REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: Turn Up the Heat
AUTHORS: Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow
PUBLISHER: Loose Id
RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2017
First impressions fool recently dumped Rory into thinking Shannon’s a walk on the wild side and the perfect way to get over a failed relationship. Shannon’s not about to argue. Not when Rory coaxes him into some of the hottest, roughest sex of his life. But who is Rory falling in love with? A fantasy lover or the real man?
Fighting to keep Rory happy, longing for romance as well as the steamy sessions that leave them bruised and breathless, Shannon’s got a lot on his plate even before family and friends complicate matters further.
There’s only one solution. Turn up the heat, and hope it doesn’t burn their relationship to the ground.
Rory and Shannon meet when Shannon purchases a motorcycle Rory has for sale. They hit it off and end up having some fantastic rough sex with a side of dirty talk. Exactly what Rory wanted, and Shannon was happy to deliver. Unfortunately, Rory was expecting it to be a one-time thing, and when Shannon indicated he wanted more, things changed slightly. Rory was open to it, but he seemed to be really wanting to live out every dirty fantasy he had which made Shannon a bit cautious.
Rory’s biggest issue was his brother who lives with FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), and while he is a functioning adult, he just doesn’t see things the same way as everyone else where right and wrong are concerned. It has been Rory’s pattern to hover and pick up the pieces every time, which hasn’t been helping in the long run. It was his brother’s motorcycle that he sold to pay for bail needed to cover his brother’s most recent mishap.
As the relationship between Rory and Shannon progresses, Shannon becomes more concerned with keeping things edgy and exciting enough for Rory. Every time he wants to slow things down, Rory balks, which ends up being the biggest factor in making their relationship work. Eventually, they get on the same page and things start to look a lot brighter for their future.
My biggest niggle with this story was Rory and his overbearing protectiveness of his brother. It got a little tiresome, and Shannon seemed to be getting the short end of the stick more often than not. But, Shannon doesn’t let it go on too long before he stands up for himself, and he is fabulous at giving Rory what he needs, especially once they are both on the right track.
If you are looking for a steamy story with lots of delicious dirty talk and sex a bit on the rougher side, for the most part, be sure to give this one a try. These authors are a sure win in my book and will continue to remain on my auto-read list.