Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It’s Hotter in Hawaii-HelenKay Dimon

It’s Hotter in Hawaii
HelenKay Dimon
Kensington, Brava, Mar 31 2009, $14.00
ISBN: 9780758222275

Cassie Montgomery is upset over the death of her half-brother Dan Rutledge that was ruled an accident. Her feelings are not just grief, which she has in abundance; it is her belief that her sibling’s death was no accident.

She is in Dan’s Hawaiian home on a remote part of Kauai snooping around for proof when a thug tries to break in; only to be caught halfway through the window with a gun aimed at his head. Caleb Wilson persuades the she-warrior holding the gun that he is Dan’s friend. He is shocked when she tells him Dan is dead. He agrees with her assessment that his death is highly suspicious in spite of the official position of local law enforcement especially with Dan’s house trashed. As the pair team up to uncover the truth, he has a new overarching objective: to make love with his late buddy’s sister.

IT’S HOTTER IN HAWAII is an enjoyable humorous romantic suspense starring two individuals whose matchmaker is a dead man. The lead couple is a wonderful fun pairing as each wants to know the truth of what happened to Dan and also want to get the other in bed; their debates at times feel like a 1930s screwball romantic mystery comedy, but much hotter. Although at times the romantic subplot supersedes the amateur sleuth inquiry, fans will enjoy following the antics of the sister and the friend go Hawaiian.

Harriet Klausner