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Ocean Beach (Ten Beach Road #2)

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Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get ...more
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Published October 22nd 2012 by Tantor Media (first published June 26th 2012)
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Carolyn Agosta
I was drawn to this book by the cover art and title, looking for a beach read (well...a lakeside read). The back cover promised a "beautiful book about loyalty, courage, and pursuing your dreams", so I gave it a try.

I'm torn on the rating - it really deserves a three and a half stars. There's nothing majorly WRONG with the book - a story of five women who band together to solve some short-term problems and who find the courage during the story to tackle some long-term problems. Sounds like a per
Laura Kay Bolin

I don’t know about ya’ll, but it is HOT here in Tennessee! And nothing is better than drinking a big glass of sweet tea and reading on a hot day and Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax is a perfect summer read!

Ocean Beach is the “next chapter” in the lives of Nicole, Avery and Maddie, who were first introduced to readers in Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax (2011). I have not read Ten Beach Road nor do I feel you have to in order to read Ocean Beach. I was able to read alo
Viviane Crystal
Madeline, Avery, Nicole, Deirdre, and Chase are back from their stint in the novel, Ten Beach Road, with some kinks solved and some still lurking as they embark on another "Do-Over" of a dilapidated home that is an architectural treasure! But you wouldn't know it to read the descriptions of what these fearful but also feisty characters see, hear, smell, and touch on their first exploration of their latest project in South Miami, Florida. Here's the difference - they are now part of a TV program ...more

Wendy Wax has done it again - written a captivating novel with some truly wonderful characters. As a followup to Ten Beach Road where the women, Nikki, Avery and Maddie first met under somewhat dire financial circumstances and forged a strong bond of friendship, Ocean Beach takes us on the next step in their life's journey.

Nicole: Almost broke, her matchmaking business kaput and feeling alone, Nicole is still experiencing some guilt about turning in her brother Malcolm to the FBI. Malcolm's pon
Samantha Janning
I received a copy of Ocean Beach in exchange for an honest review. This was the first book I read from Wendy Wax, and I was excited to tear into it. The story followed characters from her previous novel Ten Beach Road ¬- Madeline, Avery and Nicole. After renovating Bella Flora, the women get an opportunity to fix up another home – this time in South Beach and while shooting a pilot for a television show called Do Over. What they didn’t realize is that the TV show about renovating old homes has a ...more
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My computer’s autofill has a habit of trying to update my address to Melbourne, Florida rather than Melbourne, Australia. From what little I know of the former, I’d say that there’s one key difference between the two: the weather. Today’s commute to work involved a battle against Antarctic winds, freezing sleet, and four wheel drives intent on splashing everyone and everything in their wake–such is the nature of the sadistic 4WD own
Sheila DeChantal
What a fun read! I loved the storyline centered around a reality show. The female lead characters were interesting, although I did not have a strong sense of knowing any of them. They were likable enough, but more like the girls you see at an event from afar and you think, “they look fun,” but you never really know them. I think, as I later discovered, this may be because our protagonists are actually introduced in a previous book by Wendy Wax, Ten Beach Road, which I have not read. I am not sur ...more
In my review of the first of this series, I predicted that the books would follow the requisite format of three-women/three-books/three-romances. I stand corrected, and I'm pleased about that. This is the second in the trilogy and instead the relationships between the women and their respective (in)significant others are explored: Avery & Chase who bickered their way through the entire first book, and Nikki & Joe who were adversaries--she the criminal's sister and he the FBI agent out to ...more
This is the second book in the trilogy and you really need to read book 1 to fully understand the characters. Maddie, Avery and Nicole are filming a pilot for a reality show called Do-Over and have a house to re-do in South Beach. This time, they start out as friends but run into many obstacles. Along with the work involved with the house, there is the old vaudeville owner who they all come to love, the cameraman for the network, the jealous husband, the actor father and various other character ...more
Following on from Ten Beach Road we join Maddie, Avery, Nikki, Kyra and Deidre as they breathe life back into The Millicent, a run down art deco mansion in South Beach. I've fallen in love with this eclectic bunch of women ... they could renovate a garbage can and I'd read.

Of course that might have just a little to do with the author so stay with me for a little Wendy Wax fangirl-ing ...

* love her style
* strong female characters
* insightful family & friendship dynamics
* dry sense of humour
A scandal brought the woman together but turning the shame into a positive production they decide to work together to create anew. Deciding to refurbish the Millicent and tape the renovation for a new reality show, the woman encounter, Max. Famous Max is a former vaudeville star that although 90 years old still hasn’t lost the twinkle in his eye or the pep in his step. Providing laughter, guidance and a daunting mystery to unravel, the women not only restore the house to its former glory but the ...more
The ladies from Ten Beach Road are back! We first met these “extreme home makeover” ladies in Ten Beach Road.

Nicole still has money problems and Maddie’s marriage may or may not be in trouble, she isn’t quite sure . Avery is still trying to reestablish herself as a serious architect while she is forced to work with Deirdre, the mother who abandoned her at a young age.

Kyra is back, Maddie’s young daughter who is a single Mom due to a celebrity affair that was in all the tabloids!

Before I go any f
Ocean Beach is by one of my favorite authors and that is Wendy Wax! Ocean Beach is the sequel to Ten Beach Road (my review) which I loved so of course I was excited to get back to these ladies and their next adventure and I wasn’t disappointed. I had as much fun with Ocean Beach and these ladies as I did before. I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Amy Rubinate and she does a fantastic job. I liked the tone of her voice and she kept me wanting to continue listening instead of doing w ...more
In this sequel to Ten Beach Road, Madeline, Avery and Nicole arrive in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood set to redo a grand home hoping to bring it back to its original splendor. It is all for a new television show called Do Over. Since the last house they remodeled has not sold yet they all need this show to be their big break. Their lives all need a Do Over!

It doesn't take long for these unlikely friends to realize their idea for the show and the network's are as different as night and day. Th
Madeline, Avery, and Nicole are back! After renovating Bella Flora, the home they inherited at Ten Beach Road, their efforts have paid off in another way. They’ve been offered a gig that could further seal their futures in a positive way.

A chance to renovate a home in South Beach for a TV pilot called Do Over. And if the show is picked up by the network, they could be on their way at last.

Arriving at the designated location, each of them has mixed emotions about the task ahead. Not only is the h
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After renovating Casa Flora, Madeline, Avery and Nicole are back together and have a new project to conquer. Maddie's daughter, Kyra and her newborn join the crew along with Deirdre, Avery's mom who has been hired by the channel to design the house. The documentary has been sold to Lifetime and the channel has ordered up a new season of episodes for a show now named DO OVER. The only problem is that the channel wants it to be more a a reality show than a remodeling
Madeline, Avery and Nicole are back. The ladies have been recruited to star in a reality television show called Do-Over. The show is based around house remodeling. This is just the opportunity that Nicole needed. Especially after her brother, Malcolm's ponzi scheme. Nicole needs a Do-Over. The reality show is a nice way for the three women to spend the summer together. If only the cameras could but out of their private lives.

I have read several books by Wendy Wax now. I have liked them enough to
4.25 out of 5. This is truly an ensemble type of novel, bringing the divergent lives and experiences of several characters together. Maddie has been married for 25 years and now has found her own stride brought on by the financial losses to their family which has decimated her husband--both his bank account and his ego. Avery needs a re-start on a career but finds that the designer brought into the mix by the TV network is her very own mother, a woman who walked away from her marriage and her da ...more
Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax
Release Date: June 26th, 2012
Publisher: Berkley (Penguin)
Page Count: 433
Source: From Deb Tobias at Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting

Unlikely friends Madelin, Avery, and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just
Judy Collins
I read Ten Beach Road, and was excited to continue hearing from the characters I love....three women in need of a second chance…

Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. They’ve been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over.

If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on
I read and loved Ten Beach Road so I couldn't wait to get back to the ladies and see what was going on in their lives. This book had a different twist than the previous one because the television show that the friends embark on was done in "reality show style" and wasn't quite what they signed up for! I loved that twist as I felt it really changed up the story and gave it a very current feeling. Each woman's story still captivated me and I found myself loving them all.

Recommend? I highly recomme
Once again Wendy Wax delivers a novel that, partnered with Amy Rubinate’s narration, thoroughly entertained me. The ladies of Ten Beach Road are back and trying to make a go of renovating another grand Florida home – this time on the Atlantic coast. They hope to turn the filmed experience into a home-reno show for a cable channel. What they didn’t notice when they signed on for the pilot was the fine print. Every minute will be filmed and the show will be presented as a reality show. Yikes! Coup ...more
I liked this book, as I did the others, largely because it's about women's friendships and renovating a lovely Art Deco mansion. I would love to see the houses, or similar ones, in south Florida. I am a bit disappointed in Kyra's character - I find her less likeable than the others. Also, you can see the conclusion to the "mystery' coming for some time.

It's a good summer read, or maybe winter escape read!
I'm really into this series. I just like these ladies. These books are a guilty pleasure and a fast read. It picks up about a year after the last book and I was happy to see the characters again and what this renovation was like. I felt there was character growth and the one thing that displeased me was the unresolved ending; however, I know the next book will be released in July and will tell me more of what I want to know.
Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They’ve been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family toget ...more

If you read 10 Beach Road, you will already be familiar with Avery, Deidre, Maddie, Kyra, Dustin, and Nicole. They are still trying to recoup their financial losses and are set to fix up a different house in Florida. This time it is for Max, a 90 year old former comedian. He hopes his renovated house will help find his son who went missing 50 years ago at the age of 3. Another good beach read!
3.5 stars

This book was pretty good. I liked the characters well enough, there were just so many of them. I have to admit that for the whole first half of the book I kept getting them all confused. I kept forgetting who was who's mom, who had the baby, who was the match maker etc. It did have a great storyline! I loved the whole make-over reality show idea! I think this idea would make a great series. The descriptions of the house and the renovations were great, but there were some slow parts. I
This is the first book I have read by this author. It was a good book but there were so many characters to try to remember who is who. I really liked Max he seemed to be such a nice man, but could have done without potty mouth Tonja, and still got the story across. I just figured that Max's son was abducted by Milly's best friend.........
It was OK. Predictable in several parts. I found it mildly annoying that the author felt the need to use given names as well as nick names for two of the characters. Madeline/Maddie. Nicole/Nikki. Sometimes both names in the same paragraph.
So-over all, it was OK, somewhat predictable, and mildly annoying.
Cori Wortman
This book was difficult to get into to begin with. I listened to it on audible because there was a bogo and I had a credit. It ended up being pretty good, but I'm almost positive if I was reading it and I wasn't listening to it, I would've given up. The ending had a little twist and that was good.
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