Type: Paranormal & Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3 out of 5
This was a nice little anthology for a hot summer day. None of the stories blew my socks off but they were entertaining and creative. Worth the read if you're looking for something easy to fill a couple hours and don't want anything too serious or dark. I hadn't read Bangs or Denison before and I enjoyed both.
Hot and Bothered by Janelle Denison
Denison's story was the only non-paranormal contribution to the anthology and a nice read despite being fairly predictable. After her divorce Claire moved cross country to her vacation house at the beach to get a new start. Designing jewelry, finding peace and drooling over her next door neighbor and local pub owner, Shea. Drama, spunky pets, near death experiences and some sweetness. Lots of stuff all packed into 88 pages! I enjoyed the characters and the baggage from the past they were each working to overcome. The story/characters easy to get involved with and the writing had a pleasant feel.