Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Smokin' Hot By Lynn Lafleur

Smokin' Hot

Smokin' Hot
By Lynn Lafleur
Published: March 25, 2014
Source: Netgalley
Pages: 288
Contemporary Romance 18+
My Rating


After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Julia Woods is ready to start fresh in a new town, a new state. She doesn't want to get involved with another man, and especially not with an adrenalin junkie.

The instant attraction she feels when she meets Stephen McGettis frightens her. She's never experienced something so strong, yet she worries about starting a relationship with him. With his motorcycle racing, whitewater rafting, and skydiving, he's as much of an adrenalin junkie as her former lover.

Stephen loves Julia and doesn't want to lose her because of her concern over what she considers his dangerous pastimes. He has to prove to her he's not a daredevil, and that love is the greatest adventure of all.


In town to visit her grandmother in the hospital, Rayna Holt never expected to run into her ex-husband, Marcus. Seeing him reminds her of all the pain and loss she'd experienced five years ago that led to their divorce.

Marcus is still angry and hurt over Rayna destroying their marriage. They're forced to spend time together while the construction company he works for repairs her grandmother's house due to a fire. Old desires smolder beneath the surface, but Marcus is leery of giving in to them. Rayna broke his heart when she left him. He can't live through that kind of pain again.

Both Rayna and Marcus have to let go of the past before they can forgive each other and fall in love again.


Talia King has loved Dylan Westfield ever since the day she met him two years ago, but he treats her as nothing but a friend. Every attempt she's made to date him or spend more time with him has been shot down by Dylan.

Dylan loves Talia as much as she loves him, but his painful past won't let him surrender to that love. Fear of physically hurting her keeps him alone and aching for a life with her…a life he knows he cannot have.

A night of passion convinces Talia that she and Dylan are perfect together. Dylan admits his love to Talia, but tells her it doesn't matter since they can never be together.

Talia hatches a plan to convince Dylan that she knows he would never hurt her. It might backfire, but she believes it's worth the risk to be with the man she loves.

Lynn LaFleur

I was born and raised in a small town in Texas close to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Writing has been in my blood since I was eight years old and wrote my first story for an English assignment. The baby of four children, I was spoiled rotten and still am.

I can't imagine ever writing anything but romances. I enjoy writing about two people (or sometimes more than two) falling in love. If you like the story enough to smile in places, shed a tear at times, or get a warm and fuzzy feeling, that is my greatest reward.

Besides writing at every opportunity, I love reading, traveling, scrapbooking, photography, and learning new things on the computer. I'm a software junky and like trying out new programs, especially anything to do with graphics.

I moved back to Texas after living on the West Coast for 21 years, to a small town 17 miles from where I grew up. I live close to my only surviving sister.

Links: Goodreads / Website

I really enjoyed these three stories, and I connected with all three of them. In Singe the first story, I loved the relationship Julia had with Dolly. Julia was new in town and moved in with her mother's friend. I thought Dolly was so great and I couldn't help but love her, she stood out because she was so hospitable and nice. I also liked Rayna in Smolder the second story. I loved the relationship she had with her grandmother. I also liked that even though Rayna & Marcus (her ex-husband) weren't together anymore that Marcus was still close with her grandmother. I also loved Talia from Spark the third story. I loved that she was part of the volunteer firefighters, she was tough but also had a sensitive side. Some girls become too tough when they work with so many guys but she was still a girls girl & I liked that. I also liked that she knocked some sense into Dylan, seriously the guy was clueless, although he had a lot going on so I felt for him. I'm glad they figured it out.
As for the main characters in all three stories, I liked them all and their relationships were all smokin' hot, like sheets on fire. They all had great chemistry and it was a fun read.


  1. Hehehe!! Sounds like a fun read Itara.. lots of smoking chemistry, going by your review! Glad you enjoyed it!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. Oh I did enjoy it, it was awesome. These stories were hot, hot, hot!


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