I recently published an ebook version of my story Baiting & Fishing on Smashwords. It is available here.
Ray Bailey is a newspaper reporter whose world is falling apart: the Florida he loves is being buried under the weight of development and “progress”; his ex-wife (the love of his life) is dying; the independent newspaper in Sarasota to which he has devoted his talents for thirty years has sold to a conglomerate that is only interested in profits, preferably without spending any money on actually investigating real news stories.
He learns that the widow of the CEO of a corporation that collapsed in an Enron-like way has moved to Sarasota and taken up residence in an expensive gated community, riding around town in a chauffeur-driven car. He finds that interesting behavior for a woman who is supposed to be broke, so he takes a closer look.
Marcella Wilson turns out to be Ray's idea of the “perfect woman” -- i. e., a really smart person who loves to fish-- and he falls for her, heart, mind, body and soul. After he's already fallen in love with her, he learns that she might be either a murderess or a person in mortal danger.
When the "whole truth” is ultimately explained to him, even Ray doesn't believe it.
This is what I call a "beach book". It makes no pretense for being great literature, but it has great scenery, quirky characters, romance, a little sex and violence, and a mystery. If it were a hard copy book, it would be the kind of book you can pack in your suitcase and then leave in the hotel without feeling guilty.