A Hero for Ku’uipo by Reina Torres
November 11, 2019
Multicultural Romance/Military Romance
Her dreams kept her in Hawaii when most of her friends moved to the West Coast to follow theirs. He was on the island of Kaua’i training with the other Deltas in his unit until he fell head over heels for the woman of his dreams.
Ku’uipo Ornellas has been working most of her life. Starting as a professional hula dancer when she was a child, she just resigned from her job as hospitality coordinator for a large chain hotel to revive a hotel from Hawaii’s silver screen past. Hoping to give young residents a practical place to learn their hospitality skills. But someone doesn’t want the hotel to reopen and they’re willing to take out their frustration on the young woman so dedicated to its success.
Efrain ‘Train’ Figueroa is a man who loves his movies and tv shows, but within hours of meeting the young woman with a sweetheart of a name, he finds himself drawn into her single-minded goal of getting the hotel up and running. Especially because one of his acting idols filmed on the grounds. When the seamier side of Hawaii tries to take her dreams away, he’s quick to jump in and help. He just can’t seem to walk away from the beautiful young woman who calls to a part of his soul that has nothing to do with the ephemeral quality of movies and everything to do with the heart that beats hard and fast in his chest.
There’s no script that tells the tale of their love, but who can resist a beautiful heroine, a handsome hero, action, adventure, and love. Lots of love when ‘Train’ becomes a Hero for Ku’uipo.
I liked the plot of the story which is restoring a historic hotel into a resort. This military romance is full of heat, and the strong attraction between the two lead characters comes across the pages. For some reason the story didn’t flowed well for me. It wasn’t an easy read for me. Can’t put my finger on it. Reina Torres writes really good romances, so maybe I was just off on this one. I really liked how the author weaved some of the history of Hawaii into the story. Great descriptions and a variety of characters. Still a good read.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (December 7, 2019)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Love – Romance – Books Aren’t they all the same thing? Oh, I sure hope so! I’ve been reading romance books for what seems like forever. When I was a teen, the days that I wasn’t in dance class after school I’d go to the mall to wait for my mom to finish work for the day and my haunt of choice… Waldenbooks. (I think I just showed my age there.) Whether it was Scottish Lairds, Medieval Knights, Regency Gents, Rough and Tumble Cowboys, or handsome modern Heroes, I loved them all! There was always another hero and heroine to follow through page after page of breathless love! I really hope that my readers will enjoy some of the same thrills as discover characters to love between the pages of my books.