Book 1 - The Davenports

California Dreaming (The Davenports, Book 1‪)‬

    • 4.3 • 68 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • $4.99

Publisher Description

Meet the Davenport family! Six brothers and sisters who call picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea home. Successful, brilliant, and passionate, the only thing they all still need is the perfect partner in love and life.

Hotshot movie star Archer Davenport has never met a stunt he couldn’t ace, a challenge he couldn’t overcome, or a woman he couldn’t have. When he breaks his leg during a dangerous stunt, the production company insists on hiring a live-in caretaker for him. He refuses the help…until he meets Tessa Taylor. She’s not only caring and beautiful, she’s also as tough on him as a drill sergeant.

Tessa knows all about confident men. She used to be married to one and that didn’t go well. Her only solace is her painting, even if she has no talent, as her late husband always claimed. Her biggest problem on this job, however, is that sexy, magnetic Archer makes her toes curl with desire every time he’s near. She does everything she can to try to remain professional. But it gets harder and harder every day as she starts to fall for him—and for his amazing family—even though she knows she’ll have to leave him for her next client as soon as he’s fully recovered.

Arch, however, has no plans to let Tessa disappear once his leg is fully recovered. In fact, as the sparks between them grow hotter and hotter, he’s determined to show Tessa that she’s not only the most incredible and loving woman he’s ever known, she’s also the most talented. And when a Davenport gives their heart away, it’s forever.


California Dreaming

California Waves

California Sunsets

*** More Davenports are coming soon! ***

CALIFORNIA DREAMING is part of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Bella Andre and Nicky Arden's new emotional and sexy contemporary romance series. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books too. 


Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Maverick Billionaires”, "The Davenports" and the "Married in Malibu" series. Her novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 10 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads! Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a log cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames.

Nancy Warren is the USA Today Bestselling author of mystery and romance who had sold more than 5 million books so far! She’s originally from Vancouver, Canada, though she tends to wander and has lived in England, Italy and California at various times. Favorite moments include being the answer to a crossword puzzle clue in Canada’s National Post newspaper, being featured on the front page of the New York Times when her book Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series, and being nominated three times for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She’s an avid hiker, loves chocolate and most of all, loves to hear from readers!

February 1
Carmel Oak Press
Carmel Oak Press LLC

Customer Reviews

12toot ,

Great start!

What a great start to a new series and a new family! It was also nice to meet up with some old friends, Smith and Valentina. When Arch met Tessa on the beach, he had an instant attraction to her. She was much more reserved. When Arch needed someone to help him recuperate, the first person that he thought of was Tessa. Of course, getting through her reservations took a lot of patience. He figured that it would be worth in the end. It helped that his family took an instant liking to her. Would Tessa be able to move on from her past relationship to finally find happiness in both her personal and work life?

PattiA810 ,

The ulimate dream

I love when there is a new series revolves around a large family especially one from Bella Andre. I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint.

Archer Davenport is everything you want in a man. He is kind, considerate, sexy, talented and knows he way around Tessa Taylor's walls to her heart. Their story is romantic and sweet with a bit of spice to make you cling to the pages all the way to the end. I look forward to Mila's story next in the series.

LKKtechie ,

Dreamy start to a new series!

California Dreaming is a new series by co-authors Bella Andre and Nicky Arden. Wow, did they ever knock this one out of the park!! Carmel-by-the-Sea is the setting for this series. As a kid I visited Carmel-by-the-Sea and remember it was a quaint and beautiful seaside town and it is a great setting for the series,The Davenports and starting with California Dreaming. Archer Davenport is a very famous actor with all the great looks, passion, and family values. Tessa Taylor is a caregiver by profession but she is also overcoming the terrible treatment she received from her late husband. By accident these two meet while taking a walk on the beach in Carmel. Both Tessa and Archer have so much love and passion to give not only each other but to everyone they love. I absolutely loved this story, I couldn’t nor did I want to put it down until I finished!! Both Bella and Nicky did a fabulous job writing together, it flowed seamlessly together. A fun part of the story is that we see a visit or two from Smith and Valentina Sullivan who just happen to have some amazing news to share! You do not want to miss out on some Sullivan news!! The Davenports are family that are just amazing to each other, new found friends, and each sibling is super successful all on their own. If you are a fan of the Sullivan’s I know you will be a fan of The Davenports’ as well! California Dreaming is just dreamy!! 5 stars

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