Laguna Nights

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When Madison Alcott was in high school she and her group of friends had the chance to become TV Stars when a reality TV show hit the shores of Laguna Beach where they lived Back then she went by he

When Madison Alcott was in high school , she and her group of friends had the chance to become TV Stars when a reality TV show hit the shores of Laguna Beach where they lived. Back then she went by her first name Holly and she had a wonderful boyfriend Josh. All was well and their lives were going places as they hit the big time with stardom. That was until the night of their senior prom where Holly was rejected on TV when it turned out that Josh had been cheating on her with Laura - who at that stage was Holly's enemy. This broke Holly's heart and even worse was the fact that the clip was shown on TV and with the world of social media, the clip was there for everyone to replay over and over again. Holly fled Laguna Beach and changed her name to her middle name Madison and went to study at college - wanting to put the whole reality tv show behind her for good. Years later, though her mother got sick and so Madison returned home and eventually became one of the managers at Laguna Beach Resort. Now years later, Josh has returned home and he is a big Hollywood star and Madison wants nothing to do with him as he broke her heart once and she isn't going to let him do it to her all over again. What will happen though, when she discovers the truth about what "really" happened that night with the love triangle angle of Laura and the fact that Josh has never really stopped loving her. Can Madison afford to re-open her heart to Josh and let him back in again ?If you love Reality TV fiction and is a fan of Lauren Conrad's books "LA Candy" , then this is the series for you.Bestseller Laguna Nights Author Kaira Rouda are Books Madison Alcott left her Laguna Beach childhood in the past as soon as she could, never imagining she d be forced to return Caring for her ill mother and holding down a high pressure position at the best resort in town, Madison s life is as good as it could ever be in Laguna Beach And blissfully, nobody knows her as Holly any, the name she used on television EverythiMadison Alcott left her Laguna Beach childhood in the past as soon as she could, never imagining she d be forced to return Caring for her ill mother and holding down a high pressure position at the best resort in town, Madison s life is as good as it could ever be in Laguna Beach And blissfully, nobody knows her as Holly any, the name she used on television Everything changes when her high school boyfriend appears in the lobby He was the reason she d left Laguna in the first place when he humiliated her on national television.Josh Welsh s star has been dimming ever since he shot to fame as the high school heartthrob on the reality TV series Laguna Nights Hoping to reignite his career, he agreed to host a travel show, with the first episode shooting in his old hometown of Laguna Beach Of all the negative scenarios associated with filming in Laguna, Josh hadn t calculated a run in with Madison, or that the same deep connection he felt for her in high school would still be there.Madison and Josh s reality TV relationship exploded years ago but when the new series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present.. Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives Her next novel, BEST DAY EVER, is out September 19th.She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest KairaRouda and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books If you d like to host Kaira at your book club, in person or via Skype Facetime, please reach out through her website KairaRouda. The best Kindle Laguna Nights Laguna Nights sets the stage for a series that will revolve around former cast members of a teenaged reality television show. And it sets it off with a BANG!So the story goes like this ... Madison and Josh were going thru high school as two kids would do. Then Hollywood came to town and everything changed. A reality television show was created and along with it, all its predictable drama. But Madison and Josh weren't just dating on screen, they were dating in the real world as well. So things got messy. Josh wasn't a 'good guy'. He did a number on Madison. Such a huge number, that she left Laguna Beach for a new life and never looked back. Until she had to look back. She had to come home. She was needed at home. So now she's living her life back in Laguna Beach and everything is peachy ... Until it isn't, because here comes Josh! Back in Laguna Beach as well. Unresolved issues begin to surface. Events are brought to light that were in the dark for way too long. Secrets & betrayals are discovered, and we have ourselves a story :)This is the story of Holly Madison Alcott and Josh Welsh, two people with a second chance at first love .. destiny :)I've gotta give props to Kaira Rouda for her storytelling skills. She does an excellent job with the imagery of Laguna Beach itself and its characters. The story, altho predictable, is told with such a twist that you can't help but be glued to it. You want to know what happens next. You invest in Madison and Josh. Because the adults they are today and the life they led to get them here are the people they are supposed to be, for each other. They never had a chance as kids, Hollywood made sure of that. Can they work thru the maze of their past and reach a future? Will secrets and truths be revealed that will derail their destined love once again?READ THIS BOOK AND LET ME KNOW :)ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review

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    Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives Her next novel, BEST DAY EVER, is out September 19th.She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest KairaRouda and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books If you d like to host Kaira at your book club, in person or via Skype Facetime, please reach out through her website KairaRouda

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  • Laguna Nights sets the stage for a series that will revolve around former cast members of a teenaged reality television show And it sets it off with a BANG So the story goes like this Madison and Josh were going thru high school as two kids would do Then Hollywood came to town and everything changed A reality television show was created and along with it, all its predictable drama But Madison and Josh weren t just dating on screen, they were dating in the real world as well So things got messy J [...]


  • I love reading the first book in a series it sets the stage for the tone of the series and introduces you to characters you ll fall in love with over and over again Laguna Nights is no different It is a great introduction to the Laguna Beach series and introduces us to a wonderful west coast town I ve read many romances set in beach towns but haven t visited Laguna Beach before The author does a wonderful job of painting a picture of the town, with the cliffs and the caves and the beaches and th [...]


  • When Madison Alcott was in high school , she and her group of friends had the chance to become TV Stars when a reality TV show hit the shores of Laguna Beach where they lived Back then she went by her first name Holly and she had a wonderful boyfriend Josh All was well and their lives were going places as they hit the big time with stardom That was until the night of their senior prom where Holly was rejected on TV when it turned out that Josh had been cheating on her with Laura who at that stag [...]


  • I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review All opinions in this review are 100% my own.This is book 1 of the Laguna Beach series.Everyone has watched at least one episode of reality TV at some point Are you sure things are the way they seem, or are they scripted and or edited This is exactly the setting for this book.Josh and Holly Madison met in high school and they worked together on the reality TV show Laguna Nights Their breakup was shared on national TV for all to see.Jos [...]


  • Ever wonder what happened to reality stars years later well this book gives you one possibility a teenage reality show apparently on MTV set in Laguna Beach happened 15 years ago Kids grow up and times change, but feelings don t.Madison aka Holly managed to put that time behind her and move on That is until Josh shows up at her resort and those feelings come flooding back and what was or might have been Josh is a washed up actor hoping to recapture one last pivotal role What neither of them expe [...]


  • This was a very good contemporary romance Two young people fell in love in high school and did a stupid show, one got hurt and the other thought he had found success One came from a family of money and other from a single mom and had to work for everything she had Of course it didn t quite work out that way She found herself again after going to Europe and college and getting a career that she was happy in and came home because her mom was dying She buys a home and works at a local resort in the [...]


  • I was never a fan of reality TV shows because frankly, I can t understand what s so entertaining about persons airing their personal lives for all the world to see Laguna Nights was a vivid reminder of the reason why I dislike those shows This does not mean that the story was not good In fact, I enjoyed the story, however, it did not change the way I feel about reality TV Laguna Nights is a second chance romance about a love that burned alive even after fifteen years of separation Madison Alcott [...]


  • Laguna Nights kept my curousity going wondering what would happen next between Josh and Madison The book reminded me of the reality TV show Laguna Beach It made me wonder how those who were on that reality show felt or had to deal with similar situations that the characters had Although, the book Laguna Nights doesn t take place during their high school time on the reality TV show The book takes place 15 years after the show had taken place Kaira Rouda did an excellent job making the characters [...]


  • Audiobook Narration, Madeline Mrozak really goodShe doesn t have huge differentiation between the male and female characters, but it s enough that you can tell Appreciated that she didn t opt to go in the over the top direction and just read well with proper inflections and great storytelling ability.The story is about Josh and Madison aka Holly almost 15 years after participating in what was the start of reality tv Josh, was a charismatic and handsome young man with dreams of making it big as a [...]


  • 4 1 2 starsWhat a fantastic read This is book 1 of a new series and let me tell you it is a great start This is written as a multi pov my favorite Loved Josh and Madison Holls I loved how from the get go, it allowed Josh to show his emotional side He wasn t afraid to admit how much he had screwed up 15 years ago with Madison Yea, he was kind of a jerk only thinking about himself and his making a name for himself but in the back ground we got to see his softer, emotional side As for Madison, I l [...]


  • The new novella, Laguna Heights is a glimpse into Annie and Hank s life who were introduced in the first book It was fun to read and it gives fans of the series another adventure with a great group of characters.If you re new to this series, back when they were in high school Annie, Madison, Josh and Laura were on a reality television series about their lives Annie wasn t mixed up in the romantic drama of the show but she still became a household name and that popularity followed her to college [...]


  • B This book is exactly the kind of drama you would expect from a story about reality tv stars I could actually picture a few in my mind as I was reading this Josh is the classic wanna be famous kid who is trying to turn his 15 minutes of fame on a reality show into a career However, it hasn t been successful Madison is the girl who was bullied and heartbroken on national TV and now hides away So, here is what I liked 1 About 1 2 way though the book I almost gave up on it because it was going exa [...]


  • I was given this book to read for an honest review by an author who I ve never read before and gosh am I glad I as given the chance This was a great book It started from page one and it unfortunately ended I didn t want it to end and that was the only negative thing about the book Each of the characters were well written and descriptive With each person s own personality you could either love or hate them and they all played an important part in the book There were a few surprises in the book as [...]


  • Laguna Nights is such a FUN SUMMER read I enjoyed this book SO much Kaira Rouda is such a fun story teller I was hooked into this story right from the start, and couldn t turn away until the end I have to admit I was disappointed to see this book end I definitely wanted To me that s the best possible thing in a book Never wanting it to end I loved the main character Madison She is so spirited and down to earth Years ago her high school boyfriend and the love of her life, cheated on her and left [...]


  • Kaira Rouda had an interesting idea when she decided to center her new series Laguna Beach around former cast members of a teen reality show Laguna Nights is the kick off book to the series It examines the past and present relationship between Josh and Madison Josh was the breakout star, the one to watch on the show Madison was his love interest on the show Madison dealt with low self confidence and a heartbreaking betrayal while on the show Josh in recent years has lost his appeal Madison has s [...]


  • One person that lives for the attention of being a Hollywood Star, and one who hides from it Once high school sweethearts are in the spotlight once again, when Josh returns to his hometown At one point in their lives they were the sparkles in each others eyes, that is until Josh broke Holly s heart on national television It was a reality show about high school kids and it happened to be centered around these two and their friends They were from opposite sides of the track and if luck would have [...]


  • Madison and Josh had a magical love story with a horrible ending in high school, with the whole world at least those that watch reality TV watching Since then, Madison has traveled the world and moved back to her hometown to take care of her sick mother Josh has struggled in Hollywood and has become a washed up actor So when Josh has a chance to star in a new travel TV show, he jumps at the chance, even though it takes him back to Laguna Beach.Little did he know that he would run into Madison, a [...]


  • I have read a couple of Kaira Rouda s books now and I have to say I am always happy with them Kaira has a way in developing a story that engages you and keeps you on your toes while reading I thought that this book was a great idea, who hasn t been a fan of one reality one time in their lives I know in the past I have watched many of them We also all know what really goes on and that they aren t always as real as they seem Kaira was able to open our eyes how reality could be Character wise, Madi [...]


  • Fifteen years ago, Madison was humiliated when her boyfriend Josh betrayed her during filming of a successful reality show they were starring on She put all that behind her and now has a successful business career But now Josh has returned and she is pushed into doing a small part in his new reality series But as the filming begins, it becomes obvious that there is to this show than they both are led to believe.I really liked Madison, but I think she needed a reality check as much as Josh did I [...]


  • While not a reality TV fan, I was drawn into the reality TV world in Kaira Rouda s Laguna Nights I not only wanted to watch the reality show that the book drew its characters from, I wanted to meet them all and spend time with them.I understand the draw of cash for people and the fact that no one thinks there life is really interesting enough to cause people to watch a show about it but we are all drawn to the unknown, especially when it does not directly effect our lives.Rouda does a good job o [...]


  • I have never read a book by Kaira Rouda before, and I m so glad I read this one It s a fantastic book Laguna Nights is the first book in the Laguna Beach Series and it sets it off with a BANG I was drawn in from the beginning and it didn t take me long to fall in love with Madison Holly Alcott and Josh Welsh I have always enjoyed reading the first book in a series, and it never fails, no matter how much I do or don t like the first book, I will buy the rest of the series.Reality TV shows are som [...]


  • This is my first read of a book by Kaira Rouda I shall be back and look forward to the other books in the series I was asked to do an ARC review but could never get the file to load properly so just bought the book I am glad I did This was entertaining and held my attention.The book is well written and pays attention to detail with lots of descriptive language I can picture the town, the cliffs, the beaches, the restaurants etc Josh and Madison are believable likable characters 15 years have gon [...]


  • Laguna Nights by Kaira Rouda This was my first book by Kaira Rouda It s a story of the reality of Reality T.V ,being young and sometimes letting others make your choices for you Although not as brutal and unfiltered as today s shows it had the start of anything for money mentality I have to admit I didn t care for Josh in the beginning but I grew to like him I m glad that Madison Holly was strong enough to let him back in slowly I m not a fan of Reality T.V AT ALL I loved this book , and I look [...]


  • This was a cute book There was a lot going on with the characters They used to be on a tv show in high school and some took the fame and ran while others were hurt by what happened Now it seems like a few are being forced back into the spotlight Will it have the same outcome or will things turn out differently


  • I won a copy of this book during a giveaway I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily So that others may also enjoy this book, I am paying it forward by donating it a local library.


  • I received this book in exchange for and honest review Laguna Nights Laguna Beach Book 1 is well written and thought out Kaira Rouda is an outstanding writer as she brings the complex feelings and the situation of her characters to life I felt she presented not only their young love before but also their struggle of accepting the strong pull of lust and love In my opinion this novel is beautifully written however I did find a few mistakes, but I believe they were missed by a proof reader It s a [...]


  • I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions below are 100% my own Reality TV is one of those guilty pleasures that I have along with sneaking chocolate when my kids aren t looking, trashy romance novels and margaritas so when I read what this book was going to be about, I expected it to be fun, a little trashy and set me in the middle of crazy Laguna Nights is the setting of the reality show in this book and features two key characters Holly aka Madison [...]


  • Wow Who hasn t ever wanted to reinvent themselves at some point in their life Madison reinvented herself after graduating from high school to escape the negative brought on by being involved in a reality show in high school She changed her name and moved out of the country to attend college She stayed in Europe until she came back home to the beach side town in southern California where she had grown up to care for her ailing mother.Back in high school, Madison was known as Holly Her first love [...]


  • After being humiliated by her high school boyfriend on national television, Madison left Laguna Beach the first opportunity she got But with her mother s failing health, she was forced to return Working at one of the best resorts, she is determined to keep her past behind her and move on from the days she was on the popular TV show, Laguna Nights.Josh was known as the heart throb of Laguna Nights But now that his two minutes of fame is over, he s doing everything he can to keep his star shining [...]


  • 4.5 starsI really enjoyed this book, its amazing characters, its captivating plot and especially the location Laguna Beach is a small seaside town in California, really lovely and romantic with breathtaking sunsets.Josh left Laguna Beach fifteen years ago to follow the path of success He has no longer met Madison, his high school sweetheart, their story was over really bad She is still very angry with him for having caused her so much humiliation and pain Madison now runs a resort in Laguna Beac [...]


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