Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Hot for You by Jessie Evans


Too hot to handle…

Faith Miller has faith in two things—her surrogate firehouse family, and her own two hands—and she needs a man in her life like a fish needs a bicycle. Growing up watching her mom get used and discarded by one deadbeat boyfriend after another has left Faith jaded, and determined not to fall into the same trap. But when Mick Whitehouse moves back to Summerville, Faith’s happy, single life is turned upside down. The hunky carpenter is a far cry from the little boy she used to wrestle with on the playground in elementary school. Mick’s all grown up, tempting as sugar coated sin, and determined to seduce Faith into forgetting all her rules.

One kiss under the mistletoe and Mick Whitehouse knows that he wants Faith Miller. Bad. After years of lukewarm relationships with the wrong kind of girls, Mick is powerfully drawn to Summerville’s only female firefighter, and determined not to let her push him away. Beneath Faith’s tough exterior is a heart of gold, and the chemistry between them is four-alarm hot. But just as he finally convinces Summerville’s most confirmed bachelorette to take a chance on love, an old girlfriend waltzes into town and drops a bombshell in Mick’s lap.

As Faith and Mick come to terms with the shocking news, Faith must choose: let fear of repeating her mother’s mistakes send her running, or have faith in the man she’s come to love?
Amber's 5 Star Review:
I am loving this series from Jessie Evans!! In this second of the Fire & Icing series we have the story of Faith Miller and Mick Whitehouse. Faith is content, sort of, to continue living by her rules to not depend on anyone least of all a man. She grew up watching her mother do this and has vowed that she will never lose herself to anyone else. She is the lone female firefighter in town and fiercely independent and private. Mick too is private but for different reasons; one because his sisters Naomi and Maddie are trying to be in his business but two because he has been burned by his last relationship and isn't looking for anything serious. But he's drawn to Faith, and after the scorching kiss they shared at the Fireman's Ball Mick is determined to get to know Faith better.

Faith and Mick have known each other since elementary school, but as Faith says "Mick's all grown up, tempting as sugar coated sin" and he is "determined to seduce Faith into forgetting all her rules..."
So despite the heat that is between them, Faith is resistant and Mick is more than determined to "have her and get her out of his system". Though he finds that the more he is with Faith, the more he wants her for more than just a quick anything.

I loved seeing the interaction between these two characters! Loved how Mick is learning to love Faith "just as she is" and that Faith, despite her fears is learning that Mick doesn't want to change her but wants to be her partner. Faith is an anti-princess and scoffs at the notion of anyone "saving" her and Mick tries hard to get her to see that though he wants to help her he knows she's capable of saving herself. In many ways Faith is saving him and they are each others heroes in many ways. Mick has had his fill of being with a "damsel in distress" as his psycho ex proves.

Jessie is getting better and better in each book, the heat and intensity in this one was great! I loved all the ways that the story weaves other Summerville characters and we get a sneak at Maddie and Jamison, who I think are going to be even hotter!! Each of her books adds a bit more sweetness and heat. And I have come to know that I will always be smiling, laughing and in some cases fanning myself!!

One of my favorite lines is at the end and Faith has realized that what she and Mick have found is more than a blessing. "After years of being so certain, so sure, so convinced that love was never going to find its way into her lonely corner of the world, sometimes the happiness she'd found with Mick was almost painful. It was like medicine applied to a wound, hurting as it healed, but a blessing, no doubt about it..."

I received an arc in exchange for an honest review, but seriously this is an outstanding read! Go get it today and if you haven't met the rest of Summerville, GA check them all out they are that good!  
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About the author:
Jessie Evans gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sassy, Southern romances she always wanted to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a tree house in the boonies. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and wandering the woods, glass of wine and camera both in hand, on the lookout for Bigfoot.

A southern girl, born and bred, Jessie loves writing Southern romances with just the right amount of sizzle, and hopes you'll enjoy her stories set in the fictional town of Summerville, Georgia. Especially the "Always a Bridesmaid" series!

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