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Publisher's Summary

Dean "DeBaz" Bazner is a professional surfer, private about his past and quiet about his future. Like any famous professional athlete, he's got the talent and sponsors, but he hasn't clinched a World Title since his rookie year. Now in his thirties, with a career clock ticking, he's pushing his limits to get to number one again. When a travel writer named Azure Thomas is assigned to observe his journey between events, what seems like a dangerous diversion both in and out of the water, forces Dean to accept that there's more missing from his life than another trophy.
She doesn't know anything about surfing. She doesn't drool over his celebrity. And she sure as hell doesn't ask others to haul her crap around. Azure Thomas has been taking care of herself for most of her thirty years, and this is just another assignment in the changing world of freelance journalism. What she doesn't expect is an athlete who relates to her profound loss and has sacrificed everything except his soul to get to the top of his sport. Dean is more than the hot surfer splashed across magazines, and surfing is more than a hobby. Is it possible that what she can't live without is chasing the next big swell?
©2016 A.L. Goulden (P)2017 A.L. Goulden
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jen on 09-06-17

What a surprise!

This was such a pleasure! What a surprise. I'm frequently asked to review audiobooks that have been self-published by authors who choose their own narrators. More often than not, it's either mediocre or a complete disaster. But this book was just delightful, a great story and great narrator to boot.

Matt Haynes was an excellent choice to narrate this story. He had just enough range to distinguish each voice and his use of accents was spot on. I think his narration made the story even better.

I learned a lot about surfing; I had no idea all the stuff that goes into it. I also liked the slow burn romance, taking it's time to settle into itself. The characters - all of them - were a lot of fun. The story moved along nicely and I felt like I was right there in balmy Bali, cool, damp Oregon and sunny San Diego. Actually it would have been nice to have stayed in Bali . . .

Goulden has renewed my faith in self-published books and author-published audiobooks. This was definitely a winner.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mary Bonham-carter on 09-04-17

3.5 Stars

If you are looking for a slow burn romance set on the pro surf tour of a sexy surfer, this book is for you. Dean is hot, smart, kind and talented. This coupled with a good taste of pro surf culture, and the exotic locales of the surf competitions made this novel a good read.

For Audiobook listeners.
I think the audiobook narrator was poorly cast. His voice was too mature and conservative for the main character. As I listened to the book, I struggled to imagine the cool laid back surf boy that the narrator was trying to portray. The characters voices didn't always vary and I often couldn't distinguish who was speaking. You are probably better off reading the print version.

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