Book Review | That April in Santa Monica (Love is a Beach #1) by @DeBloisMelody #newrelease #romance #bookreview

October 23, 2019

 

Title: That April in Santa Monica (Love is a Beach #1)

Author: Melody DeBlois

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Book Blurb:

Madison receives acclaim for running a talent agency for people with disabilities, but she doesn't know how to take care of herself. When her altruism becomes life-threatening—a matter of either develop healthy habits or die—she joins a reality TV show that pairs her with hot, raven-haired Brandon. He is witty, sexy, and her teacher. That makes him off limits.

 

After a successful run on a soap opera, Brandon stepped away from empty fame and now focuses on his work as TV's most noted health teacher. He has one fast rule—never fall for a student. But when he meets Madison, their chemistry is combustible. There's no hiding their conflict or their attraction, especially when it's all caught on film.

 

My Review:

Rare is the romance that challenges the reader like this book did.  In the end I was so thrilled by the book, I can't believe I was lucky enough to read it. The author has a gift for creating characters with almost never before seen depth. Take the lead character Maddie. For at least the first 30 or 40% of the book, I felt the best solution for her problems would be for her to drive off the Santa Monica Pier and keep the pedal pushed down. Then, like a caterpillar that turns into a Monarch butterfly, Maddie became someone that the reader adored, cared for, felt for and wished for. 

 

The book is beautifully crafted with so many details that all make sense in the end. The work simply flows. I didn't know how much I was loving reading the book until my tablet died and I couldn't wait to get back to seeing how it was going to turn out. 

 

A superb romance with a proper ending, amazing characters and a story that will wow anyone. Fantastic read. I recommend to anyone who has either had a personal flaw they wanted corrected or has ever loved.

 

My Rating: 5+ stars

 

Buy it Now:   

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XDP155H

 

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07XDP155H

 

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XDP155H

 

Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/that-april-in-santa-monica-melody-deblois/1133657040?ean=2940161105238

 

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/that-april-in-santa-monica

 

Publisher https://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/that-april-in-santa-monica-love-is-a-beach-book-1

 

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48106063-that-april-in-santa-monica

 

BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/books/that-april-in-santa-monica-by-melody-deblois

 

Author Biography:

Born in California, award winning author, Melody DeBlois follows the sun. When she isn’t swimming laps, she’s writing sweet and sassy romances. Her heroines are self-reliant and smart and her heroes are kind by nature and love dogs. She lives in California during the summer and spends winters in Arizona with her husband. She has plotted her novels while hiking the beach or trekking across the desert. Her most treasured possession is family.

 

Social Media Links:

Website https://www.melodydeblois.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melodydebloisbooks/

Twitter https://twitter.com/DeBloisMelody

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Melody-DeBlois/e/B07XBV66Y8/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19549880.Melody_DeBlois

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/deblois0181/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melody.deblois/

 

Reviewed by: Mr. N

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