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Book Review: Shroud of Lies by Nancy Straight

Published March 21, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog




Mark believes he has finally shed his destructive past. Reunited with the brother he had believed to be dead for most of his life, Mark’s life detours again when he learns of a younger sister also abandoned by their parents. Desperate to find her, Mark and Davey travel thousands of miles turning over the rocks of their past. Discovering the truth veiled behind layers of lies is daunting, but the Brewer brothers vow to leave no stone unturned. As Mark begins to peel back the layers of his past to locate his sister, he is jerked back into his criminal life and risks losing Libby and everyone he loves forever.

Old friends and enemies insert themselves in Mark’s new life; he must choose between the life luring him back and the future he desperately wants. Mark attempts to keep those he loves from being caught in the cross fire of old enemies vying for position.




I first became a fan Nancy Straight when I read His Frozen Heart. I not only became a fan of Nancy, but I also became a fan Dave Brewer. Then I read Fractured Karma and became a fan Mark Brewer. I was sad to see both of their stories end. Then I was given a chance to read, Shroud of Lies by Nancy Straight!

It’s a little hard to write this review because so much happens, but there’s a chance I will give it all away it I write too much (I will try my best to leave out any spoilers!). Like all of Ms. Straight’s books, Shroud of Lies, grabbed me from the very first page. I couldn’t wait to find out who Mark and Davey’s sister was and the journey was full of surprises. I loved uncovering all mysteries with both brothers. Even though, I enjoy Mark, I missed seeing more of Davey, but this was Mark’s journey and the story focused around it.

As sad as I am to see this series go, I cannot wait to see what Nancy Straight creates next. I know it will be just as great as the rest of her stories!




Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC with her husband and two children.

She has written ten novels (3 x Paranormal Romance, 4 x Mythological Romance and 3 x Suspenseful Romance). Nancy enjoys reading all types of Paranormal and Young Adult literature.

Book Review: Wife for the Weekend by Ophelia London

Published March 13, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
We are thrilled to celebrate the release of Wife for the Weekend by Ophelia London! Be sure to check out all
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Title: Wife for the
Weekend (Sugar City #3) by Ophelia London
Age group: Adult
Genre: Sweet Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Scheduled to release: March 14, 2016
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When bad weather closes the airport, free-spirited Jules Bloom finds herself stuck with the admittedly hot but total suit Dexter Elliott. One night and one large pitcher of “Vegas Sunrise” later, Jules wakes up in a hotel bed with a vicious hangover…wearing nothing but a wedding ring.Determined not to ruin his brother’s wedding, Dexter strikes a deal with the frustratingly gorgeous Jules to continue their quickie marriage through the weekend. Only she keeps getting under his skin in unexpected ways.

Jules has her own reasons for staying married to Dex but they seem less important with each exaggerated touch and staged kiss. But one marriage, one major secret, and two complete opposites don’t add up to a happily ever after…
Book 3 in the Sugar City
series, can be read as a stand alone.
Book Review

Every time I want to find a book that will take me away from everything that is going on in my life, Ophelia London is always my go to author. She writes such easy engaging reads that I never want to put down. Another benefit is that you can read them within one or two sittings, depending on the time you have to sit and read.


Wife For the Weekend was a nice easy read that I was able to read quickly. It had just the right amount of drama and just the right about of adorable times between the characters. I enjoyed reading Jules and Elliot’s story, it wasn’t so much as a second chance novel as it was two people from the past, but you could feel their chemistry from the very beginning, and you now what they say, “Opposites attract.”

I am very glad I got to read this one and I can’t wait to see what Ophelia has up her sleeve next.

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USA Today bestselling author
Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful
northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in
Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since.
A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she
spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living
vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of the
Sugar City series, including WIFE FOR THE WEEKEND and KISSING HER CRUSH; AIMEE
the Abby Road series; and the Perfect Kisses series. Visit her at But don’t call when The
Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.

Book Review: Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke

Published January 29, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Omen Operation
by Taylor Brooke
Release Date: January 26th 2016
Limitless Publishing


After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end.


Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.


If the world couldn’t get any crazier, a letter ups the insanity…


After being assured day after day that the world outside their little camp had been compromised, Brooklyn’s cabin-mate, Dawson Winters, finds a letter that turns everything they’d known upside down. There is a world outside the trees that surrounds their camp, and the virus they all feared seems non-existent.


Determined to see it herself, Brooklyn plots with others to attempt an escape…


On the outside, Brooklyn finds the world is as normal as ever. But when they are attacked in the city, they dispose of their attackers far more efficiently than any normal human.. Is there more to Brooklyn and her friends then just being highly trained?



As their exploration continues, the group is faced with impossible feats. Betrayal, love, death, and a powerful sense ofcamaraderie lead Brooklyn and her friends to fight for their life, their freedom, and most of all, each other.

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Right from the very first page I was drawn into Omen Operation. The action started right away and didn’t stop until the very end. I also liked that there were so my surprises that I didn’t know what was coming next. The author also created an awesome new world.

I completely connected with each character and loved reading about each and everyone of them. They were so related about and its also ways refreshing to see a strong female character.

I think many YA readers will enjoy reading this book. I would completely recommend this to anyone who enjoys read dystopian novels.

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Taylor Brooke is the author of the upcoming sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love- books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.

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Book Review: No Promises by N. Raines

Published January 27, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
No Promises by N. Raines
Publication date: January 15th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
A new adult romance by multi published author Nona Raines writing as N. Raines

She never met a stray she didn’t love…

In high school, Sam Pennywell had a massive crush on Rick Russo. But he was her cousin’s boyfriend and strictly off-limits. Meeting Rick again years later, she can hardly recognize the man he’s become.

As a paramedic, Rick’s career is all about helping others. But in the line of duty, he’s become one of the injured. He’s caught in a dark place he can’t escape on his own. He can’t make Sam any promises of love. Promises are too easily broken.

Sam spends her life taking care of sick and homeless animals. She’s never met a stray she didn’t love, and Rick is the most important rescue she’ll ever make.



I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed reading this book; it was one that I could not put down. It’s not easy to get readers to not only to connect with the main characters, but to also connect the secondly characters. I not only adored Rick and Sam, but I loved Sam’s father and her cousin Britt.


The stories plot also hooked me a lot; I really wanted to know what was going on with Rick. At first I picture him as someone who didn’t want to work, but that changed the more I got to know him. I will also admit there were a couple of time where I found myself tearing up, between Sam’s story about her mother and Rick’s story about his job.


I would highly recommend this book for any new adult romance fans, It is one I think you’ll all enjoy.


N. Raines (who also writes as Nona Raines) is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild  Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs.  Her most recent work is the romance novella Write to Me and the transgender romance Her Kind of Man.

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Book Review Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Maden

Published January 25, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
We’re celebrating the release of Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen!
Title: Anatomy of a Player
Author: Cindi Madsen 
Age: NewAdult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled

This bad boy is about to get played…

After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She’s focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.

With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker’s looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can’t land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he’ll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he’s in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn’t an option. One thing’s for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.



I enjoyed reading Anatomy of a Player, I think there was a great plot and I always enjoy Cindi Madsen’s writing style. Even though I have seen this type of plot before, Cindi was able to make it fresh with a few new twists.

Even though Hudson was a “player”, I thought his character was very likable. He definitely had a side he only let Whitney see, and it was a side I really enjoyed seeing. Hudson is also a hockey player, who doesn’t love one of those?

Then there was Whitney, sometimes I enjoyed reading her POVs and sometimes I didn’t. There were times I just wanted Whitney to be herself, but I understand why she wasn’t.

I enjoyed the fact that there was a romance from the very first page and we slowly saw the feeling develop between the two main characters. It made me feel the chemistry a little more.

One thing about this book was it was a slow read and it took me a little while to get into it. Once I was into the story, I really did enjoy it.

Anatomy Player is the second story in the Taking Shots Series, but can be read as a stand-alone.






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USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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Book Review: Just Close Enough by Elizabeth Marx

Published December 17, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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Title: Just Close Enough (Alabama Secrets Series #2)
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Mature NA Contemporary Romance


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A man out for revenge…
When Alexander Volkow raced into Crossroads, Alabama and bought up half of Broad Street, the entire town questioned his motives, but he didn’t care. He did it for one reason and only one reason — to find the man who went AWOL from the military with his brother, Kon. Knowing Kon, something is terribly wrong, and Alex is set on retribution.
But when all roads lead to the town’s favorite daughter, who just happens to be the missing man’s fiancée, Alex can’t help but be mesmerized by her alluring southern charm and sexy little snort.
A woman searching for a way out
No amount of bartending, snake charming, or organic cotton growing can stop the fear blooming inside Polly Anna Coots. She knows if her MIA fiancée is found alive, he’ll want to follow through with their marriage plans, but she has had a change of heart — and not just because of the new man she can’t get out of her head. If her fiancée returns and she reneges on their future, she’ll end up DOA.
When one of Polly Anna’s snakes runs Alex off the road, sparks fly, and the two embark on a steamy collision course in a small town filled with secrets that add fuel to the smoldering fire.
Can either one of them get just close enough to acquire what they need from the other without falling in love?
*Can be read as a stand alone.*



As much as I liked Just in Case, I like Just Close Enough even more. There were so many things I loved about this book. From the characters to the story line, there were times I was laughing, times I was angry and times I was upset. Even though I read the first book, you can read this one as a stand-alone. This book goes back to before the last one started. It was very interesting see P.M. in the book unlike the last one.

While reading Just in Case, I learned a little bit about Polly Anna, I just didn’t know what was really going on in her head. I am so glad I have learned the truth about not only her relationship with Alex, but also about her relationship with Billy, all is not what it seems. I enjoyed Polly Anna a lot she was a sweet girl but also did take any nonsense from anyone. Alex was great too! Who wouldn’t want a man with an accent sweep the off their feet.

There were also tons of twist and turns in this book too! I never knew what was going to happen next and I couldn’t wait to see.

I hope I don’t have to wait long to read Mandy and JR’s story (I hope that’s the next one).






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The thing about this book that interested me was all of the secrets going on in the town of Crossroads. Just in Case is the beginning of uncovering them all.

At the very beginning, I though this book was going to bored me and that it was moving too slow. I also think I thought it was moving slow because of all of the southern phrases that I wasn’t used to hearing (although, by the end I loved them all). There were so many twists and turns through out the book and what kept me reads, was that I needed to know what was in Scarlett’s mother’s suicide note. Once I found out, boy was it shocking!

I loved Scarlett, at times I just wanted her to let Revell love her, but I completely understand her hesitations. Scarlett hasn’t had the easiest life and she was such a strong person. Yes, there are times when it’s too much for her, but after a while she picks herself back up. I also love her friendship with Polly Anna. The two over them were both going through something and were able to help each other out a little bit. Then there’s Revell, the perfect southern gentleman any girl would be lucky to have. He also had a lot going on in his past and present and Scarlett was the person keeping him grounded.

As much as I loved the main characters, the secondary ones were great too. I cant wait to read Polly Anna/Alex and Mandy/JR’s stories.


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About Elizabeth Marx


Elizabeth Marx writes
deeply emotional romances that take her readers on a roller coaster ride
through desire and despair. She is not afraid to push you over that first drop
just when you think you know what’s going to happen next. Her writing is
described as hilarious, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Her characters achieve
the ‘happily ever after’ through a journey of poignant and passionate moments.
Elizabeth resides in
Chicago with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into
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Release Day: When We Fall by Marquita Valentine

Published December 8, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re celebrating the release of WHEN WE FALL by Marquita Valentine! Join in the fun!


Title:When We Fall (Take the Fall #2)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Decemeber 8, 2015
Book Description:
The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.
The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.
Book Review:

I have loved all the books I have read from Ms. Valentine. I sadly never read Take the Fall, but that did stop me from enjoying When We Fall.


This was a story of the “good girl” falling for the “bad boy”, a lot of times that situation is over done and a boring read, but this one was the opposite. Not sure what it was all this one, but it wasn’t boring and I just couldn’t put it down!


I really liked Rowan; she was stronger than she wanted to believe she was. Standing up and fighting for what she loved was strong. I was not a fan of her parents at all! Her mother was a piece of work and always put her down. I also think her father was doing some things that would hurt Jase. Then there was Jase, at first he pissed me off on how he treated Rowan and how he felt in order to push her away, he needed to flirt with other girls. Over time though, Jase won me over.


I can’t wait to read Hunter’s story next. I think I know who it will be with!!









Title: Take The Fall (Take the Fall #1)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Book Description:
As a teenager, Seth O’Connor went to jail for a crime he had nothing to do with. He took the fall to protect the girl he loved, but the cruel realities of prison hardened him. After doing his time, Seth shuts her out and enlists in the Marines—until his grandmother’s funeral forces him to come home and face Rowan Simmons once again. The woman she’s become puts all his high-school memories to shame, and Seth wants her more than ever. Can he be honest about why he denied her for so long?After Seth pushed her away, Rowan swore that no man would ever hurt her again. But the boy who broke her heart has become a sexy Marine, capable of fulfilling her every desire—and now that he’s back in town, old feelings are simmering to a boil. Rowan wants to stay strong, even as her body surrenders to his expert touch. She only hopes that by taking him back, she can finally help heal the wounds that drove them apart.

 About the author:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).

When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Book Review: Abby and the Cute One by Erin Butler

Published December 4, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog


Title- Abby and the Shy One

Author- Erin Butler

Publisher- Entangled Crush

Release- November 16, 2015



He’s cute. He’s famous. And he could ruin everything…

Every member of Seconds to Juliet has a girlfriend-except for Nathan Strong. Now the band’s manager is leaning hard on “The Cute One” to play the role of the band’s heartthrob. With the band’s sales in decline, it’s up to Nathan to keep the fans’ fantasy alive.

The plan is to stage a fake relationship and a fake breakup, and then let the fans fight to be the one to mend Nathan’s broken heart. Just one problem. There’s another girl in the picture-one Nathan can’t stay away from. In private, Nathan’s stealing kisses with the band’s new opening act, Abby Curtis.

If they’re caught, no one wins. Abby will be fired, and the band might not recover the success they need to survive. But even with the pressure mounting, Nathan and Abby can’t stop themselves from stealing one more touch, one more kiss. And it’s only a matter of time before it all falls apart.


What a fantastic way to end a fantastic series! I’m extremely sad that it has come to an end, but delighted that it ended just how each of the other books were.

Ms. Butler did a great job telling Nathan’s story. He is known as the “cute one”, but now that he’s the last single one in the band, his manger is putting a lot of responsibility on him. He’s willing to go along with everything that is until he meets Abby. Abby is a sweet girl who loved to sing, but she doesn’t have the experience. After meeting Nathan and winning the opening act spot on tour, Abby begins to flourish.

I do have to talk about Abby’s audition song, its one of my favorites! It had me listening to Cristina Perri for the next week on repeat. I thought A Thousand Years was a great choice to win over our favorite Seconds to Juliet Boys.

Just like the first four books, this was an easy read that is hard to put down. It was also a very sweet one. Abby and Nathan had such great chemistry and it was a joy to read their story.



Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she loves to read. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially fangirls over a sigh-worthy romance.

She lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. Preferring to spend her time indoors reading or writing, she’ll only willingly go outside for chocolate and sunshine–in that order.

Erin is the author of BOUND IN BLOOD, a YA paranormal novel, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary NA novel, and the YA contemporary romance titles, FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION and FALLING FOR SHAKESPEARE. Find out more about her at or @ErinButler on Twitter! You can also sign up for her newsletter here:

Book Review: Kissing Her Crush by Ophelia London

Published November 23, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog


Title- Kissing Her Crush

Author- Ophelia London

Publisher- Entangled Bliss




He’s sweet trouble…

Natalie Holden wants three things: To be the best chocolate chemist in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to prove her chocolate recipe can help teenage depression, and to get over gorgeous Luke Elliott, the guy she’s had a crush on since birth. Unfortunately, he’s the microbiologist set to debunk her chocolate study. And, of course, he looks more delicious than ever!
Luke Elliott is still bitter over his divorce. Work is his passion now, and landing a huge promotion is just what he needs. What he doesn’t need is a crackpot trying to prove that chocolate cures depression. The last thing he expects is for the crackpot to be Natalie Holden—his “what if” girl from high school—or that she’d still tempt the hell out of him.

They may not see eye-to-eye on her project, but they can’t deny the explosive chemistry that keeps pulling them together. Even when it risks their jobs and the very different futures they both want…


I always enjoy reading Ophelia London’s books and I have read numerous ones. She has a way of engaging me from the very first page to the very last!

Kissing Her Crush is the second book in the Sugar City Series; in this book we meet Natalie, whose friends with the heroine, Sharona, from the first book. Natalie is a chocolate chemist who wants to help teenagers with their depressions and she thinks she’s found something to help. The only thing standing in her way is a man named Luke. Years ago Luke stole her heart and now he’s back and might be responsible for shutting down her plans to help her brother and other teenagers with depression.

I really enjoyed this story, like most of Ms. London’s and Bliss books this was a fun and lighthearted read that makes the reader smile the whole way through. The characters were great and I know I want to know more about some of them (maybe a book 3?). I enjoyed all the banter between Natalie and Luke. I also enjoyed the moments with Natalie and her family.

If you are looking for a fun quick read, than this is a great one for you!




USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of KISSING HER CRUSH in the new Sugar City series; AIMEE & THE HEARTTHROB; CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; the Abby Road series; and the Perfect Kisses series. Visit her at But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.

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Book Review: Laguna Lights by Kaira Rouda

Published November 14, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog
(Laguna Beach, 3)
Contemporary Romance
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Welcome back to Laguna Beach… 

Laura Kinkaid’s
glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television
stardom beginning in high school on Laguna Nights, her career and relationship
with her long-term boyfriend Scott are fizzling out. Laura decides to go home
to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a baby shower for her high school
friend. That decision – and a car accident – will lead her to a new future, if
she’s ready to take a chance at love. 

Paul Dorn’s former
life in New York City is far behind him and he’s working in a popular Laguna
Beach surf shop when fate brings the most beautiful woman he’s ever met into
his life. The attraction is instant and he has an overwhelming desire to
protect her. While Paul’s retail sales career is a short-term job for market
research purposes, his focus on Laura is long-term. 

Will Laura allow a
handsome stranger to help her create a future unlike her past, or will the
bright lights of Hollywood pull her back to LA? 

I am really enjoining the Laguna Beach Series. Each book has a cast of interesting characters that are fun to read. I also love seeing characters from pervious books in the current book I’m reading. Even though previous characters are within the story, you can read each of these books as a stand-alone.

Laura was just dumped by her boyfriend of many years, Scott. She is completely heartbroken and decides to go back to Laguna Beach, her hometown, for Annie’s baby shower. While there she gets into a car accident, which leads her to Paul.

From the first book in the series, I didn’t think I would like Laura’s book when it came out. I’m glad that she grew on me during this book, which I did enjoy reading. Laura changed a lot during this book and it was great seeing it. I also loved Paul; he was such an amazing guy! There was a little drama that talk about with out giving away some things.

I can not wait to see if their will be a forth book in this series, maybe Scott’s story?

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About Kaira Rouda
Kaira Rouda is a USA
Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women’s
fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her
women’s fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE
MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER’S DAY. Kaira’s work has
won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader’s Choice Awards and
honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards. Her books
have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.
Her sexy contemporary romance series
Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a
series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book
1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She
also helped launch Melissa Foster’s The Remington’s Kindle World with her
bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to
Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.
Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU
INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8
Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website)
continue to inspire. 
She lives
in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at
work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda
Books and on her website,