The Heat Is On

Blaze #558 - American Heroes

Bella Manchelli, a pastry chef at Edible Bliss Cakes and Pastries, decides to partake in an event called Eight Dates in Eight Days. In doing this event she feels that maybe she’ll meet Mr. Right.

The event sets her up with one date per day and they see if there is any chemistry between them. So far, every date isn’t her Mr. Right. She finally goes on her eighth date with Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome and he’s the one she finds a connection with. She feels such a connection that she ends up sleeping with him, but never expects to see him again.

The following day while getting the bakery ready to open, Bella thinks she hears a noise at the back door. Peeking out the window, she sees no one there. She continues her morning chores and decides to open the back door for some fresh air. The door opens a bit, but gets caught on something. Pushing the door a bit harder she just can’t believe her eyes. There, on the little stoop, is a body. Frantically she calls 911 and they send immediate help. Never did she think she’d see Jacob, date number eight, again so soon. But this time he has a gun and badge attached to his belt and he’s ready to start his murder investigation.

Does this murder investigation bring Bella and Jacob closer together? Does he believe that she had nothing to do with the murder? Who is the victim and what did he have to do with Bella?

Ms. Shalvis did a great job telling this story and she had me sitting on the edge of my seat during the murder investigation. The entire time that I was reading I was trying to solve the case along with Jacob. If you’re looking for a good mystery-romance book to get lost in for a few hours, this would definitely be a great choice!

Book Blurb for The Heat Is On

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., 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?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 4.00