A story of expected endings, unexpected beginnings, and second chances:
Summer With A Star, a contemporary romance from award-winning author Merry Farmer.
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All Tasha Pike has wanted for the past twenty years is to rent Sand Dollar Point for a summer. The grand Victorian on the beach of Summerbury, Maine was the object of her childhood fantasy and her standard of romance—and it was finally happening.
Her dream summer is ruined, however, when she arrives in Summerbury to find that Hollywood superstar Spencer Ellis has muscled his way into the house instead. His offer that they share Sand Dollar Point is not only infuriating—it’s insulting.
He’s a celebrity—and one she’s determined to hate.
Spencer’s summer in Maine was supposed to help him get his head screwed on straight. One look at Tasha, however, made that impossible. She’s beautiful. She’s angry. She doesn’t care who he is. She doesn’t care about his fame. In fact, she doesn’t even like him.
He’s only got the summer. She’s only got her heart. They’ve only got each other.
“I’m really sorry about this,” Jenny insisted as they crossed between their cars.
“There’s nothing you could have done,” Tasha admitted with a weak sigh. She pressed the button on her key to open her trunk.
“There might still be something,” Jenny went on. She reached into the trunk and took out the smallest of Tasha’s bags. “There has to be some kind of law that says you can’t give away someone’s reservation.”
“No, it’s fine.”
Tasha yanked her suitcases out of the trunk one by one. She hadn’t exactly packed light, knowing she would be spending the entire summer away. It would have been smart to get Spencer Ellis to help her carry things in. He certainly looked strong enough. His fancy t-shirt did nothing to hide the firm muscles of his arms and chest. She’d seen him pretty much completely naked in a movie or two, and the man had nothing to be ashamed of. He looked like he could carry all of her bags in one trip, but he probably had people who did that for him. Although she didn’t see any lingering in the bushes.
“Spencer Ellis!” Jenny squealed at her side. “Okay, so the entire situation is frustrating and tragic, but you have to admit, spending the summer with a gorgeous movie star in your house is pretty sweet.”
“Is that what it is?” Tasha arched an eyebrow at her friend, then grabbed a suitcase in each hand. She left the trunk open and marched her first load up to the porch.
“Well, it is exciting,” Jenny followed her. “Not something that happens every day.”
“I didn’t book the house for exciting,” Tasha protested. “I just want somewhere to relax and unwind and let go of all the crap in my life.”
Jenny shrugged as she climbed the porch stairs and set the bag she’d carried at the top. “You never know what could happen. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a fling with someone as big as Spencer Ellis?”
Tasha dropped her bags near the door and laughed without humor. “After the way I just embarrassed myself? I sobbed all over him.”
“Some guys like that?” Jenny suggested half-heartedly.
“Not any guys I know.”