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Lori Hayes Author

Romantic, Salty Stories

Lori Hayes, author of romantic coastal stories that even men read

Lori Hayes writes cozy love stories that take place in a small coastal town in North Carolina. 

If you love light romance, wild horses, and dreamy walks on the beach beyond the sandy dunes, you'll love books by Lori Hayes.


The Search by Lori Hayes

A Crystal Coast Novel

The pounding hooves of betrayal have battered photographer Claire Kincaid’s trust in men. After her mother’s death, Claire’s desire for family leads her to the coast to find her long-lost father. Instead, she finds herself stranded on an island with a threatening storm, a suspicious man roaming the dunes, and a dangerous confrontation with a wild stallion.

When wildlife biologist and park ranger Jeff Rhoades, who is engaged to Claire’s popular landlady, is sent to rescue Claire, he discovers his attraction to Claire makes him question his commitment to his fiancée. To make matters worse, he secretly searches for her father, against her will. Good intentions go wrong, and he unravels a dubious and hurtful past. An island of secrets is untangled along with the mystery of a horse whisperer who lurks in the horses’ shadows. The more Claire searches for answers, the more she discovers that an old truth never existed.


Wonderful, refreshing, captivating!

I really enjoyed this book and the author's writing style. It pulls you into the story like many books used to do to actually relate to or personally become one or more of the characters in the story. And the story and story line keeps you interested and intrigued all the way through the book. One of those book that I've actually read more than once, noticing things that I did not on the first read. I highly recommend the book and the author's series.

This book is a must read!!!

I think everyone should read this book! From the moment I started reading I couldn't put it down. I even stayed up late to finish it. The author did a fantastic job of telling a love story and keeping me guessing all the way through to the end. Just when I thought I knew how it was going to end, the plot turned and I was drawn in even further. The way she tied all the pieces together kept me captivated. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good read and a happy ending. I cant wait to read the next book!

Very Romantic!

This book was one of my favorites you could almost smell the salt from the ocean and the scenery around you it was a beautiful love story and I would recommend it to everyone

Lori Hayes, The Search
A cozy love story among the sandy dunes with roaming wild horses

Lori Hayes, The Search A cozy love story among the sandy dunes with roaming wild horses

Coffee Break

Tension begins to percolate when coffee shop owner, Jenni Stallings, struggles to keep the doors of her beloved shop open. She wants to earn her dying father’s approval, to convince him that she is financially secure so he can die peacefully. She also strives to win the marathon, Run for the Horses, to benefit the nearby wild islander ponies. When bank vice president and old high school crush, Scott Botticelli, temporarily moves back to the small, seaside town, he threatens to reject her much-needed loan. When he takes up running, she realizes he has rediscovered his passion for the sport, and for her. Despite the fact he holds the power to squelch her dreams, a romantic interest starts to brew between them. Always the determined competitor no matter the game, Jenni finds herself facing her failing business, her father’s mortality, and the race of her life–against the man she loves.  

Coffee Break offers a rich blend of romance in a cozy, small-town setting, with a light flavor of wild horses. We hope you enjoy reading the book.


A heartwarming and romantic story

The book blends a sad emotional past with a romantic challenging present. It begins with a brisk walk and dashes to fast paced, full gallop. I loved it! Very enjoyable. Hated to see it end!

Love this book!

Oh gosh it is the best romantic book that I have ever read I cannot wait for the next book to come out!

5 Stars!

Great 2nd book in series! Lori Hayes is now my favorite author!

Lori Hayes, Coffee Break, is another cozy love story including the wild horses. Come sail away.

Lori Hayes, Coffee Break, is another cozy love story including the wild horses. Come sail away.