Turn Up the Heat: Pine Mountain #1 by Kimberly Kincaid with Giveaway

A new release from author Kimberly Kincaid starts off the Pine Mountain Series.  Read on to see more about this title, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway for a $25 Amazon or Barnes gift card, and be sure to check out the other stops on the tour to see what others thought.

Book Review:

Kimberly Kincaid starts off her new Pine Mountain series with Turn Up the Heat, a contemporary romance where the girl’s getaway to lick wounds and heals turns out to be the setting for our recently jilted character to find a chance at love. 

Bellamy was intriguing, if occasionally she did annoy me with her immature behavior. Intelligent and snarky, with an ability to craft really clever one-liners, she is the recently dumped girl in need of a change of scene.  Her two girlfriends, Jenna and Holly are crafted with a sense of fun, and the three together have some interesting moments and conversations.   The road trip is just what the doctor ordered, even if they are stopped before their destination with car troubles.

Enter Shane, the one to look at Bellamy’s car and look more than once at Bellamy.  Convinced that he doesn’t want entanglements, yet drawn to this city girl with the sharp tongue and giggly friends he can’t seem to stay away.  Of course, the small town means that until Bellamy’s car is repaired, the ‘nightlife’ is limited, and they are bound to run into one another.

Both Bellamy and Shane have issues: Shane has a big secret that he is convinced has doomed his chances of love, and it is much simpler to ignore the attraction and push her away.  If only he could.  The flirtation and consummation are cleverly portrayed and steamy hot: although I’m all for the ‘in the moment’ moments, a car just isn’t the best setting for a steam filled encounter after you are an adult, but these two make it work.

There is tension, and when Shane’s secrets come out, a ton of angst.  Bellamy needs to return to her real life and the city, and there are moments when I wondered if they would part on a bad note.  But, everyone manages to overcome their issues and find a way to plan for more.

Turn Up the Heat: Pine Mountain #1 by Kimberly Kincaid with Giveaway

Title: Turn Up the Heat
Author: Kimberly Kincaid
Published by: Zebra
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 352
Rated: four-stars
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"It's not you."

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge.

But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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About Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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