From award-winning writer, R. Barri Flowers, and bestselling author of the heartfelt relationship novel, Forever Sweethearts, comes a compelling contemporary novelette: Kaanapali Beach Paradise, Part 1.
Set amidst the lush playground of Maui, Hawaii's famed Kaanapali Beach Resort, the soap opera style tale of adultery, ambition, dark secrets, love, lust, hate, romance, betrayal, revenge, and murder, revolves around the anticipated grand opening of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, the newest luxury resort on this three-mile long ocean front stretch of paradise on the island's western shore.
Ben Crawford is a multimillionaire real estate investor and CEO of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel. A widower, his 19-year-old daughter, Leigh, is his pride and joy. Forgotten is the child he abandoned long ago, never imagining it would come back to haunt him.
Leigh Crawford is beautiful, spoiled, precocious, and just looking to have fun at her daddy's new luxury hotel. After meeting hot Hawaiian chauffeur, Masami, things get steamy in a hurry. But how far can they go before crash landing?
Yoshiko Pelayo is a gorgeous Hawaiian journalist, who has taken a job in housekeeping at the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, while plotting revenge against Ben Crawford, the father she never knew.
Kalani and Rosita Okamura own the fabulous Shoreline Lounge in Kaanapali, while hiding secrets of adultery from one another, and more.
Genevieve Roswell fled San Francisco to escape bad elements and ended up on Maui. Now she fears her past may be about to catch up to her.
Eugene Keebler is a janitor at the Kaanapali Palms Hotel and a smalltime hood. He sees the grand opening as a golden opportunity to rob the place, with the help of friends.
Stewart McGann is a retired police detective from Portland, Oregon who is brought to Maui to head the security force at the Kaanapali Palms Hotel. The offer is made easier by his attraction to housekeeper, Yoshiko, even if he senses there is more to her than meets the eye.
Kaanapali Beach Paradise is the first in a continuing series of novelettes that promise to keep readers engaged as lives and loves are turned upside down with twists at every turn amidst the splendor of a famous Hawaii beach resort.
Bonus material includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers' bestselling Hawaii mystery novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Murder in Maui, and Murder in Honolulu.