You can only run so far before you have to stand and fight.
Secretive and mysterious, Isabella Rialto arrives in Pelican Pointe with little fanfare. All she wants is to find solace, shelter, and live a quiet life in Sea Glass Cottage. What she gets instead is Thane Delacourt, an ex-NFL jock who’s come back home to raise his little boy.
From their first meeting, sparks fly. The last thing Isabella needs is a bunch of messy complications. And Thane’s leery of making one more relationship mistake. Plus, he has Jonah to think about. But that’s nothing compared to Isabella’s past, a past that may come back to haunt her. Knowing they deserve better as a couple, Isabella is determined to put an end to the fear. But will their love be enough to ensure a future together? Or will the trust they’ve built crumble around them at the first sign of trouble?
Seventh in the award-winning Pelican Pointe Series.
Lots of brides get odd gifts before their big day. A weirdly carved decorative bowl. Funky art that looks like a fertility statue. Ugly kitchen towels with weird patterns. Then there are the usual mixers and toasters. One of the oddest things I ever got as a gift was a letterpress drawer. Some people call it a printer’s tray. It was so NOT what I expected that I wasn’t sure what to do with it. For years.
Turns out, they’re used to hold knickknacks or jewelry. Lots of trinkets. Lots of tiny, miniature stuff. All these years mine sat empty. It wasn’t until recently that I found a website called The Spruce Company with all kinds of cool ideas for upcycling and decorating with letterpress drawers that I borrowed inspiration from them.
My printer’s tray is now the perfect catchall for holding all the sea glass and small shells I’ve collected over the years. There used to be a spot in Torrey Pines where the tide rushed in at an angle near the bridge. For years that was my best spot. It’s where I found a treasure trove of pale pink, a few dark blue pieces, nicely frosted glass, and a ton of green. Now that I have my drawer filled up, I might just make a tabletop out of it. Idea #7 from the link. Glass tabletop. With all my treasures. Check.