Savvy Thorpe needs a vacation. Finally finished with college, she heads to her favorite shabby motel on Florida’s Gulf Coast where her aunt and uncle always save her room twenty-four. She quickly finds out, though, that The Gull Motel is not just her home away from home. It’s hers to manage while her aunt and uncle take an extended trip.
Skip McComber, The Gull’s former maintenance man, has been working on Savvy’s nuts and bolts for years. Now the new owner of the bar next door, his mission is to renovate a pirate bar while being a walking temptation for the girl he can’t get off his mind.
For Savvy, keeping her cool running a motel in Florida heat is one thing, but navigating the steamy waters of a former fling takes a whole other kind of savvy. In addition to the motel and the man next door, Savvy stumbles on a plot to swindle land from the residents of Barefoot Key. Devalued properties tumble like dominoes until Savvy musters her colorful crew from The Gull Motel to make the pillagers walk the plank.
From RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"This adorable novella will have readers wanting to vacation in a vintage, teal-painted motel. Denman deftly recreates the charm and quirkiness of those aging motels and provides a heroine fresh out of college who becomes attracted to a nice-guy hero. There’s a mystery to be solved that doesn’t detract from this book’s beach-read qualities. The real draws here are the engaging characters and nostalgic tourist-town setting."
Copyright 2017 Amie Denman