Love A Navy Hero Then You Ll Fall In Love With The Friends And Family Of The Big Island Dive Shop Former Navy Diver Nicholas Harper Likes His New World As Captain Of A Dive Boat In Hawaii That Is Until A Phone Call From The Past Changes Everything Now His Uncomplicated Life Suddenly Becomes Very Complicated Powerhouse Attorney Kara Lynn O Conner S World Revolves Around Her Small Texas Town Where Life Is Easy And Safe Focusing On Her Career Keeps Her Dark Secrets Locked Away When The Past Surges Into The Present Will Nick And Kara S Be Able To Bring Their Two Worlds Together Learn About The Contemporary Romance Aloha Series Aloha Texas Is The First Book In The Contemporary Romance Aloha Series Currently Working On The Next Book In This Popular Beach Series, Chris Has Enjoyed Playing With Her Military Heroes The Popular Themes Of Small Town And Hawaii Beaches Blended With The Story Of A Single Dad, Lost Love, And A Surprise Son Have Landed Aloha Texas On The Kindle Military List And Made This Contemporary Romance Novel A Reader S Choice More In The Series Almost Paradise Book 2 Billy And Angela S Story Mai Tai Marriage Book 3 Jim And Lexie S Story Dive Into You Book 4 Doug And Emily S Story Look Of Love Book 5 Dan And Maddie S Story Love By Design Book 6 John And Ava S Story Shell Game Brooklyn S Story Chris Keniston S Love Of A Good Story And Frustration With The End Of A Well Known Author S Romance Best Seller, Drove Her To Pen Her Own Works Of Romance And Fiction If You Are A Fan Of Susan Mallory, Joann Ross, And Similar Contemporary Romance Authors, You Will Love Reading The Aloha Series. All the feels for this heartwarming and steamy romance And another series to add to my Happy Place shelf If you ve been following this blog, you know this shelf is reserved to Sarah Morgan, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Jennifer Crusie, Robin Kaye, Virna DePaul and few others whose series are the perfect HEA escape.I ve pretty much read Aloha Texas in one seating, captivated within the first pages and fell for all the characters, main and secondary.Nick and his sense of honor and loyalty also, single dad and gorgeous former navy, what can I say, I m partial to military corps heroes , Kara for her strength and endurance, Bradley for his tender presence, and all the friends and family for bringing lightness and comfort during poignant scenes.I thought I had the story all figured out but the author cleverly interpersed a couple plot twists through the romance and kept me hooked until the end and delivered a very satisfying HEA.This book has it all, really, from the endearing and carefuly crafted characters, to the genuine and sweet romance set in a small town and a satisfying HEA The author kept me interested and on the edge with plot twists I hadn t seen coming Lovers of military heroes with a heart of gold, single dads, this one will most definitely check all your boxes.The secondary characters introduced will make you want to read their own story My afternoon is all booked, as I ll be diving into Billy s story book 2 in a matter of minutes now A tortured hero, former Navy and now owner of a dive shop in Hawaii The book has 2 versions, a sweet and clean new version or a spicier one The new edited clean version is currently FREE on US, while as my friend Geri put it you ll have to rake a few bucks for the sex In any case, I can guarantee this series will make an addict off of you, so be sure to grab the special priced boxed set with the first 3 books for only 3.99 links at the end of this post More reviews and book talk at You can find me here too This was a really emotional read Nick is a former Navy diver who s living working in Kona Hawaii as a dive shop owner diving trainer He s a ladies man but not really, his heart was broken when he proposed to his best friend long time girlfriend 6yrs ago she said no.so no one is ever getting close again Kara is a young attorney who s keeping herself closed off to men relationships because of something that happened to her in university She s desperately trying to find Nick now to help out her dying client, Nick s ex girlfriend There s a secret Nick is about to have his life changed forever Now Nick has to decide does he do the right thing or walk away like she did Only problem is Nick can t walk away Kara is making him think things could be a little permanent in his life Aunt Maggie, Billy, Yvette, Randy Bradley are all wonderfully written characters that make the emotions of this story run high Nick is the hero you long to see come out on the winning side when everything looks like it s not going to Definitely recommend this book. It was emotional to say the least When Nick Harper got the call a lawyer from is home town in Texas Why he didn t know.He wasn t prepared when he found about the one women who said no to his marriage proposal But now Patty Ann was sick Asking him he sure wasn t about to let her down and say no.When he found out all it entailed.Kara didn t know what to expect when Nick Harper came to see Patty Ann She tried her best to reach him He was like all the others, but then not It was nice to see.Nick had no clue what he would do so much on his plate, and his home in Hawaii He wanted Kara She was everything he needed and ..See what happens between them. I enjoyed this book. It was emotional to say the least When Nick Harper got the call a lawyer from is home town in Texas Why he didn t know.He wasn t prepared when he found about the one women who said no to his marriage proposal But now Patty Ann was sick Asking him he sure wasn t about to let her down and say no.When he found out all it entailed.Kara didn t know what to expect when Nick Harper came to see Patty Ann She tried her best to reach him He was like all the others, but then not It was nice to see.Nick had no clue what he would do so much on his plate, and his home in Hawaii He wanted Kara She was everything he needed and ..See what happens between them. A great read 3.5 Stars Our hero, Nick, has just been informed that the woman who had been his whole world up until six years ago, when she turned down his marriage proposal, was dying and she needed him to come to her right away Nick was in the Navy at the time he proposed to his then love who suffered from unrealistic fears, and gave him up since he wouldn t leave the Navy Unfortunately, she gave birth to their son nine months after turning him down and kept it a secret for five years He was flabbergasted when he found out let alone angry After she left him yrs ago he decided to never get involved in a relationship again and to never risk his heart on love So the last six years he has lived his life day to dayincluding MANY, MANY women Yes, he was a playboy man whore and chasing skirts is what was most on his mindapparently what he thought he did best He was a charming smooth talker whose big smile had women dropping their clothes at his feet and begging to be with him Sorry, but that kind of man turns my stomach a bit, well maybe a lot I did not care for him although he did get somewhat better by the end What really bothered me was that he was in the beginning stages of a new relationship with the lawyer who had handle his exes will and when the women hit on him when she was around he just didn t seem like he could push them away or say Sorry, not interested These are some real hot buttons for me This story is about Nick, the Dive Store owner from Hawaii and Kara, the lawyer from Texas, who had helped his ex and taken over the care of his son, Bradley This is their journey and it is a good one I did like him better by the end of the book and he really did love her but I did have a little trouble with trusting him, even into the next book of the series but I don t feel that any These issues do not bother most people.I think I m just strange that way.Even though I had some reservations about the hero this was still a good read and one I would recommend. It has been a long time since I have cried this long and hard reading a book sad tears and happy tears reading a well written, plot driven good book I read this through, beginning to end, in a single sitting Tomorrow, my eyes will probably be swollen shut and my nose will still be red and raw, but I will have a smile on my face when I remember Kara and Nick and all the other wonderful characters that populate this squeaky clean book that is so much than just another romance The seemingly simple story becomes just a bit complicated, then it twists and turns and when you think things simply can not become any convoluted, you find you had another think coming.No millionaires or billionaires, no steamy sex scenes or exotic locales, just three generations of everyday people facing, living, and ultimately making their lives better as best they know how I read a lot and while I rate about 50% of the books I read, I only review about 15% I got this book from the author as a freebie and almost didn t read it Boy, am I glad I did This is honestly a definite 5 Such a sweet and tender love story Chris Keniston s characters are so real, with real life stories filled with drama, heartache and love Her books in her series can be read alone but I highly recommend this entire series I had read the original version of this book when it was first released and loved it This sweet and clean version didn t lose a single thing in the translation I loved reconnecting with Nick and Kara s story and have since read the following two books, Almost Paradise and Mai Tai Wedding, in the sweet and clean versions and loved them just as much Former Navy Special Forces Nick Harper is stunned to get a call from an attorney to come immediately to Texas at the request of the woman that broke his heart years ago but finding her in such a devastating situation will change his life forever.Attorney Kara Lynn O Conner s life has revolved around her career but since she befriended Patty Ann Russell her life has flipped upside down And her news is about to forever change the lives of several others Excellent book, excellent series This is book one in the Aloha series by Chris Keniston When I picked it up, I was looking for brain candy It s the end of the school year and I need pure entertainment That s it, no stress, no drama, no deep thinking Did I get what I was looking for Sure did Actually, there was a little bit of stress, some drama, and a little bit of thinking But it was all good It wasn t over the top and it really was pretty welcome Nick is blindsided when he finds out his former girlfriend, almost fianc e, is dying and she s requested that he be the executor for her estate Kara O Connor is Patty Ann s lawyer who has become so much over the last two years Kara is the one who has to find Nick and inform him of his obligations She also has been charged with helping him to figure it all out To say that Nick has several shocks in store for him after Kara s phone call is putting it mildly However, neither Kara nor Nick know how connected their lives will become Or how intertwined Kara and Patty Ann s lives were Kara has some major issues that stand in the way of moving on with her life, but she seems to be able to overcome them relatively easily, all things considered The majority of the drama and intrigue are reserved for the last few chapters This is a good start to a new series I enjoyed my time with Kara, Nick, Bradley, Maggie, Yvette, and Randy I ll be checking out book two.