Hawaiian Heartbreak by Libby Cole
This is the second of a three book series. This is not a standalone novel and you should read Hawaiian Heartbreak before beginning Hawaiian Healing. You can find a review of the first book here on my blog. I highly recommend not reading this review if you haven’t finished Hawaiian Heartbreak as spoilers are inevitable. I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Hawaiian Healing (Book 2)
Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Kayla wanted to heal in Hawaii after she discovered boyfriend cheated on her, but getting involved with Jay the tour guide seemed to increase her heartache. Why did Jay have to become so serious? And why does he seem to avoid personal questions? As Kayla tries to enjoy her time on the Big Island before the end of her tropical vacation, she can’t help but wish Jay were with her. But she also isn’t sure she’s ready to commit to something more when her return trip to New Zealand is already scheduled.
While the novel once again seemed well paced and full of steamy sex scenes, what I enjoyed the most about Hawaiian Healing was how the scenery came into sharper focus. Kayla and Jay have some exciting adventures and I wish I could have gone along with them. Libby Cole does a wonderful job describing snorkeling and zip lining and it really made me appreciate the location of the novel. It makes sense that Jay and Kayla fall in love amongst such natural beauty.
Although I wasn’t surprised by the “twist” at the end, I am really happy with the direction of story line is taking. Kayla and Jay’s response to the stressors of their relationship seem natural and there’s not a lot of undue angst, which is important to me. They are young adults and the whole hot/cold thing can only last so long before it gets annoying. Cole understands this and moves the story along.
I am really looking forward to the concluding novel of this series. The sex scenes are super hot and Jay and Kayla are really cute together. They are facing some pretty big unknowns, but they seem ready to take on the world. I am looking forward to their adventure and their happily ever after.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)
Yes, this book is totally worth buying, especially since we know the last book is on its way and is reasonably priced as well.
Something else you might enjoy:
Jumping into romance while on vacation seems to be a popular theme in the romance genre. If you’d like a slightly more serious take on it, with abusive husbands and secret security mission, you might enjoy Kristen Ashley’s Heaven and Hell. A review of this stand-alone novel can be found here on my blog.