Upon their arrival they meet the sexy islander Kino who is instantly attracted to Gloria. Their steamy love affair begins to play havoc with their intense feelings for one another. Jessica meets her own lover, Del, who melts the wall that she has built around her heart.
Set in the lush tropical environment of one of the world’s most romantic places, Groovin’ 'n Waikiki will be sure to please Dee Dawning fans and recruit new ones. The heat literally leaps off the pages and satisfies to the very end.
Jessie looked at me and waited for an explanation as I sat. "The bartender will serve us. They're short a server today."
"Okay. Tell me, what did you think of the bartender?"
"He was pleasant."
"Is that all."
"Because, I've been watching you. The only times your gaze wasn't following him was when you turned your back to come back here."
All of a sudden, the subject of our conversation showed up, handing us appetizer menus. My pulse quickened when he asked, "Do you need a few minutes or do you know what…you want?"
Jessie opened her menu. "There aren't a lot of choices. I think we're ready. I'd like the crab & mac nut wontons, the wild shrimp cocktail and iced tea."
"Very good, ma'am." Turning to me. "And you, ma'am?"
"Her name is Gloria."
I could have crawled under the table. I looked at Jessie with what I hoped were daggers in my eyes. "I'm sure Kino…I mean, the bartender, could care less what my name is."
Jessie wagged her eyebrows up and down and mouthed, "I'm doing this for you."
Kino smiled. "Actually, it is nice to know the customer's name. Let me help you, Gloria." He pointed his pen at the opened menu. "My favorite is this one right here. It is fit for a queen, or ladies as pretty as you and your sister."
I slid a little lower in my seat.
Jessie continued her little game. "Why, thank you, Kino. I think my sister is curious, but too shy to ask, are you're involved?"
I interrupted. "Yes, thank you, Kino. I will take your advice. The coconut shrimp sounds delicious. I'll have lemonade to drink. Please hurry, I'm starved, so the sooner you get that order in, it may save my…life."
He smiled. "As you wish. Do you know you are beautiful when you're agitated?" Before I could say a word in return, he turned and walked away.
"Why didn't you let him answer?" Jessie stared past my left ear. "Oh, my God. Check out his ass."
I turned and looked, and felt the flutter of imaginary butterfly wings in my stomach.
"Glor, baby. No wonder you couldn't take your eyes off him. He is seriously beautiful. And he likes…" she pointed right at me, "you, girl, I can tell."
A short time later, Kino returned with our drinks. "Here you are. Iced tea for you." He set the glass down in front of Jessica. "And lemonade for you. Your appetizers will be ready in ten minutes. Is there anything else I can do for you?"
Jessie raised her hand to her face. "There is one thing."
I rolled my eyes, wondering what would be coming next.
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