Searching for Love by Sheryl McGinnis
Publisher: Topaz Publishing
Length: Short Story (43 pgs)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern
After a few months of dating, Tiffany Smith accepts Cale Kelly’s hasty marriage proposal. There was no doubt he loved her; the engagement ring was terribly expensive. Then, one day, the real Cale Kelly emerges. Cale is addicted to women, and this realization shatters Tiffany’s heart.
In search of solitude, Tiffany flees to Down East Maine. A fit of anger causes her to throw the expensive ring into the ocean. Afterwards, Tiffany realizes she’s done the unthinkable, and now, she desperately searches the water’s edge for the ring.
Keith Palmer is walking along the beach with his metal detector. Perhaps, he’ll help her recover the coveted ring. Pushing all hurt aside, Tiffany finds an instant attraction to the 6’1 beachcomber. Right now, Keith is the breath of fresh air Tiffany needs. Maybe she’s found something more priceless than a ring. Can one week of bliss equal a lifetime of happiness?
Tiffany had her heart broken by her cheating ex-fiance, Cale Kelly and is mulling over her shattered life on the edge of the beach in Maine. She bumps into Keith Palmer, literally, while he’s looking for buried treasure with a metal detector. They walk along the beach together and slowly get to know each other, sharing their hopes and dreams.
This is a sweet, lovely story about leaning to trust and open yourself up again after the deepest kinds of betrayal. Heartwarming and hopeful, it’s a glorious tale of an instant beach romance between two people made for each other. Sweet enough to cover a broad range of ages and tastes this is the kind of short story women can share with every generation – older and younger - without worry. As a short story it’s also a quick enough read to read through over a pleasant afternoon. I really enjoyed this lovely story and would happily read more by this author.