ARC Review: Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl

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Passion this hot can’t be faked…

All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig—writing a relationship advice column!—requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town’s irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out… and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know.

Gabe MacKenzie’s heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future’s tied up in his family’s Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights—not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there’s just no going back… and it might be too hot for either of them to take.

♥ my review ♥

Reasons Why You Should Read This Book

1) It has this…
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^^Sexy, bearded guybrarian on his way to work.

I’ve never read a romance book before that featured a male librarian as a hero. This was my first and the hero, Gabe McKenzie brought it 100%. Did I say he’s hot, and a librarian? And oh, bearded too.

2) Slightly insecure but totally lovable heroine who happens to be an advice columnist…
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…except that her own life is pretty much a mess. What I liked was that she realizes this early on in the book and made an effort to change her behavior. She didn’t change because of the hero, the hero was simply there to assist her in her transformation. But the changes she made in her life, career was all Veronica. I loved it.

3) Plus it has plenty of this.
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Victoria Dahl writes scorching hot scenes like nobody’s business. I loved that her hero here isn’t your typical alpha. Gabe is laid back and easy going but a freak in the sheets. Hot.

4) Then there’s the trademark Dahl humor. Veronica and Gabe’s verbal sparring had sighing and laughing the next. Fun!
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Final Thoughts:Taking the heat is fun, sexy read with a lot of heart. Veronica’s transformation from a lost and insecure young woman who hides behind a facade was my favorite aspect of the book. Well that and Gabe and hot smexing and the humor.



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