“Perhaps the best writer you’ve never heard of.”

Preston Pairo is a Maryland lawyer, author, and beach-lover, who has published over 400 short stories and magazine articles, and 14 novels.  His books range from crime and legal thrillers to humorous beach mysteries and contemporary romance.  Most of his recent novels are available exclusively at Amazon.com, and can be read for free through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Program.  His Hitman Jake stories appear on this site. As of June, 2024, he will be regularly contributing to a new publication, PRESS, at Substack, which you can read for free. VISIT PRESS at SUBSTACK.

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A Love Story from Ocean City, Maryland.

When Megan Tyler was a young girl, her father told her, “No one loves you as much as I do, but I hope one day someone does.”

Years after her father’s death, Megan is happily married and adores her stepdaughter, who Megan met a decade ago when Cassie was a student in her third grade class. But the past year has brought unsettling changes.

Megan’s husband Stewart has sold his successful business to a company that requires them to relocate across the country, and Cassie’s moved into her own apartment in nearby Washington DC.

With Stewart and Cassie already starting new lives in new places, Megan remains home to finish out the school year. But as summer begins, instead of joining Stewart in California, Megan decides to spend one last season at their little place in Ocean City, Maryland.

After a morning swim in the ocean, Megan meets Blake Pippinger, a surf patrol veteran everyone calls Pip, and she soon begins to believe it was Pip, all along, who her father was talking about.

From the first warm days of May until the cool shadows of September, Megan struggles to reconcile her loyalty to a love that’s fading with her intense feelings for a man she believes she was destined to be with. And when a hurricane bears down on the small coastal town, Meagan is caught between a new life with Pip or losing him to dreams of summer that could have been.