THEY’RE LIVING LIFE TO THE EXTREME…AND BURNING UP THE COLD MOUNTAIN NIGHTS
Only total desperation could reunite Dianna Kelley with Sam MacKenzie, the irresistible bad boy she walked out on ten years ago. But the fearless firefighter with the awesome wilderness skills is the only one who can take her where she needs to go. It’s a gamble—tracking down her endangered sister while keeping Sam and their undeniable attraction at arm’s length. Not easy when they’re trekking into a remote corner of the Rockies, where she’s got to trust her former lover with her life.
Despite their past, Sam never could refuse a damsel in distress, especially one who has haunted his dreams for years. He’ll help find her sister and get Dianna out of his system once and for all. But soon it’s hard to tell whether the greatest threat is from the rushing rapids, the deadly enemy on their trail, or the passion that’s sending them straight into the line of fire….
Release date: October 27th, 2009
Published by: Dell
Page numbers: 335
I really enjoy reading second chance romances and that is the reason I decided to pick up Hot as Sin by Bella Andre. Hot as Sin was a good read and I liked reading it but there was nothing new in the romance. I felt like I've read similar stories before and I found the conflict between the hero and the heroine to be a bit weak with the suspense part as well.
Let's start with Dianna. Dianna left Sam ten years ago. Now she's the host of a successful show on TV where she gets to meet several new people and try out different things. She thinks that she has moved on in her life but she hasn't allowed anyone close to her heart. I liked Dianna. In her head she was right and her reasons for leaving Sam were understandable. I liked how hard she fought for her sister.
Then we have Sam. Sam is a firefighter. After Dianna, he has nothing to lose and that is why he goes in the most dangerous of fires and tries to save people. It was easy to see that Sam has never been able to get over Dianna. Yes, he has his doubts about marriage and relationships but he wants it all with Dianna. I liked Sam and how protective he was of Dianna. He was a good man overall.
The romance between Sam and Dianna was nice. It was kinda like insta love when they first meet 10 years ago but I liked that we got to see the little glimpse of past. In the present, there are a lot of words unsaid between them. I found the misunderstanding between Sam and Dianna to be a little weak. Also, the accident in which Dianna is hurt was a little unbelievable.
Bella Andre always writes a sweet romance and Sam and Dianna definitely deserved their happy ending. Like I said before, the suspense part of the book was not very strong but I liked the romance bit. Hot as Sin didn't have anything exceptional in it but it was a good read.