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Love Found in California

(The Washington Triplets #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  34 reviews
This is a stand alone novella that is part of The Washington Triplet Novellas:

The Quiet One

Mikaela Washington, the middle Triplet, has always been labeled the quiet one. Her parents claim her as the introvert or just shy. Of course she was, what other role could she take? All the others had been fulfilled.

Going away to college with her sisters was always the plan until unf
Published October 1st 2014 (first published September 29th 2014)
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Danielle Allen
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love Found in California is so much packed into a small, novella sized package. In Mikaela’s story, you get to know the middle triplet, the one they call the quiet one.

Mikaela (or Mik) is going through an internal struggle and the way Melissa writes it, you can feel Mikaela’s pain. The pain she is harboring from her past threatens to ruin the wonderful relationship she has with the dreamy Ryan. Mikaela wants to be happy. But in order to be happy, she’ll have to deal with her past. And that’s ea
Stefanie Kral
✯✯4 Heartwarming Stars!!✯✯

Melissa ended this series beautifully!! This is the last book in The Washington Triplets Series and I loved the first 2 books. But, I must say they def saved the best for last!! Mikaela AKA Mik has had the hardest most painful life out of the 3 Washington triplets. But, I feel like she's also the strongest. And, Melissa did a fantastic job.

Mik is the youngest sister and was the quiet one. But, right after she graduates high school she experiences something tragic
Lynelle Clark
I received the book from the touring host for an honest review.

Love found in California was in my opinion the best in the Washington Series. The story was original, the characters realistic and believable and the book well written. I just connected with the character better; her role of the shy, quiet triplet showed more depth than the others did. Maybe it has to do with the manner in which the author wrote this particular book. Whatever the reason Maleika was a woman I really admired.
I have ne
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-arc, read-in-2014
Overall: 4.5 Stars

Love Found in California was a beautiful story and nothing that I expected. I read the other two Washington Triplet books beforehand, so I thought this would go a similar direction. I was very wrong and so happy to be wrong. Though there is much heartbreak in Mikaela's past and so much for her to work through in her present, her love with Ryan, her life in California, her renewed hope for her future, all provided such a well developed and touching story. The use of flashbacks w
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.

If you haven't read Melissa you are missing out. The way she crafts her story with her hints and forshadowing makes you tune in and drown out the outside world. She writes intense books that defo make the tummy nervous and the heart beat a bit faster.

This is the third triplet story in the Washington Triplets series. Each book can be read as a stand
1-Click Addict Support Group
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Of the three excellent books in the Washington Triplets series, Love Found in California was the one that touched me the most – and the one that made me well up…just a little.

Mikaela Washington has always been the “quiet one”. After losing her mother, the one person she could open up to – at least partially – about her pain, Mik knows it’s time for her to move on.

Starting over in California, she find her perfect match in Ryan Chambers and with his help, attempts to deal with her pain, her secr
Jenny Charles
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and I'm sad to end my journey with the Washington triplet but this was a great way to end the series.

Loved found in California by Melissa Rolka is the third and final novella of the Washington Triplets series. We met Mikaela (aka Mik) the middle triplet have always been labeled the quiet one. But something tragic happens to her in high school that left her alienating herself from her sisters and becoming distant from her family.

Melissa had a wonderful way of writing Mik story.
Jennifer Shiels
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book. Mikaela Washington is the middle triplet. Her sisters - Mya and Marisa are her sisters. Marisa was the oldest and she was the "good girl." While Mya was the youngest and the rebel. Mikaela was the quiet one and she didn't know how to react in social situations. Right after her high school graduation something tragic happens to her and she goes further into herself. She won't tell anyone and then she stays home when her sisters go off to college. Finally, she moves to ...more
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful finish to this series. Melissa couldn't have done a better job wrapping it up.

Mikaela is such a great character. You want her to be more boisterous but that's just not Mikaela, she is so strong yet meek at the same time. Having so much hiding in her past she is left keeping those secrets and her very self in the past. I loved Mikaela because she fought with her demons but wouldn't let them win. I really loved watching her transform..

Ryan is OMG wonderful. You fall for him from
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First I want to say I loved all three books so much getting into the heads of these sisters was amazing. That being said this book out of all three was my favorite. I am not sure if you are familiar with Melissa Rolka work but she has this ability to tell a story that breaks and heals your heart all at one time. Mik was so emotionally destroyed by the things she went through. I had an idea that it was leading up to what I found out. But non the less it was heartbreaking to see her work through t ...more
Heather Carver
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This books was a little more sadder than the rest. I had a feeling it would be. I was also hoping for more of a reunion with the sisters at the end of the series.

Mikaela is finally trying to move on with her life. She got away from her family and her home town. She is with a wonderful man, but none of her family knows about him. He doesn't even know her secrets yet. She knows she needs to come clean to him, but she is scared she will lose him. Can she find the strength to confess her secrets? O
Kumiko Lei  ~Lost In A Book~
Reviewed at Lost In A Book

I already kind of knew what Mikaela's issue was from the hints in Love Discovered In New York. I was just needing confirmation from Mikaela.

This book was different from the other two because Mikaela is already married, where as the other two books were meet & fall in love.

This difference was refreshing and gave this book another facet to make it unique. We still got the meet & fall in love in the form of flashbacks, but I think the major "Love Found In Califor
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mikaela Washington is the shy triplet. She was always more reserved than her two sisters, but that label really became true the summer before college. Suddenly Mikaela didn’t want to leave her room or talk to anyone. Her mom knew something bad had happened, but Mikaela wouldn’t talk to anyone except for her therapist. After her mother’s death, Mikaela needed to go someplace where no one knew her and try to start over. Ryan Chambers helped her do that.

Ryan is nothing like the men Mya and Marissa
Michelle Lynn
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mikaela Washington is the quiet triplet. The mysterious one that even her sisters don’t fully understand. She keeps to herself, shelters her emotions inwardly, and trusts no one.
Melissa Rolka did a fabulous job of growing a character through a story filled with acceptance of not only one self, but others. She completes this all while adding an emotionally and loving relationship between two people who are still discovering new things about the other.
I loved this story for showing how people ca
Alissa Riker
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story so much! Mikaela had a traumatic event happen in her life during her high school years and was afraid to express her issues with her family. Mikaela's mom saw something was wrong but was taken from her life before she could find out what happened and help her.

Mikaela moved to California and pursued her career, she landed her dream job and also met an amazing man, Ryan. They have an immediate attraction, Ryan helps Mikaela face her past and move past it. This story is a novella
Susan Lister
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic way to end the Washington Triplet series! Mikaela is the quiet triplet or as she refers to herself as the wallflower. She has a traumatic experience in her past that make her even more withdrawn and struggles with braking out of her shell. Melissa Rolka does what she does best and thats making us fall in love with her characters. By the end of the story your rooting and celebrating for Mikaela as she heals old wounds and falling head over heals in love with Ryan. If you have ...more
Renee at Book Happiness
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review. I have to say that i love it when a book surprises me. That is what this one did for me. I read the first two and thought I knew how things would go but no. I thought this a very enjoyable book. I am so happy that I was able to read it along with the others. With this one you could just feel the love between Mikayla and Ryan pouring off the pages. Such an enjoyable read.
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great short romance novella. True to the author's style she makes you fall in love with the characters and wraps you up in the story. She gives you just enough to make you want a little more. I haven't read the other two novellas in this series, but as a stand alone book this definitely leaves you satisfied. Looking for a character to fall in love with? Give Ryan a chance!
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The ending is such sweet sorrow. I enjoyed Mik story and was happy that my aasumption was right and as the author said, I got a WTF surprise. I could choke the mess out of Eric ol' arrogant S.O.B. I truly enjoyed Ryan and am happy he is taking away the red blue and purple.

I will once again say, I need MORE from the Washington Triplets.
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
oh wow what a read this is the third book in the series and i absolutely loved it Melissa hits some hard topics in this book and i think she dealt with it brilliantly.I connected to characters straight away and couldn't put the book down.I recommend this book to everyone.
Angie H
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Mikaela Washington is the shy, introverted sister who has a big dark secret she has kept hidden from everyone including her sisters and her amazingly supportive husband Ryan. Another great story in The Washington Triplets Series. A lovely read that I would recommend.
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved this one. I hope we get more of the triplets in the future ;)
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not as I expected

Love Found in California started off with Mikela already in a relationship with Ryan Chambers. As the story progresses, we get the back story by way of many, many flashbacks and daydreams on Mikela's part. I didn't find it romantic or feel that Mik and Ryan had a strong connection with each other - they were just together. Mik is dealing with a traumatic past which has caused her to isolate herself from everyone including her sisters. She's somehow let Ryan in but only on the s
Isabelle Morebooksthanlivros
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
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Title: Love Found in California
Series: The Washington Triplets
Author: Melissa Rolka
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 stars
Source: ARC provided by Book Plug Promotions

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Cover: 3 stars
Characters: 5 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Heat: 3 stars
Freshness: 4 stars
Addictiveness: 5 stars
Total: 4 stars (19/24)

***This is a trilogy, with each book about one of the triplets. Each triplet's book is written by a different author, which give each of the girls their own distinct voice and personality, but the author
Emma Edwards
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
So this is the third and final instalment from The Washington Triplets series ,,, this is Mikaelas story

So we have already met the first two sisters ,,, Mya and Marissa ,,, during their stories we have had a few hints into Mikaela ,,,we know something has happened in her life and changed her ,,, well now we find out exactly what happened

We also get to meet her present ,,, her life that she now has made for herself ,,, when you meet someone that makes you feel safe and secure after spending so l
Twin Opinions
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! After reading the first two books I was shocked at Mikaela's relationship status. I was even more shocked to hear about her relationship past. The poor girl had so much to overcome in this book. Her past and present were causing her trouble. I was so happy to see how supportive that Ryan was. I absoulutely love Ryan. He was just amazing. I love he made Mik his whole world. The love at first sight concept has been in each book and this one I really felt it. These three books are all beautifu ...more
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Mik and Ryan were a ok story. I liked them together and how much they truly loved each other but I think their actually story of becoming married was lacking. It wasn't bad it was just ok. I felt bad that Ryan's family was so unaccepting of Mik. I'm not sure why I wasn't as into this book as the others. I just felt bad for Mik she was so broken and sad. Which is understandable I just wish this book was a bit more. That's all I can really say. I liked both characters etc. it just was an ok book. ...more
Karrie Mellott Puskas
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this series! Mikaela's story is so different than Mya's and Marisa's. In Mikaela's book, her story is more emotional! She has a dark secret that she's kept from everyone for so many years. Ryan is her loving husband, who just does everything for her to make her happy! He shows her no matter what he loves her and will stand by her thru it all. A real testament to their relationship. He's a supporting husband and it's realistic!

I love this series and sad that it ends in this book!! I would LO
Zee Williams
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Series

This series was great to read I loved each book but was more emotional with the last if you've read the other books which I recommend you know Makaela (probably spelling that wrong) had distanced herself from the other two triplets. I kind of had a few clues in the other books and am sad it was confirmed. But I'm glad her husband helped her heal although I think she should have told her sisters, it could get awkward without it. I hate that this book ended I truly got involved with
Okay authors, seriously. I know you don't like to give too much away in a synopsis but a trigger warning is really always appropriate. Having a panic attack in the middle of a book meant to be used as an escape from everyday life isn't cool. I did manage to finish this book and I am giving it 4 stars because I thought it was well written and handled the content well. However, unfortunately we live in a world where one in four women will be sexually assaulted in their life time. Try to be a littl ...more
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Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los ...more

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