Even a tropical paradise can have fire surging beneath.
Even a loving family can break each other's hearts.
Even an unforgivable act can be redeemed by love.
Volcanologist Annie Tagma loves her family with a fierceness that lights up her quiet exterior. But unseen forces seem to be tearing the family apart with the fury of the hot lava that seethes beneath their Hawaiian home. And the only person she can turn to for help is the man she blames for all the trouble.
Mano Oana can't get past the guilt of what happened to his best friend on that devastating day in Iran. He's even taken leave from the Navy to make amends to the Tagma family and help them out of trouble for which he's partly responsible. But how can he get them to trust him when he can't even trust himself?
Like Distant Echoes, the first book in Colleen Coble's popular Aloha Reef series, this page-turning story combines mystery and suspense with tender romance in an irresistible island setting.
An intense and riveting page-turner. Complicated family dynamics paired with a difficult romance kept me reeling -- never mind the twisty turny plot and parade of intriguing characters that might -- or might not -- be motivated by evil intent. This is Colleen Coble at her gnarliest. :-) Throw away your armchair sleuth manual and just sit back and enjoy the tumultuous ride!
This is book 2 in the Aloha Reef series but it reads fine as a standalone. Though if you have read the first book you'll be happy to reacquaint yourself with some familiar faces in this one.
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