Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BOOK TOUR: REVIEW and GIVEAWAY - LAGUNA LIGHTS by KAIRA ROUDA


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Welcome back to Laguna Beach...



Laura Kinkaid’s glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television stardom beginning in high school on Laguna Nights, her career and relationship with her long-term boyfriend Scott are fizzling out.



Laura decides to go home to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a baby shower for her high school friend. That decision – and a car accident – will lead her to a new future, if she’s ready to take a chance at love.





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?



***Laguna Lights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone read. And if you enjoy Laura and Paul's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.



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Laguna Lights is the third book in the Laguna Beach series, however, it can be read as a stand-alone.  Having read the previous books in the series, I was glad for the chance to read and review this installment.  I was curious to see how Ms. Roruda would make Laura into a likable character.

At the beginning of the series Laura was viewed as a self-centered bitch who would do, whatsoever, it took to outshine her co-stars.  The irony was that she became the character of the very show she was a part of which resulted in her being disliked by almost everyone she came in contact with. 
In this installment, Laura’s life in Hollywood is not going to well.  Her relationship of ten years has come to an abrupt end and her career was not going in the direction she had hoped it would.  She realized that she needed to make some changes in her life, however, she was not sure where to start.  She decided to return to Laguna Beach to reconnect with friends and in the process  find a solution to her current predicament. On her return,  unexpected events occurred which led to her facing new beginnings.  Will she cease this new found opportunity or will her former life continue to be a noose around her neck?

Paul Dorn a native New Yorker, came to Laguna Beach to pursue his dreams of starting his own business. Little did he know that this decision would lead to him meeting Laura Kinkaid.  From the moment he laid eyes on her he knew she was the one for him.  Would Paul be able to convince her of this?

I found this to be an interesting and entertaining read. The story was well written and the characters were developed.   As stated earlier, I started the series disliking Laura, however, by the end of Laguna Lights my perception of her changed.   She acknowledged her faults and took the necessary steps to make amends.

Laguna Lights is a story of healing and forgiveness.  It demonstrates that fulfillment in our lives comes when we live our own dreams and not the ones expected by others. 
This is a great addition to a series that I have enjoyed from the beginning.  While this book can be read on its own, I would recommend that you start the series from the beginning.




I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.




Also available

Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1)


Madison Alcott was back in her hometown, caring for her sick mom and working long hours at the best resort in Laguna Beach. She never imagined she'd return to the place where she became famous on the hit reality TV show Laguna Nights, and the place where she was humiliated on national television. Fortunately, the past had stayed tucked away until her old high school boyfriend appeared in the lobby.



Josh Welsh was a superstar by age eighteen, the bad boy break-out star of Laguna Nights. Since then, his star had lost its shine and he barely was holding onto his Hollywood status. When he was asked to host a new reality travel show, he jumped at the chance. The only problem was the first episode was shooting in Laguna Beach. Of all the reasons Josh didn't want to return home, he hadn't even imagined the worst scenario: running into Madison "Holly" Alcott.



Josh's connection to Madison was still as strong as her anger at his betrayal. When the new reality series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present, and navigate a journey where nothing is as it seems.

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Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2)

Annie and Hank have created a perfect life in Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?



In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she's living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There's only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, the man who saved her from the heartache.



***Laguna Heights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novella. And if you enjoy Annie and Hank's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

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About the Author

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work 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 sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.



Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) 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, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.


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1. Tuesday 10th November - Sanity is for those without children  
2. Wednesday 11th November - Gina’s Library of Reviews  
3. Thursday 12th November - Cali Book Reviews  
4. Friday 13th November - A Gluten Free Journey  
5. Monday 16th November - I Create Purty Thangs  
6. Tuesday 17th November - Miki’s Hope  
7. Wednesday 18th November - Hopeless Romantic  
8. Thursday 19th November - LibriAmoriMiei  
9. Friday 20th November - My Silly Little Gang  
10. Monday 23rd November - Kait Reviews  
11. Tuesday 24th November - Notes from a Lady  
12. Wednesday 25th November - Totally Addicted to Reading  
13. Friday 27th November - Ebook Addicts  
14. Monday 30th November - Mother Distracted  
15. Tuesday 1st December - Lynchburg Mama  
16. Wednesday 2nd December - First Time Mommy Adventrues  
17. Thursday 3rd December - Nicki’s Nook  





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Signed Book of Laguna Lights with bonus content of Book 2 Laguna Heights

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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Sound like her true character has really come out now.

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