Love in Laguna

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 721 ratings

Knight of Ocean Avenue Publisher's Summary

How can you be 25 and not know you're gay? Billy Ballew runs from that question. A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy's life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three-time loser in the engagement department. Being terrified of taking tests keeps Billy from getting the contractor's license he so desires, and fear of his mother's judgment blinds Billy to what could make him truly happy.

Then, in preparation for his sister's big wedding, Billy meets Shaz - alias Chase Phillips - a rising-star celebrity stylist who defines the word gay. To Shaz, Billy embodies everything he's ever wanted - stalwart, honest, brave - but even if Billy turns out to be gay, he could never endure the censure he'd get for being with a queen like Shaz. How can two men with so little in common find a way to be together? Can the Stylist of the Year end up with the Knight of Ocean Avenue?

©2015 Tara Lain (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 1

    • Knight of Ocean Avenue

    • By: Tara Lain
    • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    How can you be 25 and not know you're gay? Billy Ballew runs from that question. A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy's life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three-time loser in the engagement department. Then, in preparation for his sister's big wedding, Billy meets Shaz - alias Chase Phillips - a rising-star celebrity stylist who defines the word gay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Light and slow for me

    • By Ezinwanyi on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Knave of Broken Hearts

    • By: Tara Lain
    • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job, and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka. Jim discovers he has two heart problems - a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc's stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable - but the living embodiment of his traditional family's worst nightmares.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By Tammy on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Prince of the Playhouse

    • Love in Laguna, Book 3
    • By: Tara Lain
    • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Driven by his desire to become a successful fashion designer and concerned with hiding his questionable past, Ru Maitland has let obsession with action movie star Gray Anson on the big screen replace his social life. Then obsession and reality collide when Ru is asked to design fashion costumes for a special performance of Hamlet at the Playhouse in Laguna starring none other than Gray Anson. Gray turns out to be a compelling mix of shy and brash and the signals Gray sends Ru have his libido doing the salsa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly a great read

    • By BrattyOz on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Lord of a Thousand Steps

    • By: Tara Lain
    • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    To architecture student Ian Carney, family means everything. Taken in by his brother, Jim, when his father threw him out at 18 for being gay, Ian yearns to create his own family with his boyfriend, Rico. But Rico's in Mexico caring for a sick father, Ian hasn't had sex in a month and a half, and his gorgeous boss, Braden Lord, CEO of the architectural firm Ian interns for, is looking better and better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tara Lain and K.C. Kelly are amazing!

    • By jeffrey on 02-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Fool of Main Beach (Love in Laguna)

    • By: Tara Lain
    • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Merle Justice wants to reach for the stars, but it’s tough to get respect when playing a teenybopper vampire on TV. Then he meets a famous director anxious to give him all he thinks he wants—and maybe a bit more. Everything’s looking up until a life-threatening encounter with some homophobes on Main Beach puts Merle face-to-face with a Sasquatch-sized hero in a pink puffer coat.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet

    • By Belen on 11-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95