Night Heat by Desiree Holt
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Length: Full Length (168 pages)
Other: M/F, toys, spanking, BDSM, anal sex, public sex
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Carnation
Jill Danvers left Bluebonnet Falls ten years ago and never expected to go back. When Gabe Carter, the love of her life, married someone else she took the pieces of her shattered heart and ran as fast and as far as she could. But Gabe is chairing The Falls' bicentennial celebration and the magazine Jill writes for has assigned her to do a piece on it. The minute she walks into Gabe's office she discovers two things — she's as hot for him as she ever was, and Gabe isn't married.
Their feelings for each other explode and they heat up the nights, the sex hotter and more erotic than either thought possible. But there are still a lot of obstacles in their path. The former Mrs. Carter comes home determined to reclaim Gabe for herself and a nasty scandal is brewing over a new development meant to put Bluebonnet Falls on the map. A scandal that could involve everyone.
The name says it all in this scorching love story. Heat radiates from the pages! The intensity of the passion between long parted lovers, Jill and Gabe is consuming in this fully envisioned and expertly told tale of unrequited love.
News magazine writer, Jill Danvers has returned to her home town to cover the big bicentennial celebration coming up. She immediately runs into her first love, Gabe Carter, who ten years earlier left her for another woman after a summer-long affair that became the best time of her life. Gabe suddenly left to marry the woman he was seeing before. The woman who stepped forward to claim she carried his child.
Sexy, hard-bodied, good looking lawyer Gabe has spent the last ten years pining for Jill and attempting to contact her. However, Jill has refused all calls or contact from him, believing him to be a two-timing player who trampled her heart. What Jill doesn't know is that Gabe divorced his wife following her miscarriage of their baby.
Jill had been involved with a nice man for several years named, Mike, who taught her how to have an exciting and fulfilling sex life, but she never felt real love for him like she did for Gabe. Since Mike, she hasn't been interested in any men and has stayed out of the dating scene, keeping to herself. That is, until she meets Gabe again after ten years.
The heat between them blazes and the sparks fly hot the minute they run into each other. Jill can't resist Gabe's raw sexuality and immediately they are drawn into an exciting, erotic affair that gains in intensity and depth every time they are together. The scalding sex scenes in this novel had me turning up the A/C constantly. I love the natural way that Ms. Holt weaves the evolving relationship between the lovers with the hottest sex scenes imaginable. This book just grows hotter with every turn of the page.
Gabe is a dominant and very imaginative lover who has met his sexual and emotional match in Jill, who can't get enough of this exciting, attentive and powerful lover. One thing I really love about the relationship between Jill and Gabe is the layers and depth of their love. Gabe is not only a strong, dominant lover, he is nurturing and tender as well, giving his heart openly and completely. At first he is too insecure to say the L word, which is often even the case with very confident men. He is worried that Jill will turn tail and run, as she did ten years before, never giving him a chance to explain.
There is also a foul air hanging over the upcoming celebration in the town. I don't want to give away the plot, but there are some very interesting developments which Jill and Gabe become key to solving and there is a menacing element of danger in this sub plot.
The main story is the evolving love and trust between the two main characters, and it is a sweet and sexy story, indeed. I found this to be a hot, engaging romance that I am eager to recommend to all. It has something for almost everyone in the 'heat' department, so be prepared to be very entertained. I say, go get a copy of, Night Heat now!