When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her family or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the siblings that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.
Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.
When tensions reach the breaking point and her family is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.
There are very few authors that I automatically one-click but Kendall Grey is in the one-click category. When Hot-Blooded was released on July 14, I immediately one clicked it not even waiting for the tour. It was just a book I had to have in my possession and just knowing it was on my kindle made me feel better. Then life happened and it sat there, which made me sad and disheartened but I was asked if I would be part of the re-release tour, which gave me the perfect opportunity to sit down and read this gem and I was so excited. Why had I put off reading this beautiful, scary, and full of mystery and suspense book? Ms. Grey, my apologies, I should have read this immediately but now that I have, I need so much more.
I do not want to give away any of the plot but OMG is this book good and unlike anything that Kendall Grey has written before. HOT-BLOODED is not a love story and does not have a happy romantic ending. HOT-BLOODED is hardcore; no holds bar, throw you to the floor and rip your heart out. It is plot driven with a dominating Alpha Female, Keahilani Alana. Rich in Hawaiian culture, heritage and spirits of the islands, HOT-BLOODED is about ‘ohana, a family, and their means of survival.
I adore the ‘ohana, from the first few moments of the first chapter, all the way through until the last word written. The storyline is amazing and well written. I was enthralled. I do not normally like mystery/suspense but Grey threw just enough of spice in the story to feed the need for that little bit of a “love” story. There is a small cliff –hanger but all lose ends were tied up, Grey just left me wanting to know more of the next chapter of the lives of the AIana Family. I would strongly, and when I say strongly, I mean go buy it now, recommend HOT- BLOODED by Kendall Grey.
HOT-BLOODED by Kendall Grey receives 5 out of 5 Platypires!!!
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