Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Hotblooded by Erin Nicholas

Title: Hotblooded
Author: Erin Nicholas
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Amazon

A nice easy read that had me rooting for the hero.

Hotblooded is the first book I’ve read by Erin Nicholas. I had no idea what to expect going into this book. Two years ago at the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together there was information about it in the goodie bag. I looked it up on Amazon, and added it to my TBR list. It had been so long since that happened, though, that I didn’t remember anything about it or what had peeked my interest.

The story is about a young woman, Brooke Donovan, who runs a clinic in a small town called Honey Creek. Her life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and she’s buying her time until she can leave. In strolls Jack Silver. He turns her life upside down in more ways than one, but for the life of her she can’t figure out if that’s a good thing or not.

I enjoyed this book. There were a few times when I wanted to shake the heroine, but even so I wanted to keep reading to see how these two would get their HEA. I loved Jack almost from the start. Sure he had a few moments where I was shaking my head at him, but given Brooke’s hot and cold attitude I thought his reactions were understandable for the most part.

The author did a great job with the characters back stories. I had another readers tell me they were frustrated with the heroine and felt she should just get over it, but things from our pasts can have a profound and lasting effect on us whether we want them to or not. It’s not always as simple as ‘getting over it’.

The reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 was because there were a few minor editing issues and because there were a two brief moments in the story where I wanted to smack some sense into Brooke and move things along. Over all, though, it was a good read, and I will definitely be checking out more from this author in the future.


About the Author

I've been reading romance since my mom first let me into her book cupboard when I was about fourteen. LaVyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Debbie Macomber... they took my 'happily ever after' ideas from animated princesses to real people in the real world.

I've been writing romance almost as long. Many a family car trip was spent with my head bent over a spiral notebook in the back seat. I'll confess that my very first attempts at fiction were fantasy and paranormals, influenced by my father's love of the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the original Alice in Wonderland. If Harry Potter had been around, I'm sure he would have been on the bedtime story shelf as well.

But it wasn't long until I started writing about true love and that's where I've been ever since.

I'm so thrilled to be able to share these stories with you! I hope that they make you smile, sigh, maybe even choke up a little. Most of all, I hope that they help you believe in magical things like first kisses, the spark of passion, and the power of true love.

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