A MelanieM Audiobook Review: Mahu by Neil S. Plakcy and Joel Leslie (Narrator)

Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 Mahu — a generally negative Hawaiian term for homosexuals — introduces a unique character to detective fiction. Kimo Kanapa’aka is a handsome, mixed-race surfer living in Honolulu, a police detective confronting his homosexuality in an atmosphere of macho bravado within the police force. A man of intelligence, strength, honesty, resourcefulness,… Continue reading A MelanieM Audiobook Review: Mahu by Neil S. Plakcy and Joel Leslie (Narrator)

A MelanieM Review: Love on the Boil (Love On # 5) by Neil Plakcy

Rating: 3 stars out of 5 What if the one who got away came back–and you had to work together to achieve your dreams? Eddie Gonzalez and Darren Carter had a hot college romance, which derailed when they graduated and went in different directions. But now they’re both on South Beach, both trying to start… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Love on the Boil (Love On # 5) by Neil Plakcy

A MelanieM Review: Ghost Ship (Mahu #10) by Neil S. Plakcy

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 New fathers investigate the death of a young family. When a sailboat carrying four bodies washes up on the Leeward Coast of O’ahu, openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka, on loan to the FBI, must discover what sent this young family and their deadly cargo on a dangerous… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Ghost Ship (Mahu #10) by Neil S. Plakcy

A MelanieM Review: Children of Noah (Mahu #9) by Neil S. Plakcy

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A few months after the birth of his twins, openly gay Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka and begins a temporary assignment to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Kimo and his HPD partner Ray Donne are quickly thrown into an investigation into threatening letters sent to a U.S. Senator.… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Children of Noah (Mahu #9) by Neil S. Plakcy

A MelanieM Review: Finding Freddie Venus (Have Body, Will Guard #7) by Neil S. Plakcy

Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5 Aidan and Liam’s new client is former gay porn star Freddie Venus, who survived an epic slide and now lives a solitary life in a restored farmhouse outside Nice. He hires bodyguards when he begins to believe he is being stalked. Newt Camilleri is a sad, overweight fifty-year-old who… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Finding Freddie Venus (Have Body, Will Guard #7) by Neil S. Plakcy

A MelanieM Review: Kimo & Mike (Storming Love: Blizzard #2) by Neil S. Plakcy

Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Former competitive surfer and Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka is in his element in his home state of Hawaii. However, his partner, fire investigator Mike Riccardi, wants to head to the mainland for a ski trip and reunion with some old buddies of his. As a bitter storm rages outside… Continue reading A MelanieM Review: Kimo & Mike (Storming Love: Blizzard #2) by Neil S. Plakcy