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Hurricane Hole

(Romantic Sailing Mystery Trilogy #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  28 reviews
While anxiously awaiting confirmation on the renewal of her TV contract, Leila Hunter Standiford, opts for a sail on the boat she and her sister co -own in Mexico. But when she impetuously invites a family friend, and fugitive from justice, Gabe Alexander, as crew, she has no idea of the trouble that will follow. Now, at the end of her vacation in Puerto Felice, all she wa ...more
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published October 12th 2013 by Dead Bear Publishing
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Nancy Jarvis
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoy what RP Dahlke writes. This book was harder for me to follow than her Dead series books because it's heavily into sailing terminology and I know nothing of that world, but her characters make the extra reading effort worthwhile. RP is a master at creating engaging characters who get themselves in entertaining messes.
Nancy Silk
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"An Exciting High Action Suspense"

This story has more action and thrills than I expected. I could not put it down. While Hurricane Ursula is threatening the Sea of Cortez, Leila Hunter Standiford, a soap opera actress, is looking for some relaxation while her manager and TV moguls review and ponder on her contract. The family yacht, "Pilgrim" is moored in Ensenada in Baja California, 70 miles south of San Diego. She's under so much pressure and wonders if she has any career left now that she's a
Cheryl Meyers
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love this author and how the story includes the environment--such as the water, the topography, the country, the hurricane, as well as the characters. I won't summarize the story as others do that; I will just say that I enjoyed it thoroughly. I read a lot of books, sometimes three a week, and tend to forget the stories. I haven't forgotten this one even though this review is written four weeks after I read the book. And, I like that the previous story in the series is mentioned--the two siste ...more
J.L. Greger
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
TV star Leila Standiford is fleeing the paparazzi and waiting for a decision from a Hollywood studio when she sails into Puerto Felice, Mexico. And then the action explodes; there are sunken treasure ships, hidden identities, murders, fires, attempted and successful kidnappings, and an approaching hurricane.

Despite all the excitement, this is a book about mistakes in communications between men and women, parents and their children, and employers and staff. The flawed, interesting characters are
Nicola McDonagh
Apr 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I don't really have much to say about this book. Not because it is bad, but because it is what it is - an easy read and enjoyable thriller/humour/romance story. It is the second book in a trilogy and tells the story of a soap star actress who decides to go on vacation with her sister on a boat in Mexico…no. I don't need to go into any more detail since the story is told on the first page of the book. I have not read the first one, so I am not sure whether or not the two books link.

However, I wa
J.C. Wing
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of author R.P. Dahlke’s books for quite some time now. I keep coming back for more because of her ability to create well-rounded, readable characters who are wonderfully and realistically flawed. Each one of them, the good guys and bad, have such interesting personalities that when I settle in to read a new novel, I am excited to learn more about the continuing characters and eager to be introduced to her new ones. I was rewarded with this newest novel which unsurprisingly boas ...more
Diana Hockley
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Get set for a rollicking good yarn!

Leila Stanford, daytime “soap” actress, is awaiting the outcome of negotiations for renewal of her contract. She decides to take a sailing holiday on the boat belonging to her and sister, Kate. Leila’s mistake is to take family friend and fugitive from justice, the light-fingered Gabe Alexander along as crew, because now she can’t get rid of him! When they arrive at Puerto Felice, Leila tries to shed Gabe, but he is having none of it. After all, unless he can c
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of this writer since I picked up her first book. I have to say, this was another enjoyable read with a good plot with lovable, realistic characters. This was a good read from start to finish and I was annoyed with the interruptions when my own life intruded, as I wanted to see how it ended.

Another good job!
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I was not sure how it would go but after a couple of pages, it caught my interest and I could not stop reading it. It was sweet and had a good story behind it. The characters were easy to like, even Gabe who seemed to just be playing everyone and could easily have turned out to be a bad guy. But instead, he grew and changed and turned out to be a very good guy.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it liked it
A fun romantic mystery set in Mexico. Good character development, interesting chemistry, lots of twists and turns. A fun lazy afternoon read.
Charlyna Hines
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Hurricane hole

I enjoyed reading this book and love all the action on the sea. This book is a romantic mystery with a little twist. I hope you enjoy.
Jan 27, 2014 rated it liked it
This book tells a simple love story but a more complex mystery.
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't keep me away.

Ya know how a movie starts a little slow but you keep watching.....well this will having you sitting on the edge of your chair at times. Being in Mexico must really be a difficult living experience. Between scorching hot summers, cold winters, and hurricanes I guess there is some beauty in between.

This story is second in this series, Katy has gone back to San Francisco to the PD and to her job. Leila has decided to take some time off and a little leisure time for herself a
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
PG 17 one sex scene, some language. Not a good title.
Carolyn Amundson
Apr 09, 2018 rated it did not like it

DNF’d at 27%. Lots of drama, but the formatting was hard to read. The writing style needs some work. Not interesting enough to keep slogging.
Andi Houtsch
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is in association with The Review Board.

Somewhere I once read you should never open a book with weather unless you plan to make that weather an integral part of your plot, as if it was a character unto itself. So when Hurricane Hole opened with a passage about an impending hurricane I worried… for only a few seconds, until Dahlke’s writing came into full swing and swept me away with the tides.

The second in what appears to be a trilogy revolving around the main character of Leila Hunt
Sunny skies, tropical waters, beautiful sailing vessels, sounds like paradise, doesn’t it? When a beautiful place for some R&R south of the Border becomes the site for murder, kidnappings and burning boats, the impending hurricane becomes the bitter icing on the gritty sand cake. Hurricane Hole by R. P. Dahlke is a romantic mystery filled with characters of all shapes and sizes and quirks, but somehow it all meshes together in a gloriously entertaining read that moves too fast and is too twi ...more
Harmony Kent
Mar 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Review by Harmony Kent
On Behalf of The Review Board


Romantic Mystery

This is the second book in the Romantic Sailing Mystery series, yet works well as a standalone novel. I haven’t read the first book, and don’t feel that I missed anything vital to this story. Meet Leila Hunter Standiford, a famous actress whose career is on hold. Meet Gabe Alexander, a shady character from the past with a propensity for finding trouble. Leila makes the mistake of inviting him along on
Casia Courtier
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
You would think from the blurb that this book is a romance, but really, it's not. It's more of an adventure/mystery that has romantic elements. Leila is an actress, vacationing in Mexico while she waits for her contract to be accepted. Gabe is her dead beat ex-brother in law who has a bad history with crime. And Leila's love interest is Ari, a cute diver with other issues.

The mystery is a hodge-podge of two things. There is the mystery of the Contessa, a woman whose boat sank during a hurricane
Cecile Sune
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-read
Leila Hunter Standiford, a beautiful soap opera actress, is on vacation sailing in Mexico with her friend Gabe Alexander. They have just arrived in Puerto Felice when a boat is destroyed in a fire, and a body is found below. Luckily, the ship’s handsome owner, Ari Starns, wasn’t on board. When Leila offers to help him, she soon discovers that he turns out to be the man who could boost her acting career. Meanwhile, an arms dealer is in town, and is looking for a diver to salvage the precious carg ...more
William Lovejoy
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The novel is highly recommended. The plot is nicely complex, and the author develops characters a reader can love or detest. Leila Hunter Standiford, the television actress turned martial arts defender and rescuer, manages to change her goals from contract negotiations to concern for people she has just met. Ari Starros, diving expert with other hidden attributes, has a number of admirable traits. Gabe Alexander is kind of a guy in the middle who frustrates everyone, including the reader, as a ...more
P Karr
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Hurricane Hole is a nautical mystery, and if you are a habitual sailor who spends time on a yacht, you will feel right at home. Its Halloween but a late season hurricane is about to hit Baja California and the islands near the Western coast of Mexico. The impending storm is nothing compared to the chain of whirlwind events that are stirred up.

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LLona Cunningham
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Seemed to start with more sailing vocabulary than story, but once I got into it, the story floated up and turned into a great adventure with an interesting mix of characters,locations, and plot twists to send me back for the 1st and 3rd books in the series. I suspect if I had read Book-1 first, the soap-star character would have been more likable up front.
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Good book

You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much so. Shelley MA
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story but not as much as R.P. Dahlke's Dead Red series. Loved the location of the story and the characters. Plausible story.
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good action packed story.
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story, great author. Waiting for the next book.
May 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Very easy, adventurous book to read.
Brenda Merson
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