Harlequin Spice, Jul 2009, $13.95
Bess McNamara Walsh is separated from her husband Andy after almost twenty years of marriage and two sons. She is sad, but goes to the beach house where she spent wonderful summers while attending college.
Bess thinks back to waitressing and her friends back then. Mostly she fantasizes about Nick Hamilton, whom she wanted, but left to marry Andy. She never forgot him and wonders what became of him especially when she walks on the sand; a place where they had the sex of her life. When she meets Nick again, they go back to love making as if they never missed a moment let alone two decades. However, though it is as great as her memories, something is not quite right about Nick. Bess concludes she either must move on from a past love that in the present is only a whisper of what it once was and her present life; the ghostly loving memory of Nick, the alive Andy, or perhaps someone else.
This is an exhilarating whimsical paranormal erotic romance starring a mother of two finding a second chance at love with the one who failed her two decades ago. Although she learns why he failed to come for her as he promised, she goes to him. Fans will appreciate this strong contemporary as Bess must choose between life and death.