Fancy a funny and delightful read which will whisk you off to Hawaii? I have just the book for you!
Reading this book brought the smile back on my face after a week of lockdown chaos. At the moment I am craving feel good and entertaining books like this one.
Here’s the blurb:
Love and Ohana Drama is a romantic comedy that explores the challenges of family dynamics and reminds readers that there is always hope for a second chance. Sometimes the most challenging situations bring the most happiness . . .
Twenty-something Cora Fletcher is a book-loving public relations executive who lives with her overly Zen best friend and attention-loving cat. Newly single and focusing on her exciting career, she feels like she’s in a good place. She’s even been invited on an all-expenses-paid Hawaiian vacation! The only catch—it’s a family reunion . . . and her family can be a lot to handle.
Cora vows to not let that get in the way, but even before the family has boarded the plane, the ohana drama begins. As usual, there’s the sister-in-law who is bent on causing friction, the self-centered cousins, and the aunt who loves to party a bit too much. Her mother has filled the itinerary with endless activities, and she’s even invited Cora’s ex-boyfriend in an attempt to get them back together.
Although she feels overwhelmed, Cora gets a blast from her past that could impact her life forever. This is one welcome reunion she did not expect . . .
Will Cora make it through a week of family togetherness? And will she be able to say aloha to someone she thought was out of her life forever?
Here’s my review:
I love romantic comedies which feature families and different generations. There’s so much laughter to be had with dysfunctional families and relatives who think they know best. One of the standouts of this funny book was the way it explored family life. Cora’s family was great and they gave all the ingredients for a funny set up; the drunk relatives, the interfering relatives and the loveable cousins.
Did you know ohana’ is the Hawaiian term for family? I thought this was a great addition to the title.
I loved the character of Cora. She was well written and I totally related to her family stress. To add to her troubles she also has to deal with her ex who she split up with and her all time childhood crush who is single & ready to mingle!
I have never been to Hawaii and after reading this book I really want to now. The location descriptions were great.
This book is the perfect escapist read for a gloomy January UK lockdown!
Author Bio –
Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital.
She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level, and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of nineteen Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe.
When she isn’t deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.
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