Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Deadly Heat & Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden

Book Description:
She wants revenge... — Six months after her lover died in an arsonist's blaze, firefighter Lora Spade calls in the FBI's elite Serial Services Division to track the elusive killer. When Special Agent Kenton Lake is lured into a violent inferno, Lora pulls him to safety and is stunned -- not by the fire, but by her own searing attraction to Kent. For the first time in months, she longs for something other than vengeance.
He wants her...
Kenton's interest in Lora should be purely professional. But one fleeting kiss and he can't get her out of his mind. Her combination of strength and vulnerability makes him want to protect her, and that means solving this case -- and fast. For even the passion igniting between them can't hide a terrifying truth: Lora is the next target in a murderer's sadistic, fiery game.
A vicious killer wants only...DEADLY HEAT

My Thoughts:
I liked the story of this book. Lora Spade is a firefighter who has called in the SSD to investigate a series of arson fires where there are victims trapped. She and FBI SSD agent Kenton Lake meet under stressful circumstances and she punches him! Kenton is immediately drawn to Lora but in his investigation he can't afford to trust anyone but his team. Unfortunately his attempt to make the arsonist focus on him has brought the man to Lora's doorstep. Now he has to focus on keeping Lora safe while trying to control the raging passion between them!
The story itself was good. I really didn't care for all the F*bombs through the book. I thought they were a bit much and actually detracted from the story, but if you can get past those, the actual story was interesting and suspenseful. I thought I had the arsonist figured out from the beginning but the author had me guessing wrong! Lora and Lake have a very hot romance with sparks constantly.
I rate this book a 3/5. Lots of f*bombs and sex scenes but good story line.

Book Description:
She wants to hide the past… — FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn’t fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.
He needs to uncover the truth…
One night isn’t enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable -- until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn’t who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of blood-thirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.
As a merciless criminal spins a web of...DEADLY LIES

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book. Sam is a member of the elite SSD unit of the FBI. She is still fragile from her 'death' experience with the watchman and needs a place to feel safe. She finds this in the arms of a one night stand, Max. The problem is she can't get over him and comes back for more. Then, the unthinkable happens and Max's family gets brought into her current investigation and she and Max have to work together to try to save his brother's life!
I completely loved Sam's character. She has been hurt and you can feel her hesitation and yet she is so strong! Max is a 'man's man' and you automatically are drawn to him. The two of them have a hot attraction and seem to just click. The support characters are great and their characters get developed even more. It is an interesting journey.
This book is a 4/5. Good story but be warned lots of hot sex scenes.

Thank you to Hachette for the review copies of these books. I received these books in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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