Monday, June 11, 2012

Unwrapping: Review of HEAT RISES by Alice Gaines

Avon sent the Avon Addicts an ARC of a very interesting novella from their Avon Red line - this is their line of Erotic Romances. I've never actually read anything from the Red series before so I was very curious and delighted. HEAT RISES: A Cabin Fever Novella by Alice Gaines - it's RED HOT! This one's coming out tomorrow, June 12, 2012 so be sure to put it on your list.

Blurb for HEAT RISES:

Snowbound in a cabin . . . able to live out all her fantasies . . .

Laura Barber has dreamt of doing unspeakably delicious things with Ethan Gould for years. Now, stuck in a mountain cabin, she just might get her shot. Ethan offers her the chance to live out each and every one of those desires. They may be rivals in the business world, but in the bedroom they're a perfect match. Knowing they have only a few days, Laura shakes off all her inhibitions. Every secret need, every lust-filled thought . . . it's all fair game.

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Laura Barber is prim, proper and so shy that she puts people off to the point of nearly not having any friends. When she was in business school, she had the hots for Ethan Gould so much so that she fantasized about making love to him in all kinds of ways. At the end of the year party, she indulged in way too much tequila and acted on her desires only to have him turn her down. She's lived with that humiliation and memory for the past six years. The last thing she expects is to find herself stranded in the mountains in the middle of a snowstorm with none other than Ethan Gould.

Ethan Gould is handsome, charming, and very much a lady's man. He has that wonderful knack of putting everyone at ease and making friends wherever he goes but he's not a man who would take advantage of a woman who has had too much to drink even when she was coming on so strong that she nearly had her hands in his pants. He's never forgotten the night six years ago when Laura came on to him but because he was too interested in her to accept her offer, he turned her away. Since then, he's tried in every manner to put himself in her way in hopes that he might have a second chance. Always hoping the time would come when she might make that same offer again, only sober this time. Finding himself stranded on the same mountain, in the same snowstorm with her is a dream come true and he's not going to let her get away again.

I loved HEAT RISES by Alice Gaines. It's every woman's fantasy to have a second chance with the one man who claimed her daydreams, her fantasies, and her heart. HEAT RISES is a fast reading novella filled with steamy sex, fantasy indulgence, and two people finding their hearts were always meant for each other as well as their bodies. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to indulge in the reading of this, the first in the Cabin Fever series. I will certainly be eager to read the next, and the next, and so on.

HEAT RISES: a Cabin Fever Novella by Alice Gaines is explosively sexy, endearing, and will surely have every woman, and any man brave enough to read it, reminiscing about the one who got away - if there is one. I highly recommend HEAT RISES to anyone looking for a few hours of delicious escape and possibly some intriguing ideas to share with a loved one. *wink*

Happy Reading Everyone!

HEAT RISES: a Cabin Fever Novella by Alice Gaines, Avon Red, release date - June 12, 2012, available in print and ebook format.



Dalila G. said...

Another wonderful review Amy!

I for one am a firm believer in second chances.
This book sounds like one I will be adding to my list of new to me authors, plus it's on the 'spicey' side.

You know what they said about a bit of spice in life. *^_^*

Have a nice day!

Amy Valentini said...

Hi Dalila,
For sure, if you like spice, this one's got it! It's a hot steamy romance that nearly melts the snowstorm they're caught in. Enjoy!!
Come by tomorrow, I've got some goodies for Wacky Wednesday! ; )