Can she learn to trust him and love again?
Stella wasn’t looking for love – and especially not from a younger man..
When Stella Ryan’s successful life in Sydney crumbled, she returned flat broke – and broken hearted – to the beachside town she'd once called home. Five years on, she’s opened a boutique and rebuilt her life in the tourist haven of Port Elliot.
Luca Morelli has been working flat out to establish his own building company in the city and doesn’t have time to be driving back and forth to the beach to do a small job in a shop that was almost destroyed in a fire. But he soon changes his mind when he meets the glamorous owner.
Before long, Stella and Luca find that a working relationship isn’t the only thing developing between them. But the closer they get, the ghosts of Stella’s past come to haunt her once more. Can she ever believe a man again? And if she can, is the much younger Luca Morelli the man she can trust with her heart?
A Boys of Summer novel
About the Author
Australian author Victoria Purman is published by Harlequin Australia and Tule Publishing. Her debut novel, Nobody But Him, was published in October 2013; her second, Someone Like You, in February 2014; and her third in the Boys of Summer trilogy, Our Kind of Love, was published in November 2014.
Her first novella for Tule Publishing, The Millionaire, was released in January 2015.
Her most recent book, Only We Know, was published in May 2015.
She began her career as a cadet journalist at the ABC in Adelaide and, since then, has worked in varied jobs in the media, including as a media manager in the public sector, a publicist, a freelance journalist, a political adviser, a speechwriter, and a consultant editor.
In 2013, Victoria was selected as a Writer in Residence at the SA Writers Centre.
In 2014, she was named a finalist in the category Favourite New Author 2013 by the Australian Romance Readers Association, and made the long list for Booktopia’s poll, Favourite Australian Novelist 2014. In 2015, Victoria made the final 75 in that list. In 2014, Victoria was a finalist in the RuBY Awards – the Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year Awards – for Nobody But Him.
Victoria has been a featured author at the 2014 Adelaide Writers Week, at the SA Readers and Writers Festival in 2014, and was a featured author at the 2015 Sydney Writers Festival on a panel entitle, ‘Beyond Dukes and Damsels’. She is Deputy Chair of the Board of the SA Writers Centre and is a Board member of Carclew Youth Arts.
“I’ve spent my working life writing words for real people, but now very much enjoy creating dialogue and happy-ever-afters for my imaginary characters.”