Cover Design: Ramona Lockwood
Release Date: April 19, 2017
SynopsisFirefighter Alex Oliver lost everything that mattered. In the blink of an eye, the life he’d built burned to the ground. Now, he’s starting over. Returning home to Golden Beach, he’s determined to pick up the pieces and put himself back together. Love isn’t an option. He had that once upon a time, and all he got was a broken heart. Optimistic and sunny, Lauren Garcia is exactly what Alex doesn’t want in his life. Despite his fears, he can’t stay away. Her love might be the glue that holds him in place. But something once broken isn’t easily repaired and if it breaks again ... it shatters.
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Starting over is hard and paved with good intentions…
Alex and Lauren were starting over from very different very places in their lives but that didn’t mean they couldn’t recognize something special building between them. Alex was reluctant – in a way that was painfully obvious – to engage in anything resembling love. Loss and grief were going to keep him insulated until Lauren quietly broke through and made things even more uncertain…
I love how love refuses to be denied and this story eloquently showcases that. It was never a one-sided romance even if Alex was determined to have no part of it. It was funny – amidst the sorrow and anger – to watch him slowly, and against every part of his will, realize that Lauren was special.
“Who was he without Roxie? He didn’t know, but glancing through the open door at the beautiful woman in his bed, he was finally realizing it was okay to find out.”
While the drama often butted against ‘over the top’, I can’t argue that Alex and Lauren worked. Even with my head spinning from the about-faces, I was invested in their story. They were at odds, a lot, but I couldn’t help but care for them and their problems. Complicated family, regrets - all things anyone can relate to and empathize with. And I did. I so did. Even as I silently (and not silently) nudged them into frank conversations they needed to have. If the story climax was not a surprise, it was done with emotion and heart in keeping with the best love stories…
I don’t know how I stumbled onto Golden Beach but I’m glad I did. I’m definitely late to the party with this series but Alex and Lauren have whetted my appetite for more…
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About the AuthorKim Loraine was raised a Navy brat but spent most of her life growing up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. A proper Washingtonian, she's addicted to coffee, doesn't let a little rain ruin her day, and thinks the sun is a gift from God. When not chasing her two little minions around, Kim spends her time writing, reading, and binge watching Doctor Who.
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