Miami Heat by Savannah Stuart
Publisher: Loose Id
Length: Short Story (70 pgs)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern
When Madison Dubois witnesses a terrible crime, she goes to the only place she knows she’ll be safe, Detective Rafe Jackson’s house. Rafe has been in love with Madison Dubois for longer than he cares to admit. Unfortunately for him, she views him as a big brother. Or so he thinks.
When she shows up on his doorstep terrified for her life, he has no choice but to keep her safe. Undeniable sparks fly when they’re forced to share a roof. Unless he can keep her alive, their relationship might not have a chance to even start, despite the Miami Heat.
Miami Heat is a deliciously naughty story that leaves you breathless. Savannah Stuart has taken two of the sultriest characters imaginable and put them together; ensuring the pages ignite and the words come at you in a blinding gust of steam.
When Madison witnesses an attack on an innocent man by a mob boss, she goes to the one person she knows can protect her; her brother’s best friend, detective, and secret crush, Rafe. What she doesn’t realize is Rafe no longer views her as a kid sister. In fact, he hasn’t looked at her as anything other than a woman since she started walking the line between legal and jailbait. They are one another’s forbidden fruit, an unobtainable temptation. That alone provides enough tension to keep you flipping the pages to see what happens next. Of course, the chemistry between the two is off the charts, so that when the sparks fly the entire place goes up in a sexual inferno. Rafe and Madison are two of my all time favorite protagonists to read about – friends since childhood. Having a solid foundation to start, in my opinion, brings the characters closer together and makes their journey into an intimate relationship all the more appealing. This isn’t a simple story about a man and a woman who are attracted to one another, but rather, a man and a woman who have long denied what they desire most.
I have to say that I love Ms. Stuart’s writing style, and soared through the story. The characters are fantastic, the writing is tight and wonderfully paced, and the subplot involving danger is just right. The focus of Miami Heat,, even with the various elements of doubt and suspense, is Rafe and Madison, and as a romantic, I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is a story that gets your blood pumping over and over again, but clenches your heart when it needs to and leaves one heck of an impression.
A definite must read for erotica fans who like a little something extra. Be sure to place Miami Heat on your TBR list.