{Review} Wicked Heat by Nicola Marsh


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{Review} Wicked Heat by Nicola MarshWicked Heat by Nicola Marsh
Series: Feel the Heat #1
Publisher: Entangled Brazen on September 2, 2013
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult), Erotic Romance (Adult)
Pages: 250

Our Rating

4.5 Stars

Competitors by day, lovers by night…

Allegra Wilks has had the worst month of her personal and professional life. To save her company, she must go on her would-be honeymoon and land the luxury eco-island resort’s lucrative advertising account. But when a lingerie mishap leads her into the arms of a wickedly distracting Australian, Allegra’s tempted to skip the trip and explore the most sensual kiss she’s ever experienced. Too bad their chance encounter at the airport is just that.

Having recently lost his company to his former best friend’s shady business tactics, Jett Halcott is headed to a South Pacific resort to secure an advertising account that will resurrect his reputation and career. Realizing the tantalizing Allegra Wilks is on his flight, Jett envisions a week filled with business and pleasure. But Jett doesn’t know Allegra’s fighting for the same account, or that there’s more at stake than his heart.

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

ReasonsToRead Allegra’s got just one shot to save her faltering advertising business, and she’s putting everything else aside to make sure she succeeds.  Never mind that she was dumped by her lukewarm fiance just before the wedding.  Never mind that his high standing in the film industry would have given her company just the boost it needs.  Never mind that she just met the sexiest man on the planet in the airport.

Jett’s been burned, and he’s going to do something about it.  After his best friend and business partner absconded with all the company’s money, he’s got to close this one big deal, and he’ll be back on his feet.  In the meantime, he wouldn’t mind spending some time off his feet with the beautiful woman he finds at the end of a lingerie trail.  Mixing business with pleasure never sounded so tempting.


TheVerdictOkay, so I might have internally fangirl’d a little when Nicola Marsh contacted me about reading and reviewing a couple of her books.  I get review requests on a regular basis, but rarely from an author I haven’t previously corresponded with, and certainly not one with her success record.  And since her stories so far have been pretty much exactly the kind I love to read… Well, that guy in the cubicle right outside my office is totally lying if he says he heard girly squealing.  Maybe.

Such a fun story! From the moment Jett and Allegra meet, through all the super-hot getting to know each other (naked, of course!), to the very end, their incredible chemistry and witty banter pulled me right in.  Allegra is strong, determined, and smart, and yet she’s still down to earth and easy to relate to.  Her refusal to back down from what she wanted, both career and man-wise had me immediately rooting for her, and hoped the career thing would work in her favor, she blew right past my expectations.  Where most women in stories like this eventually go the martyr route and give up everything just to prove a point, the way she fought for herself, for her own success and happiness, made for a character I could fully respect.  And Jett…  That kind of cockiness should have annoyed me to no end, but on him?  It’s all smooth charm and undeniable hotness. He knows exactly what to say, perfect and flawed at the same time, and all with an Australian accent.  Yes, it’s time to swoon!

Wicked Heat is more than just the standard romance, taking all the things we love about love stories, and wrapping them up with smart dialog, believable characters, and a knock-out scene from the mile-high club.  The only thing missing is a real life Jett!


About Nicola Marsh

USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.

She has published 43 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie mainstream romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist and Barnes & Noble bestseller.

Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA fantasy series kicks off with SCION OF THE SUN, November 2013, with Month9Books.

Her debut new adult novel, BEFORE, releases December 2nd, 2013.

She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!

Author: ysar

ysar is a book, blog, and design junkie who would be lost without a mile-long to-do list. Find more of her random crap at ysar.info

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