After Macy Grant breaks up with a man who won’t commit, she escapes heartbreak with a weekend on the seas. The last person she expects to meet and fall for is entrepreneur Jake Olsen. A believer in love at first sight, he seems perfect for her in every way … then her ex-boyfriend shows up on the cruise ship with a ring.
This 10,000-word short story is perfect for your lunch break, workout, or while you wait in line at the mall. Read it today to get into the spirit of summer any time of the year!
Liwen Ho is a master at short story romance. I love how she sets the stage for falling in love.
On Waves of Wanderlust is the fourth in the Seasons of Love series. You don’t have to read these in order to enjoy them either. They stand alone.
One of the things I really liked about this one was Jake. While he’s initially attracted to Macy, it’s not love at first sight. Although Jake decides very quickly that Macy is the one, it merely begins a chain reaction of what he is willing to do to win, and keep her love forever.
Being a short story, the one flaw might be in the appearance of Macy’s estranged/ex-boyfriend. However, this is a short story that leaves you believing in the Happy Ever After. Don’t let that distract you from that.
Over all, this was a wonderfully story. And it does illustrate a rather romantic truth. It is possible to have a HEA with a second date proposal. It boils down to, are you willing to put in the work and effort required to make a lasting relationship? In the case of Jake and Macy, I think the answer is yes.
You can check out more Liwen Ho’s works here.