Hello fellow bookaholics! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Beach B!tch by Marikay Ray hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promotions. This book was so fun to read and I can’t wait for you to meet Brinley and Dean!
Series: Beach Squad Series
Genre: Contemporary Suspense Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2018
Praise for the Novel
“. . . quick, interesting, and satisfying beach read with a lot of heart and a great HEA.” ~ Amazon Review
“. . . an interesting journey of trust and love.”. ~ Amazon Review
“Another great beach read from Marika Ray.” ~ Amazon Review
I had a nightmare of a childhood surviving the abuse of my father. Though I’ve moved away, his voice still plays in my head, making me doubt myself in everything I do.
Through it all I’ve had one goal: to become a professional beach volleyball player and prove my father wrong.
And it was going so well until I met Dean, a gorgeous lifeguard determined to save me from myself. He’s opening my eyes and shifting my focus, when all I want to do is stay where I am, despite the suffocating silence of my empty apartment.
When everything I thought I knew about my past changes, can I handle loving Dean while still achieving my pro career? Or will I lose it all when my father reappears in my life?
4 ★ – Charming, Sweet and Wonderfully Entertaining
This book is a great addition to the Beach Squad series! It’s wonderfully entertaining, satisfyingly swoony, and positively heartwarming.
I really enjoyed getting to know Brinley and Dean, but I have to admit, I had a little bit of difficulty getting into the story compared to the first book in the series. Not that the plot wasn’t engaging or fun, it was and the story development was well-paced. I just felt that some of the conversations seemed a bit forced. I thought they were a kind of choppy, disconnected, and just not as smooth or natural as Sweet Dreams. That being said, I still had a fun time reading this book. I loved seeing the beach squad again and catching up with Esa and Ivan and Bailey. While the story dealt with some serious issues, there were plenty of sweet moments, delicious flirting, heartwarming friendships, swoony romances, and awesome twists and turns. The ending was fantastic and amazingly well done. I definitely cried a bit so that made me like this series even more and rounded up my review rating to 4.
Brinley was an easy character to like – she’s socially awkward, athletic, intelligent, determined and adorably shy. Because of her horrible past, Brinley’s also extremely guarded, slow to trust, and afraid of falling in love too fast. Enter the devastatingly handsome lifeguard, Dean, who’s very sweet, really caring, incredibly patient and charmingly persistent. Brinley’s heart never stood a chance! As much as she fought her feelings, Brinley couldn’t help but let her guard down and gradually learn to trust the man who’s willing to wait for her, love her unconditionally and keep her safe no matter what it takes. Dean was definitely the badass hero she needed to help her realize she’s worthy, beautiful and lovable!
Like with Esa and Ivan in the first book, there was an instant attraction between Brinley and Dean that was absolutely delightful! Their chemistry was swoony and adorable, so I enjoyed all their moments together. There was spice, sweetness, and steam! They’re just so great and fit for each other and I completely could not get enough of Dean! He’s the epitome of the perfect book boyfriend and just a really amazing guy. I loved his relationship with his brother and mother and thought they were all just lovely.
Beach B!tch is definitely a fun kickass beach read! It’s sweet, funny, sexy and delightfully heartwarming. Can’t wait to continue the series with Barefoot Chaos and catch up with the Beach Squad again.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Other Books in the Series
4 ★ – Sweet, Adorable and Deliciously Swoony
This book had me on the sweetest sugar rush. I was completely hooked and could not stop smiling throughout the entire time I was reading. Sweet Dreams is surely one yummy treat! If you’re in the mood for some delicious fun that will make your heart melt, then I highly recommend you pick this book up.
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Marika Ray spends her time behind a computer crafting stories walking the beaches of southern California scoping out the lifeguards, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.
Marika enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right now she’s working on stand-alone romances in the Beach Squad series, all about California lifeguards and their equally fearless women. Moderate suspense, a splash of humor, and lots of steamy romance… all with the beautiful ocean as a relaxing backdrop!
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Hope you enjoyed reading this review and add this fun series to your TBR!