Do opposites really attract?
Emerson Monroe McLean is a true Texan through and through. But she’s never wanted to be like the other girls she grew up with, the ones who view debutante balls and sororities as stepping-stones to landing the perfect husband.
Yet everyone underestimates Em. When they look at the leggy blonde, all they see is a serial-dater who leaves a string of broken hearts in her wake. What people don’t realize is that keeping guys at arms length is more than just about having a good time; it’s a deep-rooted defense mechanism.
Lucas Harper is California born and bred. The product of his wealthy upbringing and an overbearing mother, Lucas has always been told where to be and when to be there. But after his older brother’s death, Lucas is tired of being a puppet.
Taking a break to figure out what he wants out of life, he moves to West Beach to spend the summer surfing. It’s there that he meets Emerson McLean, the free-spirited beauty who lures him into her bed. Refusing to be tied down, she’s unlike any girl he’s every known.
Can they find common ground…or will their differences tear them apart?
Their chemistry is undeniable. There’s only one hitch: Lucas already has a fiancée. And when she lands on his doorstep, Emerson realizes that for the first time in her life, she has genuine feelings for a guy.
With her heart on the line, Emerson discovers that, win or lose, she isn’t the kind of girl to play by the rules.
Praise for UNDRESSED
“Falling in love has never felt so good. With the warmth of the sun, and the sand between your toes, Derting takes you on the summer you always imagined with Undressed.” ―Heidi McLaughlin, NY Times bestselling author of Forever My Girl (soon to be a major motion picture)
Praise for KIMBERLY DERTING
“A strong debut from a promising author.” ―Publishers Weekly (The Body Finder)
“If you’re in the mood for some psychological thrillers, evil masterminds, strong heroines and hot heroes, then I’d definitely pick up the Body Finder series.” ―USA Today (The Body Finder)
“…fast-paced and engrossing.” ―VOYA (The Pledge)
“As always, this author writes a gripping tale…With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans.” ―Kirkus Reviews (The Last Echo)
“…a refreshing take on paranormal romance…” ―Romantic Times (The Body Finder)
“More great suspense from a prolific new writer with a vibrant imagination.” ―Kirkus Reviews (The Pledge)
Kimberly Derting is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, THE TAKING trilogy, and UNDRESSED (her first book in The Men Of West Beach series). Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find the things they say buried in the pages of their mother’s books, or on Twitter for the world to see.
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- What is on your nightstand? Right now, I’m reading a lot of thrillers. I just finished Rachel Caine’s KILLMAN CREEK (the second book in her STILLHOUSE LAKE series). And I’m in the middle of Alafair Burke’s THE EX.
- What author would you totally fan? Wow, there are so many. Right now though, I would absolutely lose my mind if I came face to face with JK Rowling. Because she’s JK-freaking-Rowling!
- What makes you cringe? This is so weird, but I hate being barefoot. I only do it when I absolutely have to, like at the beach.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow? I’m more of a “pantser,” which means I generally go with the flow. I usually know how I want the book to begin, and how I think it should end, and then some major plot points along the way. The rest of the story unfolds as I write.
- Is there a word you love to use? My editor once pointed out that my character’s eyes “sparkle” a lot, so now when I finish a manuscript I do a search and try to strip those out. But in real life, I like a well-placed F-word. Sorry, Mom!
This is Kimberly’s starter zoo. She also has cats!
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Rita Wray says
The summer I spent in Nevada was great. Lake Tahoe, Reno and my favorite Virginia City.
Times I went to the beach with my father and my siblings.
Dianne Casey says
My most memorable summer was 2013. There were a lot of changes in my life that summer.
Marcy Meyer says
I would say that my most memorable summer was 2000. I was getting ready to get married in September and we were building our house at the same time. Crazy busy ,but exciting. I also got a new job in August of that year too.
Cali W. says
Thanks for the giveaway; I miss the summers with my grandparents in the mountains. 🙂
Linda Romer says
That would be the summer I was a fry cook at a carnival in Upstate NY. Thank you
Deb Pelletier says
So many wonderful summers with family and friends. The best times were with my husband, just together on the beach and then a nice fish dinner.
Erin Smith says
The summer I’m âme back from my final deployment in the Navy ~ we had to move from California back to Virginia so we made a HUGE road trip with our young kids. We stopped at ALL the big amd crazy out of the way sites before hitting hubbys parents in Detroit. Then hubby and I flew to Hawaii for a week of alone time!!!! It was FABULOUS! Like a second honeymoon. Such a great welcome home, before we purchased our FIRST home!! Where we still reside today after 13 years. We’ve both since retired from the Navy and now our oldest has just joined the Army amd our youngest is getting ready to graduate HS, but that trip across the states was definitely a HUGE highlight of ALL of our lives!,,
Becky Richardson says
My most memorable summer is when we spent 2 weeks in Arizona with my daughter and her family.
Nikolina Vukelic says
I really enjoyed reading your amazing interview, thank you!
Sandra Watts says
Not so many memorable anything at my age lately. 🙂
Julie Bickham says
It would be this summer. I moved to a new town into a house of my dreams!
Judy Thomas says
I would have to say every summer of my childhood would have to be the most memorable in my life .
Toni Sprouse says
The most memorable summer I ever had was the summer of 2007… I met my now husband and it was a whirlwind of romance…well, as romantic as you can get with five teenagers between the two of you! Fishing trips, cookouts, family gatherings….so many things that I had deprived myself of for many years. That summer will always stand out in my mind as the turning point to my happiness .
shannon fowler says
My first summer living in alaska is probably my most memorable. There was just so much to explore and experience.
Angela Smith says
probably when we went to six flags great america…fun
Barbara Montag says
My most memorable summer – a trip to Denver CO to visit a close friend.
It was my first time there & I saw so many cool things there!
Sara Zielinski says
Last summer was pretty memorable, lots of amusement park visits which I love.