Book 4 in the Turn Up the Heat series.

Ms. Holt and Ms. Standifer have done it again with their latest offering in the Turn Up the Heat series. STEAMED is one hot, sexy read that you will read over and over again. Grant Havers had it all until one day, he had a heart attached at thirty-eight and vowed never again. Kira Jacobs has had it with guys that are all brawn in bed but no brain out of it. All she wants is what her sister and cousin have, a man to love and to settle down with. When Grant and Kira meet at her sister Kasey's engagement party, the chemistry is instant and combustible. After their tryst at the party, all Kira can think about is Grant.

A couple of weeks later as she is working in her studio, her neighbor barges in and accuses her of trying to burn their houses to the ground. As they recognize each other, they can't seem to keep their hands off of each other. But Grant holds a big secret from Kira. When Kira calls her sister for information on Grant, she is only give a little bit to keep her interested.

I admit that I have read every book in this series and loved the instant attraction that the main characters have with each other. That being said Grand and Kira have to be my favorites. While Grant is holding his secret close, it's frustrating to Kira when he runs. Grant is only protecting her and himself from any heartache. STEAMED is told from the male point of view and it's done with a tender and humorous touch. I didn't want to be affected the way I was with Grant and Kira but I was.

If you are looking for a book that will move you, make you laugh, want a fan for yourself and wish, just wish they would hurry up already, STEAMEDis for you.

Book Blurb for Steamed


Kira Jacobs is sick of always being the bridesmaid, never the bride. Sick of dating hot studs who have no more depth than the water in her sink. She’s determined to find a lasting meaningful relationship with a mature, suit-wearing man. But her goofy, stay-at-home neighbor sends her all kinds of hot signals.

Grant Havers left the high finance rat race after having a heart attack at thirty-eight. He’s done with living up to everyone’s expectations but his own. It’s time to go after what he wants. What he wants most is sexy Kira. He’s convinced her to try him out in bed, but she’s determined to leave it as sex only. 

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 4.75