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Malibu Summer

A Novel

Author Libby Gill
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$18.00 US
5.07"W x 7.76"H x 0.87"D   | 8 oz | 24 per carton
On sale May 21, 2024 | 304 Pages | 978-0-14-313792-4
Lose yourself in this opposites-attract romance set on a sunny Malibu hillside

Ivy Bauer is a young, bright soil scientist and inventor of a game changing organic irrigation system. She’s on top of the world when, suddenly, her husband is killed in a biking accident. Needing space to grieve, she takes a summer job as a gardener in Malibu.

Conrad Reed is a wealthy Hollywood has-been who, after the death of his wife, feels overwhelmed by the care of his anxious stepson Hudson, massive cliffside estate, and deteriorating career. He hopes Ivy will help take at least one thing off his plate. But the bossy, opinionated Ivy isn’t making things any easier for him. Sparks fly—and not the good kind.

But it’s when Ivy finds the key to Hudson’s heart that Conrad’s own heart begins to melt as well—and then the sparks that fly are the ones that kindle the best kind of love affair . . .
Praise for Malibu Summer:

“Perfect escapism. . . heartbreaking and hopeful. . . simply gorgeous.”
—Paige Toon, bestselling author of Only Love Can Hurt Like This

“Heartfelt and funny… it’s easy to fall for the colorful cast, and the exploration of grief rings true.”
Publishers Weekly
© Jae Feinberg
Libby Gill grew up on two continents before starting her career at Norman Lear's Embassy Communications, eventually becoming head of publicity, advertising, and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group. She is the founder of LA-based Libby Gill & Company, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm, and is the author of six nonfiction books. She lives in Oregon. View titles by Libby Gill

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Lose yourself in this opposites-attract romance set on a sunny Malibu hillside

Ivy Bauer is a young, bright soil scientist and inventor of a game changing organic irrigation system. She’s on top of the world when, suddenly, her husband is killed in a biking accident. Needing space to grieve, she takes a summer job as a gardener in Malibu.

Conrad Reed is a wealthy Hollywood has-been who, after the death of his wife, feels overwhelmed by the care of his anxious stepson Hudson, massive cliffside estate, and deteriorating career. He hopes Ivy will help take at least one thing off his plate. But the bossy, opinionated Ivy isn’t making things any easier for him. Sparks fly—and not the good kind.

But it’s when Ivy finds the key to Hudson’s heart that Conrad’s own heart begins to melt as well—and then the sparks that fly are the ones that kindle the best kind of love affair . . .

Praise

Praise for Malibu Summer:

“Perfect escapism. . . heartbreaking and hopeful. . . simply gorgeous.”
—Paige Toon, bestselling author of Only Love Can Hurt Like This

“Heartfelt and funny… it’s easy to fall for the colorful cast, and the exploration of grief rings true.”
Publishers Weekly

Author

© Jae Feinberg
Libby Gill grew up on two continents before starting her career at Norman Lear's Embassy Communications, eventually becoming head of publicity, advertising, and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group. She is the founder of LA-based Libby Gill & Company, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm, and is the author of six nonfiction books. She lives in Oregon. View titles by Libby Gill