Author: CJ Duggan
Series: Paradise #2
Published by Hachette Australia
Release Date November 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
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The Road to Paradise is never easy.
After a year on the coast, Lexie Atkinson can't settle back into country life. She’s missing the glitzy, gritty nightlife of the big city and the group of misfit friends she’d loved to hate. She knows to move forward she has to go back – back to face the guy who stole her heart.
But when Lexie arrives in Paradise City to work out if her future includes bad-boy surfer, Luke Ballantine, he is nowhere to be found.
With no home, no money and no Luke, Lexie gets a job slinging drinks at the wild Wipe Out Bar. Soon her heartache is eased when broody bar owner, Dean Saville, starts taking an interest and stirs more than just her drinks. But nothing is ever as it seems in Paradise City and when Luke barrels back into town, Lexie has a choice to make. But who will end up with the broken heart: Luke, Dean … or Lexie?
Title: Paradise Road
Series: Paradise #2
Author: C.J. Duggan
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2015
The scene wasn’t as peaceful and calming as I’d hoped it would be, but much like everything about today, nothing was as I’d expected. I walked down the last of the steps, pausing to take off my shoes and roll up my jeans before stepping onto the beach. I felt the soft sand under my feet as I walked to the waters edge, the powerful surge of the waves washing over my feet.
I enhaled a deep, salty breath, closing my eyes and lifting my face to the sky. I exhaled, long and slow. I had to fight against the wind and the power of the waves, which seemed as if they wanted to devour me. They weren’t how I’d remembered them. Today they didn’t seem friendly or inviting.
I could definitely see a pattern here.
There’s trouble waiting in Paradise.
Quiet country-girl Lexie Atkinson is about to get an education she’ll never forget. Sent from her family’s remote rural property to live in the glittering beachside Paradise City for her final school year, she is plunged into a place where looks can kill and vicious rumours can make or break you. Lexie just wants to fly under the radar…until she meets Luke Ballantine.
Impulsive and charming, one thing is clear: Luke is sexier than any guy she has ever known.
Suddenly good girl Lexie is breaking all the rules – getting detention, sneaking out to late-night parties, hanging out with boys – and then rumours start swirling…about her! Everything changes fast and Lexie will soon find out if Luke Ballantine is going to be good for her…or very, very bad?