Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hot as Sin by Bella Andre

Title: Hot as Sin
Author: Bella Andre
My Rating: B

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: HotShots #2
Main Characters: Dianna Kelley  & Sam MacKenzie
Release Date: October 2009
ISBN978-0440245018 or 
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:

Only total desperation could reunite Dianna Kelley with Sam MacKenzie, the irresistible bad boy she walked out on ten years ago. But the fearless firefighter with the awesome wilderness skills is the only one who can take her where she needs to go. It’s a gamble—tracking down her endangered sister while keeping Sam and their undeniable attraction at arm’s length. Not easy when they’re trekking into a remote corner of the Rockies, where she’s got to trust her former lover with her life.

Despite their past, Sam never could refuse a damsel in distress, especially one who has haunted his dreams for years. He’ll help find her sister and get Dianna out of his system once and for all. But soon it’s hard to tell whether the greatest threat is from the rushing rapids, the deadly enemy on their trail, or the passion that’s sending them straight into the line of fire….

My Review:
Overall, this was a pretty good book. Sam & Dianna have an undeniable connection. The tension between them is palpable- both for the misunderstandings and assumptions from 10 years ago when they were both too young and too stupid, but also for the sexual tensions that are still there now.

This is a suspense novel. The core of the romantic side of the novel is the love between Sam & Dianna that has never left even though it's been 10 years since they have seen each other. 

The book starts out with Dianna being in a car accident which brings Sam running to her side. From there, things escalate as Dianna's sister is kidnapped and she needs Sam's help to find her. 

Unfortunately, the suspense falls a bit flat throughout the middle of the book when the story is concentrating on Sam & Dianna connecting emotionally. The whole book is written in a hurry-up-and-wait kind of holding pattern which got to be really frustrating to read. I felt unsettled through a lot of the middle of the book because I could not read it fast enough. Luckily, the ending is fantastic and helped to make up for a lot of dissatisfaction throughout the middle of the book.

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