Vivian was tired of the day-to-day. Sure, life happens when you least expect it, but in her case, perhaps it needed a little push.
On a whim, Vivian books a ‘learn to sail’ vacation. Perhaps she’d have a little adventure, meet some interesting people.
Never did she expect to meet Tucker MacLean, former rescue swimmer, turned IT.
Never did she expect to fall so hard and so fast for a man who clearly wanted nothing to do with her.
Never did she expect to be caught in the storm of the century fighting for her life.
Reading about romance and getting swept up in the adventure of those tales is no substitute for the real thing. On a whim, Vivian decides to do something she’s always wanted to do–learn to sail. Flying to the other side of the country, she unwittingly begins a quest to find her real self, the person she set up on a shelf long ago to gather dust.
Tucker MacLean isn’t looking for anything or anyone, any more. His one goal in life had always been to get away from the small town he grew up in and make his mark. But after a failed marriage, a failed business venture and losing everything, he has had to swallow his pride and move home to take his place in the family business where he resumes his role as a reservist rescue swimmer in the Coast Guard.
As thunder always follows the lightening strike, when Vivian and Tucker meet, their passion is an electrical storm.
Tuck’s casual self-confidence and easy ways allow Vivian to be herself. The person she’s always wanted to be. Casual affairs end for Tuck when he meets Vivian where her frank honesty and earnest ways can’t help but attract him. Tuck knows Vivian could never be a casual fling for him.
With mounting passions, Vivian sets sail aboard the Navigator, a tall ship of the first class. It is here far out to sea that the ship becomes entangled in a mesh of storms that collide to surround the ship. All the navigating equipment in the world couldn’t have predicted the sudden change in course the storms took to wall in the tall ship between their mighty forces.
Saving the life of a fellow sailor throws Vivian overboard into the torrential storm. Here she is at the mercy of the currents of the sea.
On land, Tuck hears the SOS from the Navigator. Tossed from the ship and assumed drowned, Tuck refuses to believe Vivian is lost. Unable and unprepared to give up the search, he is determined to find Vivian one way or another. While rescue teams scour the rough seas, Tuck realizes true love is worth fighting all of the odds, even in a natural disaster.
About the author:
From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life, going so far as to secretly love writing the essays for school.
In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.
Not confined to one genre, Lori has published select children’s books and one cookbook, based on a gluten-free diet, as well as non-fiction industry blogs.
Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014.
Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.
Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.