Today it’s my turn on the BlogTour Love and Ohana Drama by Melissa Baldwin.
About the Author
Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital.
She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level, and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of nineteen Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe.
When she isn’t deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.
About the book
Love and Ohana Drama is a romantic comedy that explores the challenges of family dynamics and reminds readers that there is always hope for a second chance. Sometimes the most challenging situations bring the most happiness . . .
Twenty-something Cora Fletcher is a book-loving public relations executive who lives with her overly Zen best friend and attention-loving cat. Newly single and focusing on her exciting career, she feels like she’s in a good place. She’s even been invited on an all-expenses-paid Hawaiian vacation! The only catch—it’s a family reunion . . . and her family can be a lot to handle.
Cora vows to not let that get in the way, but even before the family has boarded the plane, the ohana drama begins. As usual, there’s the sister-in-law who is bent on causing friction, the self-centered cousins, and the aunt who loves to party a bit too much. Her mother has filled the itinerary with endless activities, and she’s even invited Cora’s ex-boyfriend in an attempt to get them back together. Although she feels overwhelmed, Cora gets a blast from her past that could impact her life forever. This is one welcome reunion she did not expect . . .
Will Cora make it through a week of family togetherness? And will she be able to say aloha to someone she thought was out of her life forever?
Sounds like a great adventure, a dream come true even – the whole family on holiday together in Hawaii. Cora isn’t exactly excited at the thought of spending her time with her closest relatives. Her mother panders to Cora’s sister-in-law, despite the fact Cora doesn’t like her. Indeed she appears to have inserted herself into the family as if she were one of them.
On top of that annoying fact her mother seems to think it’s okay to mess with her love life, something she isn’t aware of until a surprise guest turns up for the trip. Having to navigate the emotional waters of family dynamics, an ex-boyfriend and an old crush of hers – what on earth could possibly go wrong?
It’s an entertaining romcom that readers will have no problem relating to. Don’t we all have certain relatives we avoid and ever so helpful loved ones who think they know what’s best for us. Combining the emotional dysfunction of family with a love story results in exactly the kind of read you’d expect.
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