Title: Heated Match
Author: Lynne Silver
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL: www.jasminejade.com
Genre: M/F, Contemporary, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph
Loren wants to write stories with meat and ends up getting a story tossed into her lap when she meets Adam. Adam realizes he is in trouble once he meets Loren, because she happens to be his genetic match as well as his best friend’s sister.
The first book in the Coded for Love series is full of intrigue. Heated Match is a different play on using genetics to create enhanced soldiers for missions. The way the author uses some elements is very realistic, but I also understand some of the reservations that Adam and some of the other men had. The author played up a lot of the fear that Adam had as more was revealed about his past.
The twists and intrigue in this story will keep a reader interested. There were several different layers, one of which was resolved by the end of the story, but several threads were left hanging for the rest of the series. One thing that was different in this is that you know very quickly who the main villain is, though the why isn’t quite clear.
Several relationships are intertwined as they are relatives, but some of the past relationships have a big bearing on what goes on in the story. Some of the secondary characters were much more likable than Adam, mostly because of the way he acted toward Loren. There were also resolutions of some relationships that had major implications for the characters.
This is the first book by this author that I have read. I was pleasantly surprised by this story and I am looking forward to more stories in this series. I am also curious about what else she has written.