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Beach Town

Beach Town

A Novel

Mary Kay Andrews

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Told with inimitable heart and humor, Mary Kay Andrews' New York Times bestseller, Beach Town, is the perfect summer destination.

Greer Hennessy is a movie location scout, and picture-perfect is the name of the game. After her last project literally went up in flames, Greer has one more chance to prove herself before her career burns out as well. Now all she needs to do is come up with the ideal beach-town setting for a big-budget movie. When she discovers Cypress Key, one of Florida’s hidden treasures, Greer believes she’s found cinematic gold. If only the town’s mayor, Eben Thibadeaux, would agree.

A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, the last thing Eb wants is for some Hollywood hotshot and her crew—a spoiled “It Boy” lead actor and his entourage, plus fangirls, among them—to come in and shake things up. The only problem is that he finds Greer far too attractive for his own good. . .and, in spite of their squabbles, it’s become clear that the feeling is mutual. But there’s a plot afoot to make sure that old scores are settled, that revenge gets top billing, and that no one gets their happily ever after. But then again, fate has a funny way of stealing the show…

Beach Town is:

“A perfect fit for [your] beach bag.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Highly entertaining.”—Booklist

“A hit. Readers will eagerly devour this novel and be left wanting more.”—RT Book Reviews


Greer Hennessy needed palm trees. She needed Technicolor green fronds swaying in wind machine-enhanced breezes, with some Dolby-sound crashing waves. And was it too much to ask for a Panavision wide shot of a sun-kissed beach? Wasn't...

Praise for Beach Town

Praise for Beach Town:

"Andrews expertly combines an intriguing love story with small-town quirkiness and cinematic action to highly entertaining effect."Booklist

"Ready to kick off beach-read season? Look no further than Mary Kay Andrews's aptly titled Beach Town." —

"Featuring a bevy of memorable characters, as well as Andrews' attention to detail and distinct wit."RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars)

“A fun book that's perfect to read by the pool or in the sand...Another summer staple.”The Durham Herald-Sun

“Fun and frothy.”Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“It wouldn’t be summer without another page turner from Mary Kay Andrews.” —

“Filled with sun, sand, and romance, Beach Town is ideal for the lazy days of summer…Though Andrew’s story is filled with deeply emotional issues, it has enough palm trees, quaint boathouses and ocean waves to qualify as a relaxing read.” —Woodbury Magazine

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Mary Kay Andrews

MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The High Tide Club, The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, and more. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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