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?
I love Melissa's books that involve some travel and crazy family antics. And as snow has started to fly early around here, I am extra in love with the Hawaiian setting, helping me to pretend to feel warm.
I get Cora. While my parents are gone and I only have a younger sister, I know the obnoxious family drama all too well. And I would always much prefer to be by myself exploring or reading.
I want to throttle them all for interfering in her love life. Now, that is something I remember well from my parents. (Although definitely NOT to that extent!) People mean well, but really they need to let it be.
Cora deserves some happiness in her life and finally may have that chance. Hawaii is supposed to be magical and a lot of magic sure seems to happen. I even got a little misty-eyed at a couple of points.
I'm looking forward to her best friend Fran's story coming out next!