Island of Flowers
Laine Simmons had traveled to Hawaii to reconcile with her long-estranged father -- only to be accused by his handsome young business partner of having ulterior motives. How dare Dillon O'Brian interfere in her family affairs . . . and have the nerve to set her heart aflame whenever he came near?
I hated [it] SO much...flames...flames...on the side of my face...
It all started out innocently enough--a twenty-something woman goes to Hawaii to find the father she hasn't seen in 15 years. At the airport, an attractive man offers her a charter flight to the island of Kauai, where her father is. As it tu ...more
Dillon, who believes that (view spoiler)[Laine is a spoiled brat who had been taking advantage of his friend's generosity for years, not even bothering to return one of his many letters, but accepting the money he sent (hide spoiler)], is less than happy when she arrives at their doorstep.
Laine, who (view spoiler)[never even knew h ...more
Didn't like the hero. Accused heroine of being a whore and attempted to force himself on her and when she leaves from there he finds her and then suddenly he loves her and cant live without her and he gets forgiven also.
In real life he would have been kicked to the curb or be in prison.
I’ve always steered clear of mushy, tawdry romantic novels with no take away, (especially the ones with scantily clad heroines on the cover embracing a shirtless and toned hunk - most cringe worthy).
But 2018 is all about pushing my self-imposed reading boundaries so I begin this year by reading “Island of Flowers” by Nora Roberts who is famous for writing romance novels. Let’s see if this novel succeeds in removing my bias.
One word: Schmaltzy
I stand corrected. This was NOT a go ...more
Man is rich playboy, in his 30s.
Woman is much younger, usually in very early 20s.
Woman is poor and a virgin.
Because of a misunderstanding or just because the guy is a jerk, he treats her like crap through the whole book.
Somehow, both still manage to fall in love -- without the other being aware of it.
Another misunderstanding, usual ...more
I adore her writing and find her books endlessly entertaining and easy to relax into and enjoy. It's a nice change after a hard days work to have a good, easy, stress free book to get into.
This story was one of Nora's better works. Pretty PG but full of emotionally charged characters and tense moments where you just want to scream at the protagonist and the love interest! But that's what makes them fun. All set on the beautif ...more
Leí este libro por mera curiosidad, ya que he tenido algunos libros de Nora Roberts en stand by. Sin embargo, la sinopsis de este me animó para leerlo. Tengo que admitir que la portada me desilusionó un poco, porque Laine Simmons para nada es morena, sino rubia. Tengo que agregar también que me sorprendió mucho la narrativa porque sentí que de nuevo leía algo de Nora Roberts (el último que había leído de ella me desilusiono mucho, no sentí que leía a Nora Ro ...more
Muy buena y linda. Aunque si pienso que el final fue muy precipitado ,disfrute mucho la historia.el amor a primera vista que sienten Millán y lane,también bastante explosivo y tormentoso lo que hace la historia muy interesante.
This was my second reading of this book! I read it years ago when I lived in Washington state....and now I know much more about the background as I have been living in Hawaii for 5 years! I love the story and the mix of both worlds.