The Hotter You Burn by Gena Showalter

the hotter you burnTitle: The Hotter You Burn
Series: The Original Heartbreakers bk 2
Author: Gena Showalter
Genre: Contemporary

Beck Ockley is ruthless in the boardroom…and the bedroom. He’s never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.

Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck’s home—her ancestral estate—for food, she’s shocked by his early return…and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.

For the first time in Beck’s life, he can’t get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he’ll have to break her heart…or surrender his own.

Thoughts: I’m a HUGE fan of Showalter’s Lord’s of the Underworld and Atlantis series. So when I was sent her new contemporary series I was both excited and trepidations about reading it. 

But read it I did and fell in love instantly with these three best friends who’ve been to hell and back together.

This is the story of Beck who we got to see hilarious glimpses of in The Closer you Get and Harlow the most hated woman in town.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like Harlow but after a few chapters I so wanted her to get her HEA no matter what. So much so that I could have cared less about Beck, which was a first for me, because I normally love the heroes over the heroines, but not in this case.

Harlow is one of those characters that once you discover her backstory you will want the same thing I did for her. The bonus was that when he wasn’t acting like complete horses backside Beck wants the same thing for her.

Then there is Beck, who has a less than awesome backstory, and can’t help but want to make her life easier than it’s been. No matter what. Even if he does screw up, more than once.

I loved every single page of this book, even the ones where I cried, and no I’m not going to tell you why I cried.

If you love small town romances with bad boy heroes and heroines who are in desperate need of a HEA then you will want to add this book to your TBR list.

Grade A

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