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Red Waves

(The Waves Trilogy #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Audrey Brown is an intelligent Registered Nurse living in Surf City, USA, who puts her career ahead of her love life. That is until pro-surfer, Chad Slater, gets wheeled into her emergency room and shakes down her formidable walls. But can her sex life go from zero to 69 with an ex-husband seeking revenge for her sending him to prison?

Chad has just the right mix of sexua
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published September 21st 2015 by I Heart Book Publishing, LLC (first published July 24th 2015)
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Imy Santiago
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Other’s lives may look easy from the outside, but everyone struggles with bumps in the road." -Audrey S. Brown in Red Waves by Shannon O'Connor

Truer words have never been spoken. I came across "Red Waves" by fortuitous serendipity, and a semi-klutz click led me to the author of this book. I have never read anything by O'Connor, and all I knew was that it was a sports romance. Sold to the chick with the Raven hair! There is an underlying theme throughout this novel: science and fate, and let me
Spunky N Sassy
SNS Rating: 4.33

~~~~~~~~~~Sharlene's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

It still completely floors me that this is a debut novel. The author nailed it. I fell in love with Audrey and Chad immediately. In fact, I think I loved them even before they said they loved one another. Audrey is the quiet, shy nurse from Huntington Beach and Chad is the pro-surfer full of charm and confidence and definitely knows what he wants. What he wants is Audrey but she isn't so sure she is what he needs. Will Chad be able to co
The Smutbrarians
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Storyline: 5
Angst: 5
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4 Stars
Kindle eArc reviewed by Robin

Audrey is a nurse who has a rough past. Her ex-husband abused her and she was lucky to escape their marriage alive. Chad Slater is a pro surfer and quite the ladies’ man. After he ends up in the ER, they seem to be destined to be together. But with an ex that has threatened to kill her, she can’t risk Chad getting hurt and with Chad’s wild ways, can he be a one woman man? Can these two ac
Exquisite Reviews
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Audrey is a nurse and is in a funk until she sees Chad again. Sparks fly between these characters quickly.
Chad is your all American bad boy who can have any girl he wants and his sight is set on Audrey.

Audrey is not sure if she wants to jump head first with Chad but is drawn like a moth to him and falls hard.
I don’t do spoilers but I will say that the sex is great and the story is well written. The author did a great job in keeping the reader engaged while reading this book. While there were som
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story full of drama an some suspense. Audrey ahs a past that she doesn't speak about and still running from,, but every since she first met Chad as a young girl she has fantasied about him. Chad is the surf god that every woman wants, and he never goes for seconds. With a chance encounter these two are brought together again, but can they last? I truly loved these two, but there were a couple of times I thought they acted more like teenagers than 30 year olds. But, again, I did ...more
Jamie Uriarte
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot and steamy surfer romance!

I read a lot of romance and erotica, and I have to say that this book is one of my new favorites. Audrey and Chad steam up the pages with their tumultuous relationship. I love how the author wrote from the perspective of both characters,making you really understand what both Chad and Audrey are feeling and thinking. I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy! Highly recommend this book to anyone that loves hot, steamy, funny romances with some drama and angst
Heather Hollister
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This story draws you in. It made me want to know what happens next. My favorite character is Hanna. She is awesome. Give this book a try. Also reviewed by Heather Ann's Book Reviews.
Tristyn Coker
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So enticing, would recommend this book to any women looking for some excitement and drama! This book is erotic and romantic, and suspenseful- give it a try!!! I can't wait for Book 2 to be released :-)
Captivating  Cakes
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just wow!

Holy crap Batman! This is the hottest book I've ever read! I mean pages smoke, hell billow more like it!
What a fantastic story!
Audrey was used and abused by her ex husband is the short of it and Boom! Enters pro surfer Chad! What a sexy tanned god.
I literally can not wait to read the next book!!!!
Shannon has left me with so many questions! I'm totally intrigued as to not only what happens next but how it's played out!

High five.......stars!!!!

Shannon if you read this just know you
Laura Langworthy
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, sexy, read! The characters were so easy to get attached to and Audrey and Chad’s relationship and chemistry were palpable; there is also a layer of thrill to the story that has me begging for the second book! I can’t wait to see what book 2 has to offer!
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I like books that have a lot of action, several characters to enrich the story, and some meaning that draws those people together, or perhaps, even apart. In this book, we just have Audrey and Chad. They met twelve years ago and she has always dreamed of a relationship with him. Chad, also, remembers how taken he was with her. Unfortunately, she has had a terrifying experience with her now ex-husband and shies away from involvement with men.

After all these years, they meet again and he pursues h
Bloggers From Down Under
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **

Meet Audrey Brown.
She's young.
She's beautiful.
She's career driven.
A registered nurse, Audrey spends all of her time working, helping others.
She loves her job.
There isn't room for anything else.
Her love life....Non existent.
Audrey refuses to allow anyone in.
Her heart will forever be closed off.
Her past made sure of that.
Or more to the point, her ex husband made sure of that.
Her scars run deep, not only physically, but emotionally.
She wil
Angela Mazon
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
The author, Shannon O’Connor, gave me a copy of her book in exchange of an honest review.

This book is definitely the hottest book I have read this year! Audrey, the shy nurse and Chad, the pro-surfer. They accidentally met in the hospital after the incident happened at the beach. Or was it really accidentally? Or was it destined?

When I first saw the book, I actually don’t know what the book is about because all I know is how I fell in love with the cover. I was not disappointed because what’s in
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by Shannon O'Connor and I loved it!!!
I loved Shannon's writing and how she made me really connect and feel the characters.

Audrey Brown is a nurse who loves the ocean so living in Huntington Beach is perfect for her. Audrey has had a traumatic past. and still lives in the shadows only living a half life, and has come to the conclusion that she will always be alone. Audrey knows her past will eventually catch up to her.

Audrey has a few close friends and is fiercely close to
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
* ARC received in exchange for an honest review *
I haven't had many books that have grabbed a hold of me from beginning to end. This is one that certainly did just that.

Audrey is a nurse in the ER. She loves to watch surfing. She sees someone that she has known since she was in high school. That's how long she has had a crush on Chad Slater, a pro-surfer. She treats him in the ER and they grow a bond from there.

It takes a while for Chad to really
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is a story that has so much happening. Chad is a surfer who Audrey has crushed over for many years. Audrey is a nurse who has a past that she would rather forget. She doesn't trust easily after what happened to her many years ago and believes she is not worthy of a lasting relationship.

Fate brings them together (actually the spirit of Chad's mom) and they find themselves falling in love fast and furiously. This book has trials and tribulations, heart ache and heart break, fights an
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
I liked this book a lot, but I was sad I didn't love it. The author has so much potential. I loved the premise of the book. I loved the storyline. Chad, with his super Adonis like self. This was my first book with the hero being a hot surfer. There's a lot of sex, really good, smutty sex, and I know how the ladies love that part! I just felt like there was too much dialogue that didn't need to really be there. It started to get repetitive. Then, the heroine, Audrey, would come out of
Carol Seymour
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was introduced to Shannon O'Connor on Facebook in a Book Group. I was gifted Red Waves and waited until closer to the release of the 3rd Book in the trilogy to begin reading. I have been blown away! I can not believe this is her first book. Her writing is a delightful mix of romance, angst, and even a bit of erotica mixed in. I have been drawn into the sad young life of Audrey Brown who has been abused mentally and physically. She has met the man of her dreams but she feels she can not pursue ...more
Teresa Sewell
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Red Waves was my first read by Shannon O'Connor and thoroughly enjoyed this read. I am Southern California girl and I love to read stories with local places.
Neither Audrey Brown or Chad Slater believe they are in a place for a relationship but their paths keep crossing. Audrey has dreamed about the professional surfer for years, but she never thought he would ever be fall for a woman like her. The more Chad tries to pull her in, the harder Audrey pushes him away.
Book 1 sets up the characters for
Dayna R
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I had some problems with this book that made it hard to get into. First, there were a couple scenes that did not match the personality of the heroine. It took me off guard and took away from the story. Next, I'm not sure how you could forget your ex-girlfriend no matter how long ago it was. It just seemed a little mismatched for the story line. I think the plot had a lot of potential but it just fell a little flat for me. Other than the few scenes that were out of character I really liked Audrey ...more
Terry Hammoutene
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is about Audrey and Chad and it is a cliff hanger.
After being in a horrible marriage where she was abused Audrey has many issues with dating it has been years but she still has flashbacks and is not ready until Chad Slater is brought into her ER. Chad is a Pro-surfer. He is all about winning and playing hard. Neither of them are looking for a relationships. There will be deceit, trust, non trust, and the pull that will bring you in
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an awesome read! So many trials encountered by Audrey in her short married life. It would definitely have you hesitant about getting together with another man. Thankfully she meets Chad and they hit it off. Now if they could work through the issues they encounter it would be great. And just when you think things are going to get better...boom!

I really enjoyed the book. Great descriptions of surfer Chad's experience on the waves! And Audrey is such an awesome nurse. So glad she got to take
D.C. Renee
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hot, sexy nurse with a hot, sexy, YES!!!!!

I loved how they were connected and loved how they were brought together. I'm so happy that their personalities complimented each other perfectly. Where Audrey had insecure moments, Chad was sure for the both of them. He had the right amount of push to get her to open up with him.

And the drama! Love the drama!!! Love that we get just enough to keep us on the edge of our seats and still wanting more. Can't wait to read book 2!
 Cora Monica
I dnf this book. there was to much for me to get into. the instalove, instagirlfriend. Chads raging possessive ways so early on. His over the top sweetness. it was all just to much for me. the things that came out of Audrey's mouth at times didn't seem to go with her personality. it just seems so rushed and quick for two people with their pasts. it had so much potential.
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Red Waves is a superb, drama, suspenseful, and scorching read. I couldn't read it fast enough and devoured it in one sitting. A shy nurse and hot surfer dude, do I need to say more. This book ends with a cliffhanger and I can't wait to read book 2.
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Red Waves is a definite must read it has you hooked from the start I couldn't put it down love the characters and it leaves you wanting more awesome read can't wait to read more from The Waves Trilogy xxx
Clare Fuentes
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My very first book about a surfer, and I fell in love with him at first sight. Chad is the most loving, caring, protecting person and he loves hard. Must read and the best read to get away to the beach.
Ann Alton
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ok I lied a little bit. I dnf'd it. But I gave it 2 stars because I almost finished it. I couldn't stomach another two books of this couple and let it end on a high note.
Robin Powers
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have never thought about the sport of surfing or fans or any of that. Interesting sport romance book. Ends in a cliffy but book two is out. Full review coming on The Smut-Brarians.
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