Turn Up the Heat – Anthology featuring Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway and Victoria Dahl

turn up the heatTitle: Turn Up the Heat

Series: The Carlisles #2, Beach House No. 9 # .5, Jackson Hole #1.6

Authors: Lori Foster, Christie Ridgway and Victoria Dahl

Genre: Contemporary

Three sizzling tales from three bestselling authors

Love Won’t Wait by Lori Foster

Brendan “Brick” Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air—and an irresistible challenge. But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can’t refuse. If only their “no-strings” pact didn’t leave him wanting so much more….

Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway

She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no-nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home. What she doesn’t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall. Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance?

Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl

Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off-limits. But now he’s back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can’t resist their long-denied attraction. When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up getting more than she bargained for….


This anthology first caught my attention because I was already reading the Victoria Dahl series.  I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed all three reads and love that I discovered a new-to-me author in Christie Ridgway!

Love Won’t Wait by Lori Foster (The Carlisles #2)
Grade B+
There are not many authors that I would put on an auto buy list… And not because I don’t love to read but because that could get really expensive. LOL!  LF would be one of those on my auto-buy list and she would be at the top!!  I love the story of Brick and Merrily. Their chemistry and the way this sexy, feisty perpetual bachelor fell so totally and unexpectedly makes me **sigh**! And I love that LF left an opening for a potential Jessie and Tonya story! (fingers-crossed)

Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway (Beach House No. 9 # .5)

Grade B+
This is a quick and fast pace read featuring Meg and Caleb. It seems they meet and fall fast but with their shared past and emotional baggage it’s easy to see how they could bond quickly. There was a lot of backstory to cover in a short time and I feel like it was well done by Christie Ridgway. This was my first time to read this author but I can definitely see that she will be taking me on an emotional roller coaster with this series. I’m excited and plan to enjoy the ride ASAP!

Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl  (Jackson Hole #1.6)
Grade A
I’m already a huge fan of Victoria’s and when I saw this Jackson series I knew she was writing the stories just for me! Especially in this installment about Eve and Brian. The story of an unrequited love fulfilled years later always screams to me and makes that happy place inside me giggle and dance when the characters find their HEA! VD wrote at the beginning of the book that Eve and Brian have a very special place in her heart and that she hopes her readers feel the same. Well this reader absolutely does! When you add the humor and the flow that she puts in her stories it makes them unforgettable!! I recommend her stories and characters to all of my friends every chance I get!


1 Comment

  1. s

    I have this on my list! Glad you liked it!


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