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Feel the Heat by Desiree Holt
Series: Phoenix Agency #5
Published by Ellora's Cave on 2013-07-05
Reviewed by Jo
Book 5 in the Phoenix Agency series. Lauren Cahill lives as quietly as she could, protecting her ability as a psychic healer. But danger brings Troy Arsenault into her life-along with scorching sex and intense emotions. Resisting him isn't even a question, in or out of the bedroom. He protects her from the evil stalking her even as he teaches her what erotic sex is all about. When she's kidnapped, his world is turned upside down and he employs all the resources of The Phoenix Agency to rescue her. He won't rest until she's back safely in his life-and in his bed for the rest of their lives. A Romantica(r) erotic romantic suspense from Ellora's Ca
Lauren Cahill works from home on her computer for her day-to-day job, but she also has a very special ability that Lauren will use when a compelling case comes her way. Lauren can heal the very sick with her psychic abilities. Lauren tries to play it down and she never accepts money for her healing. Her only request is that the families that she helps keep it quiet. Most of them agree, but of course there are always some who have to speak to the media about it thinking they are helping Lauren. That is the case with the latest healing Lauren did. Now she is stuck in her home with newspapers and other journalists trying to get to her. Lauren knows that it will die down eventually but one side effect she didn’t count on was that this latest report has brought back her stalker.
Troy Arsenault is one of the co-owners of the Phoenix Agency and while taking some down time, he agrees to make sure that Lauren is okay and that her security is up to date. Troy wasn’t sure what to expect, but he was immediately attracted to Lauren and was determined to make sure that none of this unpleasantness affected her life any more than necessary. Troy has never been one to do things half way and during his investigation, he discovered that Lauren has a stalker who is becoming more vicious. Maybe the cops can’t help, but it just so happens that Troy, his friends and employees have the experience to track down this madman and get him out of Lauren’s life.
After days of being at high alert, Lauren gets a desperate plea for help and she just has to answer it. Troy isn’t happy about Lauren being at risk, but he finally agrees thinking they have a handle on the stalker. Everyone relaxes when it’s believed that the danger to Lauren is over, but then the unthinkable happens and she is kidnapped. Troy and everyone at the Phoenix Agency are determined to find Lauren and to bring her back safe. After all their careful work to keep Lauren safe, it appears that they have missed something but that won’t stop them from getting to Lauren and bringing down a criminal kingpin while doing it. It’s personal now.
It’s danger and psychic abilities that bring two very special people together and it’s fate and passion that will keep them together in Feel the Heat. Both Troy and Lauren work at keeping under the public radar, but for very different reasons. Lauren feels the need to help out with her abilities but tries to keep it quiet for both her and her family’s sake. Troy is one of the leaders of an agency that is highly paid to take missions that no one else can and to keep everything – the missions and the clients – very quiet. I really wasn’t that surprised at how fast Lauren and Troy came together; they were the perfect opposites of each other. Knowing several of the histories of the Phoenix Agency, I have to say that I was surprised that they missed the biggest danger to Lauren. But it sure didn’t take them long to correct that and to prove they are the best at what they do. I loved that Lauren never lost her faith that Troy would come get her and how Troy worked so hard and long to get Lauren back. I really loved how Lauren took matters into her own hands when it came to making sure that she and Tory would have that passion filled future that was just in front of them. Got to love a determined woman who knows what she wants and Lauren wants Troy forever. Feel the Heat takes the suspense and passion to equal lengths during Troy and Lauren’s journey towards their forever together. It a journey you won’t want to miss.