By Wendy Wax
In this new novel from the writer of Ten seashore Road and Ocean Beach, 3 not going associates who have been thrown jointly via catastrophe get a do-over on existence, love, and happiness . . .
Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first bought to understand one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they're placing that have to expert use. yet their newest venture has awarded a few demanding situations they couldn't have dreamed up of their wildest fantasies—although the home does belong to a guy who really was once Maddie's wildest myth as soon as . . .
Rock-and-roll legend "William the Wild" Hightower could be earlier his best, estranged from his kin, and creatively blocked, yet he's nonetheless worshiped through fans—which is why he guards his privateness on his personal island within the Florida Keys. He's now not overjoyed approximately letting this team flip his piece of paradise right into a bed-and-breakfast for a truth exhibit . . . although he's intrigued via Maddie. demanding as that's for her to think as a newly unmarried lady who can slightly deal with a puppy paddle within the courting pool.
yet even if it's an unforeseen flirtation with a bona fide rock celebrity, a strained mother-daughter courting, or a unexpected tragedy, those girls are in it jointly. the single factor that will force them aside is being trapped on a houseboat with one toilet . . .
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