Review: Hawaiian Heartbreak

Hawaiian Heartbreak
Hawaiian Heartbreak by Libby Cole
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Received a copy of the title from author in exchange for an honest review.

I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to say about this novella, at time that I am writing this I have still not rated it yet. Of that will be done before it is posted, but I am still at odds about what I want to do.

Anyway, there were an equal amount of things that I loved and disliked about the story/characters.

What I loved:
If you have ever read a review that I have given for romance, you would know that I love romcom. If an author can give me the romance, crazy hot love scenes, and humor all at the same time I will most likely forever bee in love. So…. the fact that this book had some of the most amazing banter between the hero and heroine definitely endeared me to this book.

I also loved how brave Kayla was to take this vacation solo and to go for this holiday romance. That takes guts, because I would have been afraid to travel so far away from home without at least one person going with me in this day and age.

I also loved the fact that although this first installment is not very long, I didn’t feel like the romance between Kayla and Jay was rushed. A lot of time in novella’s the relationships feel false because it seems as though the author is trying to force the relationship along because they only have so many pages to make it happen.

I loved that she left me wanting to know more and it had nothing or at least not all to do with the cliffhanger. I have a strong feeling that there is more to Jay than meets the eye. He is the mystery that will keep me going forward, besides seeing how/if their relationship will continue on.

What I didn’t like so much
I felt as though they were irresponsible to not mention anything about safe sex before or even after their sexual exchanges. I could have looked over this if the had discussed it at all, even if it was already to late, because I would have felt that they were at least acknowledging that there is a possibility of disease or pregnancy. Now it is brought up when Kayla is texting her friend back home and she says they are indeed being safe, but from the context of those scenes it would have to be some magical safe sex practices going on.

It drove me crazy that the story ended with a cliffhanger, but it drove me even crazier that how Jay responded right before it ended. They both knew going in what this relationship was supposed to be, so for him to go that route was really disappointing.

Whatever happened to Adam, what was his purpose, since he was completely forgotten about after the beginning?

Other than that there was some editing mistakes, mainly word usage, but not anything that couldn’t be overlooked.

Anyway, I will definitely be reading the next installment and will be sitting here with my fingers crossed hoping it doesn’t take Ms.Cole a long time to get it out. (I know my impatience is shining through with that statement.)

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