Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Darren Kelley loves his town, his job as a volunteer firefighter, and working at a shelter for abandoned horses. He couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Until the cute girl from high school returns to town, all grown up.
Angie Davis is a pastry chef working at a popular restaurant in Boston. When her mother runs off with her latest toy boy, Angie rushes back to her small hometown in Maine to rescue the family pasta factory. Not content to return to the boonies, she decides to sell the business, fast, and get back to her real life. But before she can escape, she meets up with the man of her high school fantasies, and questions whether she needs the bright lights and big city to be happy.
Grace Hood outdid herself in this story. It has everything from humor, lust, love and just a good time. I actually found myself laughing at how many times Angie says “cripes” in this story. Two characters lusted over each other since high school but neither made a move—now as adults will one finally jump in the fire and just go for it?
Angie has come back home to take care of the family business but one night of fun has her doing something she would had never thought, but Darren is just a little bit more than she bargained for. Darren is a hero in every way imaginable but has no idea what he just got himself into. Then again, he just might like it. With a little help from a new friend, and also a cuddly ball of fur, their new found lust for each other grows and maybe they can actually have a future.
The love scenes are caring, loving and hot but at times just their mind wondering of what it would be like to make love or even just touch each other, will have you tingling all over. The characters seem like love struck teenagers, should I or shouldn’t I kiss them or hug them, I really want to but it’s wrong and they walk away. It’s just cute. The only drawback with Angie was that she is a workaholic and trying to juggle two jobs, one a family business and the other in town with her baking cakes, giving her less time with Darren. I love how Darren does not give up and tries to make her have fun and loosen up, but can it be enough? Read Where There’s Heat and you will fall in love with it the way I did, enjoy!
4 1/2 Tea Cups!