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Double the Heat (SBC Fighters #4.6)

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Sizzling all-new stories, including a brand new Winston novella from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.

New York Times bestselling sensations Lori Foster and Deirdre Martin and USA Today bestselling authors Elizabeth Bevarly and Christie Ridgway join together for this enticing anthology. With authors like this, readers get double the pleasure and double the hea
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Berkley (first published November 2009)
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Splage
Jan 18, 2011 Splage rated it really liked it
I am not a big anthology person because the stories are always too short and they are saying I love you within 3 days or a week after just meeting, but I really liked Double the Heat.

I have read all of the books in the series from three of the authors and I guess since I had that background for the stories I related better to the characters. All of the characters had good chemistry with at least one sizzling sex scene. If you are into Lori Foster's Winston series, Deirdre Martin's New York Blade

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Kerste
Oct 02, 2010 Kerste rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Dierdre Martin fans to further the story
I only read two of the 4 short stories in this book. I got it for the Dierdre Martin story. Ironically, I was trying to finish up her Wild Harts series by reading the first story (Wild at Hart), but it turned out...not to be in this book (the perils of browsing the library electronically). So instead I read another story from her Blades series, which was fine with me since I am a total hockey head who's studied Russian - I love the stories that include both hockey and Russian. And fashion! This ...more
☂ ℬrandi
Every story in this book was a win for me even with the individual and minor flaws I mention below. My biggest complaint is that these weren't full length books with the same amount of sweet romance, awesome dialogue and great characters.


3.5
Hart and Soul by Lori Foster

This short story should be read after Dex's story from Double the Pleasure but it's not absolutely necessary. In Dex's story we learn that Hart had a one-night stand with Lisa who he describes as plain and not his normal type. In H
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Bookaholics
Nov 29, 2009 Bookaholics rated it really liked it
Double the Heat
Contemporary Anthology -Dec 1st, 2009
Breaking the Ice by Deirdre Martin
4 stars

Deirdre Martin has written a short and charming romance.

Lennie has recently moved to New York to take classes at a fashion college. Where she quickly makes herself at home with her Aunt Mary and an eclectic cast of housemates that are a fun and amusing to read. On a chance occurrence of mistaken identify she meets the handsome and friendly Sebastian the newest member of the city’s professional hockey te
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Candace
Jan 22, 2012 Candace rated it it was ok
I picked up this book for the Lori Foster read and in that one I was not disappointed. It was a continuation of the Winston series showcasing Hart Winston (a cousin). We also met Hart's twin brother, Dex, and saw cousin Joe Winston as well. If you like Lori Foster, you won't be disappointed in this story.

The other three stories were not my favorite. The Deidre Martin one was pretty good and did make me want to seek out some of her other books, but other two were not anything that would make me w
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Smut Junkie
I only read the New York Blades story since I am working my way through that series....I liked it! Short, but still sweet!
April
Jan 01, 2015 April rated it liked it
Hart and Soul Lori Foster: This is kind of the continuation of the last novel in this series. First we had Dex's story. This time we get Hart's. AND we find out why Lisa kept calling...and if you're thinking it was the reason I thought it was, you're totally wrong!
Breaking the Ice by Deirdre Martin: This is book 7.5 in the New York Blades series. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I enjoyed it. I actually put that whole series on my wishlist after reading this book. He's new t
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Erin
Read for Deirdre Martin's "Breaking the Ice"

Apparently this is tied into another series by her, that I didn't know about until now. I guess I'll have to go check it out.

I liked that Brian O'Quinn (or is it Quinn?) from the previous NY Blade's series, a minor side character from Just a Taste, got an acknowledgement. He married Vivi's sister who I hated and can't remember her name at the moment. Well at least she wasn't IN the book, because I really didn't like her.

The story with Lennie and Sebast
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Cindy
Oct 29, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it
Contemporary romance anthology.

Lori Foster - 4 stars. Protected sex. I was surprised I liked this one. I didn't really care for Hart in the last book. I thought he was a jerk! He comes off better in this one. Joe is in it as well.

Deirdre Martin - 3 stars. Protected sex. This one started off great! I really liked the H/h. Then, just like in the last anthology, DM has her female lead act like an idiot. If this is her usual, then forget it! I can't stand a stupid heroine.

Elizabeth Bevarly - 1 s
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Dannielle
Feb 18, 2010 Dannielle rated it liked it
Lori's Book- liked Hart and Lisa. Liked that she didn't immediately fall at his feet and made him work for it a bit.

Deidre's Book- enjoyed Sebastian and Lennie. The "conflict" felt forced as if the author needed something to cause dissent between the couple. Lennie's reaction seemed too extreme, and their time apart was too long in my opinion. Up till the conflict the story was good.

Elizabeth's story- Good story, and liked that Max and Amanda had such animosity towards one another. Didn't like
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Elizabeth
May 21, 2011 Elizabeth rated it liked it
I definitely think that the authors are ordered based on popularity. At least it matched my preferences; I had actually read three of the authors before, which is a higher ratio than I have for most anthologies.

Each story was fun and light. Other than falling in love they don't share any themes. In fact they are all remarkably different.

I enjoyed it enough to recommend it, especially as a travel read; the lightness and the length of the individual stories is perfect for time on a plane or time
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Deb
Feb 13, 2010 Deb rated it it was ok
I was most interested in reading Lori Foster's Winston story, and enjoyed that story the most. I also enjoyed Elizabeth Bevarly's story, which had me laughing out loud on several occasions. Deirdre Martin's story was pretty good. Sebastian was a wonderful hero, but the heroine irritated toward the end of the story, she needed to be stronger, and it was a shame because I liked her in the beginning. The last story I couldn't finish. Nothing there to hold my interest, kinda boring.
Heather
Nov 11, 2010 Heather rated it liked it
I read these in a morning. They're light, fun, parts of series that you'd recognize if you've read any of these authors before. That said, it was okay if you hadn't, since they're so short they really don't deal with other plot lines. I enjoyed Lori Foster and Deidre Martin's stories the best, and the other two were okay. So pretty much...my rankings went in order of their publishing in the book.
Eileen
May 13, 2011 Eileen rated it liked it
I have to admit, I only read the first 2 stories in this book. I tried to read the 3rd and quickly became bored. Didn't even think about reading the 4th.

The 1st (Lori Foster) was good, and is a continuation of the Winston clan. Short, to the point with a little bit of suspense thrown in.

The 2nd (Deidre Martin) was good as well, which combines the Blades series and the Harts (sort of, the characters were there).
Natalie
Jun 14, 2014 Natalie rated it liked it
I read this mainly for the Lori Foster story. I loved the Winston's and was glad to see a couple more stories. Twins Dex and Hart. Dex's story is in Double the Pleasure, which preceeds this book. You don't need to have read Dex's story to followHart's story.

As for the other stories, I enjoyed fthem well enough.No offense to the other authors, but they didn't do a whole lot for me.
Darcy
Nov 14, 2012 Darcy rated it it was ok
This review is based only on the story by Lori Foster.

From the other book, I didn't care for Hart and his actions in this one didn't change my mind. I hated how he treated Lori with no regard and I loved it when she was short with him and gave him crap. Her nickname of Skippy had me laughing and so appropriate. I have a hard time believing in the HEA for these two.
L
Jun 02, 2012 L rated it it was ok
Hart and Soul - Lori Foster
I picked this up for the Lori Foster book because it was a continuation of the Winston series... but it was only meh. Probably because it was a short story. It was fun to see Joe again, loved Joe!
Minerva Hall
Sep 25, 2015 Minerva Hall rated it liked it
Definitivamente, por buenas que sean las autoras en lo suyo, no me van las novelas cortas. Les falta chicha.
Me gustó la historia de Hart, al igual que la de Dex, pero pasó todo demasiado rápido para mi gusto. Entiendo que es por el formato del libro, pero me quedé con ganas de más.
Jacqueline
Jun 04, 2016 Jacqueline marked it as taking-a-break
Deirdre Martin - New York Blades 7.5 - Breaking the Ice
3.25 stars (3 stars plus an extra 0.25 stars for Sebastian)
I liked Sebastian a lot but I wasn't super keen on Lennie,though I did like her love of fashion.
Mel Auslan Osborne
I loved all 4 stories but the second was my favourite...... I liked how they introduced me to new authors and their writting styles.... Can't wait to read more by all 4 authors..... I highly recommend this anthology
Katie
Sep 22, 2013 Katie rated it liked it
I don't read too many anthology novels especially since most of them are short novellas. I enjoyed reading all the stories but my favorite (because of characters and dialogue) were Double Booked by Elizabeth Bevarly and Original Zin by Christie Ridgway!
Jody
Aug 05, 2013 Jody rated it liked it
Shelves: library, ebook
Only read Foster's story! Combination of SBC and Winston novels. Lisa, a former one night stand, and Hart reconnect. But the news she has was the last thing Hart was expecting. Wonder if his fighting name will be Skippy!
Megan
Mar 25, 2013 Megan rated it liked it
Shelves: epubs
I only read Lori Foster's short but I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately I didn't know it was connected to a series so now I feel the need to go read those books, lol. I enjoyed the characters so I wouldn't mind reading their stories.
Shannon
Oct 14, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it
Enjoyed Hart's story...really love the Winston men, I think this was the last of them and that makes me sad!

The other stories in this collection were pretty good, quick reads. This was a perfect book to read during my lunch breaks.
I'm going to have to look into Deidre Martin's hockey series.
♥ Nell ♥
May 01, 2011 ♥ Nell ♥ rated it it was amazing
Only reading Breaking the Ice, the next installment of the New York Blades series by Deirdre Martin.
Fairyposs
Oct 07, 2010 Fairyposs rated it it was ok
It rook me forever to finish reasing this and it was barely 2 stars for me. Pretty unmemorable.
Hanmae
Mar 11, 2013 Hanmae rated it did not like it
This rating is only for Breaking the Ice Deirdre Martin.
Silvia Navarro
Aug 29, 2013 Silvia Navarro rated it liked it
Entretenido, facil de leer. Me gusto.
Cara
Dec 28, 2015 Cara rated it liked it
An unremarkable anthology that was a bit disappointing considering the well-known authors. Each story was too short to attract much of my interest.
Sara
Jun 13, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
interesting short stories by four great authors. By far one of my favorite collection of short stories.
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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