Visiting her friends Ellie and Charlie in Hawaii was supposed to be a much-needed vacation for journalist Justine Simms. But when she learns the notoriously reclusive pro-surfer Chase Ryder is coming out of retirement for a competition, she knows she's found the perfect exclusive to save her career. Of course, then she learns he's the gorgeous, secretly nerdy guy who broke her heart a year ago.
Will Davenport—aka Chase Ryder—doesn't do interviews. He keeps his real name out of the papers and doesn't mix his public life with his private. That is, until the still-heartbroken Justine blackmails him into giving her an exclusive. Seeing Justine, stunningly beautiful as ever, brings back all the feelings he had before. But despite their smoldering attraction, nothing has changed since he had to leave her the first time.
Each book in the Perfect Kisses series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 - Playing at Love
Book #2 – Speaking of Love
Book #3 – Falling for Her Soldier
Book #4 – Making Waves
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I love a cute love story told from both sides. I really enjoyed it.
You can almost feel the sun!!!
Justine needed a vacation. Six months ago her long time best friend passed away, a man she'd been falling for betrayed her, and now her job as a reporter is in danger from downsizing. Now she's in Hawaii, on vacation, visiting a friend. Justine couldn't resist writing a story about a famous surfer coming out of retirement. When she arrives at the competition, she discovers the surfer, Chase Ryder, is non other than Will Davenport, the man who'd left her six months ago. Will she give him a chance to explain or expose his double identity?
This is a fun, sweet beach romance that makes me long for the sand. Great story that is well written.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Autumn Review for Making Waves
Who doesn't like a second chance love story? Making Waves was short, sweet and just a hint of spicy. I admit that this was my first Ophelia London book and it won't be my last. Yes, my first, so you may notice I've missed a few books in between. Even though I jumped into this series out of order, I didn't feel as though I was lost. If anything, it's made me want to go back and read the other books in the series!
Justine heads to Hawaii for a little R&R and to visit friends Ellie and Charlie. When she gets there, she learns that there will be a surf competition and surfer, Chase Ryder, is coming out of retirement just to compete. Since Justine is a journalist, she takes the opportunity to try and get the scoop on this guy. When they meet, her heart stops. Chase is the same as the guy, Will, who break her heart.
Justine makes Will a deal. She wants his story and he wants a chance to win her heart again. Seems like a good deal for both of them. The thing is, neither of them trust one another. Justine still doesn't understand his reasons for walking out and fears that he could do it again. Will needs to keep his personal life separate from his public life. Here's where the conflict comes in. Trust is broken. I leave you to see what happens with that.
What I loved the most about this novella is that even though they didn't trust each other in some ways, they really used each other to overcome some of their own fears. Justine lost a friend in a drowning accident and since then fears the water. Will helps Justine break through that fear and go back to something she loves...being in the water. And for Will, combining his personal and professional life was scary. He had some issues early in his career that caused him to become the recluse he was known to be. Once Justine's article hits, he realizes that things have changed and he has control over life. So, I felt they both grew and they played a part in that for each other.
Overall, I really liked both Will and Justine. They were sweet together. I also liked getting a glimpse of Ellie and Charlie. I'm anxious to read the first three books in the series now, so I can get to know all the characters! Making Waves was the perfect summer read and ideal for a hot beach day. If you want something short and sweet, this is a perfect pick for you!