Friday, February 28, 2014

Title: A Flare Of Heat
Series: H.E.A.T. #1
Author: Nicola Claire
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars

There are times when I truly believe humanity will not survive. 

 Some of the last words spoken to Detective Lara Keen by her Criminal Investigations Bureau partner Carl Forrester before he died. They have haunted her ever since. 

 With a spate of murders to solve, a tip off about suspicious activities in a popular sex club, and the return into her life of the one man she never wanted to trust again, Lara's world becomes darker and much more sinister indeed. Having to rely on HEAT, Hauraki Emergency Assistance Team, Chief Investigator Damon Michaels in order to discover the reason behind a grisly body in a car boot fire just proves how disturbing Lara's life has become... on so many levels. 

 But with Carl's wise words in her head and a gut instinct many detectives would long to have, Lara is determined to join the dots before the killer strikes again. And if she has to get up close and personal with her new hot HEAT partner to achieve that? Well, that's just what good detectives do. 

 A sexy, sizzling crime-thriller sure to add a flare of heat to your night.

ARC received by author for an honest review. 

 A Flare Of Heat begins wit Lara going to a crime scene where the victim was burned in a car. Due to this type of fire a member of the H.E.A.T team must come out to help with this. The problem is the member who came out is Lara's ex lover who she hasn't had anything to do with in six months. Now she's going to have to put up with him a lot since her partner died, and he's the only one who can partner with her to solve this crime. But the bodies keep piling up and the clues lead them to a shocking discovery. With tension at an all time high, and death on the horizon Lara and her ex are going to have to come to some kind of agreement even if it means jumping back into bed...

 I really liked this book. It is more like a crime drama type of book than anything else, but a huge splash of romance thrown in there. The story was written really well, with the main characters being very awesome. Especially the heroine, she's intense, and a badass. What more could you ask for? I really liked her a lot, and I loved her and Damon together as well. They made a perfect team to solve this case. Now the ending wasn't exactly a cliffhanger, but it did sort of leave us guessing as what the heck is going to happen now. But it left me feeling very excited about the next book. So now I can not wait for it!

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