Moment in Time by Lisa Mondello
(Summer House, #1)
Publication date: June 26th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
This summer isn’t about dying. It’s about living. Jenna Traynor has been given her life back. After two years of chemo and missing out on college life, she is in remission. Spending the summer working on Nantucket Island is a good place to start life again. Hot guys everywhere, fun times at the clubs, long walks on the beach and beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean from her back porch. Living life again was the plan. And then she met Bobby…
On leave from the military, Bobby Callahan needs one thing: a quiet beach to run and train so his leg will get strong enough for him to return to his post. For the past three years the only thing that made him get out of bed was the military. He’d joined the service to get away from sympathetic eyes and worried faces. He didn’t count on meeting a girl like Jenna whose thirst for life made him break out of the walls he’d so carefully constructed around himself. And once he realized she had his heart, he knew he never wanted to let her go. And then fate stepped in…
This series is a New Adult College Romance series that contains sexual situations that are graphic and explicit and not intended for readers under 18 years old.
I pick up a piece of smooth glass from the sand and then throw it back into the ocean. “What about you? Were you crushing on any male nurses or doctors?”
“No,” she says. The sound of her voice is sad again, as if this broken heart had many breaks before hearing about Sissy. “Sissy was very outspoken. Her laughter made her so alive. I can’t believe she’s really gone.”
“Are you going home?”
Jenna looks up at me and frowns. “Home? Why?”
“For the funeral.”
The way she shakes her head kind of makes me think the idea of her going to a funeral is crazy.
“It’s funny how these things happen,” she says. “Who knew that when we both pledged to never go to the others funeral that one of us would actually die. We did, you know. Make that pledge. We wanted to focus on life, not losing life.”
She sighs and then kicks the white foam of the surf that rushes in with the coming high tide.
“That’s what this summer is all about for me. I spent two years scared to death about dying. I want to live. I want to feel. I don’t care how crazy it seems.”
“Is that what the other night was about?” I ask.
She cocks her head to one side and gives me an awkward grin. “Sorry about that.”
“You grabbed my dick.”
“Yeah, I did that, didn’t I? I guess I was trying to fit in all that living in one night.” She chuckles and hides her face with her hand for a second.
I like her smile, I decide. I like her laughter even more. When Jenna Traynor laughs, I can feel it.
“You’re making fun of me,” she says.
I hadn’t realized I’d chuckled until Jenna looked at me curiously. But I guess I did.
“The fact that I grabbed your dick?”
“Nah, that was just a bonus.”
She looks at me skeptically. “Oh, is that what they call it these days? You didn’t really seem interested.”
“You didn’t really mean it.”
“Are you sure about that?” She winks at me and then smiles as her cheeks turn pink.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at http://eepurl.com/xhxO5