This book was a great cowboy romance and I enjoyed it very much.
Just let me say that I'm a big fan of Cat Johnson's books. I've read a lot of them, but Midnight Heat was my first one in this particular series. I loved it and now I simply must read the rest of the series.
This book is about Justin and Phoenix and how it was destiny bringing them together. It's like they were meant to be together and I think that was what I liked best about this book. The main couple Justin and Phoenix were just so likeable and I was hoping for them to get together right from the beginning.
Justin was in a lot of pain, but he pushed it down and hid it underneath all of his responsibilities. Every now and again he had to get away from the weight of it all, just to be alone, but even then he was dragging his baggage along for the ride. I really felt bad for him. That being said. Dayum he was one hot alpha cowboy, that's the kind that Cat Johnson excels at creating. Now, a bit about Phoenix. Again, I think it must've been fate that led to the discovery of her birth mother's identity and started a burning need that brought her together with Justin. Everything was aligned just so. Anyhoo. Phoenix hitches a ride back to Oklahoma with Justin and along the way they get to know each other even though they're trying to keep their distance. Once again, at the risk of repeating myself, it was clearly meant to be. I liked how their relationship fell into place easily. Still they hit a few bumps in the road, kept their secrets a little too close, had some big issues to work out.
This book was an easy read for me. I loved the destined lover’s aspect of the story. The characters were so likeable, and the chemistry was hot between them, and the author was able to make it seem real. The writing was superb, and while this book can stand alone, I think it best to read the series in order. So, I can say how much I enjoyed this book. I recommend it and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
He needs to escape...Justin Skaggs is on the road to anywhere--as long as it's far from home--when fate throws a kindred spirit across his path.
She needs to get to Oklahoma...Phoenix Montagno can't believe her luck when she runs into the hottie from the bar. He's the key to her getting everything she's always wanted, but she can't tell him that. Luckily he's not interested in learning her story any more than he is in sharing his.
Both have secrets they don't want to share...It's the perfect arrangement. No personal details. No talking at all. Just two strangers sharing the cab of a truck heading the direction they both need to go . . . until they decide to share a bed, too.