Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Body Heat by Brenda Novak

Title: Body Heat
Author: Brenda Novak
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Suspense
Series: Department 6 #2
Main Characters: Sophia St. Claire & Rod Guerrero
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN978-0778328032 or 
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
***I received my copy FREE for the purpose of providing an honest review.***
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

Twelve people have been shot at point-blank range and left to rot in the desert sun. It's Sophia St. Claire's job to do something about it. She's Bordertown, Arizona's new chief of police—and she's out of her depth.

Help arrives in the form of Department 6 hired gun Roderick Guerrero. As far as Sophia's concerned, his involvement only makes things worse. Maybe he's managed to turn his life around. And maybe he's a good investigator. But as the bastard son of a wealthy local rancher, he has a history he can't get past. A history that includes her.

Rod refuses to leave town until the killer is caught. He's not worried about the danger posed by some vigilante. It's Sophia who threatens him. Because he's used to risking his life—but his heart is another story.

My Review:
Honestly, I really did not enjoy this book the first 94 pages, but then a history between our two main characters, Rod and Sophia, was revealed on page 95 and I became really emotionally involved with the story and these characters.

Sophia's the Chief of Police. The job came to her after a huge scandal came to light about the other man up for the job, so a lot of people in town are not happy with her having the job. But she's a tough chick. She's had to be- life became an unwelcome reality for her when she was in high school so she has learned how to deal. She even spent some time as a Hell's Angel chick- she has the full arm tattoo sleeve and Harley motorcycle to go with it.

Rod grew up as the unacknowledged bastard son to the richest man in town. His mother was the Mexican hired help and his half-brothers and their mother never let him forget it. He left town, became a SEAL, and is a very successful agent for Department 6. When it comes to Bordertown, he has no fondness or happy thoughts about the town. His mother was the only positive thing about his life there.

Regardless, of that he has come back to help out in the investigation about who is murdering the illegals and immediately clashes with Sophia who does not want his help. Their history definitely makes it more difficult, esp. since there is a lingering chemistry heating up between the two of them.

Like the title says, this book is hot, the suspense is dynamic, and the personalities keep everything more than a little lively. I really enjoyed this book once I got into the story. From that point on, I could not put the book down which made for a REALLY late night reading, but it was worth it!

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I need these on my TBR Stat!