"fun Hawaiian romance"
In Maui, Kate Elliot runs am eight room bed and breakfast,
the Bird of Paradise. However, after growing up here and
returning from the mainland four years ago, Kate suddenly
suffers from acrophobia, not a good trait for someone
selling views from the heights to tourists. A local Kahuna
informs her that she is tormented by a premonition of
something she expects to happen soon.
Mark Smith arrives as a guest, but acts as if he must hide
secrets, paying in cash so he leaves no paper trail. When
he suffers from severe sunburn, he rejects a hospital, but
accepts aid from Kate and her friend. As Kate and Mark
become better acquainted they begin to fall in love.
However, she soon learns what the omen of the egrets on her
roof warning her to beware of the shark means. In this case
it is not a watery creature, but Mark the Shark, who has
plans for her B&B that excludes Kate.
Though Mark's behavior is more than suspicious from the
start, fans will enjoy this Hawaiian romance. Kate is a
delightful character though she should not allow
the "bellboy" to lift. Her "split personality" that adopts
some island customs and some mainland practices will entice
the audience to keep reading. The secondary characters
provide a local flavor so that the readers receive a four
lei tale that is simply fun.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 8, 2003