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Series: Original Heartbreakers #2
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary
Harlow Glass is the black sheep of Strawberry Valley. In High School she was the mean girl who bullied all those in her path to hide a dark secret. She mysteriously left school and was rarely seen again but she definitely left a bad taste in the mouths of all Strawberry Valley residents. She decided to stay in the town she loved after the death of her mother forced her to sell her childhood home, The Glass House.
Beck O’ckley and his two best friends moved into the Glass House after leaving the big city to try small town life in Strawberry Valley. All the women in town are determined to win sexy Beck’s heart but he is not having it. Beck doesn’t believe in sleeping with the same woman more than once. He keeps his life less complicated that way.
Beck never counted on a beautiful pie thief capturing his attention. Harlow may have been caught stealing a pie but she’s not willing to be another of Beck’s one-night stands. Is Beck willing to work for a woman’s affection?
The second Original Heartbreakers, The Hotter You Burn from Author Gena Showalter is some of her finest work, an instant classic! Harlow Glass and Beck O’ckley are two very complex characters that must unravel and heal their own souls before possibly finding love. I love the fact that these characters are fighters, not in the literal sense, but in the respect that they never give up! The characters of The Hotter You Burn will leave a mark on your heart. Beck and Harlow are unforgettable!
Harlow may have been a bully growing up but I don’t think I’m giving much away saying she is definitely redeemed in The Hotter You Burn. I actually felt a great sympathy for her right away. She is a very original character. I’ve never read anyone quite like her and I like that a lot. She doesn’t let her circumstances get in her way and she definitely doesn’t let Beck control her.
Beck loves his control and hates change! It was fun watching Harlow turn his orderly world upside down. I love his pushy, protective nature. He’s a character that can make you swoon one minute and want to shake him the next. Each of these moments will make the reader fall in love deeper with Beck and Harlow.
Another great thing about this series is having the opportunity to revisit the fantastic characters from the previous novels. They are all woven in so naturally that it is like visiting family for the holidays. I know I’ve said this before but I just love the relationship between Beck, Jase and West. Their scenes range from hysterical to dangerously intense all of them leaving a wonderful impression on the reader.
Gena Showalter’s The Hotter You Burn will set you afire with its passion and grace! As I regretfully finished reading the novel all I could think was when can I get my hands on the next book? AND why can’t they make romantic movies this good?!