Friday, March 9, 2012

Too Hot To Touch

Title:  Too Hot To Touch
Author:  Marie Rochelle
Publisher:  Phaze Books
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ISBN:  978-1-60659-644-9
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary Interracial Series 
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs 

As a successful optometrist with good friends, Shauntie Kane has a life that most people would love to have.  Sometimes Shauntie was lonely for male companionship, but she didn’t let it break her strong spirit.  Her passion for work sporadically caused her to lose track of what was going on around her.  Because she’d been sidetracked, Shauntie now needed some extensive and costly repairs done on her house.  When a referral shows up to give Shauntie an estimate, she’s torn between wanting him gone, and wanting him in her bed.  

Nash Wentworth knew that Shauntie was the woman for him and he intended to take full advantage of the good fortune that had come his way.  He knew Shauntie felt the same chemistry as he did, but because of a past bad relationship, she’d be reluctant to go out with him.  All Nash wanted was a chance to shower her with the love and respect Shauntie deserved. 

When Shauntie started thinking with her heart instead of her head, she realized Nash was a good guy.  The two fall into a comfortable relationship and just as things heat up, the past makes an ugly appearance.  Shauntie is hurt by Nash’s failure to disclose the entire truth and she pushes him away.  Honestly, I can’t say that I blame her.  Eventually Shauntie puts her pride aside and she and Nash make up.  I was shocked by the way Nash turned the tables on Shauntie and laid some of the blame on her for the damage she’d suffered from her ex-boyfriend.  At first I was angry but I soon realized that Nash was right.  The truth is often not pretty, but necessary.  In this case, it was necessary for Shauntie to make peace and move on with her life.  This story is an inspirational reminder that not all men are the same and that good things can grow from bad situations.  Marie Rochelle has created some strong women in this story, and I know readers will see themselves in the characters.  I certainly did.

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