Hokulani Kawelu is a beautiful and very busy girl who co-owns a family owned and operated hotel in Hawai’i. They’ve resisted modernization in favor ofHokulani Kawelu is a beautiful and very busy girl who co-owns a family owned and operated hotel in Hawai’i. They’ve resisted modernization in favor of an authentic and historical experience, but now they are forced to either seek a financial backer or close their doors. To add insult to injury, their potential backer, James Westerman, insists on a managing piece of the hotel, rather than being a silent partner.
As Hokulani struggles against the unwelcome changes brought by James, she must also fight against the unwelcome physical attraction she feels toward him. Even though he seems to share the feelings, she suspects he’s attempting to use her to manipulate his influence over the way the hotel is run.
Caught between family issues, management issues and an uncertain romance, Hokulani must learn to assert herself in the new business setting while protecting those she loves from the insecurity of the future. Will the romance affect her ability to adjust?
This story was like a vacation in itself, the way it took me right into the scenery and atmosphere of Hawai’i. I couldn’t put it down, and if you enjoy romantic tension and stories that are directly influenced by a beautiful and exotic setting, you’ll love it as much as I did. ...more
Dani Cabral dreams of getting married on Valentine’s Day, and not in the church at nearby Pahala, Hawai’i. She explains to her best friend, Joe, thatDani Cabral dreams of getting married on Valentine’s Day, and not in the church at nearby Pahala, Hawai’i. She explains to her best friend, Joe, that she wants a city wedding in Kona, and a city boy for a groom. Dani is the oldest of four sisters, and she always thought she would be the first to find love, but city boys are hard to find on a ranch. When her youngest sister announces her engagement, Dani gets desperate and makes a move to the city.
City boys may be plentiful in Kona, but finding one who is as respectful as Joe and the other cowboys she grew up around is not as easy as she imagined. As the days until Valentine’s Day slip away, Dani meets Derek. He’s a banker and a real city boy, and he might just be the one, if only she can get him to propose in time.
This sweet romance was just the right length for a feel-good pick-me-up, and I enjoyed every minute of it. ...more
Brian needs revenge. He paid his dues, waiting for the perfect moment, and now he finally gets his chance. When the big moment comes, will he go all t Brian needs revenge. He paid his dues, waiting for the perfect moment, and now he finally gets his chance. When the big moment comes, will he go all the way through with his plan? Or will he be too weak to finish the job he promised to do?
If you have delicate sensibilities, you may not enjoy the graphic and somewhat gory details of this suspense tale. BUT If you love intense action with realistic violence, the matter-of-fact descriptions and in-the-moment narrative will have you hanging on to the edge of your seat all the way to the end of the ride. ...more
Losing a job is tough, but losing a job and realizing you can’t afford your Seattle apartment anymore is a double whammy. When Amber discovers her parLosing a job is tough, but losing a job and realizing you can’t afford your Seattle apartment anymore is a double whammy. When Amber discovers her parents can’t offer her more than a garage to store her furniture in, she realizes things are even worse than she thought. Her brother’s fiancé tells her about a job pet- and house-sitting for a couple north of the city, and Amber feels like it’s her only option, even though she’s a city girl at heart.
The job turns out to be much more than she bargained for, but she discovers that life away from the city rush can be just as breath-taking. Especially when it comes to a certain farrier named Mick, who seems eager to tutor her in the care of horses, and maybe love, as well. Can Amber adjust to life at a slower pace, or will the lure of life in Seattle draw her back?
Amber isn’t one to take life’s obstacles sitting down, and I felt drawn to her character from the first page to the last. This sweet romance is a great reminder of how important it is to take on life’s challenges, even when they seem scary. ...more
Nicole is fresh out of a necessary break-up with her boyfriend, Eric. They had plenty of physical chemistry, but not much else. He loves the city lifeNicole is fresh out of a necessary break-up with her boyfriend, Eric. They had plenty of physical chemistry, but not much else. He loves the city life, wearing suits and living in a fancy apartment, while Nicole is a country girl. Her favorite pastime is riding her horse, Buck, across the wide open spaces of Texas.
One day, when Nicole and Buck head out on a ride, accompanied by her Rottweiler Harley, she finds herself tumbling with them into a startling adventure to the past. No romantic adventure would be complete without a man who has the physical chemistry and the sensitivity of her new protector, and Nicole finds herself hoping that this isn’t just a dream, even though this new (or old) reality seems impossible.
This romance is a quick read, but lovers of time travel, American history, horses, dogs, country music, and, of course, sensual pleasure will find themselves lingering over the rich details that Tammy Tate includes in this story. There’s plenty of steam and a bit of mystery in this tale, and at the end I found myself hoping that this is just the beginning. ...more