Wild Heat is the first book in Lucy Monroe's new series Northern Fire. This first book follows Kitty Grant returning to her hometown of Cailkirn, AlasWild Heat is the first book in Lucy Monroe's new series Northern Fire. This first book follows Kitty Grant returning to her hometown of Cailkirn, Alaska after her years away had caused her nothing but pain. As a college student Kitty had moved away to go to college with her best friend Tack, but after meeting the wrong man, things go down hill pretty fast. Tack MacKinnon had followed her out of Alaska, a man secretly in love with his best friend, but returned home after Kitty betrayed their close friendship and married another man.
If you enjoy small town romances where everyone knows everyone else's business and family members look out for each other in a tight knit community, then you'll enjoy Wild Heat. Kitty and Tack are both likeable characters, and they share an easy chemistry. Wild Heat may be a sweet, small town romance, but it's not lacking in steamy scenes at all.
Even though Tack is nursing some major hurt caused by Kitty tossing their friendship away all those years ago, I love how right away his first instinct is to help her when he learns of the downward turn her life has taken. He jumps right in and figures out how he can help her and even better understand her issues. That he would take the time to learn about her eating disorder was a really special thing.
There are also some scenes featuring a secondary romance that starts as a mail order bride situation. I really wanted to know more about these two! It looks like their story will be told in book three (although it would make more sense to me to see them in book two). Either way, it will be interesting to see where the series goes next.
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No More Mr. Nice guy was a fun, and very sexy read. This was the first book I've read by Amy Andrews and I would definitely read more. I love the brotNo More Mr. Nice guy was a fun, and very sexy read. This was the first book I've read by Amy Andrews and I would definitely read more. I love the brother/sister's friend trope, especially when the relationship starts out in secret, which it did for Mack and Josie. I did feel like the switch from friends to lovers happened pretty instantly without much buildup, but there was no question about the chemistry between them. Mack and Josie steamed up the pages!...more
Great start to a series! This is the first book by Nancy Haviland that I've read and I'm excited to have found a new series to follow and a new authorGreat start to a series! This is the first book by Nancy Haviland that I've read and I'm excited to have found a new series to follow and a new author to enjoy! This is a standalone and the first in the Wanted Men series.
Gabriel Moretti is a powerful, born leader who commands respect from everyone around him. He is a definite alpha male and I really enjoyed his interactions with Eva, who happens to be the daughter of his good friend and mentor, Vasily Tarasov. Vasily is also a powerful mafia boss. I thought this would give Gabriel more pause before pursuing Eva, given he was asked to protect her by Vasily, but he throws caution to the wind and decides to worry about the consequences later. Eva is almost an obsession for Gabriel from the start and the progression of their relationship felt real and meaningful despite the short amount of time together. And I really couldn't wait to see Vasily's reaction to their relationship.
There are a lot of great elements to this story: a sexy mafia hero, an innocent heroine coming into her own, suspense, murder, a touch of MC club , and a whole list of secondary characters to love. And I really have to stress my excitement for these men! There are so many interesting, sexy, mysterious, complex, alpha males that I can't wait to read about in future books. Some of them work for Gabriel and some head their own organizations. The author really knows how to write a bromance, which I love. But there is also some tension among the large group of men and it will be fun to see how they interact in future books.
A Love of Vengeance brings love, sex, danger, sexy alpha males, violence and a lot of promise for more in the books to come. I'm excited about this series and I look forward to reading Vincente and Nika's story in book two, The Salvation of Vengeance.
P.S. Am I the only one who really wants to see Vasily find love again too? I can't be! I think he deserves a second chance and I hope there's a possibility of his own book later down the line....more