Heat Flash

Jack Knight has hired out his gun before, but never had a job come to mean so much. Lavinnia Carson was a beauty. He knew that at first glance, but he'd known his share of beautiful women. What was it about this lady that proved her different, that clouded his mind and caused him a constant ache to join her in her bed? One taste should have satisfied, only it hadn't.

Jack soon came to realize she was the only woman for him. Now all he had to do was convince her she felt much the same about him and do it before the madman who killed her husband returned to finish what he’d started.

I had high hopes for Heat Flash, but unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectation. The story started off intriguing enough in a bath house, but I was constantly pulled out of the story, having to go back a reread things. I found myself wondering what the characters looked liked, there was no real description or anything about them.

I really didn’t connect with the characters at all. I thought Jack was a brute, and not very heroic the first time he ‘accosted’ the heroine in a kiss. The plot involved Jack protecting Vinnie from a killer—who viewed Vinnie as his—but you don’t get a real sense of terror from Vinnie, and the scene when the killer does arrive is over so quickly it pulls you from the story.

I did like the author’s historical voice. It was very authentic. However, I feel there was too much plot for this short story, and if the author had of made it longer and explored the raw emotions of a woman in constant danger, and the man who was supposed to protect, I think this could’ve been a great read.


Book Blurb for Heat Flash

CATEGORY: Historical Romance, Western.
ELEMENTS: Paranormal Erotic Fantasy with Strong Sexual Content and
Explicit Descriptions of Intimacy. *Warning: Features Mild Bondage and
Spanking.
HEAT LEVEL:  Sapphire
LENGTH: Novella
FORMAT: E-BOOK

Jack Knight has hired out his gun before, but never had a job come to mean so much. Lavinnia Carson was a beauty. He knew that at first glance, but he'd known his share of beautiful women. What was it about this lady that proved her different, that clouded his mind and caused him a constant ache to join her in her bed? One taste should have satisfied, only it hadn't.

Jack soon came to realize she was the only woman for him. Now all he had to do was convince her she felt much the same about him and do it before the madman who killed her husband returned to finish what he’d started.
 


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 2.50