Aloha! Today is launch day for my latest novel, Hawaiian Masquerade and I can't wait to introduce this story and characters to you!
Here's a little sneak peek:
Lexi closed her eyes. The waves rolled in slowly, rhythmically, with a dependability that would never be doubted. Shawn had been her rock and they’d worked together with a rhythm that had kept their jobs and life in sync. Before Derek, she might’ve entertained a future with Shawn … but the dark-haired man with a camera bag slung over his shoulder had changed everything.
And the backliner for the story:
When Lexi Burke escaped the remnants of a cold winter in Chicago for the beaches of Kauai, it wasn’t a random vacation. She left the hectic pace of Burke Enterprises behind with enough money to retire at age thirty-two, intent on settling into the idyllic existence of island life. Until she met local photographer Derek Mitchell—a talented man with a grudge against rich tourists.
From art night to snorkeling lessons, hiking, and chopping coconuts, Lexi can’t talk herself out of spending time with the handsome, hardworking man who knows the value of every dollar. She also can’t find a way to tell him the truth about herself. But then Derek is selected to help in a benefit at a masquerade ball as one of the eligible bachelors up for auction. Lexi must decide whether to wear a mask or unveil her true self and risk losing Derek’s trust and a chance at love.
This book was so much fun to write! I loved revisiting Kauai through notes and pictures from a vacation I took there. The characters in this story had lots to share--so much, that I'll be writing some of the stories of the side characters involved.
I'm also thrilled that Taylor Hart wrote the foreword for this novel and Kaylee Baldwin wrote the introduction. They are both authors and women that I admire. The Destination Billionaire Romance Series is fabulous and I'm grateful to be part of the Gelato Publishing family.
Right now, it's hot and dry in Idaho, the perfect time to curl up with a good book in an air-conditioned house. If you're looking for a way to escape with a clean and wholesome summer beach read, then get your ebook of Hawaiian Masquerade right here and it's also available to read on Kindle Unlimited!
I hope you enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.