Title: High Heat
Series: Some Like it Hot, #2
Author: Philippa Grey-Gerou
Genre: Contemporary/Uniformed Heroes
Length: Novella (57 pages)
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (August 8th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: With a flourishing catering business and an acclaimed restaurant to his name, Chef Roman Geary had finally made it. Until his dreams go up in smoke, literally, when a fire devastates his kitchen. He finds a temporary home at the catering hall of the local fire company, putting him in close quarters with the attractive fire fighter Jacob Niemczyk, who proves himself as adept in the kitchen as he is at fighting fires.
While Roman is skilled in the kitchen, he finds romance a bit trickier, but the two find their way into each other’s arms despite missteps and inconvenient interruptions. Their relationship looks to be off to a smoking start until a massive fire makes Roman question how willing he is to risk his heart to a man who constantly risks his life.
They say that if you can’t stand the heat, you should stay out of the kitchen. But when food is your life and your heart is on the line, sometimes it’s the safest place to be.
Product Link: http://www.lsbooks.com/high-heat-p935.php
Review: This is published by Liquid Silver under the banner of “Some Like it Hot” – stories about firies (yum!) and finding love in unlikely places.
Chef and restaurant owner, Roman Geary, loses just about everything when his restaurant and home just about burns to the ground. Since he also caters functions, he needs a kitchen to set up shop again and rents the kitchen of the local firehouse. Incidentally, it is the very same firehouse that attended the fire of his restaurant.
Almost instantly, there are lots of sparks between Roman and fireman Jacob Niemczyk (because all the hot firies are called Jacob in books). What was done nicely, though, that these guys don’t jump into bed with each other at first chance, and we get to know Jacob a bit before that happens. However, Roman fears for Jacob’s life, a common fear (and theme) with many spouses of fire fighters (and cops).
This is story is nicely paced, there’s plenty of emotion. The details about Roman’s cooking are sure to make you feel hungry. At times, there was more cooking and catering than fire fighting, but I’ll let that slide. This book, although is about Roman and Jacob, is primarily about Roman getting his life back together after losing his home and business in one fire.
My biggest problem that there wasn’t enough character development regarding Jacob, or at least I wanted to know more about his story.
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