Turn Up the Heat
By: Kimberly Kincaid
Published: March 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Heat Level: Spicy
Date: June 4, 2014
"It's not you."
There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge.
But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.
Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?
I really enjoyed Turn Up the Heat. The characters were engaging, the sex was just warm enough and the plot was easy going. All around good afternoon relaxing read.
Bellamy’s life is up in the air and a little vacation is in order. Along with her two best buddies, she gets away from the city to the snowy mountains. Too bad her car didn’t like the trip.
What Shane doesn’t need is a city girl coming into town in her little broken down sports car. What was the woman thinking driving a Miata in the snow? One look at her and he knows she will be trouble. Shane couldn’t be more right.
When one door closes, another one opens is a good motto for Turn Up the Heat. Both main characters have issues in their lives but that doesn’t stop them from heating up the small town of Pine Mountain. As their issues start to implode or get resolved, Bellamy and Shane make a great connection; both inside and outside of the bed. I think Shane blew things out of proportion, but Bellamy made her fair share of mistakes too. I enjoyed their courtship, but at time I was completely frustrated at Ms. Kincaid’s ability to keep me guessing about Shane.
As the series continues I hope to see some of the people that were introduced to us. They were the icing on the cake and I loved how you could almost feel their bonds of friendship. I can also see myself falling in love with Pine Mountain and I can’t wait to read more about this small mountain town. Don’t even get me started on the tasty recipes that are included with the book. All I can say is YUM!
Turn Up the Heat is a great sweet story about friendship, love, trust, and food. I think Ms. Kincaid will have us craving for more and more.