Hi book friends! How was everyone’s week? Mine has been crazy busy at work and getting the little minions ready to go back to school. I haven’t decided if I’m happy about that or nervous … time will tell 🙂 But today, we’re talking about one of the latest books I just read, Aloha With Love by Lindy Miller and Terence Brody. I can’t wait to see what you think of this one!!
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First thoughts on Aloha With Love …
Aloha With Love is supposed to be a movie soon … I swear I’ve already seen this movie. Beyond the feeling of movie deja vu, I hated Jenna’s dick of a boyfriend right from the start. He’s a character you immediately want to dislike and one that you know is going to pop up later in the book.
ALOHA WITH LOVE by Lindy Miller & Terence Brody
Published: July 13, 2021 by Rosewind Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 214 pages
Format Read: Kindle eARC
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Reviewed by: Megan
Challenges: 2021 Literary Escapes Reading Challenge – Hawaii
⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5 stars)
ABOUT THE BOOK
After a tough week that includes losing a big job opportunity and being dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Jenna Burke receives word that her beloved Aunt May passed away.
Traveling back to her Hawaiian hometown for the reading of the will, Jenna discovers she and her sister have inherited May’s dilapidated Victorian home on desirable beachfront land. The sisters can do whatever they want with the property, but there’s one catch: the house must be renovated before it can be sold, and Jenna has to oversee the work. Their Aunt even stipulated the contractor for the job – Ben Fletcher – who has a gift for making things beautiful again. He also has another skill: driving Jenna crazy.
Jenna vows to sell the property the moment the job is done. But as Aunt May’s broken old house starts to feel like home again, Jenna is torn between the life she’s been chasing in the city, and the one she’d left behind.
>>> I received this eARC (digital advanced reader copy) as part of my participation in a blog tour for Aloha With Love with Xpresso Book Tours. The tour is being sponsored by Lindy Miller & Terence Brody. The gifting of this ebook did not affect my opinion of it. <<<
I loved the strong family dynamic!
Aunt May is a key player in this book, even though she passes away near the beginning. So much is centered around what she taught Jenna and her sister, and around the memories associated with her family home in Hawaii.
Perfect for the Fixer Upper fan in me!
I am a serious fan of Fixer Upper so I adored how this book was all about the rebuilding of Aunt May’s home. In the beginning, the house is pretty much falling apart, but as we progress, it’s given a new life. And along with that, I loved the budding romance between Ben and Jenna. They’re perfect for each other but the reader is the only one who can see it right away. It seems like not only the house needed a remodel … in some ways I believe Jenna’s life did, as well.
Final Answer for Aloha With Love?
Aloha With Love was such a fun book to read. I adored the characters (well, most of them) and especially loved Aunt May. For readers who enjoy books centered around remodeling houses, or those books where a family member passes but leaves certain “qualifications” in their wills … always entertaining to read! Aloha With Love is a book I would definitely recommend.