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Northern Fascination (Alaskan Heat #4)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  84 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews

Back in Georgia, Jenna Rathburne was known as just "the pretty blonde." But from crushing on the smartest boy in school (and being rejected by him) to starting her own business in Alaska, Jenna has always defied everyone's expectations. Still, when her high school crush comes to Good Riddance, Jenna knows her own expectations--and her self-control--are about to get serious
ebook, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Harlequin Blaze (first published January 1st 2011)
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Penny Watson
Northern Fascination (Harlequin Blaze) by Jennifer LaBrecque

When a friend on Twitter saw this cover, she sent me a link. Alaskan setting, dude with a plaid shirt, ripped jeans, excellent scruffy beard, and a nice six-pack for good measure. The book blurb says he's a "geologist".....he sounds and looks like a rugged good time. Basically, my dream guy!

Unfortunately, this was a matter of false advertising, as well as a few other problems.....

1.) The hero is a weenie executive, not a rugged geologis
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this little town...this one was a bit lower for me and I'm not sure why really...I loved Jenna in the last books, but in this one we didn't get enough of her.

There was the Nelson/Ellie story playing out and that is great and all, but with the story being about Logan and Jenna...I wanted them and more of them and more of the long awaited passion that had on hold for the past 12 (yup...12) years...Sounds like another Logan (Belong to Me by Shayla Black, which incidentally is a great read on
Marie Jermy
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blaze
This book, as with the others in the Alaskan Heat series, was okay, but for a while now, I have found the Blaze line to be... well not blazing. Apparently, Blaze is Harlequin's boldest and most provocative series. But with lines like "felt as if fireworks were going off in her", "She'd read books, seen pictures but was that going to fit inside her?" (referring to the hero's cock), and "She was like a delicate flower opened before him, her petals glistening as if drenched by a summer rain" (refer ...more
Apr 21, 2012 rated it liked it
I'd have this as a 3.5. Nice in that you know what you're getting read. Not too steamy.
The story line is the geeky guy who turns down shy girl when she invites him to be her date for homecoming is now the big oil guy wanting to buy the Alaskan village where she now lives in order to mine the gold under it.
I didnt really get into the story line - more interested in the Nelson and Ellie story prompts, ready for the next book in the series! Also, I was travelling so only getting snatches of time to
Sep 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating -- 3.5 stars

I liked this book, but it had more in common with the Desire line than Blaze. In fact, this is the first Blaze I've come across the included the (view spoiler) or (view spoiler) trope. I don't have issue with these tropes in general, but it's not what I expect from Blaze.
oh the sappiness of it all lol
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: harlequin-books
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this series when it started and have been dying for it to continue. I'm so glad that Jenna has gotten her happy ending!!! I'm gagging to read Nelson's story though!!! :)
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Miniseries: Alaskan Heat
Jennifer LaBrecque never disappoints me.
Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, alaska
#4 in the Alaskan Heat Series (Jennifer LaBrecque) was not as good as the first 3 in the series. I liked it but it just didn't have the same interest as the others.
Tremont G
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corny, unbelievable at times, but still a quick fun read.
Liz Mckernan
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this series!
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First, let me say this is how I show up at my desk every morning to write. Dahling, I couldn’t possibly write a word unless I was wearing 3-inch heels with a Martini at hand. NOT!!! But it’s so different, and face it, infinitely less scarey than the way I usually work, running shorts and t-shirt with a cup of tea nearby, that I had to put this picture up.

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