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Laguna Beach #2
Kaira Rouda
Released Oct 15th, 2015
Real You Publishing

Annie and Hank have created a perfect life in Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?

In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she's living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There's only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, the man who saved her from the heartache.

***Laguna Heights can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novella. And if you enjoy Annie and Hank's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1), Madison and Josh 
Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2), Annie and Hank 
Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach Book 3), Laura and Paul
Laguna Sights (Laguna Beach Book 4), Jamie and Scott

As Annie and Robin walked to Donny’s fraternity house for the mixer on Thursday night, the sun was setting and the temperature was a perfect seventy degrees. Annie wore her favorite semi-formal dress, a bright blue fitted number that hugged her curves in all the right places. Walking beside her, Robin was a vision of sleek elegance in a white flowing dress and high heels. Robin would tower over most of the guys at the mixer, Annie knew, but Robin had given up caring if she intimidated the guys. Robin was convinced she’d find a tall, confident Mr. Right, someday.

            As they walked into the courtyard of the frat house, Donny spotted them and hurried over, wrapping them both in a bear hug. “So glad you’re here, so glad.”

            “Thanks Donny, happy to be here,” Robin said as Annie smiled.

            “Hank, get over here,” Donny yelled and Annie watched as a guy with the friendliest smile she’d ever seen turned around and locked eyes with her. As her heart melted, Hank made his way through the crowded party and joined their group.

            “Hank, this is Annie,” Donny said, acting like the proud matchmaker he was. “Annie meet Hank. You’re two of my favorite people and, well, you’re perfect for each other. You’ll see.”

            Annie felt her cheeks flush and laughed as Hank’s face turned red. Hank had strawberry blond hair, green eyes and the biggest smile she’d ever seen. He was as tall and muscular as Donny: no doubt a member of the football team. Annie admired his broad chest as he stood in front of her.

            “Hey Annie,” Hank said, reaching out his hand. Annie shook his hand and felt her heart skip a beat. What was wrong with her? She was still in shock over Chris, and knew he could be watching her from the shadows right now. So how was it possible to have this type of reaction to Hank, she wondered. Because it was more than just a physical jolt, she realized, there was warmth conveyed in Hank’s touch. He made her heart sing just by holding her hand. 


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