Making Waves by @LauraMooreBooks #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

A self-made woman with a sweet, successful life discovers that even the best-laid plans are no match for unexpected passion in this brand-new series from award-winning author Laura Moore.

As the responsible daughter of an irresponsible socialite, Dakota Hale has plenty of practice catering to the whims of the rich and spoiled—and she’s turned that experience into a thriving concierge business serving the needs of the Hamptons’ wealthy elite. But anytime the drama on land gets too outrageous, Dakota finds calm surfing the Atlantic waves. But when sexy mogul Max Carr hires her, it rocks her balance in a big way.

Max works hard, but he’s never had to put any effort into winning over a woman—until now. With her stunning beauty and keen intelligence, Dakota is worth the effort. But it’s plain she has no interest in a casual fling, and that’s all Max, with his grief-stricken heart, can offer. But one fraught night changes everything, with consequences neither Dakota nor Max anticipated. Now they must navigate the rough waters of society gossip and devastating secrets that threaten their fragile relationship. If they can trust in the strength of their growing feelings, they’ll find that the dreams they’ve been chasing are close enough to embrace . . . together.

Praise for Making Waves

“Spicy, tender, and vivid with posh Hamptons ambience, this compelling story hooks readers from the start and never lets go; thoroughly charming.”

Library Journal

“This plot-driven story of independent lovers determined to resist drama and societal expectations will resonate with romance readers.”

Publishers Weekly

“An outstanding reading experience . . . As she does so very well, [Laura] Moore develops a compelling and emotional story filled with complicated characters who must deal with past baggage if they are ever to build lasting relationships.”

RT Book Reviews

“Laura Moore writes the perfect fairytale stories. . . . If you haven’t read Moore before, then this is the terrific book for you to read. . . . The locale is lavish and affluent. The characters varied and diverse. The love story is scrumptious. Treat yourself to this enticing story. It’s pure romantic escapism.”

—Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Laura Moore never fails to create a story that’s complex, emotionally compelling, and beautifully written. Making Waves had me from page one and stayed with me long after I finished.”

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins


Bestselling contemporary romance author Laura Moore’s first story filled a coffee stained notebook before she realized she might actually have penned a love story that others would enjoy. Ride A Dark Horse was published a year later.

An accomplished rider and lifelong animal lover, Laura Moore lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two children, their black lab, and their cat, Zevon, who keeps them all in line. Please visit her at: or follow her at or

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My Review

Opposites Attract!

Written in the style of epic romance novels of the 70’s that originally hooked me on the genre, Making Waves is set in the ritzy Hamptons and stars a sweet, peace-keeping owner of a concierge service, and the sexy, complex entrepreneur who hires her to furnish his new home- which happens to be her grandparents previous residence.

Dakota Hale has a full life juggling an eccentric family life and a fledgling business caring for her rich clients’ every wish. When the opportunity arises to furnish a rich businessman’s new home, she accepts, aware of the issues it could cause among her mother’s austentatious parents.

Max Carr, ex-football star and playboy extraordinaire, has neither the time or the patience to deal with furnishing his new Hampton’s getaway. He takes the advice of a friend and hires a local woman to handle the details.

Both of these characters have reasons to guard their hearts, but love can change even the most wounded souls.

The story gets off to a slow start, but I recommend pushing through the first few chapters- you won’t regret it!

I give Making Waves 4 lovely kisses- An emotionally satisfying read!

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