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Making Waves

(Perfect Kisses #3.5)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  224 ratings  ·  62 reviews
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 ...more
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Published June 16th 2014 by Entangled: Bliss
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May 26, 2014 rated it liked it

Title: Making Waves
Series: Yes (Can be read as Standalone)
Author: Ophelia London
Release Date: June 16th, 2014
Rating: 3 "Go with the waves" stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

This was a nice easy read, low in drama but high in enjoyment. I haven't read any of the previous books in the Perfect Kisses series but it didn't detract from being able to follow the story although you got the sense that some characters were reoccurring.

Justine is a journalist in need of h
Claire Robinson
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled
3.5 - "I was a bigger douchebag than Justin Beaver." Stars!

Ophelia London has given us a really enjoyable little addition to the Perfect Kisses Series.

He was pretty sure sex on the beach - the action, not the cocktail - was a big no-no.

It was great to catch up with Ellie & Charlie (Falling For Her Soldier, Book 3), and I really liked Chase/Will and Justine. Both were characters with a few insecurities and secrets, and I liked that the time they spent together was used to try and work through tho
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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'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 w
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 sur
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Review copy provided for an honest review

What I really loved about Making Waves by Ophelia London was it made me ask the question, “What would I do?” Seriously if you came across a guy you dated, a guy you really liked, a guy who left you naked in his apartment without an explanation of how you got there, and you found out that the guy was really a famous person and using a completely different name while with you; how would you handle
Autumn Review
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, arc, review
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. Whe
3-1/2 stars.

Sigh. Sun-kissed Hawaiian beaches and reconnecting with a long-lost love who just happens to be an ultra-hot professional surfer? Sign me up. Actually, sign me up for all of Ophelia London's books because I can't get enough.

The summary for this is pretty spot on. I loved this storyline and this scene. I really liked Will and liked Justine okay. And I loved seeing Ellie and Charlie so blissfully happy and snuggly here. This story was fast-paced and left a smile on my face. You really
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the perfect beachside or poolside read. It's a quick fun, flirty novella that will you will not put down till you have finished.

Ophelia London has delivered another fantastic story, with the added bonus of catching up with Charlie and Ellie from Falling for her Soldier, which is one of my favourite books.

Justine and Will were a lot of fun to read, I loved the fact they were together then apart only for fate to bring them back together. Plus watching Will help Justine face her well dese
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 :)

Thank you Netgalley and to Entangled Bliss for the a
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
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
Amber Hughes
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Novellas are a hard thing to get right but this was definitely succeeded.

A quick and easy beach read with likeable characters and a fabulous setting which will make you wish you lived in Hawaii.
Kate H
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
My first time reading Ophelia London's work and it won't be my last. This was a quick read but it was loads of fun. Endearing characters who you totally fall in love with and wish only the best for. Had a bit of drama and steamy romance to add interest. Perfect summer beach read. ...more
SOS Aloha
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea" - Captain James Cook, first documented European explorer to come ashore in Hawaii in 1778.

Ophelia London delivers a flirty, engaging, and heartfelt story of "second chances" in this novella. Justine Simms is looking for the "big story" that can make (or break) her journalism career. Her chance comes on a quick trip from LA to Honolulu. Justine intended to spend the long wee
Sandy S
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars:

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 16, 2104

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.

Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Making Waves by Ophelia London is another fantastic read from her Perfect Kisses Series. This is a novella about Justine Simms as she ventures to Hawaii and finds a piece of her past she thought was long over – the one that broke her heart, Will Davenport. This novella reads like a standalone, but this series is so enjoyable you’ll want to get your hands on every one of the books.

Will Davenport leads a double life. On the one side, he’s Will – a brilliant introvert with a nerdy side. His other
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Entangled Bliss and Net Galley for providing me with a copy

This is perfect summer read, it has a tropical setting of Oahu in Hawaii and a hot young couple.

Justine arrives in Oahu on a much needed vacation, as a journalist she needs to break a big story in order for her career to continue and she hopes a trip to the island will recharge her batteries. What she doesn't expect is to come across Will the guy who up and left her after a few sweet weeks the previous year, sweet nerdy Will
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, novella, arc
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 getting-Justine-over-her-phobia scene.

6) Lovers-with-a-past troupe!

7) Did I mention HAWAII? ;)

Only two downsides:

1) The past drama seemed a bit on the fluffy side. I expected it to
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Light & Cute Romance!

MAKING WAVES by Ophelia London is a fun read! At just 122 pages, you can enjoy it in one afternoon and it is a great addition to her Perfect Kisses series. It can easily be read as a standalone. There are interconnected characters, but this series does not need to be read in order.

The fabulous Hawaiian setting lured me in right away. This is the perfect escape read to the beach! It was like taking a mini-vacation there and it didn't require leaving my home!

My full review
Andrea M.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Making Waves from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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 capture
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the perfect set up when reading this book; outside next to a pool, with the sun out and a nice big sunhat. That only thing better would be sitting on the beach.
I love this book, it was a great novella that was just as good as Ophelia London’s full length works. Making Waves was fun but it has the right mix of heartfelt, touching. At some points it was predictability, but with all the great romance, I was fine with it. The characters are very endearing and felt real. 5 out of 5 stars. One
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ophelia London. Need I say more? (Uh, yes? Okay, then…)

Fabulous second chance story. Breezed through it, and loved every page of it. Chase/Will and Justine are both wonderful to read. Love the heat—super mild, for those concerned—and the humour. It's comfortably predictable, which I find is often the case with London's works, but oh so charming and enjoyable especially with the Chellie cameo (no shirt-off coconot chopping, though, too bad).

London's fluffy yet flirty writing always satisfies. Hap
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a cute story about how sometimes things aren't always as they seem & how everything has it's time. I really enjoyed the descriptive scenery & it made me wish I could teleport myself there. The relationship between Justine & Will was hot and felt very believable. Note that this is a PG 13 story [no sex] but it in my opinion helps the story progress better since they're getting to know each other personally instead of just physically. ...more
Kim Beck
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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. Full review at ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a very cute short. I found that I could really relate to Justine; she has anxiety issues and so do I. I was so excited about the way things turned out in this story! I would definitely recommend it!
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read/reviewed for a honest opinion for entangled publishing

Making Waves a perfect beach read. I really enjoyed this book couldn't put it down once I started reading it. Loved the characters and the character development. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance.

Bette Hansen
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, entangled
Ophelia London is one of my new favorite authors! I really enjoyed Makings Waves! Its a fun, flirty read that you won't want to put down!!! LOVED it! ...more
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love, 2014, entangled
This is the perfect beach read!!!! Hawaii, hot guy, surfing, love angst. Yep, perfect beach read.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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USA Today bestselling 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. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of NEVER AN AM ...more

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