California Sunset

California Sunset

by Casey Dawes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440554162
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: California Dreaming Series , #1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Casey Dawes lives in Big Sky Country where eagles, herons, deer, and the ever-changing landscape of the Clark Fork River distract her while she’s writing contemporary romances. Find Casey Dawes at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @CaseyDawesAutho.

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California Sunset 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by JoAnne Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book This was an easy read that had both darkness and light throughout. Annie had so many issues in her past that she kept hidden away from everyone and as a result she had severe mood swings and behaviors that she didn’t associate with her upbringing. Some of what she repressed was extremely disturbing. She tried to always be positive but that didn’t always work and at times it just seemed like she was in denial as a result. Her attraction to John, the owner of the bookstore she frequented, kept her running in the opposite direction. Her potential move from California to New Jersey for work made her keep everyone at a distance, even her best friend Elizabeth, as if it was a done deal but was nowhere near that without interviewing and proving she could do the job. The disruptions the potential move was causing to her life and her teenage son’s didn’t seem worth it to me especially when David started hanging out with the wrong crowd, getting into trouble and acting out. I liked the addition of Carol, the life coach, Patricia, the psychic and her predictions, and Sukesha, the body worker, to the storyline plus Sunshine, John’s assistant and Annie’s aunt that she never knew about. The story played out nicely and there was some closure but it ended too abruptly for me. I would have liked to see a few more chapters or at least an epilogue to show how Annie’s life played out. Knowing that this is book one in the series has me hoping that some of the loose ends will be tied up in book two, California Wine. This is Dawes debut contemporary romance novel and I look forward to reading the others in the series. Favorite Quote: “As we work together,” Sukesha continued, “we’ll discover the other areas that are holding old hurts for you. My sense is that you’re very disconnected from your body. My aim is to reconnect you, allow you to experience the pain in a safe place and help you let it go. You may find that you cry. That’s okay.”
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Gobi2Sea More than 1 year ago
Fun to read, the story line is from today's times yet there is old time romance with enough twists to keep it from the same old mindless romance books. Makes a good read for beach or cuddling up by the fire.
LynnB63 More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end this is a wonderful read. Ms Dawes draws characters that one feels they know. From the Montana cowboy to the corporate executives to the conflicted Annie, we know someone like them. Ms Dawes has written a great romance and drawn us into the lives of this California community. I hated to see this story end and I am eagerly looking forward to her next book.
pambmorris More than 1 year ago
From the opening paragraph, the real life drama of California Sunset, a contemporary romance by Casey Dawes draws you in. Spirited, yet deeply conflicted, Annie Gerhard, must leave her beloved Santa Cruz for New Jersey or lose her job. And as a single mother, she can’t afford mistakes. Her son, David, angry at her decision to go, gets arrested. Her ex-husband threatens to take David away and the once straight forward life she loves starts crumbling around her. Throw in a gorgeous Montana cowboy turned bookstore owner who’s not shy about his interest in Annie and her confusion quickly becomes a life crisis. Can Annie move beyond her self-doubt and troubled past to rediscover herself and the possibilities offered by love? Quick witted, smooth dialogue, woven through elegantly written descriptions of California life; the food, the wine and the ocean, keeps California Sunset entertaining and the characters as real as your best friends.