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Island Heat (The Heat #1)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  113 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
ACE #1

Shara Weston used to be a movie star. But after the death of her husband, she overdosed on more than just the limelight--and now she's a recluse.
 
Cade Archer fell out of the sky, and Shara believes his story -- he's here to save both their worlds. 
 
For Cade, failure isn't an option. If he doesn't open a porta
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Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Tor Books
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Hannah
Feb 19, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF. After 24 pages. It was that bad.

Alas, Susan Kearney, I will never waste my time on you again. This makes me sad, because there aren't enough SFR authors out there. But no more. I was more than generous. I gave you three chances, and you blew 'em all.
Caro
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pretty good and kept me interested. This has good characters that are real, emotions, ups and downs, creativity and imagination, a twist and turn here and there, and a good ending. Good for an anytime read or passing time. Enjoy
Lover of Romance
I have always enjoyed this author, and when I saw this title available on Netgalley, I knew I needed to read it. Lunar Heat is a recently republished version of the title Island Heat, that was originally published in 2007. I have always liked Kearney's books, and the genre she used for this book was well done. Lunar Heat is a story that takes place on Earth, in a futuristic time period, that involves a heavy involvement of the science fiction sub genre. Lunar Heat is a story about a man Cade who ...more
Susie Fitzwater
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really have enjoyed reading this book. I had a hard time of putting it down and it had so much excitement to it. I enjoyed how it made me laugh one minute and then the next I was sitting on the edge of my seat. It was truly spectacular the danger one minute and then the next they were safe. I enjoyed the rollercoaster of the story. It was really thought out and it followed through till the end. I really enjoyed the comment about him not wanting to eat a rock. There was even a time when I wasn' ...more
Eva Millien
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The first book in the Heat Series is an action packed futuristic romance with a sexy visitor from another universe.

Hiding from her countless fans on her private asteroid in Earth’s orbit, Shara Weston life is interrupted when a captivating alien crash lands on her asteroid. Cade Archer is on a mission to free his people from cruel enslavement by opening a portal from his planet to Earth. But a powerful enemy has followed hell bent on stopping him and sends Shara and Cade on the run. Shara has mi
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Lunar Heat is a sexy romance with some sci fi thrown in (take out the sci fi elements and you'd have a modern thriller romance). It is an easy, non demanding read with all the hot action you'd expect from Kearney.

Movie star Shara Weston has retired to a small asteroid above the Earth to get away from the reporters and paparazzi. She is enjoying her retreat until the day a man falls from the sky and survives. Cade Archer
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Unapologetic_Bookaholic
May 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: PNR, alien-involved romance
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Rachel Smith
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF. Made it about 50 pages in. Couldn't do it. Sooooo many little things not adding up, and striking me as beyond silly.

A caste based world with advanced tech, where the castes are based on who has access to salt? Sorry, can't buy it even for a second. It's ridiculous. A 100 acre island with an active volcano on it? The entire island is the volcano in that instance, and there's no room to build a house on it. Not to mention active volcanoes ooze lava most of the year, and the heroine's house wo
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JoAn
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the publisher as a winner in a contest on Writerspace.
This book was a fast paced future romantic suspense story. Susan did a great job of keeping me glued to my Kindle to see what would happen next. Shara and Cade were well matched as a couple and they grew into stronger characters as the story moved along. Jules was a truly outstanding support character for Shara. I enjoyed the fact that she actually got her own love story, too. I look forward to the second book in thi
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Anne
Jan 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z2013-bir
I thought it was pretty good, sort of a 90's SFR feel to it.
Magdalena
This book was OK but I found the character development a bit lacking and parts of the book were boring. I don't think I'll be reading this author again.
Marti Rosenberg
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Same book as Solar Heat
Marti Rosenberg
Didn't need the graphic sex to make it a good story
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Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day, now a USA TODAY—BESTSELLING author, she does something really hot—she writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense for Tor. She can apply the old rule of "write what you know" and never run out of ideas for characters and plots. An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a ba ...more
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