AustLit logo
y separately published work icon Boys of Summer series - author   novel   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Boys of Summer
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


y separately published work icon Nobody But Him Victoria Purman , North Sydney : Harlequin Mira , 2013 6603134 2013 single work novel romance

'At 18, Julia Jones left for the city with a head full of grand plans for an exciting life that certainly didn't include her home town of Middle Point on the coast of South Australia – or Ryan Blackburn.

Fifteen years later, she's forced to put her big city life on hold and go home to finalise her mother's estate. When she runs smack bang into Ryan, the town's new champion, the sensible thing would be to head back on Melbourne as fast as her stilettos can carry her.

But Julia finds his offer of a helping hand and a hot body too good to refuse. What she doesn't realise is that saying goodbye to her home town – and to Ry – will be so much harder the second time around.' (Publisher's blurb)

y separately published work icon Someone Like You Victoria Purman , North Sydney : Harlequin Mira , 2014 8074828 2014 single work novel romance

'When Lizzie Blake knocks on the door of Dan McSwaine’s beach house at Middle Point, she barely recognises the man who answers. Whatever happened to the guy who swaggered into her home town with a grin and left with her heart in his back pocket? Lizzie wonders if he’ll ever be that man again — and if she should risk everything she’s built her life on to help him.

'Dan can’t normally bear to be more than ten minutes from a hip bar, an imported beer and a group of hot women. So what is he doing holed up in a falling down beach shack at Middle Point? All he knows is that he’s made some crazy decisions since the night a truck slammed into his car and almost killed him. The first one was to think that buying a crumbling piece of coastal real estate was a good idea. The second crazy decision was to try to hide away from the world when a woman like Lizzie Blake is determined to drag him right back into it… ' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Our Kind of Love Victoria Purman , North Sydney : Harlequin Mira , 2014 8074900 2014 single work novel romance

'Anna is… unexpected… unbelievable… unstoppable.

'And unavailable.

'Will what happened in Middle Point stay there?

'Dr Anna Morelli rarely makes mistakes. But this one is big, bordering on huge. Somewhere between sunset and sunrise at the simple beachside wedding of two old friends, she’s cried in the ladies bathroom, danced to too many ABBA songs and survived the best, knock-your-socks-off one night stand in recorded history. Has she gone crazy? She’s supposed to be running from the disasters in her life, not creating more.

'Award-winning journalist Joe Blake is back in Middle Point to lick his wounds after being dumped by his wife and sacked from his Sydney job on the same day. But after one incredible night with Anna, he finds he’ll need all his investigative skills to figure out why she won’t give in to their sizzling chemistry...' (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Hold on to Me Victoria Purman , Sydney : Mira Books , 2016 9255531 2016 single work novel romance

'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 beach-side 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?' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2013
Last amended 18 Nov 2014 10:05:15
    Powered by Trove