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(Parker Reed #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  352 ratings  ·  109 reviews
***WARNING: Book contains adult content. Not for readers under 18 years of age***

*Remember: Safe. Sane. Consensual*

He is my light. My darkness. The heat that creeps along my bones.
He controls me. Captivates me. Owns me.
He needs me just as much as I need him.
He teaches me to love, to want. To heal.
He breaks me down only to make me whole.
He gives me a reason to fight. To mov
273 pages
Published September 15th 2014
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Feb 26, 2015 marked it as zzz_dnf
Shelves: arc, netgalley
DNF @ 25%

I'm sorry but I tried, I swear I did, I didn't want to think that I had two books back to back that I couldn't get through.

This went from like 0 to 60 in a flash. I pushed on since I couldn't really give up after the first chapter. I can appreciate a insta-relationship, but it was the combination of the insta-ness, the bad boy CEO billionaire theme, and a heroine that says one thing but does another that didn't work for me. Her position at the company was questionable for the very begin
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

DNF at 38%


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When I read the book blurb to Heat, I was pleasantly intrigued. It promised to be a bit dark and everything hot. Unfortunately, none of that was delivered for me.

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Every erotica cliche that is out there is in this book.

Let me count the ways-

1- Rich yet young billionaire CEO

2- Meak woman enters for job interview. Gets hired after basically two or so questions. Her name, her age. Asks her to stand. Asks her to sit. You're hired. Hmm

3- Hired position is for his assistant aka his
DNF @ 20%

I feel bad bailing on this so early, but it's doing nothing for me. I'm not connecting to the characters; I keep reading about their 'connection' yet I'm not feeling it so the insta lust they have going on is leaving me cold. On top of all of that, the echoes of fifty shades and Crossfire are too obvious to ignore. As much as I love those books, I'm craving a more original twist on that whole billionare Dom plot.

I thought this was going to be an affair with the boss story, where the bos
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Heat filled stars!

J.M. Walker is one of my new favourite BDSM romance authors. This is a new to me author but in so glad I gave this book a chance.

Parker Reed is all kinds of wonderful. He's a smart, incredibly sexy Dom with a dark side.

I loved this book. The sex was super hot and became more kinky as the book went on. The last 25% of this book was super exciting and it become more like romantic suspense.

I'd love to read more in this series and by this author.

**I received a review copy of t

I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review.

Okay first off, this book was sex sex sex! Lots of sex, so if you like that you'll love this book. Unfortunately, I'm not so into that. I feel like there are books out there about sex with a story in it & then there are stories with sex scenes in them, if that makes sense lol. I felt that this one was one of those sex with a story book. Which there is nothing wrong with that for those who like it, just not my cup of tea.

The story itself
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Please Note that this book is pretty dark and contains a lot of abuse. Not for faint heart. This book has a lot of insight into BDSM/ Shibari and Kinbaku

I read the Blurb of this book and I knew I had to read it. This is the 1st book of the Author I have read and I must say its a well written book ^^

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Parker : Loving/Tattooed/Dom/Protective/Fierce/Alpha/Master

I loved the way Parker is characterized in this book. He is such an amazing hero full of warmth but beware ladies a Dom to the core ;)

★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
This book is fucking ridiculous I wanted to rip my hair off. Since this book's gotten so many rave reviews, I'm guessing this will be one of those unpopular opinion. Meh. Sorry not sorry.

I'm gonna have to be clear here: I didn't finish this one. There's only so much bullshit I can take. First of all, the characters' insta attraction is fucking ridiculous! Real talk. Hands down ridiculous.

This book started with our girl, Keely who was interviewing for a job at Reed Industries , which was a stup
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is the first book that I'm reading from this author. I have some of her other books.
But... I just hope they are not like this book...

First thing that came to my mind when I started reading this book was that it reminded me so much of Fifty Shades Of Grey. (A little... But way more darker)

The author didn't mess around with the timeline either.
Keely meets Parker Reed in a job interview... Then like two hours later she was already fighting her feeling for him!!!

I mean... I'm all for i
Constance Pebbles
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you love a man that just oozes male dominance... and embodies the true meaning of an alpha male then this book is a must read!!

This book jumps right into the story from the very first page. There was no slow escalation which I truely appreciated. This story has so many different twists and turns, it always leaves you guessing as what is going to happen; and wow the storyline I never would of expected it to go in that direction.

Keely and Parker are two truely remarkable people and I am so hap
Gracie Wilson
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This author did something to me that doesn't happen to often in this genre, if at all. I got teary. I felt ever pain the main characters were going through like it was my own, which left me on an emotional roller coaster. I was wanting my own Parker Reed from the very beginning. I had to finish this in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down. Now that doesn't mean I wasn't screaming and having melt downs. Maybe even the odd hate mail to the author :P What can I say the emotions got to me and ha ...more
Dusti Hanrahan
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
***ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

3.5-4 HEATED stars!!

For starters I very much enjoyed this book, as a lover of BDSM stories this one did not disappoint. The scenes were hot and it was clear the author did some research into the lifestyle.

The storyline itself was very good, it was hot and intense yet the unexpected twist will keep you guessing…
It was focused around Keely Price and Parker Reed. Keely has escaped an abusive relationship and was rebuilding her life…in
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

First I would like to say that this is the first book I read from this author and I am not the least bit disappointed. I enjoyed this book starting from beginning to end. I just couldn't seem to find myself putting it down!!

This one was a little different for me. It might have been the sexy millionaire but he was different, very different. When do you read a book that has a tattooed pierced alpha millionaire??? Never, at least I
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Scorching hot! Parker Reed is a filthy mouthed, tatted up, green eyed Alpha and he is perfect! Jm Walker has the best love scenes in all of her books, but this one was off the charts hot! Keely and Parker's chemistry jumped right off the pages. This is a very intricate story and it has many twist, turns, and plenty of angst, this is not for the faint of heart! Keely's indecisiveness worked my nerve a bit, but by the end of the book I was starting to understand her better. And I know you are supp ...more
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Parker and Keely...what an interesting couple. A dark craving, a seductive need and secrets make this story a must read. Once you start you won't be able to put this one down. Desire, love, emotional turmoil..a whirlwind of Heat.
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

This is the first book I have read by this author and my first impression regarding this story was a little conflictive to say the least. I carried on reading. Fortunately, the plot is a solid one. I give a lot of importance to this as too many steamy scenes, and believe me when I say they abound; tend to bore me. Is this the case? Read on! Her characters’ personalities are strong, the setting is perfect, and even th
Melinda ~ Twinsie Talk
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book by the Author for an honest review.

I love JM Walker’s work. I have read most everything she has written and she has never let me down. I was hooked from the beginning and I had a tough time putting it down. Between the Dominant Alpha Male and the broken female I had to know what was going to happen between them. These two were the perfect match you would think she needed him to fix her but he needed her just as much.

Keely Price had a horrible past and she was finally movin
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Strong, beautiful, independent, survivor and natural submissive are all words you can use to describe the young, damaged Keeley Price. In Keeley's teen years she fell in love with the wrong guy. So wrong that he left her broken and shell shocked. Never once did she think that she would ever again allow anyone, let alone a man, control her. Never did she think she would be able to find comfort or love from man. Oh how wrong she was!

Enter the young, über rich, tatted and pierced Parker Reed. Keele
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

HOLD. THE. PHONE!! This book was hawt and sooo rawr worthy because Parker Reed is some kinda broken alpha male. *wipes brow* Man oh Man, did he make my heart jump and make my panties explode. He is soooo delicious that if you like erotica then this is a jackpot for you.

Parker Reed is a player, player, player. He plays for him and doesnt really ca
Simply Just Jen
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! I am hereby staking my claim on PARKER REED!!! Yep its official..He's mine!! I loved this book from the first page. JM Walker can certainly write a fabulous dynamic alpha male. This story drove me nuts with anticipation on what was going to go down next. I couldn't put the book down. I loved the excitement and whirl wind guessing I was doing the whole time I was reading it. Of course, I was wrong most of the time. LOL. That just goes to attest to JM Walkers ability to allure her readers in ...more
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Heat and I just loved it! If you know J.M. Walker than you know that she can write some hot men (Brett for the Torn Series was my fav of hers) For me though, Parker was one of the hottest most sexiest man that I have read about and I think I am in love!! Keely has some secrets but she has to move on in her life so she goes for an interview at Reed Industries. She has the interview with the man himself. Parker Reed highers her on the spot. She doesn't understand why and doesn't qu ...more
Sue L
Aug 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
This was the hardest book for me to read because the writing was just all over the place. Although it was a good story I just couldn't enjoy it because of the way it was written. It was so cold, almost like reading a comic book is the only way I can think of to describe it. Things happened in the story that could have been very good but there was never any build up for what was going on. It went from one scene to another with no story in between. It was such a cold, lifeless read. The sex scenes ...more
Christine Stanley
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OH MY LORD!!!! Could there be a better title for this book? I don't freaking think so!

This is absolutely by far the best work to date by J.M and that's saying an awful lot as I absolutely devour all of her books!

This book was SO insanely hot I wouldn't have been able to put it down if I wanted too! However it wasn't just a really good sexy story but so much more than that!

The plot line behind this story will leave you reeling! You will never in your wildest dreams be able to guess how it ends,
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Heat was HOT! This book was recommended by a blogmate from TaSTy Wordgasms and she told me that Heat was a MUST read. Heat was not an ARC, I bought it and it still received an honest review. I loved Parker's & Keely's story! There were a couple of shocking moments that I did not see coming. No I won't tell you what they were because then this review would contain spoilers which it does not. Keely is submissive from the first meeting with Parker and Parker is a very sexy, tattooed & pierc ...more
Serena Kett
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
J.M . Walker never fails in writing a fantastic story. I look forward to each and every one of the books this Author blesses us with.
Her latest book HEAT is fantastic. Yet another book I couldn't put down but didn't want it to end either *sobbing dramatically.
The title HEAT says it all as it's sizzling HOT. Gripping & amazing. The twists and turns in this book leave you gasping & on the edge of your seat!

When Keely Price is hired at Reed Industries as the assistant to Parker Reed. She ge
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) given to me by the lovely author J.M Walker for an honest review

Rating: 5 ★★★★★
Title: Heat
Series: Yes
Plot: 9
Cover: 7
Heroine: 6
Hero: 9

This book has been the death of me. I need book two NOW!
J.M. Walker told me I would fall in love with Parker Reed by the end of this book and I DID with no regrets, like a good little pet would do.

I can't tell you how much I loved this book.
But I felt like this book was way to similar to Bared To You and Raw. The plot wasn't original bu
Deyanira Camacho
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
HOLY CRAP ON CRACKER PARKER REED IS HOOOOOOOOOOT!!! J.M. did it again!! The book flows naturally, not your typical business man, he’s covered in tats and has piercings (YUMMY in my book!). The heroine is damaged but she tries to move on in life with the help of her lovely friend Troy (I would eat him whole just cause he’s so freaking sweet). The plot thickens and u wanna cry. I must admit I cried, laughed and had all the emotions in between (yup she’s THAT good!!).Its not ur typical Dom/Sub rela ...more
Tara Marie
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness, I didn't want to put this book down, I needed it, I devoured it! You need to read it and fall in love with Parker Reed and all his alpha dominating hotness.

Keely applies for a job she may have zero qualifications for or even know what the job entails but she needs a job and a paycheck and Reed Industries is the perfect place to start. What she doesn't know is Parker Reed will change her life in more ways then one.
Parker is a beautifully broken man who everyone thinks they know but
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All I'm going to say is HOT! I love Parker Reed! We've got lots of twist and turns during this story that had you guessing what was going to happen. Then chemistry between Parker and Keely is just plain hot. You could tell from the start it was going to fast and strong. The sex scenes had me fanning myself and putting the book down for a second to get it together. I truly love Author J.M. Walker work and will continue to read and support her always. I can't wait for the second book to come out. ...more
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-read

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author. J.M Walker's books just get more amazing! This story had my emotions everywhere I even got teary eyed. I felt ever pain the main characters were going through like it was my own, which left me on an emotional roller coaster. I couldn't put this book down. It was such a roller coaster with a lot of curve balls. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happend I was left Cursing, freaking out. I loved Parker Reed!! though at times he pissed
FMR Book Grind
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This story was somewhat dark, heart wrenching, and yet uplifting. The characters are complex, secretive, and passionate. They have dark and sordid pasts, but are determined to be each other’s light. I love the support structure that Keely and Troy have with each other. The story has several twists that I did not see coming. Parker is an enigma to me. He is unlike most characters I read about. You can’t help but feel drawn to Keely. I am very excited to see where this story wi
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J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who recently hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

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