Review: If You Can’t Stand the Heat by HK Carlton

November 28, 2013 Review 0

Review: If You Can’t Stand the Heat by HK Carlton

Somebody's about to get burned…
An unlikely couple is brought together as celebrity judges on a new cooking show—Sesto Théodore, an American-Italian New York chef, and Syn Fully, a world-weary author of erotica. It's instantly clear that they are complete opposites and their personalities clash, but physically, sparks fly and passion ignites.
However, after a video with some rather personal content surfaces on the Internet, Sesto immediately jumps to conclusions and accuses Syn of the breach.
Can the arrogant chef forgive and forget, or will his pride leave him out in the cold?
Reader Advisory: This book includes an occurrence of mild bondage and a scene of slightly dubious consent, as well as covert sexual contact in close proximity to bystanders. There is also reference to stalking and non-consensual taking of videos and photography and the dubious consensual use of restraints

Title: If You Can't Stand The Heat
Author: HK Carlton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: In the Flesh
Published by Totally Bound
Published: November 1st 2013
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 91
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

Syn and Theo are both asked to judge a cooking competition. Determined to do it and get it over with Theodore is not prepared for his instant attraction to the walking cliché that is Ms Fully. Steamy passions ignite, morals get thrown out the window and tempers flare.

I loved every single bit of it. Theodore’s arrogance was endearing and such fun to read whereas Syn’s disbelief at her behaviour was delightful. And as much as she is shocked with her own behaviour she embraces it which made it even more delightful. Having the book set primarily on the set for the cooking show, along with the contestants, judges and crew made for an interesting setting that made for a quick fast paced read that was highly enjoyable. The dialogue between Theo and Syn was well written and great reading.

The passion between them was amazingly described and I found myself easily lost into their world. A world I will gladly share with my fellow readers.Elloras Cave


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