Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Oh, dear. Bella Manchelli is so not having a good day. First, she's deliciously exhausted from last night's sizzling one-night stand. Second, there's a (gulp) dead body at her back door. Third...um, that scrumptious one-nighter is at her front door... and he's wearing a badge!
Police Officer Jacob Madden is all about duty. Until he shows up looking for a homicide...and runs right into last night's slice of sexy heaven! Damn, he just can't think straight when he's around Bella. All he wants to do is lick her up one side and down the other....
Can duty and smoking-hot sex blend for a while? Definitely! Until Jacob discovers that several of the guys Bella's dated have turned up dead. Jacob loves being around Bella. But is he ready to be used as target practice?
From the first line of The Heat is On I was hooked. This is the second story of Ms. Shalvis that I have read and I absolutely loved it. The chemistry between Bella and Jacob was steamy from the beginning.
Bella’s character is of a young woman with a large family who moves around from place to place. She’s never really put down roots anywhere. The story is set in Santa Rey, California and Bella’s working for Willow the owner of Edible Bliss Cakes and Pastries as a pastry chef. She participates in Eight Dates in Eight Nights singles group. It’s not until the eighth date that she finds someone that really catches her eye.
Jacob, who’s a detective with the local police department, is just dreamy. Bella refers to him as Mr. Tall, Dark and Sexy. Jacob and Bella hit it off from the beginning. I love how they tried to keep things casual but as things progress it’s anything but. The story heats up when Jacob learns several of the guys Bella has dated are turning up dead.
As the story progresses Jacob finds himself doing everything he can do keep Bella Safe. I really loved how this story ended. I’m looking forward to reading more of Ms Shalvis’ books.
4 Tea Cups!