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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Love At The Shore by Teri Wilson 💕 Book Blitz, Recipe & Prize Pack Giveaway 💕 (Romantic Comedy)

She came to the beach to write…
But she’s getting distracted by the surfer next door.

Jenna, a single mom and successful author, has five weeks to deliver her next young adult novel to the publisher. This year’s summer getaway with her kids will be a working vacation.

The only problem? Lucas, the devil-may-care surfer in the beach rental next to hers. He cranks up his music at night, hosts loud volleyball matches, and allows his dog to run around at will.

Jenna often blames him for her writer’s block. But before long, she begins to see a new side of her neighbor at the shore. Maybe opposites do attract…but will that attraction fade like a sunset once summer is gone?

This funny, emotional romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Shrimp Scampi.

Lucas McKinnon unzipped his wet suit, peeled it down to his waist, and let the spray of the outdoor shower beat the salt and sand off his torso. If there was one thing he liked almost as much as a morning surf, it was a nice, hot shower afterward. The fact that the shower on the lower deck of the beach house offered him a clear, unobstructed view of the shore made it even sweeter.
The sea was unusually still today, as smooth and glassy as a mirror. Not so great for surfing, but undeniably pretty to look at it. Without the usual spray coming off the breakers, he could see the lighthouse looming in the distance. Just off the shore, a pair of dolphins crested the flat surface of the water, their silver forms glistening in the morning sunlight.
The calm before the storm.
Or so it seemed. In reality, the forecast was mild. Lucas checked the surf report every day like clockwork, and according to the TybeeWaves web site, there wouldn’t be a raindrop in sight. Still, he couldn’t remember the last time his little slice of the beach had been so serene. It was nearly as unsettling as it was beautiful.
Then, just as he was about to flick the shower faucet to the off position, the stillness of the moment came to a colorful, bewildering close as a woman came bounding down the stairs.
“What the heck?” She gaped at him, wide-eyed and frozen in place.
For a minute, Lucas thought she might turn around and bolt back up the stairs.
“Whoa. Sorry, I’m sorry. I didn’t expect a shower.” Cheeks ablaze, she swallowed and averted her gaze. “Right in the middle of our place.”
“Sorry about that.” He gave the faucet a crank to the left and the shower’s stream came to a dripping halt. “You must be the new neighbor.”
The trickle of water slowed to a stop.
Three slow drops, and she still couldn’t bring herself to look at him.
“Um, yeah. We just checked in,” she said to a nearby hibiscus bush, then nodded at the bin in her hands. “I just wanted to find somewhere to put this.”
Wow, this was one jumpy woman. Lucas wasn’t sure he’d ever seen a person who vibrated with such nervous energy. It rolled off of her in waves.
The forecast had been wrong. A storm had most definitely come to town. From the looks of things, a Category Four. Maybe even a Five.


Shrimp Scampi

“We’ll take a whole crab, some of your garlic shrimp, two rolls and a whole stack of napkins!” That’s how Lucas places the order at the little beachside shrimp shack when he takes Jenna out for the first time. You can create that same vacation atmosphere at home with our Shrimp Scampi recipe. Dress it up with a little thin spaghetti, as we did, or dress it down with a red checkered tablecloth and a bottle of wine on your back porch. Either way, plan your own romantic escape with this easy one-pan recipe.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

1-pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, (21-25 pieces per pound), thawed if frozen
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ pound thin spaghetti, uncooked
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thin-sliced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, trimmed, lightly packed
½ teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
As needed, fresh lemon wedges
2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan

1. Drain shrimp, pat dry and remove tails, if desired.
2. Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, minced garlic and salt in a bowl and toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. While shrimp is marinating, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until cooked al dente. Drain; keep warm.
4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add marinated shrimp and cook just until shrimp turn pink (about 2 minutes), stirring frequently. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to a bowl and reserve.
5. Add sliced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes to skillet and sauté over medium-low heat for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add white wine and lemon juice; simmer until liquid is reduced by half. Add butter and whisk over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sauce is fully blended.
6. Add spinach, black pepper and reserved shrimp to skillet; sauté briefly to fully cook shrimp and wilt spinach, stirring frequently.
7. Add spaghetti to skillet and lightly toss to blend. Divide shrimp scampi evenly between 4 bowls. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and shaved Parmesan.

Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, MARRYING MR. DARCY, THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction. Teri has a major weakness for cute animals, pretty dresses and Audrey Hepburn films, and she loves following the British royal family.


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  1. Sounds like a perfect summer read!

  2. I love the cover. It reminds me of my younger adult years living in florida across the street from the beach

  3. The perfect read for relaxing at the beach!

  4. Love the cover and the story looks perfect for a summer read. That recipe looks so delicious!

  5. This will make for great reading for the summertime.


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