(Heat Wave #1)
by Alannah Lynne
Published August 6th 2012 by Alannah Lynne (first published March 29th 2010)
Copy courtesy of author
One step away from the coveted Vice Presidency of her firm, the last thing Kat Owens needs is the distraction of a man. Her client, Erik Monteague, disagrees. He’s charming, sexy, seductive, and impossible to ignore or refuse. After succumbing to his advances, Kat’s forced to choose between her career and the man she’s fallen for... while knowing even her love might not be enough to save him from self-destructing.Goodreads
While Erik’s perfectly executed seduction gets Kat into his bed, the end result is more than he bargained for. Having spent the past ten years wallowing in guilt and self-loathing over his fiancée’s tragic death, falling in love is unacceptable. However, Kat’s passionate, loving nature dissolves the carefully constructed walls guarding his heart, forcing him to face his tragic past and make a decision... spend the rest of his life running, or risk being devastated by love again?
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Crystal L.’s Thoughts:
Let me just say that giving a five wine glass toast is not something I do often. So, not only am I thrilled to give this book the proverbial five star because it was an extremely well written book that pulled at the heart strings, but also because it's an indie author with a self pubbed book! Thank you Alannah Lynne for such a great story!
Erik Monteague has loved and lost, and because of that is determined to never love again. That doesn't mean that he can't slip between the sheets for some hot & sexy mattress dancing with an attractive woman. The problem is, no one has caught his attention since he had a one night stand with Kat in Charlotte over a year ago. If that wasn't enough to drive him crazy, he's gone back to Charlotte to look for her so that he could work her out of his system and he can't find her. That is until she shows up at a party in his hometown of Riverside.
Kat Owens is determined to make her parents proud of her. To finally show them that she's not just all about having fun, but that she can also buckle down and be a career success. After her supposed best friend stabbed her in the back at work in Charlotte, and one of her clients became her ex-boyfriend, she decides it's best to move on to some place new for a fresh start. Now she's in Riverside with a new job and this time she's determined to get it right. If she concentrates, and stays on task, it will be a piece of cake to reach her goal of becoming VP at her new firm. Well it would have been easy, until the sexy distraction of Erik walks back into her life, determined to pick up where they left off in the bedroom. There's two problems with that. First, he's a client of her firm, and she doesn't want to make that mistake again. Secondly, he'd be the biggest distraction of all to her master plan because it wasn't just a hot sexy might to her. It was the night of her life, and she hasn't been able to get him out of her mind since. She knows that he'll just break her heart. But he makes it so hard to say no.
Pick this book up and you won't regret it. It's a sweet story with wit, heartache, and engaging characters!
Rating: 5 Wine Glasses