Magnolia Beach Books 1-5 by Cynthia Luhrs Summary
The entire Magnolia Beach series now available in a boxed set. Runaway Bride, Married by Monday, You and Me Forever, Second Chances, and Marry Me. Book 1: Runaway Bride Never Let Them See You Cry. Rose Collier refused to let them see her crumble as she sprinted across the lobby, the big white dress billowing out of the convertible as she fled. In a daze, she left the city behind, only stopping for necessities, until she found herself staring at the ocean, inhaling deep lungfuls of clean salty sea air. The vintage car sputtered and died as she coasted into Magnolia Beach. Alex Parrish had it all. Money, women, model looks, and fast cars. Until the accident. Then his uncle stole his trust fund. Now this billionaire is broke, disfigured, and ill-tempered, not to mention he doesn’t have a single employable skill. Sparks Fly. Certain she’s in no danger of falling for another entitled rich guy, Rose takes a position cleaning for the town hermit. She needs time to heal, to figure out what comes next. Alex doesn’t know who he is without his money and his looks, but going by the new housekeeper’s reaction, he’ll never set foot in public again. He’s fired every other housekeeper in three towns so he’s stuck with the beguiling Rose. Love Blooms. As Alex spends more and more time with Rose, he falls head over heels in love for the first time in his miserable life. Too bad she’s made it clear there could never be anything between them other than friendship. Book 2: Married by Monday Big City. Big Lights. Big Changes. Amanda Smith doesn't have time for marriage. She loves her career in the city, the excitement, and the opportunities for advancement. So what if she never has time to date, she's perfectly happy without a man in her life. Gram Always Has the Last Laugh. But when her grandmother passes away, her only remaining family in all the world, the news turns Amanda's world upside down. Not to mention the little bit in the will where gram has the last word. Amanda has one month to marry or she won't inherit. Broken Hearts. Chase Harrison thought his life was perfect until a customer set his boat on fire. Now Chasing the Big One Charters is in serious trouble. Without an infusion of cash, Chase will have to give up his dream for good. And just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, he finds out the woman who broke his heart all those years ago is back in town. Second Chances. Amanda has no intention of letting Chase back into her life. She'll find another guy to marry. But when her time's up, Amanda does what needs to be done. After all, it's only a year. Nothing more than a business arrangement. There's no way she'll risk Chase breaking her heart all over again. Book3: You and Me Forever Being a supermodel isn't all it's cracked up to be. Christy Evans is tired of being judged by her looks. Escaping to a sleepy beach town, Christy decides it’s time to get serious. She wants someone to love her for who she is, not what she looks like. If she can change her looks maybe she can find one of the good guys the songs on the radio are always singing about. Secrets never stay secret in a small town. Dalton James gave up on love after his shallow ex took everything and left without a word. Tired of secrets and lies, Dalton knows his annoying next door neighbor is hiding something big. So no matter how kind she is to everyone, he doesn't want anything to do with her. Sparks fly. When secrets come to light and everything falls apart, Christy knows she'll never have the happily-ever-after she wants more than anything. Or will she? Book 4: Second Chances Former Strawberry Queen Humiliated. When her picture-perfect life comes crashing down, Elizabeth Charles finds herself out of options. After the local news drops the bombshell that her husband was unfaithful, the former strawberry queen, three years running, packs her bags, tail between her legs and heads home to the one place she swore she’d never return…Magnolia Beach. News, Especially Juicy News, Travels Fast. Everyone in the small town where she grew up knows exactly how her husband died. And of course, the one person she wants to avoid is the one person she keeps running into...technically Lizzie ran over Colton but in her defense she was a bit distracted by the events of the past few months. Cars Crash, Sparks Fly, And The Possibility of Second Chances. Colton James never forgot Elizabeth or the dent she left in his skull before she hightailed it out of town. Now that she’s back, he’s not letting her go, no matter what happened all those years ago. Book 5: Marry Me There’s no place like home. Welcome to sweet home Carolina, where the beaches are beautiful and the small town residents of Magnolia Beach know everything about everyone. When the town golden boy falls in love with a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, sparks fly. Liam was the perfect son, always going along with what his parents wanted, even when it cost him his first love. Olivia never stopped loving Liam, even after he smashed her heart to bits. Now after eight long years, Liam is back, and wanting a divorce so he can marry someone else, but when he finds out what Olivia’s been hiding, it changes everything. Olivia fell in love with Liam when they were sixteen. But when he goes off to college, leaving her behind and breaking her heart after a fateful weekend, she knows she’ll never be the same. Liam didn’t plan on getting engaged. But what Victoria wants, Victoria gets. There’s only one problem… Liam’s already married. Now Liam’s back in Magnolia Beach with divorce papers for Olivia to sign. Only no one told Liam that Olivia’s moved on or that she has a daughter with his eyes. Run away to Magnolia Beach and curl up with these light-hearted romances that will leave you with a smile. Each book in this small town romance series can be read as a standalone complete with a swoon worthy happily ever after ending.