California Dreaming (The Davenports, Book 1)

· The Davenports Book 1 · Carmel Oak Press
4.7
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Meet the Davenport family! Six brothers and sisters who call picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea home. Successful, brilliant, and passionate, the only thing they all still need is the perfect partner in love and life.

Hotshot movie star Archer Davenport has never met a stunt he couldn’t ace, a challenge he couldn’t overcome, or a woman he couldn’t have. When he breaks his leg during a dangerous stunt, the production company insists on hiring a live-in caretaker for him. He refuses the help…until he meets Tessa Taylor. She’s not only caring and beautiful, she’s also as tough on him as a drill sergeant.

Tessa knows all about confident men. She used to be married to one and that didn’t go well. Her only solace is her painting, even if she has no talent, as her late husband always claimed. Her biggest problem on this job, however, is that sexy, magnetic Archer makes her toes curl with desire every time he’s near. She does everything she can to try to remain professional. But it gets harder and harder every day as she starts to fall for him—and for his amazing family—even though she knows she’ll have to leave him for her next client as soon as he’s fully recovered.

Arch, however, has no plans to let Tessa disappear once his leg is fully recovered. In fact, as the sparks between them grow hotter and hotter, he’s determined to show Tessa that she’s not only the most incredible and loving woman he’s ever known, she’s also the most talented. And when a Davenport gives their heart away, it’s forever.


THE DAVENPORTS

California Dreaming

California Waves

California Sunsets

*** More Davenports are coming soon! ***


CALIFORNIA DREAMING is part of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Bella Andre and Nicky Arden's new emotional and sexy contemporary romance series. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books too. 


ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Maverick Billionaires”, "The Davenports" and the "Married in Malibu" series. Her novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 10 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads! Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a log cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames.

Nancy Warren is the USA Today Bestselling author of mystery and romance who had sold more than 5 million books so far! She’s originally from Vancouver, Canada, though she tends to wander and has lived in England, Italy and California at various times. Favorite moments include being the answer to a crossword puzzle clue in Canada’s National Post newspaper, being featured on the front page of the New York Times when her book Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series, and being nominated three times for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She’s an avid hiker, loves chocolate and most of all, loves to hear from readers! Yo

Ratings and reviews

4.7
11 reviews
Noogie
February 5, 2024
ARC Review - Hard to put this book down I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I enjoyed this story and didn’t want it to end. Archer, a famous actor and Tessa a quiet care giver meet and become friends. Tessa is guarded and careful with sharing personal details of her passions and her past. It will take a special person to break down her walls. Tessa and Arch are great together and Arch’s family are awesome. I can’t wait to read more in the series
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Trudy Dowling
February 1, 2024
This was the perfect feel good romance to warm up this cold winter day. Bella Andre creates such wonderful families for her series. The Davenports are no exception. Add in the beautiful location of Carmel-by-the-Sea and this was a must read story for me. Let the countdown begin for book number two. I love the Davenports. They are the fictional family that I want to be part of. They are close. They are supportive. Waiting to see how long Tessa can resist was wonderful escape.
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Laurie Keller
February 5, 2024
The Davenports are family that are just amazing to each other, new found friends, and each sibling is super successful all on their own. Plus, there is a visit from Smith and Valentina Sullivan! With news of their own! Hmmm...If you are a fan of the Sullivan’s I know you will be a fan of The Davenports’ as well! California Dreaming is just dreamy!! 5 stars
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About the author

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Maverick Billionaires”, "The Davenports" and the "Married in Malibu" series. Her novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 10 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads! Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a log cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames.

Nancy Warren is the USA Today Bestselling author of mystery and romance who had sold more than 5 million books so far! She’s originally from Vancouver, Canada, though she tends to wander and has lived in England, Italy and California at various times. Favorite moments include being the answer to a crossword puzzle clue in Canada’s National Post newspaper, being featured on the front page of the New York Times when her book Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series, and being nominated three times for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She’s an avid hiker, loves chocolate and most of all, loves to hear from readers! You'll often find her in her private Facebook group, Nancy Warren's Knitwits.

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