When twenty-five-year hairstylist Callie Mason relocates from Anaheim, California, to glitzier Newport Beach, she wants to become the next big name in hair since Chris McMillan created The Rachel on Jennifer Aniston. But to do so, she must overcome anxiety that threatens to ruin her peace of mind (and image). Then, complicating matters further, she finds that this ultimate resort town comes with unexpected bonuses--like the man of her dreams she met years ago when she was a junior in high school attending a summer workshop at USC.
Nine years ago, Ben Butler swept her off her feet but zipped away just as fast, disappearing out of her life but forging a permanent spot in her dreams. When she sees him again, he is just as irresistible as ever, and it's clear to her why she hasn't been interested in anyone else. And when he joins her in combating a crisis she faces at work, she discovers substance beyond the obvious beauty and brash charm.
Totally smitten yet reluctant to trust, Callie has to decide if Ben is truly the man for all seasons--or just a summer love she should tuck away as sweet-and-sexy history.
A resident of beautiful Newport Beach, California, Diane Stafford, bestselling author, has fourteen published books. With Harriet Mogul, M.D., Stafford wrote Syndrome W. With Rob Thompson, M.D., Stafford wrote The New Low-Carb Way of Life. With her daughter Jennifer Shoquist, M.D., Stafford wrote Migraines For Dummies, Potty Training for Dummies, No More Panic Attacks, and The Encyclopedia of STDs. With Moritza Day, Stafford wrote 1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets. Her two-year bestseller was 50,001 Best Baby Names (Sourcebooks). She wrote The Vitamin D Cure, with James Dowd, M.D. (Wiley, January 2007). Her other published books are: 40,001 Best Baby Names, Parent's Success Guide to Parenting, The Ultimate Baby Name Book, The Big Book of 60,001 Baby Names.
Jennifer Shoquist, M.D., family medicine physician, lives with her two children in Newport Beach, and practices medicine in nearby Huntington Beach. Shoquist was an honor graduate of the University of St. Thomas, as well as an honor graduate of The High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. She graduated from UT Medical School in Houston and did her residency in Houston.