After Simone Ryan is stood up at the altar by her fiancé, Elliott, she decides to enjoy her would-be honeymoon in paradise alone. She checks into the Aloha Lagoon Resort's bridal suite and promptly begins to drown her sorrows in champagne. But when Simone steps out onto the balcony to take in the glorious Hawaiian scenery, she gets an even better view. Hot local baker, Liam Bentley, is out for a stroll on the beach. Maybe being single isn't so bad after all.
But when Elliott makes a surprise appearance at the resort—with a younger woman in tow—things turn deadly, and suddenly Simone finds herself not in the role of newlywed but prime murder suspect! Fighting for her life—not to mention her dignity—Simone must uncover secrets from her ex-fiancé's past which may just have killer consequences for her own future. With the help of the ever-so-tempting Liam, his feisty grandmother, and the quirky Aloha Lagoon staff, Simone finds herself tracking down a murderer who may just be closer to home than she thinks...
The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Photo Finished (book #7)
Bikinis Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicidee (book #12)
Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
About Aloha Lagoon:
There's trouble in paradise...
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com (Summary via Goodreads)
I LOVE visiting the Aloha Lagoon Resort in Hawaii !! And with the Aloha Lagoon Resort Mystery series you get to travel all over the island with a lot of interesting people.
In Deadly Bubbles in the Wine by Mary Jo Burke you meet Simone Ryan before she gets to the island. Simone is stood up at the alter at the courthouse and when she returrns to her apartment, she finds out her fiance, Elliott, not only stood her up at the courthouse but took his belongings from her apartment while she was out. Seeing as she wasn't thinking straight, she decides to go on the honeymoon alone. So off to the Aloha Lagoon Resort and the bridal suite she goes.....
Unfortunately she isn't even there 24 hours and she ends up in the middle of a murder investigation.....her fiance's to be exact. Simone finds out her fiance was on the island with her bosses very young step-daughter and shortly after she has a confrontation with Elliott he is washed up on the beach dead !!
Luckily for Simone she is befriended by Ellen Bentley and her adorable grandson Liam. With their help she uncovers a lot that she didn't know about her fiance and her life......
Aloha Lagoon Resort is the place to be !! All of the books in this series will take the reader away....you will feel like you are vacationing on the island and you will also be pulled into whatever trouble the main character is in and you will want to help them and Detective Ray solve the case so that everyone can relax and enjoy mai tais poolside......
Review by Missi S.