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Turn Up the Heat Three sizzling tales from three bestselling authors Love Won t Wait by Lori Foster Brendan Brick Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air and an irresistible challenge But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can t refuse If only their no strings pact didn t leave him wanting so much Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home What she doesn t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off limits But now he s back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can t resist their long denied attraction When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up getting than she bargained for ❮Read❯ ➪ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air and an irresistible challenge But before he can make his move [PDF / Epub] ☁ Beneath the Earth By John Boyne – Kleankitchen.co.uk Merrily comes to him with an offer he can t refuse If only their no strings pact didn t leave him wanting so much Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway She might have avoided Crescent Cove [PDF] ⚣ Gagged ✯ Richard Asplin – Kleankitchen.co.uk California ❆ Aristocrats kindle Epub ❤ Author Stella Tillyard – Kleankitchen.co.uk for years ❮Read❯ ➳ A Dark and Twisted Tide (Lacey Flint, ➶ Author Sharon J. Bolton – Kleankitchen.co.uk but no nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home What she doesn t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off limits But now he s back in Jackson Hole [Download] ➾ Wild Horses (Saddle Club, By Bonnie Bryant – Kleankitchen.co.uk Wyoming [Reading] ➿ At Sixes And Sevens By Rosie Harris – Kleankitchen.co.uk and Eve can t resist their long denied attraction When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy [Reading] ➵ Save Rafe! (Middle School ➼ James Patterson – Kleankitchen.co.uk Eve might end up getting than she bargained for


About the Author: Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St Martin s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley Jove She is currently published with HQN Lori hosts a very special annual Reader Author event in West Chester, Ohio Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children s Home Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity You can see the benefit romance books here Highlights In 2001, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy In 2002, Lori s book Too Much Temptation was the top selling romance title forbooks In 2003, Say No To Joe was the second Bestselling Original Contemporary romance title for Waldenbooks In 2004, Lori Foster was a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle In 2004, The Secret Life of Bryan was the Bestselling Original Contemporary romance title for the BGI group In 2005, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Contemporary Romance In 2006, Jude s Law was the Bestselling Romantic Comedy romance title for the BGI group In 2007, Lori launched a new urban fantasy series under the name L.L Foster Seeon her dark side at www.llfoster.com In 2007, Causing Havoc was amongs Top Ten Editor s picks in Romance In 2008, Hard to Handle made 2 on The New York Times In 2009, Servant The Acceptance wass 1 Editors Pick in Romance In 2010, Lori was a clue in the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle.



10 thoughts on “Turn Up the Heat

  1. Darcy Darcy says:

    Not the strongest collection of stories.Lori Foster I was so so on the romance of this one, Merrily hate the name seemed to wide eyed and innocent to me, while Brick came off as a big player, not sure why either would be attracted to each other I actually found the friendship between Brick and Jesse and their talks of women to be the highlight of the book.Christie Ridgway This one was meh, for me Meg seemed so disconnected, but then again when you hear what happened with Peter it made se Not the strongest collection of stories.Lori Foster I was so so on the romance of this one, Merrily hate the name seemed to wide eyed and innocent to me, while Brick came off as a big player, not sure why either would be attracted to each other I actually found the friendship between Brick and Jesse and their talks of women to be the highlight of the book.Christie Ridgway This one was meh, for me Meg seemed so disconnected, but then again when you hear what happened with Peter it made sense Caleb seemed a little too good to be true, but with his new look on life that also made sense.Victoria Dahl I read this story when it was originally released.I have some issues with this one, mostly the same ones that Eve had, but unlike Eve I can t bring myself to like Brian I sort of hate him for the choices he made I sort of understand him wanting to try to save his marriage I did seem a little odd to me though as it was the third separation and they had been apart for 2 years Was there anything to save at that point I get that Brian and Eve grew closer working together, was even glad that they didn t act on their developing feelings But what I had issue with was Brian confessing all to Eve, then leaving her to go back to his wife She really didn t need to know that and then be told shown that she still wasn t enough I hated him eventhat he would come back and expect to pick up like nothing happened I wish that Eve could have found someone in the mean time, that she could have been happy during that time, instead of knowing where he was and what he was doing It was because of those issues that I am ambivalent about the ending


  2. Tabatha Tabatha says:

    I just love to read anthologies because I get to preview new to me authors along with some I know This anthology consisted of three pretty fast reading novellas with two new to me authors Each was a good read, but one definitely stood out from the pack Love Won t Wait by Lori Foster 3 stars Definitely a good read, but not my favorite of Foster s Brick was cute and I loved the clear communication he had with Merrily hate that name though They both go into the relationship with clear expec I just love to read anthologies because I get to preview new to me authors along with some I know This anthology consisted of three pretty fast reading novellas with two new to me authors Each was a good read, but one definitely stood out from the pack Love Won t Wait by Lori Foster 3 stars Definitely a good read, but not my favorite of Foster s Brick was cute and I loved the clear communication he had with Merrily hate that name though They both go into the relationship with clear expectations, and things evolve from there Pretty typical storyline, and nothing I haven t read before.Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway 2 stars Ridgway is a new to me author, and I so wanted to like this story because all the right components were there Lost love, heartache, new love with lots of emotions but the story didn t work for me The characters seemed kind of flat and it was a tad on the cheesy side when it could have been a great emotional read instead Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl 4 stars Another new to me author, and this was the strongest point in the book for me because it was written quite beautifully It was jam packed with emotions and had me in tears, because I could really feel Eve s frustration and all of her heartache Brian was only doing what he felt was right and honorable Unfortunately his actions didn t keep him from hurting Eve in the worst way, but he knows this She s spent the last two years with terrible what if questions and not being able to move on because she knows he was it for her I know some might think that things moved fast where her forgiveness was concerned, but with so much emotion going on in this story I could see why she wouldn t punish him or herself any by keeping him away I received a review copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review


  3. Ashley Deniz Ashley Deniz says:

    I love Lori Foster and Victoria Dahl, I swear if they started only writing historical biographies I would read them Lori s stories never fail to disappoint, I ate up this one with gusto I am now looking forward to meeting the other brother in one of her previous stories I liked Merry and Brick, both were relate able and it was a good story I hope we get the next story soon, I am dying to see what happens The Christie Ridgway story was not my cup of tea I felt it had too much melodrama and s I love Lori Foster and Victoria Dahl, I swear if they started only writing historical biographies I would read them Lori s stories never fail to disappoint, I ate up this one with gusto I am now looking forward to meeting the other brother in one of her previous stories I liked Merry and Brick, both were relate able and it was a good story I hope we get the next story soon, I am dying to see what happens The Christie Ridgway story was not my cup of tea I felt it had too much melodrama and sadness to it for me to enjoy I did not like the way the story was written, I will not be reading anyof hers.And Victoria Dahl love her I have read the other Jackson hole stories and it was nice to finally get Eve s story I felt her pain as she worked through her past and I loved her commitment to working on her relationship with Brian My favorite thing about Victoria s writing is it is groundedin reality, her characters reactions are how I would react and not everyone ends up pregnant or married at the end Keep em coming please


  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    This was acceptable for a collection of short stories if you are looking for something easy to read really quickly The first one was by an author i often like and was the reason i picked up the book in the first place This wasn t my favorite Lori Foster story, but it was OK I liked Beach House Beginnings the best The setting was nice and there was a too sweet dog And of course, hot sex, including a classic make out session on the beach scene This was maybe a 3 star read because of the real This was acceptable for a collection of short stories if you are looking for something easy to read really quickly The first one was by an author i often like and was the reason i picked up the book in the first place This wasn t my favorite Lori Foster story, but it was OK I liked Beach House Beginnings the best The setting was nice and there was a too sweet dog And of course, hot sex, including a classic make out session on the beach scene This was maybe a 3 star read because of the really smart pet that is destined to be a therapy dog.I did not care for the last story at all Why wouldn t any woman want a man to honor his marriage first If he doesn t honor the first wife, he surely isn t gonna honor the second Of course, if he was truly honorable, he would have walked away from Eve sooner and he also would not have left some messed up love note For that he deserves Ahole status I did not want to read about either one of these characters This was a 1 star In all of the stories, the women were emotionally immature and maybe a little stupid too I dislike this plot devise though it was easier to take in the short story format I can t recommend this book as anythingthan a beach read


  5. Susan Susan says:

    Love Won t Wait by Lori FosterBrendan Brick Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air and an irresistible challenge But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can t refuse If only their no strings pact didn t leave him wanting so much .Good story Brick has had the hots for Merrily since he first saw her Just as he s trying to figure out the next step, Merrily asks for his help, which gives Love Won t Wait by Lori FosterBrendan Brick Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air and an irresistible challenge But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can t refuse If only their no strings pact didn t leave him wanting so much .Good story Brick has had the hots for Merrily since he first saw her Just as he s trying to figure out the next step, Merrily asks for his help, which gives him the chance to get closer to her He doesn t want to rush things, so plans to use the time building a doggie door for her to enable them to get to know each other better Once she has him at her house, she has an additional proposition for him She wants a no strings chance for him to teach her what desire is all about.He is stunned, but willing I liked seeing him ease into things, giving her the chance to get to know him first I liked the way that, even though he starts out as a no commitment kind of guy, as Brick gets to know Merrily better he realizes she s everything he could want She s sweet, loves animals, and is straightforward about what she wants All he needs to do is convince her.Merrily had been engaged to a guy who seemed to especially like the idea that she was a virgin She wasn t ready to go further with him, especially while she was caring for her sick mother He dumped her because of it, and after her mother passed away she moved away, determined to do things her way After a month of waiting on Brick and hearing others talk about him, she decided to ask his help with her problem She s surprised by his desire to take things slow, but his way of doing things has her falling for him quickly, even though he had said he doesn t do long term relationships I loved the confrontation with her ex and the push it gave to them both.Besides the heat between Brick and Merrily, there was a lot that was fun in the story I really liked Merrily s critters and how they and Brick took to each other right away There was also a great friendship between Brick and Jesse It was fun to see the way that Jesse teased Brick about his preoccupation with Merrily, but he was also supportive of Brick when he needed it I also liked the growing relationship between Jesse and Tonya and would like to see a story starring them.Beach House Beginnings by Christie RidgwaySeries Crescent Cove CA Book.5 She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home What she doesn t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance Meg has gone back to Crescent Cove after ten years away, in order to help out while her sister is away Ten years earlier she had lost Peter, the young man she loved when he drowned while kayaking Since then she has relegated all thoughts of love to the realm of fairy tales, refusing to believe that it really exists.On her first day there, Meg meets Caleb, who is Peter s cousin Caleb has come back to Crescent Cove in an effort to make some changes to his life He is recovering from major surgery, during which he experienced what he calls a vision He saw Meg at the Cove with him, and sees it as guidance on what he s supposed to do There are sparks between them that Caleb wants to pursue and Meg wants to ignore.Caleb is gently persuasive and soon Meg agrees to spend some time with him The chemistry between them is hot, and she decides that giving in for one night is just what she needs She doesn t intend to let it go further than that, but Caleb is persistent.Meg s fear of loss has caused her to close off her heart from ever experiencing love again At first, her memories of Peter at the Cove just bring pain, but with a neat little twist from the dog, she is reminded of all the good things Caleb s new zest for life helps bring happiness back into her life Her fears nearly keep her from embracing the future she could have, and it isn t until she faces those fears that she can accept the love that Caleb has to offer her.Strong Enough to Love by Victoria DahlSeries Jackson Hole Dahl Book 1.5 Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off limits But now he s back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can t resist their long denied attraction When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up gettingthan she bargained for.Two years ago Eve had had feelings for her boss, feelings that she couldn t do anything about Brian was married, although separated from his wife for the third time Their friendship had started to change But when Brian s wife wanted to try again, he left Eve behind, feeling honor bound to make the attempt Eve was devastated and has still not really recovered.Now Brian has returned, finally divorced, and wants a chance with Eve He knows that he hurt her, but hopes that they can move past it Eve is afraid to let herself believe that he won t hurt her again The way he makes her feel is too intense and she fears that she wouldn t be able to recover a second time She thinks that if she gives him one night, she can get him out of her system and move on I really understood her reluctance to get involved with Brian again.I had mixed feelings about Brian I respected the fact that he didn t give in to his feelings while he was still married But I hated the way that he went back to his wife even though he knew he cared for Eve, After three separations it should have been obvious that the marriage was over Telling Eve that he cared for her but was still leaving did a number of her self confidence, as she felt that she wasn t good enough for him to want to stay I would have liked to see him have to work a little harder to get her back


  6. Amy Amy says:

    The first two stories, I give 2 stars, and the third I give 3 stars The first story by Lori Foster drove me absolutely nuts The author is obsessed with virginity If people are so obsessed with whether a person is a virgin or not, they really are shallow and one dimensional And then there was the several long page discussion about who was hotter Merrily or her next door neighbor Sounded like a couple of teenagers having this discussion Beach House second story I found the motivations The first two stories, I give 2 stars, and the third I give 3 stars The first story by Lori Foster drove me absolutely nuts The author is obsessed with virginity If people are so obsessed with whether a person is a virgin or not, they really are shallow and one dimensional And then there was the several long page discussion about who was hotter Merrily or her next door neighbor Sounded like a couple of teenagers having this discussion Beach House second story I found the motivations and background stories of these two characters confusing.The third story about Eve and Brian was the best of the lot Still, not much going on, except that she holds him accountable for his past discretions and her feelings Not much of a plot


  7. Jackie Jackie says:

    Book Info Paperback, 384 pagesExpected publication December 31st 2013 by Harlequin HQNISBN 0373778384 ISBN13 9780373778386 series The Carlisles 2other editions None foundSource Netgalley EARC Book Buy LinksB N BOOK SYNOPSIS Three sizzling tales from three bestselling authors Love Won t Wait by Lori Foster Brendan Brick Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air and an irresistible Book Info Paperback, 384 pagesExpected publication December 31st 2013 by Harlequin HQNISBN 0373778384 ISBN13 9780373778386 series The Carlisles 2other editions None foundSource Netgalley EARC Book Buy LinksBN BOOK SYNOPSIS Three sizzling tales from three bestselling authors Love Won t Wait by Lori Foster Brendan Brick Carlisle is used to women falling at his feet, so shy waitress Merrily Loveland is a breath of fresh air and an irresistible challenge But before he can make his move, Merrily comes to him with an offer he can t refuse If only their no strings pact didn t leave him wanting so muchBeach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway She might have avoided Crescent Cove, California, for years, but no nonsense Meg Alexander is confident she can handle a brief trip home What she doesn t count on is the spark of desire she feels for Caleb McCall Can a weekend in paradise convince her to give love a second chance Strong Enough to Love by Victoria Dahl Photographer Eve Hill had always told herself that sexy Brian Stewart was off limits But now he s back in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Eve can t resist their long denied attraction When the reality turns out to be hotter than the fantasy, Eve might end up gettingthan she bargained for My Thoughts Beginning Novella Love Won t Wait is the 2nd story in The Carlisles series by author Lori Foster and to be quite frank it is my hands down favorite for the simple reason that as a lover of animals the menagerie that stole Merrily and Brick s story right out from under them also stole my heart As a longtime fan of Lori Foster I expect humorous banter and flirty dialogue between the main male and female characters, heated romantic tension, steamy bedroom scenes and a secondary character sidekick who at some point will manage to find their way to being the lead in their own book.Got all that andwith the addition of the gang of pets that Merrily owns What is not to love when you are confronted with the soulful eyes of a pair of dogs and three cats Each animal had a clear and complete character and believe me they stole the show over and over and I loved every second spent with them in a scene Author Christie Ridgway is new to me and her offering is Beach House Beginnings and it takes place when Meg Alexander returns to her childhood town of Crescent Cove California 10 years after leaving due to the tragic loss of her teenage sweetheart Peter McCall Losing him drove her to leave and in the intervening years she has steered away from ever feeling the pain of love and loss again Having gone through a life after death eye opening experience Caleb McCall decides that he needs to learn how to slow down and find happiness other than from his demanding work His dream of Meg leads him to go to Crescent Cove and convince her that they both deserve a second chance together.This was a very bittersweet romance story of finally letting go of a lost love and allowing an even stronger connection to forge that has the possibility of lasting a lifetime for Caleb and Meg Again there was a bit of scene stealing by Bitzer, the now aging mixed breed dog that Peter left behind and that Caleb considers to be his best friend Victoria Dahl is also a new to me author and her contribution Strong Enough to Love about Eve Hill and Brian Stewart takes us through the fallout following falling in love with your best friend who is married leaves.Eve has now finally 2 years later reconciled herself to having lost Brian since he moved from Wyoming to try and make his marriage work Funny thing is she still feels the empty space his absence has left in her life, even though they never acted on their mutual attraction that fact has caused Eve both pain at her loss and pride that her morals were not compromised.Brian shows up unexpectedly at Eve s gallery on a night she has gone to a friends birthday party, when she comes home he is standing outside the window admiring a photographic display.All of Eve s mixed feelings come rushing back when Brian tells her that he is now divorced and wishes to have a chance for he and Eve to be together as he still loves her.Will Eve decide that she deserves to finally win Brian s heart or will she turn her back on this second chance at love You will be glad when you read for yourself how the author answered that question.This amalgamation of contemporary romances will indeed turn up the heat for those of us who are caught in winter s icy grip these daysEArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review


  8. Limecello Limecello says:

    So this one is a bit tricky because it has 3 novellas.I liked the Lori Fsoter one started the Ridgeway but DNF d it and same with the Dahl So X I even left it for a few days and tried to go back to the other novellas Carlisle book 2 was cute but the whole obsessed not obsessed with the virginity thing The pets were super cute.This was probably my least favorite of the Carlisles thoughC for the FosterDNF for the other two


  9. Camille Camille says:

    Not the heat I was expecting and too quick of a read The first story seemed to have promise, but of course being a short story the romance is rushed and the whole story was too cliche The other two stories were just meh.


  10. Raquell Cronin Raquell Cronin says:

    Non of these authors best work But cute short stories of some characters from their other series finding love.


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