Six months ago, if anyone would have told Em Johnson she'd end up divorced, broke, and running the dilapidated Tiki Goddess Bar on the magical North Shore of Kauai she would have told them to shove a swizzle stick up their okole.
As if all that isn't bad enough, when an obnoxious neighbor with a grudge is found dead in the Goddess luau pit, suspicion falls on Em and the rest of the Goddess staff. With the help of a quirky dance troupe of over-the-hill Hula Maidens, Em and the cast of characters must ban together to find the killer and solve the mystery before the next pupu party.
Jill Marie Landis has written over 25 novels, which have earned awards and slots on such national bestseller lists as the USA Today Top 50 and the New York Times Best Sellers Plus. She is a seven-time finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award in both Single Title and Contemporary Romance as well as a Golden Heart and RITA Award winner. She's written historical and contemporary romance as well as inspirational historical romance, and she is now penning The Tiki Goddess Mystery Series, which begins with Mai Tai One On.
©2011 Jill Marie Landis (P)2012 Bell Bridge Books
"I loved this book!" (Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times Bestselling author)
"Smart and sassy, fun and endearing." (Kristin Hannah, New York Times Bestselling author)
"Fun and fabulous." (Stella Cameron, New York Times Bestselling author)
I'm keeping Mai Tai on my Ipod so I can listen again. It is well done with the voices matching the characters perfectly.
I loved the Hula Maidens. Each voice was different and fit the character perfectly. The humor in the book kept me laughing and the story was great.
This is the first and I liked it.
I figured out who did it and why in the first chapter. I forced myself to listen for the first 10 chapters before I skipped to the end to see if I was right. The villain actually said "Everything was going perfectly well until you and your friends started snooping around." Scooby Doo fans does this sound familiar? Come on!!! The dialogue was sub par, the detective made the classic mistake of blaming the one person who had a record, (and it did not matter that the charges had been dropped and it wasn't a violent offense). The pacing was incredibly slow and the characters were annoying. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
Narrator was a total distraction! Learn to say the Hawaiian words properly. Story line was a cheap shot at the local island way and showed how a pure culture has been "raped"!
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