White Hot by Sandra Brown
White Hot was irresistible. I have to admit, I loved every word. Now, I know I say that here and there about some books, so let me tell you why this particular read was so yummy.
The set up already intrigued me. Sayer Hoyle is reluctantly going back to her hometown. She had been away for 10 years because of what had happened and only the mysterious death of her brother makes her go back. Her father is the owner of the largest business in town and basically runs the place but Sayer won’t allow him to run her.
The family drama, unravelled deliciously slowly, was amazing. It kept me glued to the book. Believe it or not, that was simply the backstory.
Beck Merchant, the attorney working for her father, is tasked with keeping Sayer in line and they immediately bump heads. How that turns into first friendship and finally something more, was another bonus for this book.
Even more gold, the secondary characters were simply delicious. I loved their personalities, quirky and feisty, and their hilarious eccentricities. The happy ever after was icing on the cake. It was simply a great, great book.
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
White Hot was, so good, I practically ran to the used book store and bought another Sandra Brown book. This one was Chill Factor and it was as good as I had hoped. It has a set up that has been used in romance books over and over but, Sandra Brown manages to pull it off with dignity and sense.
When Lilly Martin is up in the sleepy town of Clearly to close her cabin, she gets trapped in there by a storm with a stranger, Ben Tierney. The set up has been done before but in Sandra Brown’s expert hands, it’s not only credible but sensible and only adds to the story.
The entire little town is filled with secrets. Its characters slowly reveal their dual lives and hidden obsessions. In their midst is a serial killer, someone who may or may not be Ben Tierney and not knowing kept me glued to the book but the people of Clearly did as well.
From the bossy FBI agents, to the quirky brother and sister team, the town was both funny and captivating. Every chapter ended with me gasping in shock. Sandra Brown is amazing at delivering twists and turns that are not just shocking but delicious.