Peggy Waring, a plant geneticist working at the GenPlant laboratory, knows that her next door neighbor is a former naval officer. The apartment belongs to her Uncle Mel, who is a commander in the Navy Seals, so she figures that her neighbor is also a Seal. She had an incorrigible, but loveable, dog named Max, a border collie, German shepherd, Labrador retriever mix. Peggy and her best friend Sylvia, the project leader at work, have been playing phone tag for several days, and she needs to speak to her before she can proceed with the project. So when several more days go by without a word from her best friend, Peggy gets concerned.
Max is out swimming when he hears his name being called and sees the gorgeous female from next door. Getting a glimpse of his neighbor, Max is bowled over and finds that his sex life, which had looked like it was dead, is springing to life. Since the accident, he has not had this reaction with any other woman.
Seeing her neighbor out swimming, she is shocked when her dog knocks him into the water. Peggy knows he has been hurt and with the swim trunks, she can see the scars and how thin his bad leg is. But he doesn’t seem concerned as he frolics with her dog in the water. When he offers to watch her dog while she goes for work, she issues him an invitation for dinner at her home. She does not usually go for macho men, but there is something about him.
However, dinner is put on the back burner when they cannot keep their hands off of each other. Spending the next week together, they grow closer. Then a few days later, as she waits for Max to return from his doctor visit, she finally hears from Sylvia, who is in trouble and needs Peggy’s help. But before she can help Sylvia, she is kidnapped by a couple of thugs. Can Max find the woman he has fallen in love with before it is too late? With his damaged leg, will he be able to carry out the rescue?
A fast-paced novella, FATAL HEAT is a sizzling hot, suspense-filled erotic romantic suspense novella. It grabbed my attention right away and kept it right through the exciting ending. Max is brawn to Peggy’s brain, but the couple could not be better suited. He thought his life was over after the accident, but Peggy and her dog, Max, give him a reason to live again. Peggy’s capture and the action after Sylvia’s phone call will have readers on the edge of their seats and rooting for the two Maxes. Adding clever banter, true-to-life characters, romance and love scenes that are hot enough to steam up your glasses to this story make it an absolute delight. I highly recommend FATAL HEAT!
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