Washed Up || ✓
Riley Olson has moved approximately 17 times in her life, and this summer will bring Move Number 18. After she decides to drops out of college, her parents send her to Long Beach Island, New Jersey to spend the summer with some old family friends. Riley has no desire to spend the summer on a remote beach in New Jersey, but since quitting college, she doesn't have much of a choice. She's destined to spend her summer working in a pizza shop and sweating too much, with absolutely no idea of what her future holds. What Riley doesn't expect is to meet someone who manages to break down every wall she's carefully built.
Ross Montgomery has lived on Long Beach Island, New Jersey his entire life. Ross's family has faced many hardships in the past few years, so he stayed at home to take care of them. Even though he knows he's doing the right thing, sometimes he still longs to travel, explore, and experience the world. That's why he applied for a year-long global service trip. Now he has to decide whether he'll leave his family behind to see the world or stay in the same small town he's lived in all his life. When he sees Riley Olson on the beach on the first day of summer, he doesn't know that she'll change his entire worldview and challenge him to live the life he's only imagined.
But there are only 93 days in summer, 93 days until they both have to decide what their futures hold, together or apart.
Short Story || Romance || Chicklit || Young Adult || New Adult || Beach Fiction
First Place in the Amore Awards
Second Place in the Penguin Awards
Second Place in the Wood Awards
Third Place in the Eclipse Awards