Her powers could save her island...or bring their love crashing down. Hawaiian Heroes, Book 4 Despite her successful career, Lalei Kai-Ho'omalu has always considered herself mere decoration in a dynamic Hawaiian family, with none of their powerful gifts. Destined for life in the background as a useless, upper-crust wife. Desperate to escape her mother's latest matchmakingHer powers could save her island...or bring their love crashing down. Hawaiian Heroes, Book 4 Despite her successful career, Lalei Kai-Ho'omalu has always considered herself mere decoration in a dynamic Hawaiian family, with none of their powerful gifts. Destined for life in the background as a useless, upper-crust wife. Desperate to escape her mother's latest matchmaking attempt, Lalei acts on her sizzling attraction to a guest at her cousin's island wedding, making him a bold offer he can't refuse. A no-strings, no-holds-barred affair on Nawea Bay with the sexy Hawaiian beauty is just the break California Realtor Jack Nord needs from his fast-paced career-and an inner darkness he'd like to forget. Just for a while. Their very public liaison is the shocking declaration of independence Lalei intended-with unintended consequences. Stirred to anger by developers set on carving her family's unspoiled ancestral lands into a resort, Lalei discovers she has the supernatural power to stop them. But when Jack learns his lover can bring down the rain and throw bolts of lightning, whose side will he take? The money-making machine? Or the woman born to protect her island home? Warning: A wahine whose real estate may be too hot to handle, and a Realtor who's determined to seal the deal....
|Title||:||Burning Up the Rain|
|Number of Pages||:||250 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Burning Up the Rain Reviews
I have been a fan from the start of this series. I love the Hawaiian Heroes (and Heroines) and their volcano goddess. Cathryn does a great job of allowing readers to get a sense of being in Hawaii and getting updates on the lives of couples in previous novels. Very lucky to have received an advanced copy.
Hot romantic series with a paranormal touch. This is the fourth book in the series. She is a Hawaiian native that just wants to get away from the man her mother wants her to marry. And the handsome Californian is just the key to getting her way. But what she doesn't expect is the sparks that fly between them. As the end of the story comes close, her connection to Hawaii starts to manifest in a power that may hurt those she cares for. I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of the book.
Another great readOnce again Ms. Cade writes a great story with relatable characters, non-stop action, suspense and surprises. I'm looking forward to her next great Hawaiian adventure.
Captivating! Hate to put down once you start reading! Cant wait for next bookCan't wait for next in series! Could not put book down until the end and still wanting more! So good!
Burning Up the RainI can't wait to see what Zane will get up to. I'm glad she didn't get into the clutches on Benton and she defined her mother.
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/bo...Hotties and Hawaii . . . really, what more do we need for a stellar romance? Well, a good plot helps. Fortunately, Ms. Cade supplied that, also.Burning Up the Rain is part of the “Hawaiian Heroes” series, so readers get to visit the Ho’omalu family again. This time, a cousin and a family friend experience the romantic magic and chaos that seem to surround the members of this family. Added to the steamy interactions, a potential marriage, familial expectations, a drinking problem and that pesky drug family all rear their head. Oh yeah. . . Pele makes an appearance, too!This time, the Ho’omalu in question is Lalei. A cousin of the Ho’omalu’s met in previous stories, she is expected to marry a gentleman her mother feels is suitably wealthy enough to take care of both of them. Lalei is not happy about this, nor is she sure how to get out of the situation. This leads to many twists and turns that keep the reader guessing as to what is going to happen next.Enter Jack, alcoholic best friend and Californian high-end realtor. He also happens to have a thing for Lalei. As if that wasn’t enough conflict, the Helman drug family appears to be harassing the Ho’omalu’s from beyond the grave.As with past stories, there are plot twists and tangents, plenty of hot, steamy-hot sex, and personal struggle. There is also the possibility of the family’s relationship with Pele, the protector of Hawaii, to show itself and their unique powers. While these facts, at times, make for difficult reading (one might have to re-read passages from time to time), it leads to a well-written conclusion and thoroughly satisfying end to the book.Speaking of the end of the book. . . while I am going to claim “spoiler alert”, I don’t think I’m giving away too much by saying a few key things that might tempt the reader to pick this book up now instead of placing it into their “to be read” pile. First off, visits with Pele are not uncommon in the family, but not necessarily with family friends. Secondly, there is nothing like a courtroom drama to give the possibility of your jaw dropping and an inability to stop reading (both of which occurred with this reviewer!)I’d like to make note of the author’s use of the Hawaiian language throughout the book. It is, in all instances noted by the reviewer, followed by an English explanation.Despite being a bit more confusing and full of personal angst and torment than previous interactions with this family, the story is well worth reading. The sex is definitely on par with past books, and the evil just as present. All-in-all, I would recommend grabbing this one now and start reading it immediately.
It has been the blessing/curse of the Ho’omalu ohana (family) to serve as the protectors of the Hawaiian Islands. They have served in this capacity for a long time in a lot of different ways. Cousin Lalei Kai-Ho’omalu has come to Nawea for Daniel and Claire’s (Rolling in the Deep, Hawaiian Heroes #2) wedding. She has always felt like the outsider in the closely knit family. Her mother is a socialite widow whose financial stability has suffered in these rough times and she wants to Lalei to marry well so she can continue to live the she has become accustomed to it doesn’t really matter what Lalei wants. Lalei has been the good daughter up to now but the man her mother wants her to marry makes her skin crawl. California Realtor Jack Nord played football with David, Daniel, and Malu and has come for the wedding. He has seen Lalei at other Ho’omalu functions and thought she was the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, also a bit stuck up. When Lalei offers no strings sex he isn’t about to turn her down even though she is just using him to get rid of the guy her mother wants her to marry. While visiting Jack and Lalei learn that developers are trying to carve up Ho’omalu lands for a new resort and using unscrupulous means to do so. So angered by this Lalei comes into her powers as a guardian and uses them to delay the developers while the rest of the family attempts to get an injunction against the developers. Jack finds himself falling for the Hawaiian warrior woman hidden inside Lalei. But is he going to be able to handle a woman who can throw lightning? I adore this unique series. Lots of hunky Hawaiian men, beautiful wahines, and exotic scenery. This steamy installment has a lot going on not the least of which is Lalei growing into her skin as a person and a guardian. I look forward to future Hawaiian Heroes.
Shey‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews5 StarsLooking for romance, suspense and hot steamy sex with a splash of the supernatural then youget it all on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cathryn Cade does not fail in this 4th installment of her Hawaiian Heroes series if anything I think this one rates up there with ROLLING IN THE DEEP.Ms. Cade knows how to write the legends of the Hawaiian Isles and put just the right amount of twist for the modern world that you can’t help but become one with these Warriors that are out to protect these beautiful islands from destruction. This time its Lalei Kai-Ho’omalu’s turn to take the reins.I have to say I really liked the dynamic between Jack and Lalei. He had his issues that he felt he wasn’t good enough for someone like her and she wanted to be accepted. They fit perfectly together even if it took a lot for them to get to that point.I didn’t think it was possible for there to be more creative ways to have sex but apparently I can be proven wrong and Cathryn Cade is very good at knowing how to come up with the best scenes in her books. Hats off to you my dear.From fighting to keep real estate developers off their mountain, to fires, thunderstorms and lightning I love how each of these books has brought something new and this one was just as thrilling, fun and sexy!Review copy provided for an honest review.
3.5 stars More excitement in Hawaii. Me likey! Lots!