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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Gillian Fawell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was awesome. Lara Ward Casio has managed to pull off a fantastic combination of laughs, spice and heartwrenching moments. The main characters Ava and Ford are easy to fall in love with and Hula Girl quickly became a book I couldn’t put down! I look forward to reading more of Lara’s books! Definitely check this one out!

Reviewed by @sparkinside

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio was sweet and romantic read. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I loved Ava, she was brilliant and hilarious to read! I loved the twists and turns throughout the story. I felt myself in Ava’s shoes and really felt like I experienced her journey too. I did enjoy getting Ford’s point of view too! He was a great read.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Cassi Rogers

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Laura Ward Cosio is a wonderful stand-alone novel. The authors writing was flawless. She beautifully created a story with a great punch line, excellent character descriptions and many heart touching moments. Ava is a lawyer and has been busting her hinny off for the last 6 years to get herself where she is. Her boss forces her hand at taking a vacation in Hawaii. While on her vacation, taking a trip to the store, she is forced down a side road to avoid smashing a wayward chicken in the middle of the road. With no turn around point, she follows the road to the end, where it leads her to Ford. What ensues is just a pure blissful, steamy, vacation fling. After Ava’s vacation is over and she returns home, she buries herself in her work once again… only to run into her surfer boy in her hometown at a prestigious law firm event. Feelings are shared and explored, hurt and hidden. The chemistry between these two is way more than what a small vacation fling allows… but they live in two different states so how will they ever make it work? This book was excellent and I am glad I stumbled upon it. I laughed a lot, teared up in a few places, and felt my heart swoon at all the charm. You’ll definitely want to add this to your reading list.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Rosanna Ingram

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ava is a hard-working lawyer forced to take a vacation when one of the partners in the law firm she works at determines that she needs a break away from the office to clear her head after a recent incident during a deposition. To most people, a week on the island of Maui would be exciting and relaxing. After 3 days of trying to relax, unplug, and enjoy the beautiful island, Ava finds herself ready to get back to work. What starts out as a trek to find a laptop so she can check her emails sets into motion a series of events that will change Ava’s world forever.

Ford enjoys his morning surfing, teaching music to children on the island, and sipping on some nice tequila in the evenings. Finding Ava on the side of the road as she searches for cell service so she can navigate herself to the nearest electronics store is not usually part of his day. After some harmless flirting, Ava and Ford embark on a vacation romance that is super hot. Agreeing not to talk about their real lives, Hula Girl and Surfer Boy enjoy each other’s company in the bedroom and on the town until Ava must return back to Los Angeles. However, what happens in Hawaii doesn’t necessarily stay in Hawaii.

What happens when they see each other again and their real lives are more intertwined than ever? Ford is required to return to Los Angeles to wrap up business with his father and crosses paths with Ava. This chance meeting leads to a story of lies, love, and heartbreak that I found myself fully immersed in. Now Ford is the one on the timeline as he tries to prove to Ava that what they had in Hawaii is real while Ava is set on believing she can’t have love and the career she has worked so hard for. I found myself rooting for them along the way, hoping they would find their happy ending. This story was a wonderful reminder that sometimes the biggest obstacles to happiness is our own mind. A great read by an author that is new-to-me but one I will definitely be checking out in the future.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story has all the feels! Right away I knew this was going to be a good one. Meeting the characters and getting their back story is done well. I feel like I know these two and only get to know them better as the story moves along. The attraction…yup I could feel that. The worry and concern…yup I could feel that. What about the heartbreak….yup that was the worst feeling. The love….yes that was the best!

I enjoyed each of these characters and the story took me for a ride. Just when I thought it was done. Nope it wasn’t. Her BIG gesture was wonderful! All of his weren’t too bad either. I felt myself smiling while reading about his Hula Girl and her Surfer Boy.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Michelle King

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a great book! Ava Ruiz is a perfectionist. She is an attorney who regularly works 16 hour days 6 days a week. She has worked hard to get where she is and constantly has to prove herself in a world where women are generally at a disadvantage. She makes one little mistake at work and is forced into a (much needed but not wanted) vacation. She is in Maui going stir crazy wanting to check on things at work and decides to drive into town to pick up a laptop. On the way a crazy stray chicken runs her off the road. That’s when she meets the hot as hell beach bum Ford. Ava forgets all about work and decides to take Ford up on his invitation to meet up later that day. And so the vacation fling begins!

What happens in Maui stays in Maui…until it doesn’t! While you will fall in love with Ava and Ford while they are in Maui, just wait until you get to the twists and turns that have them face to face again in the real world! This is an emotionally charged, super fun, super hot read that will make you jealous as can be! I definitely found a new book boyfriend in Ford! I recommend this 5-star read! It’s one you’ll want to read over and over again!

Reviewed by @chellek44

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“My gorgeous stranger soon mounts his board and rides a glassine wave with ease, though. He navigates the rocky shoreline as if by instinct, dropping off the board before he gets too close to danger. I spend the next twenty minutes transfixed by his grace in the water, enjoying what appears to be his natural talent for surfing.
But then he looks up and spots me. He’s straddling his board, in a lull between waves. I can see his grin even from this distance, and I’m mortified to have been caught watching him. He, however, seems amused as he raises a hand and flashes the hang loose sign.
I finally turn away, wondering what I was doing staring at this surfer boy.”

 

Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio was such a fun book to read. I love the ‘Rogue’ series, but this is a little bit different, and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as much as the previous books- but HOW WRONG I was. This has turned out to be my favourite read of hers, ever!!!! (well so far, anyway)
It was a little slow to get going, for me- but not too far in the pace picked up and things started to get very interesting. I ended up staying up well past bedtime, just so I could finish the story and know how it all played out. I really needed to know if Surfer Boy gets his Hula Girl!
The story is a sweet vacation fling with a bit of a twist- it is flirty, fun, and romantic- with just enough drama and angst to keep things interesting. The chemistry between Ava and Ford was enough to steam up the screen on my kindle- and made for some sizzling reading. It is set against the picturesque backdrop of Hawaii, as well as the taking us to the concrete jungle of LA.
I loved Ford and Ava and I was rooting for them right from the moment they laid eyes on one- another. They really were so perfect for each other, even though them seemed such opposites to begin with. I loved their story- and Hula Girl will be hard to beat. So now I am looking forward to seeing what Ms. Ward Cosio comes up with next, just to see if she can top this!
Happy Reading!

Thank you, Ms. Ward Cosio!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Anastasia Dodson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was great! I loved this romance and i kept turning page after page intrigued on what would happen next. The characters in Hula Girl were great! I found myself very invested in them and waiting and hoping for their HEA. They are strong and likeable and the chemistry between them was HOT! Who knew going on vacation could change someone’s life so much. If you like awesome Romances then this one is an awesome read and I would recommend reading it asap!
Happy Reading!

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Jessica Leombruno

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio was my first book by this author and it won’t be my last. Ford and Ava’s story started as a Vacation Romance full of steamy licking tequila turned into Fake Engagement that was a page-turner wanting to know what was going to happen next.

Lara’s writing was so detailed that you would have thought the island of Maui was a character. Every character in this book was easy to love or hate and get very attached to what was going on with them. I was ready to book a trip just so I could meet a sexy surfer boy and be his hula girl.

Reviewed by @jbruno26
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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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