Moments Like This (From Kona with Love #1) by Anna Gomez & Kristoffer Polaha
Publication Date: March 9th 2021
“… [An] atmospheric romance … Gomez and Polaha’s descriptions of Hawaii are postcard worthy. The breezy pace and gorgeous setting will stoke readers’ wanderlust.” ~Publishers Weekly
Book One in the From Kona with Love series depicting multicultural romance, love, loss, and redemption woven into a family saga set in the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Though connected, each installment can be read as a standalone.
After Andrea “Andie” Matthews chooses her career over a marriage proposal and then loses a promotion she worked so hard for, she jumps at the chance to take a break and help run a friend’s coffee shop.
Alone in Hawaii, Andie befriends the staff and quickly grows to care for them, making her determined to revive the company.
As luck would have it, she meets the mysterious Warren Yates on Christmas Eve. They share a cup of coffee, some conversation, and even a moment, which leads to many more in the coming weeks.
But when Andie learns who Warren really is—and what he actually wants—she is torn between her feelings and his deception.
Will Warren be able to win her heart back?
This is my first time reading these two authors and it was a really great basic romance novel. I wasn’t sure what to expect while reading but it really surprised me. Andie and Warren’s story is about two complicated people who are trying to figure out what and where they’re going to take the rest of their lives. I loved their adventures, them learning about themselves and slowing down their normally fast paced lives. I thought the writing was great and it was an easy story to follow along. However, I thought the story and build up was very slow moving. It was a fast and easy read but the story felt like it was dragging on most parts. Overall, I really did enjoy this book. It was definitely a different pace than i’m usually used to and more tame but it was a really great read that kept my attention and kept me wanting to continue to read.
I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
About the Authors:
Anna Gomez was born in the city of Makati, Philippines and educated abroad. She is Chief Financial Officer for Leo Burnett Worldwide, a global advertising company. Under the pen name Christine Brae, Anna has published six novels, has an established fan base and dedicated following. Her titles rank in the Top 100 months following their release. Her last three novels, In This Life, Eight Goodbyes, and The Year I Left, have won literary awards and were immediate bestsellers on Amazon, ranking #1 across multiple categories.
Kristoffer Polaha is best-known for his long starring role in the critically acclaimed series Life Unexpected (The CW). Other TV series credits include Get Shorty with Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, the limited series Condor opposite William Hurt and Max Irons, The CW’s Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Valentine, as well as North Shore (FOX). In addition to co-starring with Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (FOX), he had a multi-season role on the acclaimed series Mad Men (AMC) and Castle (ABC). Polaha is also well-known for starring in Hallmark Channel movies such as Dater’s Handbook with Meghan Markle, and the Mystery 101 franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Polaha first received attention for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the TV movie, America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, opposite Portia de Rossi. He has appeared in numerous independent features, including Where Hope Grows, Devil’s Knot (Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon), and the Tim Tebow film, Run the Race. He has a featured role opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and the forthcoming Jurassic World: Dominion.
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