About the Book
When Angela Clark’s best friend Jenny invites her to join a press trip to Hawaii, three days of sun, sea and sleep sounds like the perfect antidote to her crazed life.
At work in New York, she’s supposed to be the face of Having It All. But the only thing Angela feels she excels at is hiding in the printer cupboard, eating Mini Cheddars and watching Netflix on her phone and if this is living the dream, she’s more than ready to wake up.
A few days away with Jenny sounds like exactly what she needs but Angela’s talent for getting into a scrape guarantees nothing goes to plan – and not even the most beautiful beaches, blue skies and daiquiris will get her off the hook…
I have read and loved all of the I Heart… series and was really quite sad to discover that I Heart Hawaii is to be the last book. I’m very happy to say that it lives up to all the previous books though and is a fitting finale!
In I Heart Hawaii we catch up with Angela as she starts back at work, in a new job, following her maternity leave. She also gets invited to join a top mommy group and is immediately suspicious of why they want to recruit her. Jenny then invites Angela, plus their friend Louise, to join her on a work trip to Hawaii and it’s something they can’t refuse!
I Heart Hawaii had all the elements that I’ve loved in this series – humour mixed in with the occasional poignant moment. Angela is doing great as a new mum, and is as in love with her husband Alex as ever but she’s struggling to get everything done and to get back into professional mode. Jenny is as brilliant as ever – she is quite manically trying to pull together the few days in Hawaii to maximise the press and influencer coverage so her and Angela don’t get as much time together as had been hoped. The usual Jenny hi-jinx ensue when there’s a mishap with a firework but all’s well that ends well!
The ending of this book is sheer perfection. I don’t think I’ve ever shed tears over a contemporary fiction book before but I did cry towards the end of this book. The way Angela writes about friendship is so moving and so beautiful. It made me miss my best friend all over again.
I don’t know if this book would work as a standalone as I’m so invested in the series as a whole now – I suspect you probably would need to read the other books to really appreciate this one. It’s absolutely worth your time to start at the beginning though, it really is such a wonderful series!
I Heart Hawaii was a perfect end to a brilliant series, and is one I won’t forget. I’m sure I’ll re-visit Angela and Jenny one of these days as I love them too much not to!
Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book via NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
I Heart Hawaii is out now and available here.
18 thoughts on “Book Review: I Heart Hawaii by Lindsey Kelk”
This series would be perfect summer reading. Sounds so fun and what a cute cover.
It’s a perfect book for summer! 🙂 I recommend the whole series, I’ve loved all of the books as they’re such fun reads.
Can you read the book on its own, or do you have to read all the books before? Thanks.
It would probably work as a standalone but so much of it is a conclusion to the series that I think it would be enjoyed better if you’d read the previous books first. All the books are such fun reads, I recommend them.
Sweet review.. I loved the cover too
Thank you 🙂
I loved each and every one of them and felt the ending was perfect
Me too, it was such a perfect ending to a fab series. 🙂
It does sound like a fun read, Hayley. And I think we all feel that ‘crazed’ feeling at times, and are in need of a break. The characters sound interesting, too. I’m glad you enjoyed this one.
It was such a fun read and a fitting end to a great series.
So glad you enjoyed the finale even though you are sad that it was to be the last in the series!
Thank you 🙂
I’m just about to start book 3 (Paris) so will no doubt be a while before I get to this but I have been loving it so far. I’m still not quite there yet with Angela and Jenny, Jenny is mean, but I do love Alex.
I’m glad you’re enjoying the series so far. It’s a shame you aren’t fully liking Angela and Jenny as yet, I hope they grow on you as you get further through the books.
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I have the I heart series on my kindle and have always been in two minds but if you think are good I will give them a whirl. Lovely review xx
I’ve really loved the series so recommend it. Some of the books have been better than others but on the whole it’s been wonderful to check in with characters that I love over the years. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I have if you do end up reading it. 🙂
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