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Mai Tai Marriage Paperback – June 15, 2014
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- Publisher : Indie House Publishing (June 15, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 230 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1942561946
- ISBN-13 : 978-1942561941
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.52 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,650,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fake marriage, turns real and then all the chaos that ensues which then verges on an Abbott and Costello comedy of errors.
There are a few times that I just wanted Lexie to bite the bullet and tell her parents what really happened, but the craziness and sheer nonsense that Jim's buddies and Lexie's friends were willing to do to keep the secret was funny and entertaining and a little frustrating.
I could see where it was headed, so that is why I only gave it 4 stars instead of five. At the point where Jim tells Lexie's mother that they are married, I knew how it would end. And I almost put it down, but I decided to read it anyway.
Except for the decidedly dull character of Graham, Lexie's ex-fiancé, who's shenanigans were as close to a pointless plot device as they could be, the story was amusing and engaging.
The Aloha series books 2 and 3 are much more mushy and light hearted compared to the first book, Aloha Texas -- Nick and Kara's much more harrowing tale which had me in tears several times while reading the story. Mai Tai Marriage only had one real heart rending point where Jim's fiancée Bridget ditches him the night before the wedding at the beginning of the story.
After that, it was almost like watching the Marx brothers' state room scene in A Night At The Opera, everyone coming in clueless and congratulating the not-so-happy-couple as the lie became more complex, though, perhaps, not quite as hilarious, since it had already been done by master comedians in a much shorter format.
I plan to read book 4, Doug's story, now that I am done with book 3. I hope it is as good or better than this one.
decided to have reception even though he didn’t get married. The wedding planner knew all about Hawaiian wedding rituals and they performed a marriage between Lexie and Jim. They didn’t think it was real. They were in-for a shock.
There’s Lexie and Jim (pretend bridge and groom); her former fiancé (the scum), his runaway bride; her mother and father (Boston ‘upper crust’), his Navy buddies (EOD team) and a wife (lawyer) & a girlfriend (best friend). Add a little diving with mantas, the island of Kona, sprinkle in a little intrigue, a few secrets, a private eye to fill in the blanks and you have an absolutely funny, crazy, what’s next, I can’t put it down book. At one point I mentioned to a co-worker this story reminded me of a classic “I Love Lucy” episode, no matter what Lucy and Ethel did, they keep getting in deeper and deeper. The same is true for Lexie and Jim.
Mai Tai Marriage, the third book in the Aloha series by Chris is just as much fun as the first two. While it’s not necessary to have read Aloha Texas or Aloha Paradise first, believe me you’ll want to read them after you finish Mai Tai Marriage. Just like the first two stories, Chris has written another great story, full of ‘characters’, laughter, romance and love. I didn’t want to put it down. Make sure to pay attention at the end, possibly book four in the works? I hope so!
Lexi's who is the office manager and diver extraordinaire agrees to playfully go through a mock wedding ceremony when Jim is literally left at the altar on what should have been his wedding. With just a few too many Mai Tai's what Lexi and Jim thought was for just for fun and giggles turns into the real thing by Hawaiian custom. Too make matters worse, her parents and ex-fiancee show up at her door. They have no choice but to tell everyone that the ceremony was really legal and announce it to their friends and family. Little do they know that what was fictional is now looking like both Jim and Lexi's love story.
Ms. Keniston gives the readers a quick catch up on the previous 4 books plus a small little teaser for Doug's which is the next one that I'm anxious to start reading. You will be amazed how quickly this series wraps you up and makes you want to see how the other two single guys on the SF team find their true love of their life.
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Can't wait for the next in the series