Library Journal:

When a broken faucet and a ruined Halloween costume send children's librarian Momi Kanahele flying to the door of apartment manager Rick Mahoney to demand the situation be fixed, their relationship gets off to a soggy start. But Momi is attracted to the handsome Rick, and when he helps her choose another costume, she begins to see him in a new light. Amidst a waterlogged carpet, new floor tile, and cooking lessons (he teaches her), they gradually become friends. Still, unless Rick can resolve his past—and his aversion to the holidays—they may never be more. A wary hero who needs to take a chance, a heroine who is just the one to help him, and a magical family quilt combine in this gentle romance that adds a unique tropical touch to the festivities. This is the second installment in Mahon's "Matchmaker Quilt" trilogy. Mahon (The Secret Correspondence) has a number of multicultural Hawaiian romances to her credit; she lives in Paradise Valley, AZ.

©December 2008