Sandy Cove, CA is the locale for this fun in the sun
romance. Lia McCabe is a marketing manager working
hours a week, promotion bound for a job in Paris, which is
her dream. She is ambitious, optimistic, an overachiever,
always helping her friends.
When her good friend, Drew, has a serious motorcycle
accident that puts him in a wheelchair, he needs help to
keep his whale watching business afloat. Lia has been
working with him on expanding his business, selling
for excursions over the next six weeks. They need a
for The Duke and they need him fast. Drew tells Lia his
estranged brother, Evan, has just sailed into Slip 92 at
marina but did not think he would help his brother. There
are hard feelings between them but Lia is frantic and
over to Slip 92 to beg for his help.
Evan is a brooding boat captain that likes being alone.
swore off people two years ago, especially women and has
been hiding away sailing around the world. He has a
past, losing his wife and five year old son in a freak
shooting. Evan is an ex- U.S.Coast Guard, a
and an Environmentalist. When Lia shows up at his boat
asks him to help Drew, Evan refuses and wants Lia gone. He
is curt, cold and unwilling to become involved.
persists and will not take No for an answer. She keeps
talking and trying to persuade. A noticeable thaw when
mentioned the name of his brother's boat. It is THE DUKE.
Evan tells Lia the boat was named for his son, who died.
Luke the Duke was his nickname. Evan decides he will
captain the boat for a week. Her constant smiling annoys
Evan and he snarkily calls her "Cinderella" and the name
TEN GOOD REASONS is a lovely book with whale watching as
sub-plot Observing the water giants with amazing
descriptions, Lia on the microphone describing them, the
Blue whales, grey whales, mothers and calves and a herd
nearly a thousand dolphins that follows the boat and
the waves on each side of the boat had the passengers in
LIA is sweet, sunny, always smiling and has an-almost-
friend who just left for Bora Bora. She is a serial
bridesmaid, presently ready with three blue bridesmaids
gowns. She just needs the perfect shoes! She is
to the dark, handsome, pirate looking Evan and he can't
resist his "Cinderella". Fun to watch their mutual
attraction turn into a smoldering love affair.
Lauren Christopher, a fresh new voice, writes with a
charming manner. Her plots bubble with high emotion, and
lots of humor. Here are my ten good reasons you will love
1. Evan is smoking hot. 2. He has soulful eyes. 3.
waist and muscled back. 4. Perfect overall tan. 5.
Dimples. 6. Full velvety lips. 7. He loves animals. 8.
A perfect gentleman. 9. Chiseled cheeks, long, lush,
eyelashes. 10. Sexy, with all the right equipment. Did I
mention Smoking hot?
Praise for Lauren Christopher and I can not wait to return
Cove for the next in her triology.
In the latest Sandy Cove romance from the author of The Red
Bikini, ten good reasons aren’t enough to keep Lia and Evan
With a crazy eighty-hour-a-week job, an almost-boyfriend
who’s left her for Bora Bora, and way too many terrible
bridesmaid dresses in her future, Lia McCabe needs a change
of pace before the imminent crush of the big 3-0.
First up, Lia is determined to help make sure her friend
Drew’s whale-watching business takes off. But when an
accident leaves him unable to man the boat, Lia’s only
option is to convince Drew’s brooding, sexy brother to
captain the ship (and save her butt).
For the last two years, Evan Betancourt has been sailing
around the world to avoid the ghosts of his past. But when
he pulls into Sandy Cove for a brief stop, Lia makes him an
offer she won’t let him refuse.
And as these two opposites figure out how to work together,
the murky waters between denial and attraction are creeping