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Scorched (Turn Up the Heat #1)

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  368 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Book one in the Turn Up the Heat series. Kasey Jacobs spends her days as a bookkeeper for a discount furniture store and her nights writing erotic romances, still waiting to meet the man who could ring her chimes. Maybe her new neighbor, Skyler Brody... Too bad she hasn't seen him since the day he moved in. Then Skyler, a cop recuperating from a gunshot wound, spies Kasey ...more
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Published June 18th 2010 by Ellora's Cave
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R.E. Butler
Jul 27, 2012 R.E. Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scorching is a good description. Have read Desiree before, but not Allie. I dig books about romance authors (if you've never read Make Mine Midnight - run, run now and get it!), so automatically I liked Kasey, the heroine, accountant by day and erotic writer by night. The hero was a yummy, injured cop next door named Skyler. This is one of those stories that won't be a surprise. He doesn't want to tell her he's a cop because his last girlfriend...blah, blah, blah. So if you've even read just one ...more
I happened to stumble upon this book while browsing through Amazon on my Kindle and well, it's not exactly the best book that I've read... but it was pretty hot. I don't have a thing for lust at first sight so it was rather a bit difficult for me to believe that Kasey was already falling in love with Skyler. Their relationship was based on sex... so I was kind of confused when things were suddenly getting serious so fast! There wasn't exactly any character development and the story was very vagu ...more
The sex was smokin'. I can't deny that. I did think the relationship moved very fast but... well, that's to be expected, isn't it? Anywho. I guess if you're going to have a hunky neighbor catch you self-pleasuring from the privacy of your open living room, Sky's the type of guy you want.

This book was a free Kindle download I picked up 08/02/12 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Andrea Jackson
Jan 08, 2016 Andrea Jackson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, short
Steamy. Rushed plot.
Dominique Eastwick
This was a super quick super hot story, that I just gobbled up. Did I want it to be longer, sure but I would feel that way if it was 150 pages longer.
Aug 29, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kasey Jacobs, A Bookkeeper By Day At A Discount Furniture Store Spent Her Nights Writing Romantica. She Swore Off Men At Least For A While But Would Love To Have A Wonderful Man In Her Arms But She Always Chose A Man That Ended Up Being A Jerk! A New Neighbor Moved Across The Street From Her And With One Look She Knew That He Could Be A Star In Her Books If She Ever Got The Chance To See Him.......

Skyler Brody Was Wounded In The Line Of Duty And Was Forced On Leave Because The Idiot Shot Him In
Heather in FL
As displayed on the cover, this was definitely a Quickie. A Quickie doesn't give a lot of room for character building or even building up tension, so this went sort of headlong into the sexing. We start out with Kasey inadvertently giving Skylar a show while she pleasures herself. She doesn't think he's home since there are never any lights on and does it with the blinds pulled up. (She's the only other house besides Skylar's on a cul-de-sac.) Next day, Skylar introduces himself to Kasey and off ...more
2.5 stars. In a few words…

The Good: Short, hot, pacing, entertaining.

The Bad: Characters (underdeveloped and unrelateable), Conflict (weak), ending (HFN only).

I didn't really like this one. I struggled in connecting with the characters. (view spoiler) Once I suspended disbelief though, I starte
Char (1RadReader59)
I really enjoyed this free spirited female lead. She was not a push over the male lead thought her to be at the beginning. Yes, there is plenty of toe curling sex talked about in her stories she is creating by also acted out & then some. Yet, when our lead male does not want to share his private life she puts a stop to their party life. So, goes to show sex is not everything boys so what will he do? Is she worth the risk of his heart? A good free read.
Aug 21, 2012 Amelia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-romance
Um. I didn't get this book at all. No doubt it's a novella but even in a novella, readers should be able to understand what motivates the characters to do what they do. (view spoiler)

More could have been done I'm sure. But for now, well, just um.
Feb 13, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Amazing. Beautifully written. I didn't like how the characters jumped into bed so damn quickly (literally within ten minutes of knowing each other) but it was a good read.
Sherry Sweeney
Not a bad read was on the FREE listing for Amazon and I read it....... will probally read the rest of the series just have to fit into my budget....
Tons of hot smexin! I do think the characters names should have been switched. I tend to think of Skylar as a girl's name and Kasey as a boy.
Jul 27, 2012 Theresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica-vanilla
Even for a quickie this didn't work for me. I felt no connection to H or h. Instant attraction? - great. Instant forever? - nope.
Sep 04, 2012 Shari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just ok on plot. Hot sex scenes. But not much character development. Just a lot of sex, with little story.
Feb 21, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Desiree Holt book and I have to say I enjoyed. Just wished it was a little longer. lol
Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector
Good quick read. Short and to the point but it was definitely SCORCHING HOT!!!
Nov 16, 2012 SANDRA rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!! damn got scenes!! lol if you want a quickie hottie book this is it!!
Aug 27, 2012 Mouse rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


Cheesy. Nothing to hold the plot together or keep me reading.
Aug 11, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My only complaint is that the story is too danged short!!!!
Wish there was a little more to the story
May 20, 2012 Gerri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! Short very hot read. Loved it!!
Kirsten Meece kempf
Very quick easy read.
Jun 17, 2015 CC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was HOT!
Sep 14, 2012 SheLove2Read marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Jul 30, 2012 Nadialil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, 3-stars
3 stars
Kristin marked it as to-read
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Janice Hixon
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Sep 25, 2016
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Desiree Holt has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She was a summer fishing guide, a summer field hand where she was one of only three women working, a member of a beginning ski team that skied in competition (and no, no broken bones!). She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For s ...more
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Turn Up the Heat (4 books)
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