Hawaii

B+
Her Last Flight

In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam’s f ...

A
The Unhoneymooners

There is a special sort of magic that happens in a Christina Lauren book when the pair are firing on all cylinders. The dialogue sparkles, the characters settle into themselves quickly, and hundreds of pages fly by while you are contentedly spending time in their world. I am deeply pleased to report ...

A-
The Burning Island

The Burning Island is Hester Young's third novel featuring Charlotte (Charlie) Cates, a journalist with an extremely rare psychic ability that allows her to see missing or deceased children in her dreams. This is a book that could be read as a standalone, but readers will have a much clearer underst ...

C
Island of Sweet Pie and Soldiers

I love mystery stories, unique locations and the WWII time setting , so upon learning that Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers had all three, I was anxious to read it.  The story is interesting but very much reads as the freshmen effort it is. Hawaii in 1944 is an island under a great deal of cult ...

B
Impulsive

Impulsive is an enjoyable contemporary romance set on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It’s a nice twist on the good girl/bad boy storyline, with a reforming bad girl heroine falling for an uptight hero. Eric Kimura is a button-downed deputy prosecutor with political aspirations to be the island’s ...

B
Paradise Rules

After last year’s exceptional Wicked Burn, I was really looking forward to Kery’s latest contemporary erotic romance. While I felt Paradise Rules wasn’t quite as good as Wicked Burn, it’s a fine example of what I’m always hoping for (but don’t often find) when I pick up an erotic romance ...

C
It's Hotter in Hawaii

It’s Hotter in Hawaii reads more like romantic suspense than contemporary romance. I found the plot to be interesting, but the character and relationship development are too weak for a recommendation. Cassie Montgomery’s half-brother Dan was a pilot who recently died in a helicopter crash. Sh ...

B+
Running Hot

Jayne Ann Krentz has been a comfort read for me for years. While I've never hated any of her books, I haven't enjoyed some of her more recent efforts as much as earlier books. I am happy to report that Running Hot, featuring a fantastic hero and heroine, is one of my favorite Krentz books in a long ...

C-
Flirting with Forty

I enjoy books with older heroines, and Flirting With Forty sounded like a fun book. Unfortunately, the fun moments were few and far between. Jackie Laurens is a single mother of two young children. Her marriage ended about a year ago, and she still hasn't recovered. While she's no longer in l ...

B+
Mr. Family

Had my sister not recommended Mr. Family to me, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. The cover is ultra precious, and the title is just plain bad. But I trust my sister and I’ve read Margot Early before so I figured, "What the heck." I really wasn’t expecting a story as touching as this one ...