Lindsay Detwiler's 8th Novel Is Set in Ocean City, Maryland
Everyone has that place that speaks to their soul, that reminds them of why life is beautiful.
For me, that place has always been Ocean City, Maryland.
There's something about the salty air, the endless sand, and the thwacking of my flip-flops on the splintery boards of the famous boardwalk that speaks to me. Since I was a young child, it's been my yearly respite from the realities of Central Pennsylvania life and from the humdrum yet hectic exhaustion of the day to day monotony.
Ocean City has always been my sanctuary, my escape. It's where I feel most at peace, most alive, and most thankful for another year.
So, when I started down this writing journey, I always knew I'd write a book someday with Ocean City as the backdrop. I knew the excitement of Trimper's rides, the smell of boardwalk fries, and the simple charm of mini golf would be a perfect setting for a couple to fall in love in the most genuine of ways. The call of the salty waves, the feel of the warm sand on one's toes, and the general excitement for summer was the perfect home for my characters to find themselves... and to find each other.
Most of all, Ocean City provides exactly what my main character, Avery Johannas, needed... a fresh start, a freer life, and a place to explore her creativity.
Lines in the Sand is a series about finding one's true passion and not being afraid to take risks, something I've learned in my many vacations to the place that soothes my soul every single year.
Ready for a sexy seaside romance set in Ocean City, Maryland? Grab Inked Hearts and get ready for a love story filled with passion, salt water, and freedom.
“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.
That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.”
Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eight-year-old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams. With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom. Throughout her self-exploration, she makes only one rule: She won’t give her heart to a man again. She’s living for herself this time.
But then she meets Jesse.
A tattoo shop owner, the green-eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery. As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they’ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts.
When summer nights get a little more heated than either expected, they’ll have to ask themselves: Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain?