HOT SPOT is a delicious read featuring a mature couple who are offered a second chance at a new beginning.
As a teenager, Samantha developed a fierce attraction to bad boy John O'Malley. The feeling was mutual, but John was too wild and untamed for a good girl like Sammy, so she ended up marrying John's elder brother, who was a safe and dependable choice. Sammy always knew if she'd given in to John's passion he would have left her with a broken heart and no regrets on his part but, in hindsight, she felt she may have settled for safe when she could have had so much more.
Now at 42, divorced, celibate, and her two daughters attending college, Sammy's lonely and very badly in need of a man's touch. Just the possibility of seeing John at a family reunion after twenty-four years have passed is a thrilling, wicked temptation that piques her curiosity. She has to put in an appearance, but will she still be too afraid to take a chance on John if she's presented that opportunity?
John always had a thing for Sammy, but having to witness her marry his brother was just too much to handle. The bad boy left town and finally grew up, but he's still a bad boy at heart and the only woman he ever really wanted is no longer tied down by marriage or mothering, so it's time for him to make his move. This time, he's not going to allow Sammy's fears or anyone else's opinions keep them apart.
Tory Richards excels in getting into the hearts and minds of both her hero and heroine and presents both the male and female POV equally well. With gentle humor, she briefly delves into familial disapproval and acceptance, while injecting this spicy read with numerous passionate encounters and a positive message that life and love can be just as promising for the forty-plus crowd as it is for a young couple in the first throes of love. At 34 pages, this is a quick and satisfying read that is sure to please anyone who appreciates a second chance romance.
Reviewed by Angie Just Read...