Blooming in the Wild is the third book in Cathryn Cade’s Hawaiian Heroes series.
The series’ best elements are the sexy men living in the exotic, romantic setting of Hawaii. As much as I adore the hunky men, it was about time readers got to see a Hawaiian heroine in service to the temperamental volcano goddess. And Bella Moran rose to the challenge while Joel was able to find his place in her life and a role on the island.
The paranormal elements complement the sights and the smells of the tropics. Like in book 2, where the hero’s paranormal talent was being able to talk to dolphins and this helped him defeat his enemies, in book 3, the heroine’s paranormal abilities in the forest made her, pun intended, a real force of nature. Plus, the guessing game to identify the villain will keep you turning the pages. As a bonus to her readers, she found a way to weave in the couples from the 1st and 2nd story. However, this means new readers should start from the beginning of the series to fully enjoy this delectable book.
Dangers in paradise…
On Hawaii’s Big Island to supervise a photo shoot for her sporting goods company, Bella Moran is looking forward to relaxing with her newfound family. As the island works its magic on her Ho’omalu blood, though, something strange begins to happen.
In her dreams, she is at one with the untamed rainforest, able to command the trees and flowers with a terrifying power. Unfortunately, she finds no rest in her waking hours, dealing with the sexy, boy-in-a-man-suit star of the shoot.
Joel Girand, star of his own TV adventure show, signed on for a relaxing weekend showcasing tropical camping gear. He never expected to fall for an uptight executive type like Bella, but there’s something about her lush native beauty that excites the wild places in his soul.
In Joel’s arms, Bella feels her civilized veneer peeling away. But when it becomes clear someone with a grudge against her family is using deadly force to sabotage the shoot, Bella’s frightening dream power manifests in the very clear light of day. And Joel must decide if his heart will let him stand back and let her sacrifice everything—even her life—for her native home.
Warning: A wahine who’ll stop at nothing to claim her man. Steamy interlude in the tropical forest, including illicit use of flowers