WARNING: HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.
*Written in 3rd person. Contains a massive cliffhanger and multiple POVs.
Ohana is everything…
When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.
Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.
When tensions reach the breaking point and her ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.
They don’t call her Pele for nothing.
When Kendall Grey announced her new book, I was so excited and could NOT wait to get my hands in it. Her Rockers and Harlots series (Strings, Beats and Nocturnes) are INSANE!! And still on my must reads. I had a strong feeling Hot-Blooded would be just as great. Low and behold, Kendall does NOT disappoint.
This story was definitely written and handled with care. You can tell Kendall did her research. The book takes place in Hawaii and therefore Kendall has shared with us a lot of words, and terms, and traditions I did NOT know about, and loved learning through her story and writing.
Essentially the story revolves around Family, or as they refer to it in Hawaii as Ohana. Keahilani and her family: her mother and brothers. It’s just them, and they are a tight bunch. They don’t have much but they have eachother. But when tragedy strikes and Keahilani is forced to take care of her family, she does what she has to do to survive.
Because…‘Ohana is everything.’
Keahilani has 3 brothers, Kai, Mano and their younger brother Bane. Big scary looking dudes too. They work as a team to keep their family together. But I swear in the most unsavory of ways. That’s where this story has spice. They all run a Surf Shop by day, and a shady business by night.
When I figured out what these cats were into, and how they made a buck, I was fucking floored. And could NOT stop reading! Kendall, totally took this story to town.
Keahilani is bad fucking ass!! This chick teaches you to surf, gets you high, and if you fuck with her, she’ll blow your mother f’in head off! Yep! That’s right!! Don’t mess with her Ohana, and the mouths she needs to feed.
Just when she thought her business was under control, along comes Blake; a sinister character, and he catches Keahilani’s eye. She may have the hots for Blake, but staying focused on the “business” is what she needs to worry about. Not getting laid. But Blake…well he’s just hot and she needs a taste.
He jabbed her open with his shaft once and pulled out. She inclined her head toward him and moaned.
“You better fuck me now and finish me off within thirty seconds, or I’m gonna scream bloody murder and have everyone on this floor calling the cops to haul your ass away.”
That’s my bad ass girl. But so is Blake. These two are into some bad shit, and when push comes to shove, who wins out first? Ohana? Or Blake?
Blake has a job to do…Will Keahilani get in his way? He’s so torn…So is she.
“God, this woman. Such spirit. Damn shame he had to break her.”
I’ll tell you right now, this book drove me to drink. I couldn’t stop reading…I read fast, because the freakin’ angst was killing me. So many plot twists my head was spinning! I can’t believe the SICK, Insanely MINT story that Kendall weaves in her web of crazy stories.
Two words to describe Hot-Blooded; Kick ASS! Aside from the plot, Kendall’s writing pushes boundaries like no other and she’s not afraid to put it all out there. You just can’t touch her in that department.
You looking for a great story, twisted plot, heavy angst, crazy HOT sex, fucking guns blazing…then read this.
And…the end just blew me the hell away!! Literally leaving my mouth open….When I am effected like that, that’s when I know its a 5 star and a re read!!
Ladies, read this Trish Mint Approved book! I promise you will LOVE IT!! HOLLA!!
“Darkness is a part of you, but don’t allow it to fully eclipse the light. Ohana comes from both sides. Separate, but equal.”
About Kendall Grey
Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, but don’t hold that against her.