Love Like You've Never Been Hurt

Love Like You've Never Been Hurt by SJ McCoy Book Summary

The Summer Lake contemporary romance series follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.

Love Like You've Never Been Hurt

Emma Douglas came to Summer Lake as an orphan twenty three years ago. After losing her parents so young and later suffering a disastrous marriage, she believes that love only ever leads to pain and loss.

When she meets Jack Benson, the business partner of her childhood friend Pete, she sees everything she used to long for in a man; tall, dark, and drop dead gorgeous! Despite their undeniable attraction, Emma is too scared to risk her heart, especially on a man so much like her ex - sexy, smart, funny, successful and no doubt the same kind of cheat!

When events lead them both to Summer Lake for the summer, will Jack be able to persuade her that he's nothing like her ex in all the ways that really matter? That the love she used to dream of isn't a little girl's fantasy, but a reality they can share if she can get past her fear and learn to trust?

This book is intended for adult readers 18+


Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and RenΓ©e 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura's Wedding

Remington Ranch series

Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy!

Book 1: Mason 
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

A Chance and a Hope series

These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.

Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance

The Hamiltons Series

This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it's because this is Smoke's family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke's brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.

Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies

The Davenports Series

The upcoming series featuring Hope's cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.

Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid

Love Like You've Never Been Hurt by SJ McCoy Book Reviews

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- Try it2 star

I really, really wanted to love this book but Mouse turned out to be so annoying that it lost its flavor for me. Try it, though! You may like it!

- Amazing!!5 star

So I got the boxed set of the three first books. I can tell you they were amazing reads, especially if you want to escape from this harsh and cruel world to the utopia you always wanted. Big ups to the β€œSJ”, I’d have loved to continue the series but I can’t afford them 😭. Oh well, thanks a lot for these ones.

- Boring!2 star

This book is boring, the main character is pathetic. People has issues, the get scared and don't want to get hurt, but they way the author made this woman act is ridiculous. Drama is the same as other books and plot very predictable, the only nice thing from the book was the ring. Also I didn't like the "hints" about the other books, there are too many. Waste of time reading, good thing it was free.

- Love like you've never been hurt5 star

I absolutely love this book...I can relate to Emma in this story...jack in the story is the exact kind of man I'd like to meet... Love like that is very far a few between...I am learning to write children's books for now but would love to one day write a romance novel of my own

- Cliche!!!!1 star

Very immature writing!!! Dialogue of teens, not of real life adults. Grammar errors were to distracting!! It was the kind of forgetful, and blah.....blah story!! No need to read more from this author. If her other books are like this, why bother??

- Love like you've never been hurt5 star

Great story about friendships and love. Hard to put this one down!

- Love love love it4 star

I'm not a big reader but I figured I should take advantage of the iBooks on my phone. So I downloaded this free book. I'm on Chapter 5 right now and so far I actually really like it. The author used very good details. I'm really excited to keep reading. I will say there are a few steamy details but it's good in general. Looks like I'll be reading a lot more. Maybe a new thing for me to do..

- Love it!4 star

Can't put down!!!

- Mostly Enjoyed4 star

This is a well written story but aspects of the romance were too predictable.

- LOVED IT!!!!5 star

After I finished with a trilogy of books, I found myself wanting more, I needed to find another book I could fall in love with, and this book was perfect for the job! I fell in love with the characters right away, and I was hooked from the very beginning. Once I started reading it, I could not put down! It was, in the writer's own words "sweet and steamy". It was romantic, but at the same time it was HOT! I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance.

- Nice read3 star

An easy to read romance that was well written. The main character is likable other than her stubbornness when it came to having a relationship, but that was the point of the story so kinda hard to get around that. I liked it all in all.

- So many issues with this book1 star

There simply wasn't enough plot for this book. The "heroine", and I use that term loosely, wasn't likable at all. She knew from the start what her hang ups were and the root causes, yet she didn't want to do anything to change. The result is a book where the plot recycles itself over and over while the main character repeats her mistakes and her friends tell her she's stupid for the umpteenth time. There's a reason why that's not a more common romance plot device: it just doesn't work.

- Okay read..1 star

Too many characters and predictable story line.

- Great5 star

Can't wait to read the next book

- LKBK5 star

Phenomenal book! Beautiful love story! Characters that make you root for them and a story that keeps you reading! I loved it!

- Love like you've never been hurt5 star

I loved this book, couldn't put it down once I started it! Finished it in one day, and bought the 2nd one right away!!!

- Great read5 star

Great read!

- Good read5 star

Good read. Well thought out. Author was thorough and was good about the little details. This wasn't my favorite female heroin but at least she was different and the story seemed more about the emotions and characters than about sex and how rich the person was. Recommend the book can't wait to read the remainder of the series.

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OdelB - It won't hurt to read5 star

Its the first time I read this story written by SJ McCoy. I was fascinated and could not put it down. It got me addicted to buy all the series while reading it one a time. So far this is one of my favourites this year.

Reh#1 - Love like you have never been hurt.5 star

I loved this book I to was hurt and have trouble trusting love it certainly gave me something to think about maybe I need to trust that my husband of 47years really does love me as much as he has showed me over the years he is so special and I know he loves me I have no dought about that he has always been there for me when I allow him to be. I just am not sure why do I dare to believe I am loveable? This book was wonderful thank you for your gift of this book I can't wait to read the other books you wrote keep up the writing.

Baartzy bob - Such a good read5 star

A great read.....such a great storyline of life’s hurdles & love & trust.

MLCreads - Emma and Jack4 star

This is the story of Emma and Jack and how Jack wins Emma's love and shows her that she can trust a man again. It is also a story of friendship and how Pete, Missy, Ben and Emma have stuck together through the good times and the bad and been there for each other. I am looking forward to more books in this series and seeing all the friends find love and happiness.

MischkaC68 - Love like you've never been hurt5 star

Loved this book, particularly the more realistic development of a romance between two people. Instant attraction but then a lovely back and forth as the relationship develops. Funny, heartwarming and the characters are interesting. Can't wait to read the next books.

JanieP21 - Lovely5 star

Lovely, easy read romantic story. Loved all the characters.

Sleque30 - Great story5 star

This book was far from slow. Great story, great characters! Attention to detail! Will read all of them!

Lou2471 - Great read5 star

I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read with great characters. Will definitely read the next in the series.

Nattais - Snail pace1 star

I couldn't get past page 26 it was just so slow moving. Way too much unnecessary filling.

Katieleejay16 - Fabulous read5 star

I really enjoyed this book can't wait to read the rest

Lufc ash - Nice story3 star

I enjoyed reading the story of Emma & Jack , a great love story . Although disappointed with the over use of '!' This didn't feel right to me , every other spoken sentence ended with a '!'. Just too much I'm afraid

Yorkshirebird69 - Great start to a series5 star

This makes you want to read onto the next, this gets you hooked all the summer lake stories are amazing

[email protected] - Love liked you've never been hurt5 star

Fantastic book! Couldn't put it down. Great read! Looking forward to reading the next ones.

Julsinthesun - πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘4 star

I really liked this book,there were a couple of times when the female lead character needed to wake up and realise what a lucky girl she was. Jack is hot and sexy and wow!overall a sweet and steamy book. Noticed that there's more books re the other characters( who were likeable) but not about Ben. Will Ben have his own story?

Zoe23* - Love like you've never been hurt5 star

Fantastic book, couldn't put it down! Really looking forward to readying the rest!!

Bitchyboo08 - Love like you never loved5 star

Thoroughly enjoyed the story now can't wait to read the next two storys

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