After about a week of delay, the newest installment of my Stevens Island series is finally available in both paperback and ebook formats! Yay!
Though it took me longer to write - about halfway through I had to go back and do a little bit of a re-write, including a title change - I'm very pleased to say that "What the Heart Wants" finally turned out exactly as I was hoping for it to :)
This latest installment is told from the narrative of Hayley Emerson, who, as of late, has not been all that lucky in love.
It follows along as she works her way through a summer of romantic ups and downs, and, as her friends would say, a crazy idea involving her good friend, Chase Stevens.
Chase shares the others opinions at first, but he goes along with her idea, if for no other reason than because he understands what it's like to care for someone who doesn't care for you the same way in return. Still, the heart wants what the heart wants, and even as the two of them grow closer, she can't help but admit, finally, that who her heart wants is his cousin, Aiden Thorpe-Stevens. But Aiden's on-again, off-again girlfriend, Emily, has no intentions of letting Hayley have her happy-ever-after.
In the end will Aiden choose to follow his own heart? Read "What the Heart Wants" to find out! :)
PS - Today is also the launch date of my newest website - www.cafepress.com/stevensislandgifts - an online gift shop of every Stevens Island fan :)
It carries everything from t-shirts, PJ's, and hoodies to kindle sleeves, iPhone cases, notebooks and greeting cards to every type of touristy collectible and souvenir, including coffee mugs from everyone's favorite local coffee shop, "Sacred Grounds".
I hope you all enjoy it!