Review: Making Waves by Laura Moore

Making Waves
Beach Lane #1
Laura Moore
Ballantine Books

As the overly responsible daughter of an irresponsible socialite, Dakota Hale practically raised herself. Now she’s turned her talent for placating the whims of the rich and spoiled into a lucrative concierge business in the swanky Hamptons. Meticulous and determined, Dakota has her life mapped out with one goal uppermost in mind: never, ever be like her mother. Surfing the waves of the Atlantic keeps Dakota steady when the drama on land gets too outrageous. But when sexy mogul Max Carr hires her, it rocks her balance in a big way. When Max makes it clear that he’s interested in more than just her organizational skills, Dakota is flattered – and attracted - but she refuses to allow an avowed playboy to interfere with her life plans.

Max works hard, but he’s never had to put any effort into winning over a woman—until now. With her stunning beauty and keen intelligence, Dakota is worth the effort. But it’s plain she has no interest in a casual fling, and that’s all Max with his grief-stricken heart can offer.

An emotionally charged night changes everything, with consequences neither Dakota nor Max anticipated. Now they must navigate the rough waters of society gossip and devastating secrets that threaten their fragile relationship. If they can trust in the strength of their growing feelings, they’ll find the dreams they’ve been chasing are close enough to embrace . . . together.

I'm very glad that I discovered Laura Moore's books. I find that I really like them. She's a wonderful writer that writes stories that make you sigh. 

Making Waves is the first book in the Beach Lane series. The series is starting off a little choppy. You at first don't get where the author is going. It becomes clearer by chapter two and then you start getting the drift about what the story is going and who Dakota is. 

I really liked Dakota. We all have family issues and she dealt with hers pretty well. She comes from a crazy family, which in real life would have been tough, but in our book lives it makes for a very good reading. 

I also like how she made something of herself, that she worked hard and did it all alone. Of course we are never really alone, she did have people working with her. But she was the back bone. 

Someone who's worked so hard her entire life and has been treated as badly as she has deserves a wonderful romance, and she found that in Max. Of course they run into a few issues but for the most part they are really good for each other. 

I will tell you that I thought at times the story was a little slow going, but not to bad. I might not have read it as fast as I usually read but it is a constantly good story. I'm looking forward to the next story in the series. 

If you've read Making Waves or any other book by Laura Moore I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡


  1. I will have to check this story out. Her NIGHT SWIMMING is a favorite of mine.

    1. I have that one on the shelf still to be read. One day I'll get to it. I've enjoy all the books of her's that I've read so far.


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