Summer Riptide by Barbara Lohr
Synopsis: Sometimes the forgotten past holds the key to the future. Sometimes summer can steal into your heart, bringing a flood of memories. She comes home to forget...until he helps her remember. Beach picnics, lake sunsets and skinny dipping in the moonlight help Mandy and Kevin heal the memories of divorce and war. A lot has changed when Mandy Klavis is called back to Sandy Shores by a family emergency. Voted the girl most likely to succeed, she’s discovered marriage and a city career didn’t deliver. Duty calls her home. Kevin Corbin, her high school boyfriend, knows all about responsibility. When he stops in her family bakery for a raspberry kolache, unsettling memories come flooding back. Following three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, the star quarterback now struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Instead of a wife, he has a one-eyed dog named Rufus. But Kevin’s still smoking hot -- a good-hearted man with a sweet smile. Together they explore summer in Sandy Shores, the way it used to be. The lake provides carefree refuge but a hidden danger could end their dreams.
About Barbara Lohr
Barbara Lohr writes contemporary romance, adult as well as New Adult, often with a humorous twist. Her early career included teaching writing and lit, while writing theater and book reviews for the local newspaper. When her career broadened to advertising and marketing, her love of literature and writing remained. Eventually, national magazines published more than two hundred of her short stories. Today she concentrates on novels and novellas with feisty women who take on hunky heroes and life’s issues. Barbara lives in the Midwest with her husband and their cat, who insists he was Heathcliff in another life. In addition to travel, her interests include outwitting the deer that insist on sharing her beloved garden. Her Windy City Romances series present Vanessa, Amy and McKenna and the men who are a match for these three high school friends.