. She grabbed her best friend, Rosienna Walker, and headed south to her dad’s beach house in Shelly Isle, South Carolina.
Rosienna Walker is more than happy to leave town. Her parents’ poisonous relationship has made her believe love doesn’t exist, at least not for women in her family. Getting away from her family is just what she needs to be able to start over again.
Neither women expects to find themselves in Shelly Isle. They go for a vacation, escaping their past that they’d rather forget, but find a peace in the small island that they’ve never experienced before. The men are nice to look at, too.
What was supposed to be a vacation turns into relocation as the friends fall in love with their new home. Together and separate Rosienna and Adaline fight for what they want, and what they don’t want. The friends discover more about themselves than they ever imagined. And they finally find home.
Excerpt from Finding Home
Hayden hung up the phone and pulled into the driveway. He positioned his car behind the midnight blue Subaru Legacy in case someone decided to take off. He strapped his radio to his side and slid his gun out of the holster, ready just in case he needed to use it.
Hayden climbed the stairs quietly so he didn’t startle anyone before he could tell them they were trespassing. He peered through the windows next to the front door but didn’t see anyone. Most of the time the kids are on the back patio. He headed to the right to go around the house and hoping to surprise them and get them home safely instead of risking anyone driving drunk.
As Hayden crept around the side porch he heard voices. It sounded like two women. He paused at the corner of the house, trying to figure out if there was anyone else there who could be a bigger threat. When he was satisfied that it was only the two women, he rapped on the edge of the house with the heel of his gun then stepped around the corner.
The women screamed and jumped from their chairs. Glasses smashed against the wooden slats of the porch. They grabbed onto each other and started to run into the house. Hayden announced, “Police, stay where you are,” and the women froze in place.
“This is a private residence and y’all are trespassing. I don’t know how you got in here, but y’all need to pack your stuff up and leave. Now.”
Rosienna turned on her heel and faced Hayden. Every bit of her New York Bitch came out when she opened her mouth, “How dare you come in here and tell us to leave. We have every right to be here. Who the fuck do you think you are? You don’t run this town and you sure as hell don’t own this house. Right now, officer, you are the one who is trespassing. And we would appreciate it if you would get your ass off our property.”
Hayden had training to deal with this, but he had never been challenged so fiercely, especially by such a striking woman. If he saw her on the beach, he’d definitely be trying to take her home.
Her apple green eyes were shining with a fire that told Hayden she was ready for a fight. Her dark red hair made his fingers itch to wrap in it as she wrapped her legs around him. Ooh, she was just what he needed to get over his draught and back into having fun, instead of thinking he was missing something.
“I happen to know you don’t have a reservation here this week, and you don’t own the house. So, enlighten me, how in the world do you think you belong here?” Hayden was amused and intrigued by this woman.
“Her dad owns the place. He told us where to find the key and said we could make ourselves comfortable. And now you’re here harassing us. So you need to get the hell out. We have glass to clean up before we end up in the hospital and I’m sure you have plenty more people to harass for being exactly where they’re supposed to be,” Rosienna snarled at Hayden.
Hayden looked at Adaline, cowering behind Rosienna, and asked, “Is that true?”