Summer nights, Laguna Beach style

I’m so excited the first book in my new contemporary romance series, set in beautiful Laguna Beach, will be out July 14th!

The book tells the second-chance story of Madison and Josh, two former stars of the reality TV series Laguna Nights who are brought together again in this Southern California beach town to film a new travel show. Escape to a beautiful setting and discover, as Madison and Josh do, that sometimes, things aren’t what they seem.

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copy and add it to your shelf!

To preorder your copy, visit Amazon or iBooks!

Fun fact: the cover photograph was shot by my son, Trace Rouda! I love his photos (and him)! I’m thrilled with the cover. Hope you like it, too!

 

 

 

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