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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio is another fantastic book by an amazing author. If you haven’t read anything by Lara before then you need to rectify that immediately and this book is perfect to do it with.
I loved these characters from the moment I started reading about them. At first glance it really seemed like they had nothing in common however once you delved into them a bit deeper you started to see such a strong connection.
The author has done an amazing job of creating a deep and interesting book. Her writing style always captivates me and hooks my attention. This is definitely a must read book.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Shani Kenny

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ava is the typical workaholic, married to her career type. She doesn’t ever think about vacations, taking time off or doing anything except work. That is until she’s forced into a time out and is at odds with herself. Since she’s being forced into it, why not go to where the sand is warm, the sun is hot and the water is the perfect temperature and head off to Hawaii.

Ford is the classic surfer dude, easy going, enjoys the waves, gets lost easily into his days while on vacation. His love of music and teaching is set aside for a quick vacation to recharge. What a better place to do that all, catch some sick waves and embrace the spirit of vacation and just relax than Hawaii?

Their chance meeting sucks them both in. Ava learns to go with the flow, finds a connection with Ford on many levels but knows this has to stay what it is and that’s a vacation fling. Together their agreement turns into some hot and heavy activities that will leave them with memories of a lifetime. What they don’t expect is when they go back to their regular lives, finding each other again (there goes that thing called fate!) and suddenly a predicament. Even though their relationship is “fake” it turns into something way more. Do they go with it and make it work or call it all off?

This book has it all, sexy surfer hottie, gorgeous lawyer beauty, a crazy chicken, engagements, chance meetings all started on the backdrop of one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world. I absolutely loved the emotional pull that the author captures between the two. it’s not hard to fall in love with their story and want so much more for them. It’s an exceptional read that will have you wanting more!

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Lara is a wonderful story and set in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, Hawaii. Throw in a hot and sexy surfer, a sexy and sassy girl on vacation and you are in for one great ride. This story is addicting and I fell in love with the characters and it was a pleasure to read their story. Well done Lara will this very emotive and well written characters. I loved this so much I read it in one sitting!

Ava finds herself at odds when she is forced to take a vacation from her highly stressful job. She doesn’t know how to do nothing, unwind and enjoy herself. When she narrowly misses a disaster due to a wandering chicken, little does she know her life is about to change and for the better if only she would take a chance. Now the vacation is over and was it just a dream?

Ford is more than he first seems and he is thankful for a chicken that changed his world not that he was looking for anything other than a vacation fling. Unfortunately that is all it can be because his life is complicated and his time has run out. Forced to attend a gala he once again finds himself face to face with his Hula girl and whilst trying to prove a point makes a mess of things. Now if she would only give him time to explain exactly how he is going to fix things.

This is a sweet and sexy love story that you are cheering for the best outcome for them. I loved the setting as I have always wanted to go to Hawaii and will get the chance on my next holiday.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Michelle Mulvey

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio is a page turners for sure. I found myself saying ok, one more chapter before bed quite a few times. Ava is sent On a tropical vacation by her boss. She’s not used to sitting around doing nothing and is counting the hours until her unplanned vacation comes to an end so she can get back to work.
One morning she meets Ford as he’s going to do what he does best…surf!! They exchange a few words and she can’t help to stand there watching him for a few minutes. There is some sort of pull between them…They have an instant attraction to each other. They spend a few days getting to know each other and Ava cannot believe how easy it is to get along with Ford inside and outside of the bedroom. They decide since it’s just a vacation fling, they do not need to talk about the real world. They have a steamy and fun few days until Ava goes back home and faces her real world issues.

What will happen when their paths cross again. Will they be able to pick up where they left off or will it be weird for them? I enjoyed reading about Ava and Ford in LA just as much as Maui.
This book was a great read. The first I’ve read by this author and hope to read more by her in the future.

review by @xchellex

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lara Ward Cosio really hit this one straight to the home run. I absolutely loved everything about Hula Girl. That cover is bold and gorgeous drawing you in before you even know what it would be about. I loved that I wanted to read this before I even got to the nitty gritty. Then I found out that this book includes a lot of legal and lawyers stuff, a genre that I am partial to having wanted to always be a lawyer myself. I just connected with this fun and witty romance in every way possible.

We got to follow Ava on her hot sexy beach vacation and then we got to see how fate had her love life planned out well before she even knew what hit her. I loved the way this book didn’t fall into a predictable pattern. I had a blast seeing each twist and turn as they played out and when we get to that picture perfect ending it just really brings the book to a perfect close. I am anxious to reread this one it was that good! Can’t wait to see what else will come from the talented mind of Lara Ward Cosio!

Review by @lizaileen
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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Susan Mowdy

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutly loved this book. It gives the feel of a fun romantic read but there are some serious moments in it that totally pull at the heartstrings. This was a read I’ve been needing lately! This was one of those books that gave you way more than what you were expecting. The character development was amazing and you couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters. Its one of those books that you will lose all time because it will suck you in and even at the very end you want to stay. I have to say Lara Ward Cosio has definitely made it on my list of automatic one-click authors!

Review by @listersda
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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HULA GIRL is a contemporary romance that was an easy breezy read.

Told in dual POV, this story takes place in L.A. and Hawaii and at times it reads like an Island vacation guide and I’m totally in.

I really enjoyed this story and was able to escape into it on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon.

I absolutely recommend this book.

review by @mauraharper

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. This is a romance story that kept me turning pages until the end. I loved being pulled into the story right from the beginning. This is an engaging story that heat up the pages. What happens when a workaholic meets the beach bum on vacation? Than they run into each other after vacation and pretend to be engaged. Are they really pretending or is there more to it? They are great characters with a strong chemistry. This is a must read.

Review by @bjwagner
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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl
By: Lara Ward Cosio
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio is a new adult/romance book. It pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I finished the final page. I loved reading about the characters of Ava and Ford. Ava is a woman who works hard at her job. She is not one for vacations and relationships seem to not work out. She finds herself forced into a vacation and that it is there that she meets Ford. Ford is a man who has decisions that he must make. He has taken time off and loves to wake up and go surfing. Then he meets Ava. There is an attraction, connection, and a pull toward each other. They are comfortable talking to each other which surprises Ava. It was only to be a vacation romance. When she returns to work there is a surprise reunion and Ava finds herself talked into a fake engagement. Ava believes that even though they have feelings for each other their relationship will never work. Can Ford change her mind? What does the future hold for Ford and Ava? Read this book to find out. This is a story that had my emotions going up and down. I grew to care about Ford and Ava with each chapter that I read. I wanted them to find happiness. I also enjoyed reading about the other characters introduced. Some of them are friends and family and are helpful to Ford and Ava. Others have their own agenda and plans. This is a book whose storyline, characters, and dialogue many times had me with a smile on my face. Don’t miss out on an amazing romance story. I highly recommend reading it.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio

~ ~ ~ ~ BOOK SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE ~ ~ ~ ~
Genre – Romance
Page Count – 295 pages
Cover Designer – Chloe Belle Arts
A sexy vacation/fake fiancée stand-alone romance with a guaranteed HEA from the author of the Rogue Series.
What happens in Maui, stays in Maui. Unless you run into your vacation fling back home . . .
Much to her annoyance, workaholic lawyer Ava Ruiz is forced to take a vacation to a tropical paradise. Unable to tear her mind off her cases, she’s counting down the days until she can go back to work.
Until she meets Ford.
Admittedly, she has nothing in common with the gorgeous surfer. She’s type-A and he’s the definition of laid-back. But for a few steamy days, that fails to matter thanks to their instant and undeniable attraction.
Inevitably, all good things must come to an end . . . or do they?
Once back to their “real world” lives, Ava and Ford come face-to-face in a surprise reunion that takes a turn when he asks her to help him out by playing along with a fake engagement. Reluctantly going along with the ruse, Ava soon finds herself wondering if either of them are pretending, after all.
Fans of sizzling vacation romance will find themselves swooning over Hula Girl!

~ AMAZON ~ AMAZON UK ~ AMAZON CA ~ AMAZON AU ~

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Lara Ward Cosio is the author of contemporary romances that are raw, realistic, sometimes funny, and always feature swoon-worthy men and strong-willed women.