Book & Author Details:
Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach #3) by Kaira Rouda
Publication date: November 10th 2015
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?
Paul parked the car and rushed around to help Laura from her seat. She took his hand and led him down a brick path. He saw a gazebo at the end of the steep gradient right at the edge of the sea. The moonlight bounced off the ocean, and waves crashing over the rocks at the base of the cliffs filled the air with the smell of salt water. They couldn’t reach the gazebo fast enough. He practically pulled her down the path. He felt that the emotions of the day had been building and he was about to burst. He just had to hold her in his arms. It appeared that Laura had the same idea. As they reached the gazebo, she turned her back to him and held onto the rail. Paul placed his hands on either side of hers and leaned into her, pressing her against the wooden structure.
Laura leaned her head back against his chest, her eyes dancing in the moonlight. Paul dropped his head, his lips kissing her forehead, her cheek, her ear, before he grabbed her in his arms and spun her around. Her lips parted slightly, her hair blowing behind her in the ocean breeze. He just looked at her. She was mesmerizing. They were finally alone, standing at what felt like the edge of the world. The two of them against the world.
“It’s as if we were meant to meet each other today, as if the crash was the start of something important. A wake–up call,” Laura said. Paul realized that for the first time, he didn’t need to guess about her desire.
“Laura,” he said, the word escaping his lips. “What’s the wake-up call?”
Her eyes dropped to his lips.
“The wake-up call happened when you rescued me,” she said, pushing her fingers through his hair and pulling his face down to hers. He brushed her bottom lip with the tip of his tongue and the contact jolted him to the core. He longed to touch her everywhere, but kept his hands on her lower back, pulling her to him, his body pressed against hers. Her mouth was so soft and his lips pressed against hers, his hand running up her spine, holding her tight beneath him as his tongue plunged inside her mouth.
Laura moaned, as he felt her tongue pressing into his mouth, exploring, stroking against his, setting fire to every place it touched. Paul had imagined this moment a million times since they’d met, but his fantasies were nothing compared to what he was feeling now, the reality of how hot Laura made him. He was intensely aware of her breasts pressing against his chest and her hips heavy against him. Paul wanted to taste her everywhere. Laura’s response to his touch was different, sexy and open and strong, just like their connection had been from the beginning.
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.
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