Hawai‘i may have lush green mountains and gorgeous beaches but I’m here for one thing and one thing only: my job. I plan on spending my time on O‘ahu becoming the best Navy Surface Warfare Officer I can be. Not the best female officer, the best officer, full stop, thank you very much.
Nothing is going to pull my focus, least of all the 6’5” wall of native Hawaiian muscle next door. Every look from his chocolatey eyes may set my body on fire but he also pisses me off more than anyone I’ve ever met. I’m a driven, successful woman and I don’t have time for the likes of Ka‘eo Maheloha with his flirty smile and carefree vibe.
I don’t like to fail and I sure as hell don’t like to be vulnerable. Shouldn’t the universe understand that someone so laid back and charming isn’t a good match for me and stop pushing us together? Because love isn’t something I want to get wrong, again. But if Ka‘eo and I together are wrong, then why does every moment we’re close feel so very right?
All I know is I’m not sure how to be who I’m supposed to be and protect my heart at the same time.
Drea lives on the beautiful island of O’ahu, Hawai’i with her Sailor and their 5 kids. She drinks a lot of coffee, reads a lot of books, has a lot of tattoos, and likes to put people she dreamed up through the emotional wringer before giving them their Happily Ever After.