Sunday, June 15, 2014


Welcome to the Making Waves Blog Tour, with Ophelia London and hosted by Wordsmith Publicity! Today I have a review and giveaway to share with you. Visit the tour page to follow all the stops.

Series: Perfect Kisses #3.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Release Date: 6/16/14
Format: eARC
Pages: 122
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 stars

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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.

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.

My Review
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.

The Perfect Kisses Series
Playing at Love (Perfect Kisses, #1)  Speaking of Love (Perfect Kisses, #2)  Falling For Her Soldier (Perfect Kisses, #3)   Making Waves: A Perfect Kisses Novella
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 About Ophelia London

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 arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER (coming Jan 2014). Visit her at But don't call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

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  1. I've enjoyed several Entangled books but haven't gotten to read anything by this author. This one sounds good! Great review - glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Our reviews for this are almost identical except you threw in more words lol.

  3. Oh wow, this does sound like a really sweet series. I haven't read any Entangled Bliss novels but I'd like to start because I have heard how good they are. Nice review.

  4. Making Waves sounds like a great summer read, Andrea. I just might have to pick up this entire series. :)

  5. Sounds like another great summer read. And Hawaii?! What's not to like?

  6. Aw, this has a cute cover and looks like it could be perfect for the summer :) I love Hawaiian settings. I think I read a Brazen book with that kind of setting and it's one of my fav Brazen books! Such a gorgeous place and suitable as a background to great chemistry ;) I'm glad you got to visit your old favorites and so happy to hear that this was a hit for you as well:) Thanks so much for sharing, Andrea!

  7. This is a series I've had on my radar for a while now- it just sounds so good and sweet. Glad this was another great addition. Great review!

  8. The smiley swoons are def the best. I need to check this one out.

  9. I love love love all the Bliss titles! I haven't' read any in a long time either.

    This sounds adorable and just what I'm in the mood for right now. Cute cover too!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  10. Oh, I'm so glad! I love fun beach reads even if I have no beach to read them on. AND I so want to get to this one.

  11. Now I feel bad for not reading a single Entangled Bliss book even though I get all those emails. I should go for it. Anyhow I'm really glad you enjoyed it and this sounds like a perfect summer read. Great review, Andrea :)

  12. I haven't read an Entangled Bliss book in a while either. Or a Brazen one. I love both. I was tempted by this one but I need to tackle the monster TBR pile I already have. I love the underwater cover!

  13. LOL when I saw this one pop into my feed I thought the same thing Oh it's been way too long since I read a Bliss novel. I love these! I'll have to give her's a go. She's a new author to me but so looks like one I'd enjoy :)

  14. I just bought this one. I've not read an Entangled Bliss story in a while either, but I've always enjoyed them. Your review has me really looking forward to reading this.


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