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That April in Santa Monica (Love is a Beach # 1)

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Madison receives acclaim for running a talent agency for people with disabilities, but she doesn't know how to take care of herself. When her altruism becomes life-threatening—a matter of either develop healthy habits or die—she joins a reality TV show that pairs her with hot, raven-haired Brandon. He is witty, sexy, and her teacher. That makes him off-limits.

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Paperback, 362 pages
Published October 23rd 2019
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Amanda
"This book somehow manages to make readers think about getting up and going for a nice jog along the beach."

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InD'tale Magazine
This book somehow manages to make readers think about getting up and going for a nice jog along the beach.

Read full review in the 2019 December issue of InD'tale Magazine.
N.N. Light
Rare is the romance that challenges the reader like this book did. In the end I was so thrilled by the book, I can't believe I was lucky enough to read it. The author has a gift for creating characters with almost never before seen depth. Take the lead character Maddie. For at least the first 30 or 40% of the book, I felt the best solution for her problems would be for her to drive off the Santa Monica Pier and keep the pedal pushed down. Then, like a caterpillar that turns into a Monarch ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
This was a fun, sweet book full of good times and love… and not just between our H/h.

Madison was an interesting, realistic character. Honestly, she reminded me a little of me: driven, fueled by caffeine, seldom slowing down to relax and consider life. This catches up to her as the story opens, and we meet her as she’s slowly coming to after fainting. Her rescuer is guru Brandon, there to try to talk her into slowing down before she kills herself.

Through a series of events, Madison (Maddie) is
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Vicky
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Madison is an interesting, realistic character who, like many, is driven, fueled by caffeine and junk food. She seldom slows down to relax. Her “always on” lifestyle catches up to her and we meet her as she’s slowly coming to after fainting. Her rescuer is guru Brandon, there to try to talk her into changing her life before she kills herself.

Scared by her prognosis, she agrees to take part in Brandon’s reality show and become his next student project. But the rules don’t fit with her life. No
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Lisa Wilkes
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Madison is a quirky and compelling main character. Although wildly successful in her career, she's on a clear path to self-destruction. Her physical health and interpersonal relationships are rapidly disintegrating. After much resistance (and several hilariously snarky comments), Madison begins to see the value in clean, mindful living. In front of a full camera crew, she transforms every aspect of her life, from her exercise habits to her food choices to her perception of those around her. ...more
paula ketelsen
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved April in Santa Monica

I just finished this book in 2 days. It was an amazing read and really held my interest. The author is very good at describing the characters and keeps your interest. Can't wait for her next book I will be recommending it to my friends.
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Born in California, award winning author, Melody DeBlois follows the sun. When she isn’t swimming laps, she’s writing sweet and sassy romances. Her heroines are self-reliant and smart and her heroes are kind by nature and love dogs. She lives in California during the summer and spends winters in Arizona with her husband. She has plotted her novels while hiking the beach or trekking across the ...more