Monday, July 20

Not Kokomo...Last Chance Beach by Liz Flaherty

In the absence of travel this summer (insert sighs, sniffs, and wails here to make it realistic) I was happy to have the opportunity to write a story as part of Last Chance Beach: Summer's End. The authors are all part of the Romance Gems blog. Bestselling, award-winning, and dedicated, they're created a wonderful trip to the beach.

Writing Something New made me long for Pensacola and Topsail, my beaches of choice. Where are your favorites?

Last Chance Beach: Summer's End is available for pre-order now. Get your copy--I hope you enjoy every ray of sun that comes with it!

LAST CHANCE BEACH is the island paradise where Dreams go to live again, and Wishes may come true. It's Summer's End on the island, and the cottages, condos, hotels, and bungalows are filled to capacity.

There's plenty of time left to find summer fun and summer love, new romances and second chances, hot alpha males and heartwarming heroes, love at first sight and romantic delight, enemies to lovers and opposites attract.

Throw a log on the beach bonfire tonight and celebrate LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer's End, a special romance collection of 14 all-new short stories from bestselling and award-winning authors. These summer stories—created especially for this collection—will thrill the hopeful romantic in you. Some are sweet: some are sizzling! Some are humorous; some are serious. All the stories will make you sigh!

LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer's End will make you want to book a vacation to the island of legend and love, the place where soul mates find each other and love at first sight happens all the time!

Hot August Night by Joan Reeves, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
When they met, it was hate at first sight. Now they're stuck in the same overbooked beach cottage and horrified to discover they have the hots for each other!

Something New by Liz Flaherty, USA Today Bestselling Author
Their lives are planned out...until they're not! Are they in love or just stuck in a habit?

I Do…Again by Nancy Fraser, Top 100 Bestselling Author
At a high school reunion; old flames meet again. Can they re-ignite what they once had and take a last chance on love?

The Man in Gull Cottage by Caroline Clemmons, Top 100 Bestselling Author
She faces a hard decision; he encourages her to choose with her heart. Will the solution drive them apart or into one another's arms?

That One Summer by Maddie James, Top 100 Bestselling Author
It's the typical annual week on the beach with the girls—until her summer fling from 20 years back shows up. He's the one who got away. She's the one who couldn't commit.

Romancing the Spouse by Jan Scarbrough, National Bestselling Author
The kids are grown; her husband has an important career, and she wonders if she still loves him, and if he loves her. Can she turn back the clock to save her marriage?

Blue Sky Summer by Kathleen Lawless, National Bestselling Author
Of all the beaches on the coast, who shows up on her beach? Him! A former competitive surfer runs into her former love, and revisits all the reasons things didn't work out for them before.

Hangover Husband by Bonnie Edwards, National Bestselling Author
She wants divorce—he doesn't. What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas!

One More Shot by Marcia King-Gamble, National Bestselling Author
She's hiding from the paparazzi. He's the guy next door, an amateur photographer. Will he accept tabloid money for pictures of her? Or will he choose love over jumpstarting his career?

Secondhand Hearts by Kathryn Hills, Award Winning Author
Kat must convince her Gran to move to the mainland, but Gran—and hunky neighbor Ben—want Kat to take over the B&B and antique shop. What will it take for Kat to stay? Some of Gran’s special island magic?

Paradise Perfume by Connie Vines, Award Winning Author
She returns to Last Chance Beach to begin a new life. He's a single dad on vacation with his pre-teen daughter. He's worried  his daughter may become too attached to her, but maybe he's the one whose heart is at risk.

Dreams of the Past by Laura Hunsaker, Award Winning Author
Can dreams of the future erase her nightmares of the past? She's looking for a fresh start, but he’s rented the same beach cottage. One bed, two people? Whatever will they do?

Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes by Nora LeDuc
He's handsome and in town for only 2 weeks. She wants someone interested in a fling. He wants someone interested in a ring.

Can’t Buy Me Love by Hannah Rowan

She won the big lottery, but doesn't want anyone to know. He's a fixer-upper specialist who’s also keeping a secret.


  1. "Something New" is fab! Can't wait to read the rest of these stories!

  2. Lovely post to go with an even lovlier box set! Thanks so much for the share!

  3. I can't wait to escape to Last Chance Beach and read all these awesome stories. Good to be in such talented company.

  4. Sounds like the perfect summer beach read to me! Bringing the beach to the reader.

  5. Beach life in the summer: sand, sun, kisses under an umbrella...what's not to love?

  6. Looking forward to reading Something New, Liz!

  7. Now I've got Kokomo rattling around inside my head. Last night Larry and I were listening to our fave Pandora station and the last song that played was Undun (She's come undone...) I woke up humming that song!! Thanks Word Wranglers for your support. I can't wait to sit down and actually read this box set! I'm putting on the Kokomo song when I do.

  8. How exciting. I, too, am humming Kokomo, so thanks for that. :) Thank you Word Wranglers for sharing your blog today.

  9. I'm sighing, sniffing, and wailing along with Liz about missing the chance to travel, though I think tomorrow we'll take a day trip "down the shore" as we say in New Jersey. Beaches are wonderful, and I'm so looking forward to visiting Last Chance Beach.

  10. Congrats on the new release, Liz!