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Heat Rises by Alice Gaines
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Aug 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-reading-challenges, contemporary-romance, edelweiss, erotica

The last thing Laura Barber expected was to be stuck in small mountain town during a blizzard. Even more surprising was to find the one guy from college she wanted, but hoped she's never see again...Ethan Gould. But being stranded, without any housing options, she agrees to go with Ethan to his friend's cabin until the storm passes. She never expected that the storm that was going to be brewing was the one inside the cabin.

Laura has a bit of a hang up when it comes to sex. She has desires, but she thinks people will think less of her if she were to act on them or make them known. Ethan offers her the chance to spend a few days, uninhibited by her hang ups, having the kind of sex she'd only dream about...with no strings attached. Laura jumps at the chance and let's all her fantasies play out. But when Ethan changes the rules, she walks away with almost no second glance.

While Laura admits to herself that her feelings for Ethan run much deeper than she let on, she wouldn't show that to Ethan even when he was admitting that he wanted more. Sure he screwed up when he talked about their future, but she also let her own hang ups get in the way of trying to sort out what they should do next.

The title is appropriate for this one, because he was definitely hot. But it was also about a woman learning about who she is and not being afraid to be that person...especially with her lover.

It's a quick one, but it's hot and definitely one to pick up.

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Reading Progress

August 1, 2012 – Started Reading
August 1, 2012 – Shelved
August 1, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-reading-challenges
August 1, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
August 1, 2012 – Shelved as: edelweiss
August 1, 2012 – Shelved as: erotica
August 1, 2012 –
August 1, 2012 – Finished Reading

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