Review: Laguna Lights by Kaira Rouda

Posted December 14, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Laguna Lights by Kaira RoudaLaguna Lights by Kaira Rouda
Published by Real You Publishing Group on November 10th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 143
Source: Publisher
One StarOne Star

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.  Laura decides to go home to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a 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?

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I HATE feeling disappointed by a book, especially when I know that it’s gonna be disappointing half way throughout the book. I mean, I just kept hoping that it’ll get better, so it kinda gets quite crushing when it went even more downstream instead. In school, I learnt that for essay writing, to write a good plot, you would need a climax. Something to make everything else happen. Without the climax, there would be no point to the story.

Well, this book doesn’t really have a climax. Not really. And that’s what got me so damn disappointed. The climax was barely there that I totally do not get the whole point of the story. Okay, so two people fell in love with each other, and suddenly everything is perfect? No arguments, no nothing. That’s it.

Especially the guy character, Paul. BRUH, he doesn’t seem to have any flaws at all, which to me, is pretty much unrealistic. This book was a total MEH for me.

About Kaira Rouda

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. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website,

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