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

Biography

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: http://www.lauramooreboooks.com or follow her at http://www.facebook.com/LauraMooreBooks or http://www.twitter.com/LauraMooreBooks

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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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Rule #1: Maintain Control… Mr. Misunderstood by @SaraJaneStone #Romance #Reading @authorspal


Meet the Author:

Sara Jane Stone lives near New York’s Hudson River with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children, a lazy Burmese cat, and a very active dog. When she is not finger painting with the kids, she loves writing sexy stories, staying up past her bedtime reading red-hot romance, and chatting with her readers on Facebook.
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About the Book:

Rule #1: Maintain Control.

You think you know me. The cars, the penthouse, the reputation for delivering women to that “Oh, yes, Gavin” moment… Yeah, I’m the bad boy billionaire who drives your fantasies.
But I’ve traveled a long road to get here. And I played by the rules—the ones I wrote to guarantee I didn’t return to whom I was before.
Until now. The pictures, the story—it’s my past coming back to haunt me. I’ve lost control. And to get it back, I need to change the story.
So I asked my best friend and neighbor for help. Kayla agreed—if I support her growing pack of four-legged misfits.
My life is under control again.
Only I’m falling for my best friend. Now, my New York City apartment is full of rescued pups, my country retreat looks more like an animal sanctuary, and Kayla’s guarding her heart.
And I’m running out of time to prove the girl next door belongs with the billionaire.
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Winner will receive signed, print copies of the following Sara Jane Stone titles:

  • The Cinderella Fantasy
  • To Tempt a SEAL
  • Full Exposure

The prize box also includes a handmade book thong featuring The Cinderella Fantasy and a $25.00 Amazon gift card. –US only

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The Billionaire in Her Bed by @Regina_Kyle1 #romance #NewRelease @BPIC_Promos


 

Billionaire In Her Bed
by Regina Kyle
Series: Worthington Sisters, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled Indulgence

Release Date: September 4, 2017

 

 

Real estate mogul Eli Ward needs to keep a low profile on his new project. He’s expecting a fight from the somewhat eclectic folks currently living there. What he doesn’t expect is for that fight to be led by Brooke Worthington, the woman who rocked his world one unforgettable night. The one woman who doesn’t know who he is, which is a good thing. She just sees him as a regular guy. It’s refreshing.

Graphic designer and part-time bartender Brooke Worthington refuses to follow her family’s plan for her. She’s too busy building her artistic career. She doesn’t have time for relationships, either, especially with the super hot Eli, because she has to save the building she lives in with people she thinks of as her real family from some greedy real estate billionaire.

These two have secrets and chemistry that is nothing short of explosive.

 

“One night.” She stared at a spot over his shoulder, desperate for something to distract her from the overwhelming scent of him, soap and sandalwood and sweat. No dice. “It was supposed to be one night.”“Do you believe in fate?” His warm breath danced across her cheek and tickled her ear. “Because it seems to be telling us otherwise.”

No, she didn’t. She believed in hard work and perseverance. Why else would she still be banging her head against the wall trying to get a top-drawer publisher interested in her novel?

She went for sarcastic, hoping it would scare him off. “Maybe it’s telling me you’re a stalker.”

“Who doesn’t know your last name yet somehow found out where you live and rented an apartment in your building?”

She gave a half-hearted shrug. “Could happen.”

“Or it could be when I met you that night at Flotsam and Jetsam I was apartment hunting, and I was as surprised to see you at the tenants’ meeting as you were to see me. Call it a happy coincidence.”

“I don’t believe in coincidence, either.”

“What do you believe in?” His baby blues, mysterious and mesmerizing, bored into hers. “Luck?”

She broke free from his spellbinding gaze, dragging her eyes down to his awe-inspiring chest and focusing on the fire-engine red “ALL” in the center of his Metallica T-shirt.

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”

“Then it looks like this is my lucky day.”

“Why is that?”

“Because this is my opportunity to convince you the universe wants us to spend some time together.” He slid a finger under her chin and lifted her face to his. “And I’m prepared to stay right here until you agree.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regina Kyle knew she was destined to be an author when she won a writing contest at age ten with a touching tale about a squirrel and a nut pie. By day, she writes dry legal briefs, representing the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes steamy romance with heart and humor.

A lover of all things theatrical, Regina lives on the Connecticut coast with her husband, teenage daughter and two melodramatic cats. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely singing, reading, cooking or watching bad reality television. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of her local RWA chapter. Her book Triple Dare was a 2016 Booksellers’ Best Award winner.