Thursday, March 6, 2014

Turn Up the Heat Review...

Turn Up the Heat
Pine Mountain #1
By: Kimberly Kincaid
Releasing March 4th, 2014

"It's not you."

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge.

But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?


Shane was taking the shortcut to the frozen dinner section in Joe’s Grocery when he caught sight of a fall of blond curls that could only belong to one woman. Great. He had to run into Bellamy at the grocery store, of all places. She couldn’t eat room service like everyone else up at the resort? And was that a wheel of Brie in her hand?
            Christ. Kiss or no kiss, he sure had her pegged. He turned, intending to slink behind the tall stand of fresh cut flowers in order to avoid her. But the way she looked in profile made him stop, halfway hidden from where she stood, and stare.
            Bellamy’s face was shrouded by a light blue hat that softened her features, and her fair hair spilled down her back in its trademark ringlets. Shane could see the bruise on her cheek, right by her eye, and he was shocked to see it was already starting to fade. Her green eyes glittered in the light pouring through the giant store windows, and she wore a smile that was as honest as a day’s worth of work.
What rooted him to the spot wasn’t any of those things, although each of them captured his attention. The thing that made him pause, watching surreptitiously from behind buckets of lilies and greenery, was the look on Bellamy’s face. She studied everything she touched with tender reverence, cradling the avocados carefully as she chose the ones she wanted, letting her fingers sweep over the pears like they were made of glass. The sight fascinated the hell out of Shane.
            Right up until she turned around and caught him blatantly staring at her.
            “Oh!” Bellamy gasped across the row of apple bushels, her eyes flying wide. “What are you doing here?”
            The way Shane saw it, he only had two options. He could either stand there like the dumbass he currently was, or he could joke his way out of this mess.
            And he’d never been too partial to looking like a dumbass.
“Well, it’s a little known secret, but we mechanics do eat.” He stopped to let out a half-smile. “I’m grocery shopping. What are you doing?” Shane stepped away from the flowers and met her gaze head-on over the bins of produce. It wasn’t lost on him that Bellamy got kind of cute when she was unnerved, and he both hated and was turned on by how endearing it suddenly made her.
“Grocery shopping,” she said, as if she wished she had something more clever to say.
            “Imagine that,” he bantered back. The edges of her lips curved upward into the barest hint of a smile.
            Okay, that was hot.


Reviewed by Jenn:

5 stars and full of spoilers
Bellamy and Shane seem to be from two completely different worlds but looks can be deceiving.
back to the beginning Bellamy is the last to know that her anchorman boyfriend is moving across the country and he didn't bother letting her know !!! Bellamy decides to go to the mountains for some girl time and her transmission goes ..she just cant catch a break . Shane is the mechanic who she finds and also a very sexy man on top of that . they are circling each other and just think they are from completely different worlds but that just makes it hotter in my opinion. a week of this leads to some very hot moments and...that's where I'm ending it . I'm not giving EVERYTHING away . well written and I would recommend this as a fun romantic read .
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
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