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Making Waves: A Perfect Kisses Novella [NOOK Book]

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She?s in over her head and he?s in hot water?

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.

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Overview


She’s in over her head and he’s in hot water…

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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622666478
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/16/2014
  • Series: Entangled Bliss
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 35,811
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching art-house movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, and the new adult DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE. Visit her at http://ophelialondon.com. But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

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    Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    This was the first time I'd read any of Ophelia London's work and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. She packed this quick read full of fun. What could be better than two charming characters you just had to root for??? Throw in a some drama and a dash of heat and you're definitely in for a treat. Took this thing down in 2 hours. Perfect for an afternoon in the sun with a cold drink in hand.

    Now I'm off to go buy out her collection. Definitely left wanting more!

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    Oh, Entangled Bliss, it was been too long since I've picked one

    Oh, Entangled Bliss, it was been too long since I've picked one of you up. How I've missed you and your sweet romances that leave me swooning and smiling simultaneously! And though Falling For Her Soldier is the only Perfect Kisses novel I've read until now, I quickly realized that I've missed this series. To have the opportunity to revisit Charlie and Ellie, now living in Hawaii, was a treat.



    Basically, Making Waves is the perfect summer beach read. You have the gorgeous Hawaiian setting, a surfer hero with a secret, and a second chance love story. Justine - sister to Mac from Speaking of Love- is visiting Charlie and Ellie (from Falling For Her Soldier), who've been relocated to Hawaii, on a much-needed vacation. The past year has been rough on Justine, who lost her best friend in a tragic accident, and her boyfriend Will the next day. When a big story on pro surfer Chase Ryder nearly falls in her lap, Justine decides to go for it. When she approaches Chase for an interview, the past collides with her present. Justine has questions, and Chase wants another chance.





    Despite my efforts to connect the dots between this and previous installments, Making Waves can definitely be read as a standalone. I will admit though, that revisiting Charlie and Ellie made me smile a lot, and if I hadn't read their book before, I would most definitely be making it a priority. And honestly, it makes me want to go back and read Playing at Love and Speaking of Love, as well.



    Everything I've said about the series as a whole aside, I enjoyed Making Waves for the fun and romantic love story it was. Chase was deliciously complicated, and Justine was intriguing in her own right. I was pulled in by the twistiness of their past relationship, and finding out why Chase left Justine like he did. London gave the two a fantastic sense of chemistry, and wow, did she give good visual for Chase's surfer physique. *fans self*



    Making Waves was such a fast, fun read. I cared about and believed in Justine and Chase. I smiled, I swooned, and I left the story feeling happy and satisfied and ready for the beach.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    Making Waves by Ophelia London is a great beach read.  I loved t

    Making Waves by Ophelia London is a great beach read.  I loved the characers in this story and the dialogue is great.  I would totally 
    recommend this story and author if you enjoy great romances.  I'm looking forward to reading more books by Ophelia London.  

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

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    You won¿t be disappointed with this novella, because there are p

    You won’t be disappointed with this novella, because there are plenty of ah, oh wow, and oh no moments as they get reacquainted and Will/Chase tries to protect his identity while pursuing a journalist—there’s bound to be a mishap there. I love how Chase and Justine attempted to get to know each other on a whole new level, and at times everything seemed so perfect. However, I soon found that Making Waves captured the ups and downs of relationships due to words left unsaid and unfortunate mistakes.
    Rating 4.5/5
     

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    This was a dreamy love story that had me rooting for Justine and

    This was a dreamy love story that had me rooting for Justine and Will throughout the book. You cannot help but fall in love with them. Ophelia London knows just how to suck you in with this witty, crafty easy read. Like others have said this is a great beach read, especially while dreaming of Will. Escape your life and enjoy the journey!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    Making Waves a fabulous addition to Ophelia London's Perfect Kis

    Making Waves a fabulous addition to Ophelia London's Perfect Kisses series. Everything she brought us in her full length novels has been condensed into a wonderful novella that is sweet, sexy and leaves you with a smile on your face. I loved it and Will and Justine were completely endearing. Surfers have now entered the realms of my literary loves...it's the fresh from the ocean look that does it.

    Pro Surfer Chase Ryder is Will Davenport. Or should that be Will Davenport is Chase Ryder. Either way, behind the names is a sexy gent who won me over straight away. When Justine Simms arrives in Hawaii to visit Ellie and Charlie (our couple from Falling for her Soldier) and possibly interview Chase Ryder, she is greeted with the same man who created waves in her life and left her...

    With fun and humour combined with heartfelt and touching, I devoured it. Granted it had said of predictability, but that is minor when the romance is so good. Whether you're reading as a standalone, or as an addition to the series, it's a book I recommend.

    Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest & unbiased opinion.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    This is an excellent second chance story filled with forgiveness

    This is an excellent second chance story filled with forgiveness and romance. Wonderful characters and a well written story make this one you don't want to miss! Highly recommended.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

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    3.75 stars--MAKING WAVES is the latest instalment in Ophelia Lon

    3.75 stars--MAKING WAVES is the latest instalment in Ophelia London’s Perfect Kiss series. This is journalist Justine Simms and  pro surfer Chase Ryder’s (aka Will Davenport) storyline. Although it is the fourth instalment in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty. MAKING WAVES is a second chance novella about love and forgiveness.
    The premise follows Justine as she is invited to Hawaii by friends Ellie  and Charlie (Falling For Her Soldier-Perfect Kisses #3) a for a little rest and relaxation. When the paper where she works begins a round of lay offs, Justine needs to find the next big story to save her job and Chase Ryder’s return to the surfing circuit seems like the ideal chance-but Chase is not the man with whom Justine fell in love-it is Will Davenport-Chase’s private persona and the man who broke Justine’s heart when he disappeared from her life six months earlier.  Hoping to get to the truth, Justine is surprised when Chase demands his true identity remains ‘off the record’.
    The relationship between Justine and Chase is acrimonious as both have pent up frustrations and emotions. Chase wants his identity kept a secret and Justine wants to know why Will/Chase walked away six months earlier. AS the storyline develops our couple will begin to understand more about one another and the love they once felt begins to bloom anew.
    MAKING WAVES is a romantic look at a second chance at love. There is no sex, no violence and no graphic language. It is a short story with likeable characters and a happily ever after. The connection to the Perfect Kiss series comes by way of Justine’s best friend Ellie whose story is told in Perfect Kisses  #3-Falling For Her Soldier.

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  • Posted August 9, 2014

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    This book is the perfect book to read on a vacation or even when

    This book is the perfect book to read on a vacation or even when you just want to take a vacation. It takes you to the beaches of Hawaii, where a recluse of a surf god, Chase, and a reporter trying to save her job, Justine, realize that they have a past, and try to figure out if they can have a future

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

    A Short fun romance, can be read in an afternoon at the beach.

    A Short fun romance, can be read in an afternoon at the beach. A story of forgiveness and second chances. The characters of Chase and Justine pulled me in from the beginning. A great summer read.

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

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    Short and sweet, there's a lot to like in this novella: 1) W

    Short and sweet, there's a lot to like in this novella:




    1) Will, AKA Chase Ryder, is a Clark Kent-type hero--part-time geeky tech guy, part-time surfing god.




    2) It's set in HAWAII.




    3) The bathing-suit-shopping scene.




    4) We get to see Ellie and Charlie from Falling For Her Soldier again.




    5) The making-out-in-the-water scene...I mean, getting-Justine-over-her-phobia scene. ;)




    6) Lovers-with-a-past troupe! Yay!




    7) Did I mention HAWAII? ;)




    Only two downsides:




    1) The past drama seemed a bit on the fluffy side. I expected it to be more than it ended up being, given the buildup. Still, it was resolved fairly quickly, which was a plus.




    2) The resolution of the current-day problem was also an easy fix, I assume due in part to the restaints of writing a novella, but the end result was it felt a bit like cheating. Perhaps a longer format would have allowed this part to develop more fully? It was a fairly minor issue, though.




    Overall, this was a fun way to escape to the beach for an afternoon--without risking the dreaded sand in your suit!




    Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-




    I recived a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted June 19, 2014

    I really enjoyed this novella! This is my first read of Ophelia¿

    I really enjoyed this novella! This is my first read of Ophelia’s and I’m so looking forward to reading the other books in this series. The characters from book 3 “Falling for Her Soldier” are in it a little bit, but this can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I really liked these characters. Great for a fun, sweet, quick summer read!

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  • Posted June 18, 2014

    Who doesn't like a second chance love story? Making Waves was sh

    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!

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  • Posted June 18, 2014

    4 stars I love Ophelia London's writing and Making Waves is anot

    4 stars
    I love Ophelia London's writing and Making Waves is another entertaining and enjoyable read.
    Making Waves is part of the A Perfect Kisses series but can be read as a standalone.
    I love second chance love stories and seeing Justine and Will reconnect and finding their way back to each other made my heart very happy. 
    Making Waves was a quick and heartwarming read, I would recommend this novella and anything written by this talented author :)

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