Review: High Heat by Annabeth Albert



Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Hotshots #2

Pages: 267


Smoke jumping is Garrick Nelson’s life. Nothing, not severe injuries nor the brutal physical therapy that follows, is going to stop him from getting back with his crew. But when a lost dog shows up on his front porch, he can’t turn her away, and he can’t take care of her on his own. Thankfully, help comes in the form of his new sexy, dog-loving neighbor. As they work together, trying to re-home their little princess, Garrick can’t resist his growing attraction for the other man, even though he knows this guy isn’t the staying type.

Rain Fisher doesn’t take anything too seriously. He dances through life, one adventure at a time, never settling in one place for too long. When his hot, conveniently buff, neighbor shows up on his doorstep, dog in tow, Rain’s determined to not just save the adorable puppy, but her reluctant owner as well. He never expects their flirtation might tempt him into stay put once and for all…

Hotshots, zZz: This is the second book of the saga and it is not an improvement from the first one, which I didn’t enjoy. Garrick’s and Rain’s story is as uninteresting as it is uneventful. Keeping awake has been a constant struggle with this story, where every page feels like a marathon in the desert during a really hot day. And I don’t mean that because the book was too sexy for my poor heart… Reading these guys’ lack of adventures has been exhausting. The author needs to shock this saga into something bearable, because in my opinion it is her weakest work so far. You can’t sustain half the book with a story about erectile dysfunction and peculiar taste in underwear and the other half with air and a lazy conflict between the main characters.

Bad cast: I have said this before… there is nothing worse in Romance that being incapable of connecting with the main characters. That kind of rapport has to be formed with at least one of them to carry the reader through the story. Sadly, I have found both of them, Garrick and Rain, pretty boring. In such a situation, it has been impossible to tolerate the sex scenes between them… adding to the growing senssation that this book has nothing worth saving.


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