The Hotter You Burn
The Original Heartbreakers #2
By Gena Showalter
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can’t resist…
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.
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Ahhhh, I completely devoured this book. I could not put it down! I don't know how Showalter does it. She creates this characters that you just can't get enough of. And I don't just mean her deliciously hunky male leads, but her beautiful and empowered female leads as well.
In Closer You Come we were more thoroughly introduced to the trio of mysterious hotties, Jase, Beck and West(Lincoln) that just moved to the little town of Strawberry Valley, Ohio. The trio had all the ladies swooning and while one of our hunks found his forever love we were still left with Beck and West. Two genuine, sexy, hilarious, compassionate and fiercely loyal friends that had yet to find the lady that would anchor their hearts.
In Hotter You Burn we are the ever eager audience to Beck's trials of one night stands, bad decisions, fearful choices, heartache, desire and the strongest most sincere love. Beck is a pleasure seeker and giver. Never offering more than one night with his conquest of choice, he is not the kind to fall in line with the relationship and commitment path in life, that is until he meets Harlow Glass. Harlow is the former nemesis and bully of Strawberry Valley. She is the pariah of the town, back after several years of not being seen only to come face to face with the results and pain of her past behavior. Insulted, snickered and sneered at by almost everyone she comes across, she is an outcast with no friends or family to turn to. But Harlow's story is not so black and white, with a painful past that left her emotional scars and a painful incident that left her physical ones, Harlow is only looking for a place where her heart can call home and a love that will last a lifetime.
I loved everything about Harlow and to be honest while Beck made me swoon and hyperventilate while reading, I think Harlow stole the show. I found myself rooting for her at every moment. I felt every emotion she experienced as if it were my own and I couldn't help but admire the amazing character that Showalter created in Harlow. Despite her flaws she owned up to her past, she dealt with the backlash of her actions and she came out stronger for it. She was dedicated to earning the forgiveness of those that she had wronged and she never really lost hope in her possibility for happiness.
Now Beck, oh Beck. Now if there was ever a man who could make you fall in love at the mere sound of his voice it is this character right here. Showalter in her usual amazing fashion created yet another swoonworthy, panty dropping, heartbreakingly sexy god of a man in Beck. He is the perfect balance of witty, intelligent, desirable, alpha male that you just want to grab onto and never let go. Beck made me laugh, cry, and fan myself on multiple occasions.
I loved this second full story in the Original Heartbreakers series. Showalter's combination of humor, sexiness, and genuine emotion fill my quota for a fantastic read every time I pick up one her books. Her characters, for the short time you are reading, become your most desired fantasies, your most admired hero/heroine and your dearest friends. Pick up this next installment of the Original Heartbreakers, trust me you won't be disappointed.
I can't wait to read the next book for West's story!!
ABOUT GENA SHOWALTER
Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose works have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall.
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