Cautious and introverted, seventeen-year-old Dove spends most of her free time pursuing her one true passion: painting. The twinkling lights of Balboa Island, the ferryboat to the peninsula, the fire pits on Big Corona Beach…these have long been the subjects of her canvases as she daydreams about finding an Audrey Hepburn-film kind of romance.
A hotshot jock is exactly not the type of guy she's been looking for—but when Leo Donovan drops his cool act to show his vulnerable side, Dove begins to question everything. But first she'll have to navigate her way through claim-staking mean girls and disapproving parents—and still keep her focus on attending the art school of her dreams.
Being in love turns out to be more complex than the average silver-screen classic. Can Dove follow her heart (and Audrey's cues) to create her own perfect Hollywood ending?
Fans of Audrey Hepburn and the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's will love this fun coming of age story.
About the Author
Happy LaShelle is a writer, mom of three, and wife to a Basque baker who brings home loaves of crusty sourdough everyday. She lives near the mission bells in sunny Santa Barbara, but she loves the rainy banks of London's Thames River just as much as the sandy shores of her Newport Beach hometown. She studied History at UCLA and has a passion for Shakespeare plays, period films, and iced mocha lattes. ACCORDING TO AUDREY is her debut novel.