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Beach Season

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  717 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Golden sand, pounding surf, a sense of endless possibility--and four unforgettable stories of love, friendship, and second chances. . .

The Brass Ring by Lisa Jackson

It's a beautiful June day, perfect for a wedding--until Shawna learns that her fiancé, Parker, has been involved in a car crash. Though his injuries heal, his memories of her are gone. Yet Shawna won't stop rea
Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2012)
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Marya Kowal
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it
The stories mostly center around second chances with a beach background.

Lisa Jackson gets top billing here, but I didn't like her contribution. The heroine is annoying. And why would a physician push her injured/amnesiac fiance to the point of hurting his recovery? The hero is wooden and flat. Cardboard is more exciting. And hearing the inner thoughts of a man complaining about his erections just isn't sexy. Sorry.

Cathy Lamb's story was a hoot. LOVED the heroine, want the hero as my next hubby,
Oct 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, novella
I only read the Cathy Lamb story because I enjoy her work. This was a fun story - slightly over dramatic but enjoyable light read with a good message!
Aug 27, 2012 rated it liked it
So, I just got this book a couple days ago, and am still in the process of reading it. This book is set as a 4-in-1; something that you don't see very often, unlike 2-in-1s, and that often annoys me rather than just doing separate books. Anywho, these books are basically about summer, and how "Every summer offers a new beginning", as the cover says. Each book is about 100 pages long, give or take, so they are very quick to read. I read the first book entitled "June's Lace" yesterday, and I shall ...more
Apr 18, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
This is a DNF. I got through the first story which, despite it being tedious, was miles better than the second story in the book. The first one had its fair share of literary minefields and cringe-inducing dialogue.

The first story was about a soon-to-be divorced woman who finds romance with a new neighbor after a memorably embarrassing meeting along the beach where he attempted to rescue her. She struggles in moving on with this handsome stud while being hampered by her asshole of an ex-husband
Janet Robel
May 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
All four stories were just ok for me. I really didn't feel like this was a beach type read. There was a little bit about the beach and ocean but I wasn't impressed with any of these. Sadly, I would pass on these. ...more
Nancy Narma
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
“Sand, Surf But Most Importantly Love”
If you’re planning to relax on the sands of some faraway destination or just enjoying the view from your backyard hammock, be sure to tote this volume with you. You will savor the works of four talented authors. In “June’s Lace”, Cathy Lamb introduces us to former attorney/talented-beyond-belief wedding dress designer; June MacKenzie, who, after continually battling with her slime-ball of a husband; Grayson for a divorce, swears she will never get involved w
Julie Barrett
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Beach Season by Lisa Jackson and 3 others
June's Lace by Cathy Lamb
June is going through a divorce but he wants half of her new wedding dress business. She is so distraught she heads down to the beach and she turns her back on a wave. It's raining and she falls under and an arm stretches to reach her. Reece is only renting a house for 8 weeks and he sees to it that she goes to get checked out at the hospital.
They have a survivors lunch for a few dates and she finds out he is staying right next do
Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it
This is four books in one, so rating this as a whole is going to be VERY difficult.
June's Lace by Cathy Lamb
This book was a very great read!I really liked how the main character went from the rat race to owning and running her own business and freeing herself from under the Man's thumb in more ways than one.

Second Chance Sweethearts by Holly Chamberlin
This book reminds me of Eddie Money's song, I Want to Go Back. This had a light and fluffy feel to it with a delightful ending.

Carolina Summer by
Jul 13, 2012 marked it as dnf
I got this book over a year ago. It is a collection of short stories. They are cute and sweet and have HEA's but it just didn't 'do' it for me. ...more
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
excellent book and I discovered 3 new authors that were really good.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely set of four Mills and Boon stories in one collection in June's lace by Cathy Lamb June is a wedding dress designer who has sworn off marriage after her own disastrous one but that is until a dashing songwriter moves in next door...
In Second chance sweethearts by Holly Chamberlain Thea Foss is trying to get past a bad abusive marriage when she leaves to start a new life in a small town in Maine but fate has things planned for her when she runs into her old flame and the love of her life.
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
I read this book because I really like Cathy Lamb and discovered that she had this novella that I had never read. It was good in typical quirky Cathy Lamb fashion. The rest of the book was just super "Chick-Lit" which I find really annoying. The "chick" typically does something stupid like keeping a secret or running away from someone who could help her but is finally, as expected, rescued and lives happily ever after. Gag. ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All 4 story's were Excellent stories very well written, it kept my interest up as well as I didn't want to put it down. The character's are well developed an helps bring you into the was a book I was sad to see end!!! ...more
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
So almost all of these stories were too fluffy for me! I like love stories however I hate when the people cry. Is that mean? I like good old fashioned love you and meant for you love stories. I just hate weak characters who cry when the love doesn’t work out! So only 3 stars for entire book!
Jul 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Just couldn't get drawn in to the story.
Elizabeth Foy
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love these short stories of love and fun! Light hearted reading on heavy hearted days.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the stories written by Cathy Lamb and Rosalyn Noonan. The other two were cheesy love stories. Sorry Lisa Jackson, but your contemporary romantic suspense is more to my liking.
Jacquelyn Kordenat
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved the short stories! Made for nice bedtime reading.
May 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-books
simple chic lit that was fun to read.. somewhat slow in parts, somewhat aggravating. 4 stories written by 4 authors. Yes I would recommend for light reading. nothing to ponder.
Annika Steele
Only Cathy Lamb's story was my taste. ...more
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
Only one book held my interest. Disappointed in the others.
William Mc Callum
Entertaining reading 📚

Four very will written romantic thriller novellas with interesting characters. The story lines are each complicated with each having it's own ending. I would recommend these novellas. Enjoy reading 🔰 2020😊
Jul 12, 2012 rated it liked it
BEACH SEASON collects four novellas by a variety of popular authors including #1 New York Times Bestseller Lisa Jackson. All four romances are set in beach towns and perfect for a little summer beach reading. (Or perhaps summer-wishing-you-were-at-the-beach-reading.)

June's Lace by Cathy Lamb

The anthology opens with my favorite of the four novellas - "June's Lace" by Cathy Lamb. June MacKenzie is almost at the end of a long, contentious divorce. It's been two years of fighting with her ex and the
The book had four stories so I have a brief review of each one. They follow the same order as in the book. In addition to the beach and summer theme common to the stories, three of the four also have exes who are stalkers, abusive or both. That is not my idea of a little light summer reading and I had to readjust my expectations while reading.

JUNE'S LACE by Cathy Lamb

A light sweet frothy confection, complete with eccentric family members.The ex in this one is emotionally and verbally abusive. It
Jun 22, 2012 rated it liked it
June's Lace:
Really enjoyed this story of a woman rediscovering her old self. June had an unconventional childhood, raised by hippie parents. Wanting to be "normal" she basically turned her back on the wild, free part of herself, became a lawyer, and married another lawyer. She was miserable.

Trying to recapture the Old June, she starts a business creating unconventional wedding dresses. June is artistic and smart and a free spirit. Why anyone would want to bury that part of themselves is beyond
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
“The Brass Ring” by Lisa Jackson: On the night before Shawna McGuire’s marriage to Parker Harrison, they are torn apart by a devastating car accident. Now Parker doesn’t remember Shawna, but Shawna refuses to give up on him and their love. Even though I loved the writing, “The Brass Ring” was not my favorite story in this collection. I thought Shawna was desperately pushy and Parker was a jerk. I liked Shawna’s brother, Jake, as he seemed to be the most stable character in the story. I had mixe ...more
Janice Liedl
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This set of four shorts was loosely linked by some elements of the beach in each. The first story, "June's Lace" by Cathy Lamb, was my favourite - a five-star outing for those who love romantic comedy. Reese rescues June from a rogue wave on the beach and, despite the initial attraction, June fights the urge to get closer to this interesting visitor because, well, it's complicated. She's still in the process of divorcing a real weasel while getting her one-of-a-kind wedding dress business off th ...more
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
I am very thankful to have been selected to receive Beach Season from a Goodreads' First Reads Giveaway.

Beach Season is a compilation of stories by Lisa Jackson, Cathy Lamb, Holly Chamberin and Rosalind Noonan. Each story shares a tale of love with the beach as the setting.

In June's Lace by Cathy Lamb, June MacKenzie is moving on from her soon-to-be ex-husband by designing wedding gowns in a beach house on the Oregon coast. Too bad he doesn't want to move on from her. When an emergency thrusts
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Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver.  She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages. 

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