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?
Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction that sparkles with humor and heart. She 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 nonfiction series includes REAL YOU INCORPORATED, for women entrepreneurs and REAL YOU for AUTHORS, for women writers, 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, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.
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SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods
Thirty-something Annie is looking for a fresh start. Her new friend Polly knows every day could be the last. Together they embark on an unforgettable adventure: learning to be happy in just one hundred days. But what happens if time runs out?
“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
BEST DAY EVER by USA TODAY bestselling author Kaira Rouda
The perfect couple is the perfect illusion
Paul Strom is the perfect husband—that's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house. He's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive toward the countryside, doubts begin to arise. How perfect is any marriage—and what are Paul's secret plans for their weekend at the lake?
“Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.”—LIZ FENTON and LISA STEINKE, bestselling authors of The Good Widow
PERFECTLY UNDONE by Jamie Raintree
Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself
A romantic proposal from her long-time boyfriend Cooper should be the crown jewel in Dr. Dylan Michaels's perfect life. But now Dylan must face her past and the haunting guilt over her sister's death—and the role she played in it—before she and Cooper stand a chance at a future. Can she find her way back to the man she loves, especially when Cooper makes his own startling confession that changes everything?
“Perfectly Undone is an emotionally complex tale of unresolved grief and the secrets we keep, both from those who love us and from ourselves.”—Lorrie Thomson, author of What's Left Behind and Equilibrium
HOUSE OF SHADOWS by USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Cornick
The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown house—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of deceit, romance and destiny.
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Told from the points of view of both the parents and the kids, The Goodbye Year explores high school peer pressure, what it’s like for young people to face the unknown of life after high school, and how a transition that should be the beginning of a couple’s second act together—empty nesting—might possibly be the end.
"Often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always engaging. I devoured it!" ~ Meg Mitchell, author of The Admissions