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Twice as Hot (Tales of an Extraordinary Girl #2)

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,381 Ratings  ·  251 Reviews
Showalter's reluctant superheroine Belle Jamison returns for twice the adventure and twice the romance in a brand-new, steaming-hot, action-packed novel in the Tales of an Extra-ordinary Girl series. Original.
Hardcover, Large Print, 607 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Thorndike Press (first published January 21st 2010)
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4 -5 stars – Paranormal Romance

Anyone who's read my review for Playing with Fire knows how much I loved it, especially heroine Belle's sarcastic humor and the sexy romance between her and uber yummalicious agent/assassin Rome.

So I was totally ooh goody, goody gum drops for more Belle and Rome in Twice as Hot; but there's trouble in paradise for the engaged lovers, and it ended up being an emotional roller coaster to get to their HEA. Luckily, there's plenty of fun, action, hot sexual tension, an
Jul 13, 2014 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

I love this series. If I could personally commission Ms. Showalter to continue the series, I SO would.

This was a great sequel for our dynamic duo, Rome (aka Cat Man) and Belle (aka Homicidal Tendencies Wench), both of whom continue to be, individually, two of my favorite characters and, together, one of my favorite couples. Between Rome’s memory loss, Rome’s ex (Lexis) trying to win back his heart, M-squared (new guy) trying to steal Belle’s heart, and new plots by the bad buys, the co
P.A. Lupton
Dec 04, 2014 P.A. Lupton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVED this series. I enjoyed book 2 just as much, if not more than the first book. I loved the plot of Twice as Hot. I was emotional within the first two chapters, and by emotional I mean I wanted to punch one of the characters I was so mad, and I also had to fight to keep the tears in check. I didn't expect to be so emotionally invested in this book, so that was a pleasant surprise.

What I just can't believe is that I haven't heard all that much about these books. I know
Smokinhotbooks K.C.
This was a surprising good read and I pretty much enjoy anything Gena Showalter writes. Twice as Hot was better than the first book in my opinion. Belle and Rome are planning their wedding when after a mission Rome losses his memories. To the point where he can't even remember Belle and he thinks he is still married to his ex.

God my heart said 'ouchie' a few times and I admit I was thinking 'screw Rome' he doesn't deserve you anyway. Yes, sometimes I talk to books ::blush::. You learn why and h
Laura the Highland Hussy
I can't believe how sad I was during parts of this book. First person point of view definitely makes it feel like I'm the character of the book, but the emotional level of this book hit me hard.
Rome went on a mission without Belle, and a man who can take memories from you slipped inside Rome and...well, he took memories from him. The catch? All of the memories were of Belle. This guy- Memory Man- felt the love between the two of them and wanted that, he fell in love with Belle through Rome's mem
Tracy Burley
Jan 28, 2010 Tracy Burley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this and I'm a little sad only because Gena doesn't know if there will be more in the series :( So please have mercy on me and go out and buy this book!!!!! The more people buy this book the more chances there are for a third, fourth, fifth, and so on in this AWESOME series!!!

In this sequel we once again see Belle, by far my fave heroine in a long long time!! and the love of her existence Rome :) Also Sherridan, Tanner, Alexis and a few more new characters. At the beginning of this
Mar 27, 2016 Roxanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars!

Oh my, there is so many good things to say about it I don't know where to start! OK so Belle and Rome have just gotten engaged and are still madly in love. BUT Rome comes back from a mission and a guy called 'Memory-Man' has taken all the memories from him of Belle or anything to do with her (such as Tanner and Sherridan etc...) In enters evil bitch ex-wife Lexis! Oh this woman...I wanted to bitch slap her soooooooo many times. Rome wakes up in the hospital wi
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
Love, love, love the way this turned out! Mostly, because things were really up in the air there for a while. It was as exciting as the first book and I'd love a third if Gena ever got a chance to write one. Belle is still one of my favorite heroines and Rome is crazy hawt. I ended up feeling happy for just about every character. Saw that Cody/Sherridan thing coming a mile away, too. Lots of happy endings. I really must read more of Gena Showalter's books.
missEvi [can't commit to a book]
I really liked those books! I was looking for something with elements control, not young adult, with a sassy heroine. These books have all that and on top lots of super sexy romance (Rome is totally edible)! If you'd like X-men with a twist you should go for it.
Peace Love and Reviews
I bought this book as soon as it hit the shelves, in the hopes of purchasing the first book also but it was out of stock at that time and so months had passed until I decided that I can probably get through this without the first book... It worked. Belle, Rome, Tanner, Lexis, Cody, Sheridan and Co. have such solid characters that I never regret that I haven't read the first book yet plus the important details of the past was embedded in Twice as Hot so, my questions was answered. From how Belle ...more
Feb 16, 2010 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the first book. Belle is a superhero, her name changes often depending on who she's speaking with but she has the ability to control the four elements. At the start of the book, her fiance Rome is missing. She gets more and more worried as time moves on, and when Lexis comes to Belle saying that Rome is in trouble they run off to find him. Rome and his friend Cody were attacked by Memory Man, and Rome has returned with some memories missing. It seems he can't seem to remember any ...more
Mar 30, 2010 Continuum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A few years ago I've read Playing with Fire (the first book with Belle Jamison) and I remember laughing. A lot. So, when Twice as Hot came out, I immediately bought it and wasn't left disappointed.

Light-read as it was, the book offered excitement and passion. Of course, if I were to compare it with some other, involving superheroes or secret agencies it would . well, be very hard to compare. And I'll tell you why.

First, as I've mentioned above, it was a light-read, meaning it didn't have the i
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Mar 13, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To Everyone
Recommended to Amanda by: Myself
Shelves: reviewed, set-series
I have never been so pleased with a sequel, as I am with Twice as Hot. Mrs. Showalter has a gift that I believe is rare when it comes to writing in first person, of course I don't really care for first person stories which is why I feel she did such a great job. From the first book I knew Belle and liked her attitude, but in this book you saw her not only grow stronger in her powers but in herself. Also she kicks major tail in this book... I can't right a review without touching base on how wond ...more
Lynsey A
3.5 stars As mentioned in my other review, this was an entertaining series but just didn't live up to her other series. It lacked the intensity and passion of her other books. However, it did have its moments of angst when Rome no longer remember Belle. It was quite sad and very satisfying when he did get his memories back and laid in to Lexis, his ex-wife.

I never did like his ex-wife in either book. Her behavior in this one was just awful and she can apologize as much as she wants but what she
Jun 02, 2010 Sammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sammy Loves Books
This book was the sequel to Playing with Fire, Tales of an Extraordinary Girl. I enjoyed the 1st book but found this one difficult to finish. The plot was flighty, scattered and difficult to read. I found myself skimming over the story just to get to the end. Book one was good enough to have been a stand alone story and if Gena Showalter releases a third book in attempt to make these stories a series, I won't even bother reading it. I do love the Lords of the Underworld series and I see that 3 o ...more
Jenny Rebecca
Feb 10, 2010 Jenny Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muah, muah, muah! I LOVED this book. I was one of the first books in a long while I did not put down once I started reading it. I resented anything that distracted me from it, and read until 2 in the morning. Goody good smutty goodness.
I was actually leary of reading this, as I couldn't figure out where Gena was going to go with the story that would still be interesting. Without giving too much away, lets just say that she pulled out all the stops to do so. Well done Gena Showalter. You are amaz
2.5 stars

I liked the premise for the plot. Having the male MC's memory wiped was an interesting start.

Even though I know this is supposed to be a light-hearted read, my issues with this book is that the female MC has way too much power. There is no one comparable to her in power. This makes the story feel unbalanced.

I'm going to bring an example to explain why this didn't work.

(do not read this if you don't want Harry Potter spoilers)
If you take Harry Potter for example, yes, he is the only on
Dec 20, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twice as Hot
Gena Showalter
4 Stars
I loved this series so much (especially since I always wanted those kinds of powers) lol. But what really burned me in this book is Rome's treatment towards Belle, especially in the interrogation room. I seriously wanted to slap the s**t out of him, and as for Lexis...Don't get me started.
But even after all that this book really kept you on your toes, because even though I knew it wasn't his fault for not remembering Belle, and even though I knew they were gonna
This book took forever to read in the midst of moving, getting a puppy, opening the coffee shop, and midterms. I liked it, but I think if everything wasn't going on, I might have liked it more. The story was good, if a bit predictable. I really wanted her to end up with the bad guy though :)
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
Ooph I'm not sure why I continued on with this series. The main character's personality just grates on me. Stopping now. : /
Cori Beasley
Mar 27, 2016 Cori Beasley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one! All of the same characters I came to love are in this book, with a new villain and some new problems. In other words, trouble in paradise. The plot moved at just the right speed and was every bit as funny, emotional, and action packed as the first one!

Without giving too much away, my heart was broken for Belle right from the beginning of this book. Also, I wanted to rip out Lexis’ heart when she stepped between Rome and Belle when they were goin
Melissa Levine
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Chiara Cilli
May 03, 2014 Chiara Cilli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secondo e ultimo libro. Quando ho appreso che Belle e Rome erano prossimi alle nozze, non ho potuto fare a meno di prorompere in un grido di esasperazione! Possibile che tutti debbano sposarsi, oggigiorno? -_- Comunque, il mio umore è migliorato notevolmente quando Rome viene ritrovato mezzo morto e, al suo risveglio, si scopre che ha perso la memoria. Colpo di scena: non riconosce Belle! Woooow! Insomma, pagine davvero intriganti in cui Rome, la cui mente è rimasta al periodo in cui era spostat ...more
Brittany Hyde
Jan 29, 2010 Brittany Hyde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes paranormal romance
Recommended to Brittany by: noone
I have been waiting on the sequel to Playing With Fire since I heard there was going to be a sequel. I was not disapointed. The plot picks up with Belle and Rome planning to get married. Its all wonderful until Rome looses his memory. Then everything goes to hell in a handbasket. Then you gotta read the book to see what is happening.

I really think this book was a good followup. It made you remember why you loved the first book,(even though they were published a good distance apart) while it was
Literary Cravings
What would you do if your fiancé, who you were planning to marry in just a couple of weeks, went off to a secret mission only to come back with all his memory of you erased? Not only that his ex-wife wants to get him back so she poisoned him against you making him think that they were working on their marriage. Oh and while all of that’s happening you had to fight this crazy super villain set out to destroy you and create world destruction. Yea, that’s what Belle Jamison had to go through and mo ...more
Hollie Marsh
Dec 28, 2010 Hollie Marsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy to fnd out there was going to be a sequel to Playing with Fire, but it took me forever to actually buy it. I am so glad i finally did! Gena delivered again! I thoroughly enjoyed the first one and so was a bit hesistant to read this, why i do not was awesome. Belle is a kick ass heroine who just continues to grow; she develops significantly throughout the novel to deal with the events and emotional onslaught brought on by these events, i truely felt for her. Rome! Oh Rome ...more
Lady Allison
May 14, 2010 Lady Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I give it 4.5

This was a MUCH better follow-up to Gena's Playing With Fire novel.

Belle Jamison is back again with her sexy boyfriend Rome Masters - except that on his last mission he ran into a scrim (a supernatural criminal) & he lost his memory...but only of her! He remembers everything (including his ex-wife, the witch) except anything & everything that has to do with her. So faced with his memory loss, she has to investigate a serious case as well as juggle her obvious relationship is
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Apr 01, 2010 Mιss •kαthєяίиє• Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss® rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who loves Gena Showalter's books and funny Belle!
Shelves: funny, nice-cover
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“That's a poweful ability you've got there. Seriously, I was Contemplating killing Cody so we could be a couple.'
She snorted, but she never stopped smiling. 'We'd never make it romantically. You're too demanding in bed. "Harder, Rome. Now, Rome. Tie me up, Rome."'
'Bitch,' I muttered good-naturedley. It was nice to have my friend back. 'You know you wouldn't be able to get enough of me.'
'I like where this conversation is headed,' a male voice said from the doorway.
I looked past Sherridan and spotted Rome in the doorway.
'Hey, baby,' he said.
'Cat Man.' A more welcome sight I'd never beheld. My heart even picked up speed, my monitor announcing it for all the world to hear..
He stalked to me and unceremoniously shoved me aside on the bed where he plopped down and cuddled me close. 'Mad?'
As if. 'I'm grateful. I was walking toward Sherridan with every intention of making out with her, so you did me a favor. She would have fallen in love with me, and then where would we have been?'
'Now I'm mad at /myself/ for stopping you,' he grumbled, and we all laughed. Men!”
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