The Arsonist’s Apprentice by India Harper

91IRM8EdJwL._SL1500_Title: The Arsonist’s Apprentice, 2nd edition
Series: Some Like It Hot
Author: India Harper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella (62 pages)
Publisher: Liquid Silver Publishing (October 20th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: For Josh Brooks, fire fighting is in his blood. Unfortunately, for him, Dylan Anderson was working the other side of the fire, having served eight years in prison for arson. The two are thrown together against everyone’s better judgment when Josh’s role in the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit and Dylan’s role as an insurance investigator bring them together to investigate a string of suspicious fires.

Despite Josh’s reservations and the long-held belief that firemen and arsonists shouldn’t mix, he can’t seem to keep out of Dylan’s bed. But just when Josh starts to overcome his preconceptions, he becomes Dylan’s prime suspect. Losing Dylan and his career are the least of Josh’s worries. If he can’t find the real culprit, he’ll be following in Dylan’s footsteps.

To prison.

ISBN: 978-1-62210-141-2

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: After reading the blurb, this book wasn’t quite what I expected it to be. Firey Josh Brooks has gone up the ranks to finally become a fire investigator, on his first assignment he runs into rehabilitated arsonist and ex-prisoner, Dylan Anderson. I really enjoyed Dylan’s character, just the fact he was sent to prison for arson was interesting. He also has an interesting back-story which I’m afraid has been constrained by the word count. Josh, on the other hand, is your average type of fire fighter and he severely lacks in the love life area. I get the impression, too, that he is lonely with probably only one best friend outside of work and a family who don’t talk to him anymore.

The plot seemed to me as if it should have had more suspense than there was, particularly considering the blurb. Then again, that’s probably just me wanting to know as much as I can. In saying that, the conclusion comes extremely quickly in the final pages and with little warning, as if saying ‘I know it’s near the end, let’s get a move on’. I say this because all of a sudden, Dylan down Josh’s throat (not in the good way), Josh catches some shit at work and then a dejected Josh is off drowning his sorrows where he suddenly solves the crime and has the evidence. A majority of the book’s action in the last eight pages!

Honestly, this is a good story to read. I just found myself unsatisfied by the conclusion. To me it felt like it needed to be longer.

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Blood on the Mountain by India Harper

Title: Blood on the Mountain

Author: India Harper

Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller, Action, Adventure

Length: Novella (117pgs)

Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure) (23rd October 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: When Gabe Callan left the FBI to start his own security business, he thought he knew who he was and where he was headed. Turned out he didn’t know himself at all. Fortunately, his wife (now ex) forgave him. Together they run Callan Securities, and in the little free time he has, well, one-night stands are good enough.

Then Nathan Graves walks in.

Nathan is a philanthropist and entrepreneur. He’s not a saint. As soon as he met Gabe, he knew he wanted more than just protection from the man. But they’re going to have two weeks in Rio to get to know each other better. A whole lot better, if Nathan has anything to say about it.

Except nothing ever goes to plan, and the two end up chased through the slums of one of the most glamorous cities on Earth, hiding from drug lords in the very shacks and hovels Nathan had come to replace. Getting to know each other better will have to take a back seat to getting home alive.

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India Harper is the collaboration of Philippa Grey-Gerou (India) and Emery Sanborne (Harper)

Review: Gabe is the co-owner of Callan Securities along with his ex-wife.   When a new client comes in, his ex-wife decides that Gabe will be his security. Nathan needs security for when he goes to Rio and quite happily informed Gabe’s ex-wife that he would be perfectly happy with Gabe being his personal bodyguard.

I really liked these two characters and enjoyed the way they were with each other and how they talked to each other. The sex between them was very hot and plentiful and I thought they made a great couple and even with the distance between their homes they are willing to give it ago.

I also liked the suspense and danger, although it could have been a bit more fleshed out.  It was still satisfactory and enjoyable.  It was well written and the story-line was good.   I liked the fact that these men knew what they wanted and weren’t afraid to go after it (although Gabe needed a bit of a nudge).

So, if you like danger, suspense, hot sex, strip poker in dangerous situations, hot sex in dangerous situations and two men who are perfect for each other; then this is the book for you.