Series: Jackson #2
Publication Date: 26th March 2013
Book Source: Harlequin & NetGalley
Synopsis: This good girl's going bad . Merry Kade has always been the good girl. The best friend. The one who patiently waits for the guy to notice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it's time for her life to change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she'll supervise a lot of restoration work. Luckily she's found the perfect contractor for the job.
Shane Harcourt can't believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museum attraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning into a tourist trap. He'll work on the project, if only to hasten its failure until the beautiful, quirky woman in charge starts to change his mind.
For the first time ever, Merry has a gorgeous stud hot on her heels. But can she trust this strong, silent man, even if he is a force of nature in bed? When Shane's ulterior motives come out, he'll need to prove to Merry that a love like theirs may be too hot to handle, but it's impossible to resist.
Ordinarily I love Victoria Dahl, but this one fell flat for me. As usual with me, I can’t really pinpoint why… sometimes it’s just a matter of hitting the right notes or not and sadly this one didn't. I felt there was too much detail and information but nothing really flowed or hooked me in. I found myself skimming just to find out the ending.
I didn't realise Too Hot To Handle was actually book 2 in the series, the first being Close Enough to Touch … I hate reading books out of order. It may have helped to have read the first book, I might have developed a familiarity and connection with the characters.
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Guest review by Karen Barr