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Resolution (Golden Beach #5)

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Firefighter Alex Oliver lost everything that mattered.
In the blink of an eye, the life he’d built burned to the ground.
Now, he’s starting over. Returning home to Golden Beach, he’s determined to pick up the pieces and put himself back together.
Love isn’t an option.
He had that once upon a time, and all he got was a broken heart.

Optimistic and sunny, Lauren Garcia is exactl
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Published April 19th 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Jennifer Pierson
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Garcia is a sunny person who discovered a box of old love letters in her apartment, which has her questioning if a love like that really exists. Firefighter Alex Oliver has come home to Golden Beach, heartbroken after losing everything he held dear. When he meets Lauren in a little cafe, he knows he doesn't want her sunny disposition in his life, and yet, he can't make himself stay away. Wow, this was hard to try to describe, as my little words couldn't do the emotional ride that I just g ...more
Rochall Kehm
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got an ARC for an honest review. I have read all the books in this series and loved them. This one I read in 24 hours...I couldn't put it down, I wanted to know what was going to happen next! It was really well written, it took me through different emotions...I was happy, I was frustrated, I cried. I was frustrated with Alex and loved him too. I can't wait to see what the next book brings!
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Nov 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Lucy
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Really engaging story, characters you connect with and love story you can believe in! Love love love!!
Erin OBrien
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So much anguish. So much pain. But also a chance at happiness.
Books are supposed to be a way for us to tap into all the emotions that we don't experience every day. If you're looking for a chance to sigh over a romantic gesture, rage about someone being a "butt-hole", or have a good cry, this book will get you there. This book deserves 6 stars!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Mande
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resolution is my new favorite in the Golden Beach series. Shattered widower, firefighter Alex returns to his hometown of Golden Beach to mourn in peace and try to pick up the remnants of what is left of his life after loosing his high school sweetheart. It is here in a little cafe he meets eternally patient Lauren. When Lauren isn't busy waiting tables at the local cafe, she loves to write.
Lauren discovers a box of old love letters in her apartment that beg her heart to question if a love like t
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Nicki Holt
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is pure second chance romance at its best. The story of Lauren and Alex had me laughing out loud and wiping tears from my cheeks. Alex is haunted by the suicide of his first wife, Lauren is looking to start her life away from her unloving family. What starts off with a group of letters found in the back of a closet ends up in a beautiful happily ever after. It's not an easy road to get to their destination, but in the end it is do worth it. I highly recommend this book and I definitely need ...more
Nettie Wachacha
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i received this arc for an honest review. i love this book. by far my favorite of the series. it made me both laugh and cry. it also made me want reach inside the story and headslap alex. as usual the author held me captive chapter by chapter. another awesome read by an amazing author.
Amber Gilstrap
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such an amazing read. There was a lot of brokenness, love and the feeling of needing to know more.
Alex Oliver is my favorite leading man in the Golden beach series. Sexy, broken and funny.
Rachel Talavera
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW ... This is by far my favorite book in the Golden Beach series. Alex and Lauren's story ripped me a part and put me back together in small piece's. Compelling and beautiful written book with well round characters. Would highly recommend this book it is fantastic.
S.J. Higgins
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
By far my favorite of the Golden Beach Series. I wanted to write a really profound review listing all my favorite lines but around twenty percent in I forgot all about highlighting and just devoured this book.
Angst, laugh out loud moments and cringe worthy moments will keep you flipping the pages long after you should be asleep.
Awesome!
Megan Jacob
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alex is going through steps to deal with the loss of his wife. When he meets Lauren, his attitude messes up their acquaintance. I loved reading how both of these people start to work on themselves and show that patience is a virtue. This is my honest review of a book I received. It was a very well written and emotional story
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Starting over is hard and paved with good intentions…
Alex and Lauren were starting over from very different very places in their lives but that didn’t mean they couldn’t recognize something special building between them. Alex was reluctant – in a way that was painfully obvious – to engage in anything resembling love. Loss and grief were going to keep him insulated until Lauren quietly broke through and made things even more uncertain…
I love how love refuses to be denied and this story eloquently
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Mary
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love a love story that starts out with tension and angst between the two principals. Alex is broken, hurt, and rough around the edges. Lauren is strong, sassy, and determined. Both are trying to put their lives back together. It's so hard for Alex to give into the feelings he’s having for Lauren that he sometimes reacts to that frustration. She is right by his side, to support him, and offer encouragement as he struggles with his past, reassuring him that she's not going anywhere and the love ...more
Virginia
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resolution was my first romance read by Kim Loraine and I loved it!! (I also read Wake the Watcher which is paranormal and was also fab).

After reading Resolution I want to go back and read the rest of the books in the series. I absolutely loved Alex and Lauren’s story. I loved the idea of the small town setting and how they both live in the same house but in separate apartments.

Alex has issues from his past making him closed off and a little difficult to deal with at times. But he’s also so lova
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Amy
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, the feels in this book are ...just...wow.

Alex is struggling with his wife's suicide. She was his first and only love, his everything. She's been gone a year, but he still is haunted by the memories of her. Lauren is a breath of fresh air. Even though he is distant and an all around "butt-head" to her, she is always kind to him and tries to get through his tough exterior. She knows there is something troubling him and wants to help. As his walls start to come down, he has a new battle in
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Zara Quintana
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking But Oh So Beautiful Romance. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. This book in the series can be a stand-a-lone or continuation in the series. It's more heartbreaking than any of the others in the series, but so worth it. The audiobook download from audible initially had a recording issue with section 13 (chapter 12) but once the author was notified she was quick to notify audible.com and get the iss ...more
Renee
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really great romance. Alex is a firefighter with a tragic past. Lauren is trying to do what she loves despite her family's misgivings. Despite his reluctance, Alex starts to have feeling for Lauren.

Definitely an angsty read. Great story.
Tammy
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resolution (Golden Beach #5)
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I got an ARC for an honest review.
I absolutely loved this read... I couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next!!!! I was on an emotional roller coaster. I was happy, sad, and frustrated. Alex, the fire fighter returns to Golden Beach to pick up the remnants of his life after losing his high school sweetheart. Lauren waits tables at a local cafe. She also loves to write. She found some old letters in her apartment that gave her hope to find
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Rachael
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alex and Lauren revive one another, remind each other that life is for living, grasping what makes you happy. "Resolution" by Kim Loraine reminds me of a heart rate monitor, up and down and showing that the characters are still alive, still beating. Alex and Lauren battle their own pasts and their own self-doubts all while striving for a mutual goal: to live and to love. "Resolution" is relatable and the characters are fighters, so it's very easy to root for them and want them to get their HEA. ...more
Stacie Christensen
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Firefighter Alex Oliver lost everything that mattered.
In the blink of an eye, the life he’d built burned to the ground.
Now, he’s starting over. Returning home to Golden Beach, he’s determined to pick up the pieces and put himself back together.
Love isn’t an option.
He had that once upon a time, and all he got was a broken heart.

Optimistic and sunny, Lauren Garcia is exactly what Alex doesn’t want in his life. Despite his fears, he can’t stay away.
Her love might be the glue that holds him in plac
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Lylian Aguiar
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hot roller coaster of emotions. Alex and Lauren have so much chemistry, they are so hot together but that's not all. This book takes you in a journey full of hot emotions. Amazing!
Tersia Eloff
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this and when I read the first sentence I almost gave up. I do not read 3rd person writing. But I ignored that and was hooked by the first page. I loved Alex, I thing I descovered my first book friend. He is totally lovable, just wanted to hug him and hide him away so that he can never be hurt again. I didn't like Lo, maybe it was the connection I had with Alex from the start, I felt that all her choices were just wrong. Over all this was a heart felt love story. Worth ...more
Kailyn Hall
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book. My goodness, this book. Fantastic read. Alex is the guy we all want to be the one to save. Lauren is all of us struggling to find our way. I've loved all of Ms. Loraine's books but this one is my new favorite! I was so caught up in these people and what they were struggling through. I was sucked into their world and fully invested until the last page. And Alex? Yum. My favorite Golden Beach fella to date. Thanks for the great story Kim!!!
Ana Tamura
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Alex and Lauren amazing characters! Alex is going through a difficult time dealing with the loss of his wife and he's determined to not fall again but there's Lauren who happens to cross his path. And she's so sweet and understanding.
To avoid any more spoilers I'll just say their relationship felt so real! To say this story has all the feels is an understatement. This was the first book by Kim I've read and definitely not the last. Highly recommentded!
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is just amazing! I might only have listened to two books of it this far, but I already love it so much! Kim Loraine’s flawless writing brings out all the emotions and had me bawling, sobbing and smiling all over the place time and again.

Seeing firefighter Alex Oliver, who has lost everything that mattered to him, finally finding happiness again after about two years was devastatingly beautiful. Seeing him suffer had my heart breaking for him – no wonder he became this closed-off and
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Patty
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Michael is my favorite, we get Alex! From the last book, it was evident that Alex had issues, but to listen to this book and live through his emotions is so heart wrenching. When he meets Lauren and their banter and sparks start to fly, there is hope that he will be able to go from broken to whole. But as with life, there are always dips in the road before they can reach their happily ever after. These detours are what makes this series so incredibly wonderful. Kim Loraine cont ...more
Avephoenix
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING AUDIBLE PERFORMANCE!!

"I LOVE IT!!"
What made the experience of listening to Resolution the most enjoyable?
The excellent way in which it was performed. They make me feel what the characters were feeling, as if I was part of the story!!

What other book might you compare Resolution to and why?
I never compare books like this, especially from my favorite authors. Each one of them have their own style!!

Have you listened to any of Susan Fouche and Will M. Watt ’s other performances before? How do
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Jan Miller
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! The story was so awesome and the narration perfection! This is absolutely one of the best books that I have listened to. I loved how Lauren and Alex found love after Alex thought he was broken. This book has so many emotions involved. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I loved the duet narration and thought it was perfect for this book. Both narrators added so much emotion to it. Will M Watt and Susan Fouche are so talented! I found myself la ...more
Sierra Hill
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed my first book by Kim Loraine and second chance romances are the best. Sweet, sunny Lauren meets the sullen, moody, guilt-ridden fireman, Alex, at the diner she works. Lauren tries every tactic known to man to get Alex to smile, but nothing seems to get through his tough exterior. Until he’s forced to deal with her upbeat demeanor on a daily basis as his apartment tenant.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Alex, who is mourning the death of the love of his life, his high school sweetheart
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Other Books in the Series

Golden Beach (6 books)
  • Restoration (Golden Beach #1)
  • Renovation (Golden Beach #2)
  • Foundation (Golden Beach #2.5)
  • Resonance (Golden Beach #3)
  • Redemption (Golden Beach #4)