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Saturday, January 30, 2021

RRR presents... LOVE AND OHANA DRAMA by Melissa Baldwin - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a spot along their current tour starring a Romantic Comedy that will also find a home on the bookshelves of Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit, and Women's Fiction readers.  To say the story is multi-faceted would be obvious.  To say it was relatable would be too easy!  To say that it was a great trip, all bumps included, to the Hawaiian islands that, while gorgeous, I'm not certain our leading lady would choose to to go on again...willingly at least...would be pretty precise, but hey, there's a lot more here than meets the eye, so grab your passport and pack lightly!  We're heading over the seas to the tropical island paradise of Oahu to venture between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...

Love and Ohana Drama
Melissa Baldwin

About the book...
Love and Ohana Drama is a romantic comedy that explores the challenges of family dynamics and reminds readers that there is always hope for a second chance. Sometimes the most challenging situations bring the most happiness . . .

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?


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Cora will be instantly recognizable as "one of those characters" the moment you first meet.  You know the ones....they make themselves indispensable, currying favor with their audience because you can just see them as you, or rather you as them.  Not a bad place to be in this situation, especially with the impending travel plans, but then again, there is one little tiny miniscule hitch in all these plans...and it starts with an "F".  That's right.  You guessed it!  FAMILY.  The trip isn't just to celebrate her parents anniversary, but a WHOLE lot more, and when you crank up the volume on how many people will be there, combine it with underlying tensions, and matchmaking attempts that SERIOUSLY need to quit, you've got yourselves a mess of epic proportions that promises to be most memorable.

Honestly, I enjoyed it!  Cora was a great lead.  Her decision to go with the flow versus buck the trend, totally drew my respect because with everything being thrown at her the way it was, I'm not so certain I could do it.  But do it, she must...and with spectacular results!  Off the leads, I really felt her bestie, Fran.  We don't have long face to face, but it's obvious she wants what's best for her friend, and her words of wisdom definitely go a long way in getting Cora where she wants/needs to be.  As far as love interests are concerned, it's cringeworthy to watch the family play love connection, while totally heart warming to see her, however accidentally, rekindle something she thought long buried.  With all the laughs and drama along the way, it's no wonder why they chose to gather everyone together...the entertainment value!  No, no, no, just kidding.  It was to catch up on old times, and strengthen the loving bonds of family...while trying not to strangle one another with the extra rope!

In the end, it was a delightful read that will really transport you to the magical islands of Hawaii, while bringing you closer to the idea of second chances, new beginnings, and true love...all waiting for you with a side of belly laughs and beauty!

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About the author...

Melissa Baldwin is a planner-obsessed Disney fan who still watches Beverly Hills 90210 reruns and General Hospital. 

She’s a wife, mother, and journal keeper, who finally decided to write the book she talked about for years. She took her dream to the next level, and is now an award-winning, bestselling author of nineteen Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women, and she considers these leading ladies to be part of her tribe.

When she isn't deep in the writing zone, this multitasking master organizer keeps busy by spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, attempting yoga poses, and going on rides at Disney World.


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