Romance Book Review: It's Hotter in Hawaii

Author: HelenKay Dimon
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2227-5
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

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Cassie Montgomery lost her brother Dan in a plane crash that the police are claiming was an accident, but she can't believe that. They are implying negligence and that just didn't seem like the brother she knew and loved. Add to that that before he died his brother called in a friend to help him with a problem and now Cassie is more convinced than ever that foul play is involved.

Cal Wilson was once Dan's best friend, but he knows more than anyone that Dan could be the reckless type. He's not ready to make any rash decisions before he takes a look into what Dan was doing before he was died. Together the couple works against the police and the DEAs advice to find out what happened to Dan. While the danger increases, so does their attraction for each other. Cal just can't resist the smart mouthed, feisty woman no matter how many times he reminds himself that she's his best friend's little sister or that he's keeping a secret from her.

Once again HelenKay brings readers a smart plot line that offers substance along with some pretty hot love scenes. It's Hotter in Hawaii offers it all--a great plot line, beautiful lead characters with substance and a supporting cast that helps to build a better story line. I liked that Cassie was so loyal to her brother, even after the evidence was piling up against him. Cal was a strong hero, which was needed in a story like this where the heroine could easily have walked all over the hero. Cassie was strong and feisty sometimes to the point of almost being annoying. Sometimes I even wanted to slap her.

All and all this is a good read for someone looking for short suspense with some great, hot sex scenes.

From the back of the book:
ALOHA, GORGEOUS...
Cassie Montgomery was in no mood for messing around—until she got an eyeful of the sizzling-hot miscreant breaking into her half-brother Dan's Hawaii home. Turns out he's not a criminal, but a friend who's just as suspicious of Dan's "accident al" death as she is. Cassie's beyond tired of bashing heads with thick-skulled local law enforcement, so there's only one thing for it: team up with Caleb Wilson, and try to keep her secrets—and hands—to herself...
Having a gun trained on him is nothing new for Cal. But when said gun is brandished by a goddess sporting short-shorts, a bad attitude, and a hidden agenda? A man should consider his choices very carefully. Option one: Seduce first, ask questions later. Option two: Find out why she's in his Air Force buddy's torn-up house, then seduce her. Option three: Let the islands do their work and let the woman behind the weapon seduce him...

About the author from her Website:
HelenKay Dimon is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. Her first single title, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine in August '07 and spotlighted at E! Online.
Her books also have been published by Doubleday Book Club and Rhapsody Book Club and translated into several languages.
HelenKay's road to publication took a few turns. She's not one of those authors who burst out of the womb with a notepad in one hand and a pen in the other. She didn't know she wanted to write until much later in life. She tried international travel and journalism and enjoyed careers in politics and law first. After graduating from Syracuse University with a double major in newspaper journalism and political science, she landed in Washington, D.C. A few years as a legislative assistant to a member of the House of Representatives convinced her law school might be a good idea. Three years at Wake Forest University and one bar exam later and HelenKay moved back to the D.C. metro area as a lawyer. General civil litigation gave way to a specialty in family law and an eventual partnership in a highly respected boutique firm.
After twelve years as a divorce lawyer specializing in unhappy endings, HelenKay now writes romance for a living. The sudden career change resulted from her husband getting one of those "can't turn it down" job offers. With only a few months' notice, his work took the family from Maryland to their current home in California. So, instead of days filled with court, clients and a great deal of whining and complaining, HelenKay now writes for a living. She thinks of herself as a "recovering lawyer" and is grateful every day for the ability to write full time.

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