Book Review


bhBeach Happens

Hawaii Heat #2

Jamie K. Schmidt (GoodReads Author)

Self-pub, Aug 31, 2016

ebook, 224 pages

Genre(s) Contemporary Romance

Source Author

Other books in this series: Life’s a Beach #1


Attorney Michaela Harris is on her honeymoon—Alone. After being jilted at the altar, she takes off to Maui, only to lose her luggage and be stranded without a hotel room, thanks to her ex-fiancé canceling the reservation. The sympathetic staff at the Palekaiko Beach Resort look the other way when Michaela makes a deal to stay in a room that’s being renovated until a better one is available. She hits the surf to forget about her problems, but when she encounters a shark, she wonders if things will ever get better.

Billionaire Marcus Kincaide is about to lose his resort. No renovations will turn this around, not with his arch enemy out to destroy him. Marcus has got to keep his head in the game, but the mysterious and pretty wahine in the teeny bikini he rescued from a shark is filling his mind with desires that demand his attention. He figures a hot, intense and short affair is in order so he can get back to the business of saving his livelihood. What he didn’t figure was falling for her and giving his enemy just what he needs to take him down.

About the Author:  

USA Today Bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is a hybrid author who has over thirty short stories published in small press and ezines, and a variety of novellas and books online. Her Club Inferno series from Random House has been in Amazon’s top 100 ebooks sold and Barnes and Noble’s top 10. She has a dragon paranormal romance series at Entangled Publishing. Book one of the Emerging Queens series is The Queen’s Wings.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didn’t pan out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal, and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA). When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits or makes beaded jewelry. 

You can reach her at Twitter: @jamiekswriter or at her website 

My Disclaimer:  I was provided a free copy of this book by the author. I am providing an honest review for which I am receiving no compensation of any kind. All opinions are fully my own.

~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

My Review:  

This is another of those books with that wonderful blue on the cover that always catches my eye. Covers like that just have to be read! I’m so glad that Ms. Schmidt agreed to let me read it. It was wonderful, too.

The book starts out with Michaela, our heroine, getting jilted at the altar. The groom is two hours late and not answering his phone. They’ve already checked the hospitals.

Well, Gerald, the groom, is a totally nasty one. I won’t go into all the details because that would mean spoilers. Just trust me, he’s nasty start to finish. Totally oblivious, too.

Michaela’s a lawyer and doesn’t really act much like a lawyer other than one time. I think maybe she could have been more helpful to Marcus and Amelia with the resort and their problems. But I’m not the author, I’m just the reviewer.

But, Michaela and Marcus (her knight in shining armor!) are really fun once they get going! Life’s given Michaela the short straw, but she’s making the best of it in a big way. Marcus can’t concentrate because she’s wandering around in her tiny white bikini. And there are times I just wanted to slap Marcus, the Kahuna.

They go surfing and have a great time. She goes snorkeling, too. They have shark scares a couple of times. There’s a bit of violence, but not much. There’s sex, and it’s hot. The writing is really good. Overall, this is a great book to take to the beach or out by the pool or wherever you may be reading this summer. It’s a really fun read.

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