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Leap, Laugh, Love

(The Remingtons Universe)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Kerry Mills is a professional surfer who travels the circuits of the world’s surfing competitions until a broken heart and a shark encounter send her reeling to a tiny beachfront cottage. Focusing on her recovery, she has no interest in a rebound relationship. That is, until a tattooed hunk she spies in an outdoor shower asks her to teach him to surf. Suddenly, romance doe ...more
Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Kindle Worlds
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May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Few things compare to reading a priceless work of art that is a Rachelle Ayala creation. Leap, Laugh, Love is the latest in her truly incredible library of sincerely poignant and breathtakingly passionate literary masterpieces. Every word and action never fails to draw out every possible human emotion from the depths of your very begin. There is nothing easy or fake about the beauty and life lessons that you will encounter throughout your amazing adventure. Your soul will breathe deeply and your ...more
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this story by Rachelle Ayala! I had not yet read any of the Remingtons series prior to reading this so I was worried I may not be able to just jump in. But boy was I wrong. As usual Rachelle is a great story teller, giving and taking from the characters at just the right moment, and working the plot so well you become immersed in the world she writes.

*Possible spoilers *

The story starts out with Kerry attempting to get some much needed rest and relaxation after a terrifying shar
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of Leap, Laugh, Love to Beta read. This author never fails to amaze me with her stories and her characters. The author brings two people from such different walks of lives together. Both of them carry their own wounds and are put into a situation that forces both of them to face their fears. This story will have you crying and laughing. You won't want to put this one down as you are drawn into Finn and Kerry's world. Hang on because you are in one for one heck of a ride!
Chantel Rhondeau
Oh my goodness! Such a fantastic book!! I LOVE Kerry and Finn. Both are injured and emotionally drained from their past battles, him in the Army and her having an accident while surfing. When they are forced into a vacation together by mistake it's just what they both need.

These two have such good chemistry and I laughed out loud with a lot of their bantering. They seem to pull out the best and worst in each other, as any good relationship does, forcing them to look at themselves and work throug
Rebecca Austin
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Kerry Mills is a professional surfer but after an encounter with a shark she decides she needs some time to recuperate and recharge herself.

Finn Meriwether is an Army Ranger full of grief and guilt looking for some time down time until his next rotation overseas.

When both Kerry and Finn end up at the same beach cottage they decide to make best of the situation and end up in a relationship that they know has a time limit on it due to commitments by both of them. As both of them feel an attraction
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kerry and Finn will keep you breathless like a shooting gun and high waves that will knock your senses out. This is another fun and emotional read from Ms. Clare. The story is so sweet. It is hard to put it down once you start reading it. Kerry and Finn both needed a break, did not expect that they cannot break from each other's passion. I love the setting of this story. I missed going to the beach and reading Leap, Laugh and Love gives the best feeling. I love the last chapter of the story. It ...more
Bette Hansen
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable read! This is a new to me author and I must say I really enjoyed her writing style. This is a quick, fast-paced novella that kept me entertained from the first page. I enjoyed the relationship between Kerry and Finn from the funny first meeting all the way through. Both these characters have walls up to keep from getting hurt again but you can see them crumbling as the story progresses. I definitely recommend this one!
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Leap, Laugh, Love" by Rachelle Ayala.

"Leap, Laugh, Love," is one of several novellas which are a part of the Remington series by Melissa Foster. After her initial five books in the series, there are an additional right novellas written by eight different authors. This is one of the eight.

My first impression after reading this story was: Amazing!! This is the first book by this author I have read and it definitely will NOT be the last. Rachelle Ayala's novella had me hooked from the first sente
Nancy Stopper
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The book establishes itself early on as an intensely sexual read, much more so than most of the other books in this Kindle World. This book is an extremely sexual read. I smiled when I read the first chapter because even without a synopsis, I could tell where this book was headed. Head-long collisions like that are always fun to watch as they unfold, and I wasn't disappointed. Both Dex and Siena have tie-ins to this story as the chance meeting occurs between Siena's friend Kerry and Dex's friend ...more
Penny Leidecker
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Rachelle and the first book I have read about the Remingtons. It will not be the last. The characters of Kerry and Finn are so believable, it was easy to relate to them. Kerry is a pro surfer who just survived a shark attack. Finn is an Army Ranger trying to cope with the loss of his best friend, who was killed by an IED. Both of them are going to use the beach cottage for some R&R, unaware that the other one will be there. Kerry's friend Siena promised ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was my very first book by Rachelle and I'm so glad that I read it. Amazing does not even start to describe it.

Kerry is hiding out trying to figure her life out when her peace is interrupted by the amazing Finn. Both of them are intrigued by the other but each have their own baggage that prevents them from jumping in head first. Slowly things start turning around for them, they spend time together and teach each other to let go of the past. With their heads are hearts all in, nothing could g
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kerry has scars both physical and mental from a recent shark attack and where better to heal and reflect than a friends beach house little does she know she will not be alone at this house.. Finn wants to spend his R&R time relaxing and finding a special place for his buddy's ashes and heads to his friend from school's beach house. Both have wounds that need healed and only each other can heal these. I received and ARC of this book and this is the first book I have read from this author and ...more
Jill Johns
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be chosen as an advanced reader with a free copy with the request to provide an honest review. This book was fantastic. The struggles of a professional athlete in a sport where there is more than one kind of shark to fear to an army ranger who has no one left in his life. Read to see if fears can be defeated by love. If trust can and friendship be found and built when history shows them differently.

This is hot love story that will have you laughing, crying, raging in anger
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kerry has escaped to her friends beach to get her head on straight after her live has taken some wrong turns. Finn is on R&R from serving in the Middle East at his friends beach house. Seems its the same house as Kerry's. Can they co exisit and keep there hearts in tack? Can they both help each other to get there heads on straight after the pain their hearts have suffered?
A great quick read about love and friendship.
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has a lot going on. Tessa is trying to figure out where to go from here after a shark attack, while Finn is trying to find that perfect resting place for an Army buddy. I love how this ties in with the wonderful series by Melissa Foster and I loved Dex and Sienna. This book will have you hooked from the beginning. Can't wait to read more.
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story - you will go on an emotional ride as you become immersed in the story of two people who are hurting and afraid to trust. This is my first time of reading a Rachelle Ayala book but won't be my last if this story is any indication of how she writes.
Paula Pugh
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Complicated emotions are the undertones of this saucy and lively story. Two people find love unexpectedly while sharing a cottage. Both are seeking answers to personal dilemmas and find the answers they seek and love.
Ali Foito
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pro Surfer and Army Ranger what more could you ask for. Kerry and Finn are both lost and trying to find their footing, neither expecting to find true love. The scene at the military base in at the end of the book was great.
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book for me from Rachelle Ayala and I can tell you I will be back for more from her. This book is inspired by the Remington books written by Melissa Foster. I loved this book right from the start and didn't want to put it down. It's a sexy, steamy story of how Kerry Mills, a professional surfer and Finn Meriwether, an Army Ranger, find each other and try to work through all their emotional hurts both on their own and together as a couple. Kerry asks her friend, Siena Remington, ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kerry is a top 5 woman surfer in need of an escape from a shark. Literally and figuratively. While surfing in Australia she was bit by a shark and also but by her ex boyfriend if a shark, who is now sporting the arm of the top surfer. Kerry escapes to her best friend Siena's cottage in order to get past everything that's happened. The cottage she escapes to also happens to be  the same cottage Siena's brother gave Finn permission to use. Finn is an Army Ranger who while in leave finally takes th ...more
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I've had the pleasure of reading by Rachelle Ayala and was pleasantly surprised. She writes about characters that are down to earth with flaws just like everyone else, but even dealing with the flaws her characters are charismatic and have a sense of humor.
Finn is home on leave from another tour overseas. He needs a much needed vacation, but he also is trying to find the perfect final resting place for a friend that he lost in battle. Spending time at a private beach
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kerry just went through something traumatic and needs to hide out for a while and recover. She goes to her friend's cottage to relax and find her center again. Finn has been at war in the Middle East for too long. He heads to his friend's cottage to recoup. Little did they know, they would find someone else at the cottage. Once the surprise wears off, they agree to share the cottage and have fun being flirty with each other. But along the way, they each help the other overcome some of their stru ...more
Keli Morgan
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is so amazing. Yet another hit for Miss Rachelle Ayala. This book captures you from the first page, and keeps you in its jaws til it's over. From shark attacks, to attacks between the sheets, this book is sure to keep you entertained. I am a HUGE fan of Miss Ayala's books.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun summer read. I really enjoyed all the beach and surfing puns the author used. Having read Blush of Love, I was happy to see some friends though I wish I had read this first. I appreciated how the author kept the continuity between the stories.
This story has a bit of spice to it. If you are not looking for a hot, sexy story you might want to skip this. The author has other clean romances that would fit you better. If, however, you are looking for something to make you sweat and re
Jennifer Craig
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Professional surfer Kerry Mills has come to her friend’s beach house to re-evaluate after becoming victim to a shark attack. If she can’t get back in the water, what will she do with her life? Finn Meriwether has been living a half-life since his buddy died while they were on deployment. He has chosen to stay at his friend’s seaside beach house to get away from it all during this leave before he heads back to the Middle East.

When Kerry wakes up her first morning in the cottage, she sees a hunk i
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Kerry felt most of her friendships had been one sided, most of them using her for there 15 seconds of fame, so when she meets Finn she doubts that she could be worthy and that he is like everyone else and is wanting her to gain something, but she didn't know what.
Finn had be trained to shut off his emotions and go, go,go. With that training and everyone he would get close to would leave him, he figured it would be better to not open his heart up to any more hurt, and who could love some
Pauline Frost
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you have never read a Remington story you really need to get with the program. It is a funny wild ride you don't want to miss. All down to earth people with great sense of humor but everyone has your back if trouble ever arises. Family values and great friends keep everyone on their toes. Easy to follow along even with secondary characters to keep the stories going.
megan wykle
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love the whole premise of the kindle world novella. This breathes such a fresh point of view into these.longstanding series.
Good storyline with well written believable characters
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story. Kerry is a professional surfer is healing a broken heart at a friend's beachfront cottage. Finn is on vacation and ends up at the same cottage with Kerry. Kerry and Finn are not looking for love but find out how much they can help each other overcome their past and find love.
Denise Anderson
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
***Won in giveaway for an honest review*** Rachelle was a new author for me. The book was ok.
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Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Award and A

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