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Some Like It Hot (Razor Bay #2)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  697 ratings  ·  89 reviews
"Wrong for each other" never felt more right...

Even a lifelong traveler like Harper Summerville has to admire the scenery in Razor Bay, Washington. There's the mountains. The evergreens. The water. And Max Bradshaw, the incredibly sexy deputy sheriff. Still, Harper's here only for the summer, working covertly for her family's foundation. And getting involved with this rugg
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2013)
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Rating 3.5 stars
The first book of the Razor Bay series came out a year back and it introduced us to the hero Max, the half brother of Jake Bradshaw.

Max is a deputy sheriff and he is generally a man of few words. He had to spend his childhood with a mother who wouldn't let the past go, harping on his father who walked out on them for Jake's mother. As kids Max and Jake didn't get along but adulthood and Jake's return is changing all of that.

Harper Summerville is a gypsy, she roams all around the
2.5 stars

I really wanted to love this book and up until half of it I gave it all my heart. Susan Andersen did something that few other successful mainstream romance do : she wrote an african-american heroine (or at least a mixed-raced one). I was so delighted when I realised harper wasn't your usual white american girl (which of course I have nothing against). I thought it brought something fresh to the book and something very much realistic. Also she played the race card just right. The book is
Much like the other book I've read by Andersen, this one was good enough to keep me reading, but not good enough to interest me in reading anymore of her books. She comes up with interesting situations and compelling relationship dynamics, but the details in the execution just don't quite work. In this case our heroine Harper Summerville is a rolling stone, spending the summer in Razor Bay to teach yoga and lead excursions at the local inn. Max Bradshaw on the other hand, is a Razor Bay native, ...more
May Mostly Romance
หยิบเล่มนี้มาอ่านแบบไม่ได้คาดหวังมากมายเท่าไหร เพราะแม้เราจะชอบงานเขียนของซูซาน แอนเดอร์เซ่นหลายเล่ม แต่เรารู้สึกจริง ๆ ว่า ช่วงเวลาที่ดีที่สุดของเธอได้ผ่านไปแล้ว เรายังเชื่อในฝีมือการเขียนของเธออยู่นะคะ นั่นคือคิดว่างานเขียนของเธอยังดีกว่านักเขียนหลายคน เรียกว่าอ่านแล้วก็คงไม่ผิดหวัง แต่เราไม่คาดหวังว่า เธอจะทำให้เราตื่นเต้นเหมือนกับที่เรารู้สึกในงานเก่า ๆ ของเธอได้

เล่มนี้ไม่ได้ถึงกับสนุกขนาดเทียบเท่ากับงานแนวโรแมนติกสืบสวนของเธอที่เราชอบมาก ๆ ได้นะคะ แต่เล่มนี้ทำให้เรารู้สึกว่า เธอเขียนเรื่อง
Sep 16, 2013 Kay rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
This is not one of my favorite Susan Andersen books. Although the hero and heroine are totally likeable and the setting was pleasant, it did not have a plot or conflict that I found particularly interesting. The couple are totally in to each other from the moment they meet. And the conflict seems to be mostly that he does not like rich girls and she does not intend to stick around in town. She is in town "undercover" to check out a local home for teenage boys for her family charitable foundation ...more
I really like this book. It was Max Bradshaw's swan book. Ms. Andersen brought his character to life. Despite the facts that we already know (former marine, alpha male, broad shouldered, tall), we find that he has a heart of gold - he volunteers for the Cedar Village - community center for troubled teens/boys - he is a deputy, he was brought up by a bitter mother who always made it point to make everyone around her miserable and talk disrepectfully of his dad, he loves his half brother Jake and ...more
Elii Vela
Segundo libro que leo de esta autora y la verdad es que lo he disfrutado mucho. Son pocos los libros que he leído donde la protagonista sea afroamericana así que eso le ha dado un plus a la historia. Aunque la novela es sencilla, y sigue los tópicos de la novela romántica es de esas historias que lees y pasas un buen rato, te encariñas con los personajes y estas ansiosa por saber cómo le irá a los otros personajes.
Me ha gustado cómo evolucionó la relación entre Max y Jake. Sobre todo por cuánto
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
When dour and somber deputy Max Bradshaw meets rolling stone Harper Summerville it is certainly a fun ride. Book two in the Razor Bay series I think was better than the first. Both the hero and heroine are likable. After the last few books I've been reading, this is a change of pace! No the characters aren't too perfect. They have flaws and real issues to overcome. A good read all the way around. I just wish the next book was already here!
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
«mi sono resa conto che posso anche viaggiare finché sarò vecchia e avrò i capelli grigi, ma non mi sentirò mai bene la metà di quanto sto con te.» Si passò il polpastrello del pollice sul labbro. «Proprio qui a Razor Bay.»

Torniamo a Razor Bay per il secondo capitolo di questa serie deliziosa. Dopo l'affascinante fotografo Jake è il turno del fratellastro, il burbero sceriffo Max, di trovare la felicità! ;) Max ha avuto un'infanzia difficile, con un padre che fingeva di non conoscerlo, un fratel
I was really holding high hopes for this book, but ultimately, it fell very short of my hope for it. It seems to be the middle book in the series, which was a bit annoying to read about the previous relationship without having the background about it. While I did not know this when I purchased the book, I did learn of it prior to me actually reading the book. This is a series that very much builds on the books that come before it, and should be more clearly stated on the book itself. However, th ...more
I enjoyed this. I guess it's the second in a series. But aside from missing how relationships were formed, I felt I was missing nothing. This was just a nice, fun contemporary read. I don't read a ton by this author, but I generally enjoy what I do read. Recommended!
I'm a fan of Susan Andersen and have read most of her work and will continue to read her work. I liked this book, but it just didn't grab a hold of me like her other books do. This is part of a series (Razor Bay) and I do recommend the book because it's a nice, comfortable, romance. IMO, it just needed a little wrench thrown in somewhere to shake things up so it didn't flow quite so smoothly... I had a hard time believing things would work out for the H/H in this story!??
I enjoy the hottie Brad
I know I love Susan Andersen. I have read all of her books back to when she was doing pseudo-mystery/romance. I always find it so bad for me that she does not write more frequently enough to put out multiple books per year. That is why I horde her books and that is why I wait so long between books and I think I forget just how enjoyable a read she does put out. This book takes us back again to Razor Bay and it's quaint town, lively folks and once again we see Max Bradshaw, the brooding, hulking ...more
Four-fifths of this book was pretty good. The end... was a little muddled. But let's start at the beginning.
Harper Summerville is a wanderer. Has been her whole life. And she's ended up in Razor Bay working at Jenny Salazar's hotel as the activities coordinator. She's also volunteering at Cedar Village, a home for at-risk boys.
Max Bradshaw has a special connection with Cedar Village. It helped him out when he was a young, rebellious teen and now the deputy sheriff wants to give back. And now get

This was not my favorite of Ms Anderson’s books. However, by no means was it a bad book. It just didn’t grab me by the throat right away like some of her other books do. This book is part of a series/trilogy yet can be easily read as a stand-alone novel.

Ms. Anderson really doesn’t dwell too much on past story-lines for a new reader to have any difficulty with the book, plot line or even the characters themselves. This book does set up quite nicely for the next in the series and the next book ap

My. Review

4 stars
Some Like it Hot is the second book in the Razor Bay series. I like this series. Their are a couple of love scenes towards the end that I skipped over. A little swearing. characters that I liked. Some humor and mostly dealings with relationships between half brothers, new couple and girl friends and the community.
Max Bradshaw is a deputy in Razor Bay. He has just started the last few months getting to know his half brother Jake as a brother instead of old habits in their youth.
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Ever since reading “That Thing Called Love” (Razor Bay #1) I have waited for Max’s story. He had such a gentle giant type feel to him and I was not disappointed with his story.

Max is not as soft spoken as he was in the first book. He opened up right away which I would have loved a bit more of a slow opening up but considering the things we really saw him be himself on where things like the boys club it seemed to work. And Harper... well honestly I liked
Sharon Redfern
I have read Susan Andersen since she started writing and she never disappoints. Her latest book, Some Like It Hot, is the second one in her Razor Bay series. This book tells the story of Harper and Max a couple who are definitely looking for different things in life. Harper grew up in a world traveling family and cannot imagine putting roots down in one place. Her desire to be a rolling stone has put her at odds with her mother and brother who prefer a more grounded life after years of moving fo ...more
Tammy  (Reviews by Tammy & Kim)
Quick sweet beach read. I liked Some Like It Hot but, if I'm to be honest, it isn't one of my favorites by Susan. I haven't read book one, so I am unable to compare the difference in the way Max and Harper acted in that book compared to this one. However, just an FYI, you can read this as a standalone. I didn't feel the least bit lost. With that, I enjoyed the characters on an individual level; I just couldn't quite grasp the feel of them together. Their chemistry sometimes fell kind of flat and ...more
Katherine Adams
Harper is always on the move, going to new locations to covertly approve organizations to receive her charities assistance. And she likes her life that way. Until she moves to Razor Bay and she falls in love with the town, the boys group home charity she is approving, fast friends, and especially Max. Max has had a very hard life, never having anyone to count on besides himself. He is the deputy of Razor Bay, and his life is very boring and strict, the only joy he has is from the boys group home ...more
An author known for her ability to evoke place in her books, Andersen vividly and visually presents Razor Bay, and her affection for the Pacific Northwest comes through clearly. Max lives up to the promise of a rough-edged hero in need of a healing touch that won readers’ interest in Jake and Jenny’s story (That Thing Called Love). He’s my favorite kind of wounded hero: he has some heavy emotional baggage, but he’s trying to move past it, nor drown in it. I had a more difficult time understandin ...more
Margreet Asselbergs

Growing up, there was nothing Harper Summerville loved better than travelling with her father. Something she continued doing even after he passed away. But now her job had landed her in Razor Bay, Washington, and she had to admit, the place had just about everything you could want in beautiful surroundings. Water, trees, mountains and the delectable body of a certain deputy sheriff she wouldn't mind getting a closer look at.

Despite his more than miserable
Kate Vale
Deputy Sheriff Max Bradshaw is the kind of built man any woman would go gaa-gaa over and Harper Summerville is no exception. She's in Razor Bay to evaluate a boy's group home. Does it deserve a grant from the foundation run by her mother? But no one can know what she's there to observe and evaluate, so Harper gets a job at the inn and rapidly becomes friends with several of the other characters in this little shoreline town on Hood Canal in Western Washington.

Max wants to get to know Harper the
I read this book quickly. Not because it was bad or because it was the best I've ever read per se, but there was a good flow to the book. My issue with this book was two-fold: 1) not enough character depth between the leading lady and gent and 2) wishy washy 'i love you, but there's some problem'.

1) To be honest, I felt like there was way more depth and understanding between the ladies of this group at the end than I did between Max and Harper. I felt like the beginning of the book did a great
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Title: Some Like It Hot

Series: Razor Bay

Author: Susan Andersen

Genre: Contemporary

"Wrong for each other" never felt more right… Even a lifelong traveler like Harper Summerville has to admire the scenery in Razor Bay, Washington. There's the mountains. The evergreens. The water. And Max Bradshaw, the incredibly sexy deputy sheriff. Still, Harper's here only for the summer, working covertly for her family's foundation. And getting involved with this rugged, intense former marine would be a definite
The first book in this series was Max’s brother Jake’s book and I enjoyed that one. I enjoyed it well enough that I was curious about this story. While I’m not particularly pissed off that I read this book, I wasn’t exactly blown away by it either. I liked Max and Harper fine. I just wasn’t as wrapped up in their story as I had hoped to be. The story itself was fine, the characters were fine. Max and Harper were fine…but that was it. It was easy to put this book down and read other things, which ...more
Chris Mead
4.5 Blue Ribbons

SOME LIKE IT HOT is a dazzling and delectable treasure trove full of hot passionate love scenes. Susan Andersen has penned a charming and fun romantic caper that provides hours of entertainment. With its summer theme, this makes for the perfect beach read.

Harper Summerville has spent her life traveling, working for the charity that her family supports. She really has no desire to settle down and live in one particular place. But when Harper lands in Razor Bay, Washington, she is
Katie Fink
***Thanks to NetGalley and HQN for providing me with a copy for review***

3.5 stars

I just wrote a really long review, and Goodreads ate it. *Sigh*

Harper Summerville has had a wanderlust her entire life, and her job checking out charities for her family's foundation has been a good fit for her. When she gets to Razor Bay, Washington, she can't deny that the scenery is beautiful and relaxing and that the people she meets are welcoming. She gets sucked into the community by Jenny, the manager of the
After reading the first book it was nice to have Max’s story, and it was also good to read more from the previous characters and how they were getting on etc.

I did like the character of Harper, even if in the end I thought of views were completely skewed and her bad relationship with her mother was pretty much her own fault. Max was the more likeable of the two, but maybe that’s because we had some of him in the previous book and so it was nice to get more of a background on him and his personal
Hsiau Wei
This book tells the story of Max Bradshaw, the deputy police of Razor Bay. He is attracted to Harper Summerville. When Harper offers her few tips in raising funds for Cedar Home, a home for troubled boys whom he volunteer on his own time, he was really grateful for them. Harper is in the town representing the foundation where Cedar Home has applied for fund to operate. She is there to do the evaluation on the home before the foundation agreed to grant them the fund. As Harper becomes more involv ...more
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