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Review of Passion Flowers by Molly Charles w/a rafflecopter giveaway!@PrismBookTours

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Passion Flowers
by Molly Charles
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 300 pages
August 10th 2016 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Ambitious career woman Leigh Taylor Cole and laid-back islander Deke Kearney have nothing in common—except a sizzling chemistry that turns their lives upside down and makes Leigh question her promise to bring him home to Seattle.

But Deke’s going nowhere with the uptight mainlander. Until, that is, kidnappers threaten his son’s safety and send the threesome into hiding in a secluded up-island cabin.

Proximity and provocative Maui breezes work their magic, forging a passionate bond between Leigh and Deke and forcing Leigh to face her greatest fear. And eventually to unlock a secret buried so deeply in her past, she’s hidden it even from herself.


I’m just going to say that this book was NOT what I was expecting.  It was better.  I expected a love story and I got that.  I got the little boy, Sam.  Cuteness overload.  Hawaii.  *sigh* What I was not expecting was the suspense was woven in and how it all played out in the end.  That completely threw me for a loop.  Usually, I can figure stuff out but not this time.

Leigh and Deke were perfect for each other.  The complemented each other and not just in bed.  😉  They needed each other but didn’t want to admit it.  Leigh especially needed Deke to understand herself now and how her childhood made her the way she was but also what she could become.  Deke, just Deke.  I have to add him to my book boyfriend list.  Oh yes, he’s in the top 5 of all time.  He’s sweet, bu gruff.  Sexy but unaware of his power.  A great dad but wants nothing to do with his grandmother.

What endured me to Deke the most was why he didn’t want to see his grandmother.  My heart broke for him but I also needed him to hear her side of the story.  I also like how did he didn’t pull anything back when it came to Leigh.  He had her face her fears head on, as she did with him.

The scenes with Leigh’s parents were surprising.  I wasn’t expecting that nor was I expecting Deke’s reaction when he finally saw his grandmother.

Between Aldo, Blaize, DJ and the housekeeper the secondary characters were awesome.  Hawaii itself was a character and it just reinforces my desire to visit the state.  And yes, I want to go see the volcanoes.  That is high on my bucket list.

Overall, this is a great book that I would highly recommend to anyone.  Great characters, brilliant story and a romance that slowly builds until…


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Molly Charles is the pseudonym of team writers Jena MacPherson and Joanne Otness. Lifelong friends, the award-winning duo grew up in Washington’s wine country.

Jena was a staff editor and travel writer for Sunset Magazine in Seattle. Joanne was an international flight attendant for Pan American Airlines with travel assignments around the world. Both love travel, dogs of all shapes and sizes, gardening, the arts, double-tall Starbucks lattes, and writing Molly Charles books.

They are drawn again and again by the allure of the Hawaiian Islands, especially Maui—the setting for their current novel.

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7 thoughts on “Review of Passion Flowers by Molly Charles w/a rafflecopter giveaway!@PrismBookTours

  1. Thanks for the great review! I love reading books full of wonderful characters. Your description of the Deke and the others makes me want to read this book and get to know them better.

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