October 16, 2012

Review: A Very Important Guest by Mary Whitney!

Abby Flaherty has a lousy job, but it’s the perfect one for her. Housekeeping in a luxury Waikiki hotel is a refuge from her troubles. Once a carefree and spirited island girl, Abby has had to deal with responsibilities and grim circumstances beyond her years. But when a V.I.P. guest discovers there’s more to Abby than her uniform and cleaning cart, the glow of romance begins to brighten her life in ways she’s not sure she can trust—or live without.

Set against a backdrop of pristine beaches and starlit skies, this intriguing short story delivers political banter, poignant realism, and delicious romance, all sparked by the visit of A Very Important Guest.

A Very Important Guest is a short story that can easily be read in one sitting. I was a little worried about the development between the two main characters, but surprisingly you really get to know them and watch them fall in love. I learned a lot about Abby and her special guest. Abby is a character that I would definitely love to read more about. If this were turned into a full novel, I’d probably rate it five stars. I love the chemistry between the two and how mature both characters are.

I feel this story is great for a long car ride, and/or train ride. It’s pleasurable and has the right amount of everything in it. I enjoyed it a lot. I definitely will be reading more by this author. 

Short review for a short story, I recommend it. Let me know what you think! 

4 out of 5 stars!



  1. It sounds like good things come in small packages (or short stories at the case may be). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! This has a lot packed into a short story and sounds great! Sometimes a short story is just perfect and a nice break. Thanks for sharing this info :)

  3. This sounds like a very unique premise for a short story, will be checking it out.

  4. Sounds like a good short story to try on a car ride.


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