All the Way to Shore

What happens when a cruise ship romance crashes on the rocky shores of reality?

Jonathan Vallen, a gentle musician who loves to garden, is failing miserably at running his father’s Boston company. When hotshot executive Marco Pellegrini takes over, a humiliated Jonathan moves to Cape Cod and spends a year transforming from an insecure duckling into a sexy swan.

They meet again on an LGBTQ Caribbean cruise and when Marco doesn’t recognize him, Jonathan pretends to be someone else for the week—Jonah Rutledge—someone good enough to be loved. Intrigued by Jonah, Marco lets down his defenses and their shipboard fling deepens into something special.

Back on land, the romance crashes when Marco discovers who Jonah really is. While Marco struggles to understand the deception, Jonathan resolves to win back Marco’s trust. But Jonathan’s father takes vindictive action against Marco for daring to get involved with his son.

Will Marco and Jonathan defeat their own fears as well as the challenge from Jonathan’s father?

If you like swoony romances in tropical paradises, hidden identity, and the courage to love in the face of adversity, then you’ll love All the Way to Shore.

What People are Saying

I was glued to the pages, entertained, and outraged in turn as I followed Jonathan and Marco on their path to love, watching each of them grow into a better man by the end of the story.

- Rainbow Book Reviews

If you’re looking for a sweet love story with just enough steam and angst to keep things interesting, this may be your cup of tea. 

- Dog-eared Daydreams

Stories from the Shore Series

Book One

All the Way to Shore

What happens when a cruise ship romance crashes on the rocky shores of reality?

Book Two

In Over Our Heads

A second chance for romance on a scuba diving vacation plunges Anthony and Walter into deep waters–will they use love’s lifeline or go under alone?