Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wild Heat by Bella Andre

Title: Wild Heat
Author: Bella Andre
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: HotShots #1
Main Characters: Maya Jackson & Logan Cain
Release Date: April 2009
ISBN978-0440245001 or 
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
He's a hotshot firefighter addicted to risk.
She's the sultry beauty he never saw coming.

Maya Jackson doesn’t sleep with strangers. Until the night grief sent her to the nearest bar and into the arms of the most explosive lover she’s ever had. Six months later, the dedicated arson investigator is coming face-to-face with him again. Gorgeous, grinning Logan Cain. Her biggest mistake. Now her number one suspect in a string of deadly wildfires.

Risking his life on a daily basis is what gets Logan up in the morning. As the leader of the elite Tahoe Pines Hotshot Crew, he won’t back down from a blaze—or from beautiful, lethal Maya Jackson. She may have seduced him with her tears and her passion, but it’ll be a cold day in hell before Logan lets down his guard again. But when Maya’s life is threatened, his natural-born-hero instincts kick in, and Logan vows to protect the woman sworn to bring him down. And as desire reignites, nothing—not the killer fire nor the killer hot on their trail—can douse the flames.…

My Review:
Before I start talking the specifics on this book, I need to share a funny coincidence with you. I just finished the Wilder trilogy by Jill Shalvis. That trilogy was about 3 brothers that own a high-adventure business in the Sierra Mtns. Well, when I started this first book in the HotShot trilogy by Bella Andre, I was shocked to find that they are set in the exact same place. Weird coincidence and super-fun esp. since I have loved all of these books so far and the gorgeous setting has definitely enhanced that feeling.

This was another great book! Maya is tough, tenacious arson investigator, but when her firefighter brother dies suddenly fighting a fire, she let's go of her inhibitions and experiences 15 minutes of passion with an un-named stranger in an effort to deal with her grief. 6 months later, she finds out that un-named stranger is her prime suspect in a string of arson fires.

Logan is haunted by the beauty that he shared 15 minutes of passion with, but he's not about to let her railroad him or his career for a crime that he didn't commit. On temporary suspension with a forest fire burning out of control, it's killing him to be sidelines, but then the cases of arson quickly start to escalate as well as the attempts on Maya's life.

This book is full of passion and suspense from page 1 all the way till the end. It's a fantastic book. Logan is an amazing alpha-hero, hotshot firefighter, passionate about his ability to fight fires, passionate about his men/crew, passionate about Maya.

Maya takes one hit after another throughout this book (this is one seriously tough chick), but she stays strong- never becomes a damsel-in-distress. She is trying to protect Logan and by extension, his family.

This is an awesome page-turner. Perfect suspense. Perfect love story. Perfect book!!

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

You know I really need to make Contemparies part of normal reading rotation! This does sound really good :)