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Review: Heat Rises by Alice Gaines

Publisher: Avon
Where did you get the book: e-ARC
Release date: Out now

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.

*blurb taken from Edelweiss*

Trying to find erotic romance these days without multiple peens is actually quite a feat. So when I saw the short over at Edelweiss, I really liked the sound of the blurb.

Unfortunately, Heat Rises ended up being a miss for me. The character development of Laura and Ethan was non existent, and neither had any personality showing. It was just sex, more sex, and then some more sex. I do expect lots of sex in a erotic romance, but there needs to be emotion and tension alongside it. Laura’s and Ethan’s smexy times at the Cabin was just incredibly clinical. There was no tension strung between the characters to build up the excitement.

Laura wanted her no strings affair with Ethan, and if that’s what she wanted, no problem. But her reasoning was that once she did all the naughty stuff to Ethan, she wanted to forget that she ever did it because she’s not the type of person to do those sort of things. And that’s where I went, huh? Laura’s character I couldn’t understand because I didn’t believe in any of the reasoning for her decisions afterwards when the time with Ethan came to an end. She brushed him off which was incredibly cold and bitchy, and treated Ethan like a piece of meat that she wanted to discard.

This novel was a major miss for me, and I don’t think I would be picking up work by this author again. I give Heat Rises a D.

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By Lou

One thing that Lou loves most is her HEA in romances.

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