This book, this series, has been a long time coming. I’m so grateful to all of you for your help in getting it done. I truly hope you love Sawyer and Kiana. If nothing else, maybe it’ll spark a trip to Hawaii! It’s stunning there.
Kiana’s older brother, Kapena, isn’t so thrilled about Sawyer and Kiana being together. He pushes his sister to answer some tough questions, with Sawyer standing right there!
Excerpt from Order vs. Chaos
I leaned against the couch, watching them square off. It was strange to have them arguing over me, but I felt like I couldn’t defend myself. If Kapena didn’t trust me, nothing I said would change his mind.
“If you like him so much, why has it taken you this long to go out with him?”
“I’m scared, okay,” she said, her back to me. “I’m scared that I’m going to get hurt again. I like him, Kapena. But I liked Anthony, too.”
“If he hurts you, I’ll kill him,” Kapena said, his eyes on me.
She breathed a laugh. “I know. And I love you for it. He hasn’t given me any reason to think he will. I just keep thinking about how things started with Anthony. A kiss here. A late night there. I sort of fell into bed with him. It wasn’t a thought out plan. It just happened. And I know you don’t want to hear this,” she said quickly. “But it’s hard for me to think about getting right back into things with someone new.”
“It’s been months, Kiki.”
She nodded. “I know. Because I’ve been too scared to try.”
“Why him?” Kapena said with another glare for me.
“Because he tries. He looks out for me. He waited after the first wedding until I went home. He bought me lunch. He always wants to help, not for credit, but because he wants to help.” She paused and glanced over her shoulder at me. “And because he doesn’t want to hide us.”
I stared into her dark eyes for a long moment, knowing Kapena would squash our connection before long. He cleared his throat, drawing her attention back to him.
“You’re still a kid to me. I don’t want any man to put his hands on you. But this one doesn’t seem so bad.”
I huffed a laugh. “Thanks, friend.”
“You’re lucky you got a compliment that big,” Kiana said. “He didn’t make you fight him first.”
“That’s still an option,” Kapena said, cracking his knuckles.