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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Heat is On by Elle Kennedy

The Heat is On by Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (78 pgs)
Other: M/F, menage, M/F/M, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephantois

It’s all about the thrill...

Out of Uniform, Book 6

As a Navy SEAL, Matt O’Connor specializes in Bad Boy. At least, that’s what he thinks…until he finds himself face down on the floor during a bank robbery, arguing with a sexy, bad-girl blonde who wields her sharp tongue with surgical precision.

Just like that, Matt begins to wonder if maybe the idea of settling down with one woman isn’t as crazy as he thought.

Savannah Harte is addicted to first kisses and whirlwind romances. Once the thrill is gone, though, she’s outta there. She’s eager to follow the adrenaline rush she feels with Matt into the nearest bed, but when tangled sheets begin to feel like tangled heartstrings, her first instinct is to cut him loose. There’s only one problem: Matt’s not going anywhere. And not even a steamy threesome seems to dull her growing feelings.

Which leaves Savannah having to decide what she wants more. The casual thrill of now…or the scary thrill of forever.

Navy SEAL Matt O’Connor and Savannah Harte met during a bank robbery. He’s been a playboy but now he’s hooked on her and unfortunately for him, she’s addicted to first kisses and that’s about all.

Wow, what an opening to this story, both the main characters in the wrong place at the wrong time…in a bank while it’s being robbed. This hooked me straight away and I enjoyed the witty banter between these two while all this is going on. When the scare is over and they go their separate ways you’re hoping they meet up again and soon.

I haven’t read any of the other books in this series but it really didn’t matter because the author features some of the characters from other stories and gives a quick run through on who they are and their relationship to Matt. He’s hot, hunky and when Savannah is cold to his advances, you feel for but him but know she can’t resist him for long.

When the two do get together, it’s hot and sexy and just when you think things are going to work out, Savannah plays even harder to get. There’s a very sexy ménage a trios in the middle of the story with another hot, hunky male who’s a friend of Matt and appeared in another story. You do wonder if Savannah will ever commit to Matt and begin to worry that maybe she’ll continue to play it cool.

However, this is a romance and the ending is very satisfying. Dialogue and pacing are both spot on for this short read. In fact, the author does a first rate job with adding enough back story without you getting lost, but not too much that it interrupts this couple’s story. This one definitely has me wanting to read more books in this series.

If you’re looking for suggestions for your summer to read list, I highly recommend adding this one.

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