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Heat Wave: Rex on the Beach/Getting Into Trouble/Shaken and Stirred Mass Market Paperback – 10 Jul 2007

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (10 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373837143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373837144
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 11 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,498,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's quite unusual to read an anthology where all the stories are really good - normally you get at least one that's not as strong as the others. But in Heat Wave - all three stories are excellent and make perfect reading if you're sitting in the sun or just wishing you were.

Rex on the Beach - Stephanie Bond
Private investigator Lucy is looking for a runaway groom and the only person who seems to know where he might be is the best-man Rex. But is it business or pleasure when getting close to gorgeous Rex is the only way to get the information Lucy needs?

This was an excellent, fun story with a really great cast of characters. Although we know Lucy is lying - you still root for her and Rex to work it all out. A great summer romance.

Getting into Trouble - Leslie Kelly
Allie Cavanaugh is fed up of being a single, alone and bored. So when she finds herself kissing a hypnotist at the carnival she realises things are looking up. But Damon Cole isn't who he says he is. But then again, neither is Allie.

Another fabulous read from Leslie Kelly focusing this time on Allie, Sabrina's little sister from Here Comes Trouble. It still works well as a stand-alone story and both Damon and Allie are very sexy and enjoyable characters.

Shaken and Stirred - Heidi Betts
Abby Weaver is happy with her well-ordered life. But when she is forced to go on a girlie holiday she decides to make the most of it. But when she finds herself on holiday alone there's little more she can do but hook up with the tastiest marine on the beach.

This was a fun story about a self-conscious girl and the man who finds her so very attractive. It was in turns sweet then sexy but always a fun, beach read.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x92ada3a8) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92be021c) out of 5 stars Heat Wave-A Joyfully Recommended Title! 11 July 2007
By Melissa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Rex on the Beach by Stephanie Bond

Lucy Bell is a private investigator that has been hired to find a runaway groom. Rex McCormick is her best lead. Lucy is sure that the groom's best friend, Rex, knows exactly where her target is and she sets out to tempt him into giving out the information she's looking for. Rex McCormick is taking some time out to decide if he really wants to take his relationship with his girlfriend to the next step, marriage, when he meets Lucy. It doesn't take long before Rex knows that Lucy is what he wants and a commitment to another woman is just not in the cards, at the same time Lucy knows that she has moved way beyond using Rex to find her missing bridegroom and is falling in love. When Lucy finds out that Rex has not been honest about his girlfriend and Rex finds out that Lucy is really a PI, can they overcome the rocky start to find each other?

Rex on the Beach is a wonderful beginning to this anthology! Lucy and Rex are both hiding things from each other, but that doesn't stop them from heating up the pages or feeling the building emotional connection between them. Stephanie Bond always delivers a romance that leaves me wanting more after the last page has been turned.

Getting Into Trouble by Leslie Kelly

Allie Cavanaugh has had her heart broken before and that's how she ended up a single mother. So, when she finds herself totally enthralled with carnival hypnotist, Damon Cole, she can't believe it when she finds herself taking a chance on love and embarking on a steamy romance. There are things about Damon that she doesn't know. Damon Cole was a social worker when a judge ignored his recommendation and caused the death of a child in his care. Disillusioned, he feels as though he can no longer continue in his profession or take responsibility for the welfare of a child and he decides to spend time working in his grandparent's carnival as a hypnotist. As soon as he sees Allie he's instantly smitten, but he's still traumatized by the events of his past and determined to never have children. Although Allie understands his reasons once she finds out the reason for his aversion to having children, how can she continue a relationship with him?

Getting Into Trouble proves that even with a short anthology story, Leslie Kelly is a must read! Both Allie and Damon are victims of their past and I desperately wanted them to find a way around the problems separating them. Worth a second time around, this story is perfect for beach reading!

Shaken and Stirred by Heidi Betts

Abby Weaver's best friend, Rachel, has convinced her that a girl's only week at the beach was the perfect place to get over the defection of her boyfriend. At the last minute when Rachel is suddenly forced to work Abby finds herself alone at the beach. While spending time on the beach she meets Marine Mike Mastriani, who is on leave and visiting his family. Abby throws caution to the wind and embarks on passionate vacation affair with the too yummy for words Mike. What begins as a vacation fling quickly turns into something much much more, for both of them. A trip to introduce Abby to his parents leads to unexpected complications. Can Mike convince Abby that he was not playing with her and that he wants to take this much farther than a temporary vacation fling?

Shaken and Stirred is a sultry romance that is the perfect ending to this fabulous anthology. Mike and Abby quickly had me absorbed and wanting more. From the first page to the last Heidi Betts keeps the story moving so that I is unable to quit reading. Shaken and Stirred is simply an awesome story!

I can not recommend Heat Wave highly enough! Readers will not be disappointed by any of the stories in this stellar anthology. Heat Wave will quickly be finding a place on my keeper self so that I can read it again and again!

Melissa
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92c9a138) out of 5 stars three heated tales 6 July 2007
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Rex on the Beach" by Stephanie Bond. Private investigator Lucinda Belvedere is hired to find a runaway groom, but instead locates the best man Rex McCormick.

"Getting Into Trouble" by Leslie Kelly. Counselor Damon Cole decides to take the summer off at his family's carnival. However his goal of no stress ends when single mom Allie Cavanaugh mesmerizes the mesmerist.

"Shaken and Stirred" by Heidi Betts. After the end of a rather disappointing relationship Abby Weaver plans for a beach getaway with a female friend. Her pal cannot make it, but Abby goes anyway where she meets Marine Mike Mastriani, who occupies her time even when he is not with her.

These three heated tales star genuine protagonists whose respective romances are fun, hot, and plausible. Contemporary fans will enjoy this summer HEAT WAVE emitted by this anthology.

Harriet Klausner
HASH(0x92d35b28) out of 5 stars The 1st & 3rd were my favorite' s 20 Aug. 2015
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But then that is just my opinion, the 1st was filled with steamy sex, the last one has a good story line. You should be the judge, if you like Stephanie Bond's style of writing, you won't be disappointed.
HASH(0x92c98f48) out of 5 stars Stephanie did it again! 5 Mar. 2015
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Anything Stephanie Bond writes is Hilarious topped off with a lot of sexy!!!
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