When it comes to romance, Jennifer Bloom sees herself as more of a coach than a team player. Still reeling from the dangerous relationship she fled a year ago, Jen is finally getting her head above water. Her job as a housekeeper at the Inn at Crescent Cove has been a lifesaver, but she's ready to move on to something more fulfilling. And she knows exactly what she wants - to manage the inn. That job would allow her to stay in Crescent Cove, the place she's come to think of as home. And stay close to the people she cares about, especially Luke - the inn's chef and her best friend. If it hadn't been for him, she probably would have drowned in self-pity by now.
Luke Strong considers his job as head chef at the inn to be a steppingstone. The last thing he expected was to get attached to the people of this small coastal town. But from the first day that Jen walked in to apply for the housekeeping job, he's been smitten. Too bad she doesn't see him as anything more than a friend. So when he's offered a job that would put him closer to his goal of owning his own restaurant, he's torn. Should he take it or stay put, on the chance that Jen might change her mind about him?
When another woman arrives in town to interview for the management job, Jen's plans get tossed overboard. Realizing that the woman has her eye on more than just the job, Jen questions her own motives for staying in Crescent Cove. Is it the town...or the promise of love? It's sink or swim for Jen. But is she too late to dive in? Crescent Cove. Where true love comes in waves.