"Compulsively readable, sexy, and fun!"
I moved to a small town on the island of Maui, ready to live out my days on my own and far away from the monster I left back in Chicago.
It was the perfect reset until I needed something more. Someone more.
When I met Jake, the hottest guy in board shorts this side of the island, I started living again. He's teaching me how to surf, making my toes curl from pleasure, and is the one person I want to let into my world, with one condition...
He can never know my real name.
No one can.
Because if I'm found, I'll have to give up the life I'm building with Jake.
Where did this girl come from?
My life was on a straight trajectory—waking up at dawn, getting my brother off to school, heading to the shop, and watching surfers come and go—until a beautiful woman named Audrey Logan moved to town. She's guarded and mysterious, but I'm drawn to her in a way I can't resist.
I'm determined to break down her walls one surfing lesson at a time, in hopes that she'll stay in Maui and let me love her, come what may.
What to expect from this standalone novella: hot surfer dudes, bonfire parties, kissing under the stars, romps on the beach, lovey-dovey stuff, mysterious backstories, "I will protect you!" hero vibes, suspense, kick ass women, and of course a happily ever after.
Took a chance, such a good read!
I took a chance on this book, not necessarily into the whole surfing thing, but I really enjoyed it! Jake was hot and Audrey’s story was really intriguing. They had great chemistry. It’s a fast read, good for an airplane ride or a day at the pool. I actually read it on a rainy day here and it was great, because I felt like I was on a sunny beach in Hawaii.
Loved Between the Waves! 5 stars.
If you’re looking for a summer read, I recommend Between the Waves.
This story pulls you in from page one with the introduction of Audrey. New to the fictional small town of Manalua, she is thousands of miles away from home. From the start, it’s understood she’s running from something. She's hesitant about being too friendly and revealing too much. But! she can’t stay in the house forever and decides it’s best to try and blend in. She heads to the local surf shop to ask about lessons, only to discover the surf instructor is a former pro named Jake. Their playful first meeting to their encounters that follow, go from cute to HOT. Mmph.
Audrey and Jake’s attraction is instant and natural. Their connection solidifies through surfing lessons, the tight knit community they inhabit, and his genuine interest in wanting to know more about her... oh the challenge!
They are perfect together. Individually, they are strong characters due to their backstories and experiences. It makes sense that their connection would be immediate and near perfect, because this match would be right anywhere. Luckily, we get to visualize it happening in one of the most beautiful places!
Malouff drops hints about what Audrey is running away from steadily throughout. And when the reveal happens, the details were surprising. The circumstances about why she fled made perfect sense. The author includes elements that mirror recent news in how powerful men can get away with far too much. And when Audrey talks about her mysterious past, the story becomes the very definition of current.
Written in first person narrative with alternating viewpoints (my preferred format for contemporary romance), Malouff's debut is compulsively readable, sexy, and fun. Stories like this make life a little happier.
Romance readers: Between the Waves is a one sitting type book. You’ll want to zip through it in an afternoon. A fantastic read. Perfect for summer.