Author: A.J. Llewellyn
Publisher: Amber Allure
Pages/Word Count: 38000 Words
At a Glance: Air Bear is an incredibly well thought out book for being an extended novella.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Kappy and Jason are happily newlywed men relocating from a military base in Massachusetts to Kappy’s childhood home of Honolulu. For Kappy, the move brings up a lot of good and bad memories. And with his husband working a lot, it leaves him to deal alone with his resurrected past.
Jason, an Air Bear, is working at the combined Hickham and Pearl Harbor bases as a military police detective on a reactivated cold case. Although Jason’s work is secretive, his private life is spicy, hot, and nothing like anything the normally remote Jason has experienced before.
But things are about to get freaky when the target of Jason’s investigation starts stalking him. Jason has much to lose, and now he wonders about Kappy’s assertion that the island spirits—especially some wacky volcano goddess named Pele—will protect him…
This story was previously published in an Anthology from Amber Quill Press named AmberPax. Each of the stories in that book were separated and can now be found individually.
Review: Jason is an Air Bear – a military policeman and an air force pilot. Kappy is a braille interpreter and tutor. When Jason gets stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, shortly after they are married, it gives Kappy a happy excuse to go home.
Kappy – short for Kahuna – was born and raised in Hawaii, and the chance to show the island off to his new husband is an opportunity he can’t pass up – but only if Jason refrains from talking pork on the H3 highway. Jason is on a task force charged with solving cold case police files. The problem is, this case doesn’t want to stay cold, and a killer needs to tie up loose ends before he gets caught.
Air Bear is an incredibly well thought out book for being an extended novella. I laughed at the parents, I was intrigued by the mystery, and it was an easy and enjoyable read. The HEA for Kappy and Jason is never in jeopardy—they are a solid couple and so good for each other. I highly recommend this short, easy read.
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