Heat Wave Series #2. By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: December 2012.
Gavin McLeod came from a small town in North Carolina and has worked hard to become the second in command of one of the big company Holden Enterprises. But when his boss sends him on a mission in Anticue Island, North Carolina, he meets the one person that will change his life forever and make him come to terms with his sense of self and his past. That girl is the bartender/owner of the Blackout Bar and Grill. Sunny Black has built her life and her bar in order to provide for her younger brother. She took him in and gave him a stable home where they both could set down roots. She knows there is a big hotel chain that wants her land and has offered her an amount of money she couldn’t even dream of, but her sweat and tears along with her heart, went into building Blackout and she refuses to sell out their home for any price. When an expensive suit wearing stranger with killer good looks, walks into her bar one night, she dreams of letting loose and chasing her dreams just for one night. Little does Gavin or Sunny know that this one wild night of passion, could wreck everything they have both worked so hard to gain.
Alannah Lynne changes the setting and the characters in the second installment of the Heat Wave series. One thing that hasn’t changed is the intense chemistry and passion. Last Call provides readers more intrigue and suspense along with the intense chemistry and sizzling passion. Readers will fall in love with the small, quaint community of Anticue Island, North Carolina. Lynne uses even the tiniest, minute details that only a true local beach resident would understand, yet all readers will be able to picture the setting with ease. This second installment amped up the heat and offers a preview of what is to come in the next book. Fans of the first book, Savin’ Me, will rejoice to know that the third book will bring back the original characters and unite them with these characters. Romance readers will feel like they are in a never-ending heated drought, as they await the next chapter from this Heat Wave series.
When I first started reading this book, I was a bit sad that it was a whole new cast of characters. However Alannah Lynne’s writing quickly won me over, as I got caught up in the chemistry between Gavin and Sunny. This book provides romance and suspense and it all takes place in a small, quiet beach community. Oh and the intricate details of the bar, the personality of the people and the random smells from Georgetown, South Carolina are accurate and paint a ‘real’ picture for those who have not lived in a small town beach community. Now that I live in one of those small town beach communities, I found myself smiling at the bar’s decorations, while crinkling my nose at the thought of the sulfur-filled night air thanks to little-known paper mill down south. If you are a mature adult looking for a fun beach read or want to find a new passionate series to become addicted to, look no farther than this Heat Wave Series.
Note: The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her books, please visit her website.