Sunday, 15 September 2013

Body Heat by Brenda Novak

Body Heat  (Dept 6 Hired Guns, #2) Title: Body Heat
Author: Brenda Novak
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Synopsis: A serial killer is on the loose in the Arizona Desert and is targeting Illegal Immigrants. New Bordertown police chief, Sophia St. Claire fears that she is in over her head but help soon arrives in the form of Roderick Guerrero, Ex-Navy SEAL and bastard son of one of the town's wealthiest ranchers. Can Sophia and Rod get past their animosity for one another in order to catch a malicious killer?

Review: Intense and exciting from the very first page.

The characterization in this book is exceptional. Each and every person in the small town from the hero and heroine to the lowliest deputy and the town prostitute are well written and no one is superfluous. 

The balance between the romance and the suspense is excellent. Rod and Sophie have incredible chemistry and their lively banter is highly entertaining. Despite her inexperience with law enforcement, Sophie is always in control and never falls into the TSTL category. Rod, an Ex-Navy SEAL, is smokin' and his protective streak is so endearing.

The mystery is a compelling amalgamation of subplots that are cleverly interwoven. While they do have the potential to become confusing, they, nevertheless, come together quite seamlessly and it is easy to keep track of the twists and turns.

Overall, a very enjoyable romantic suspense read and I look forward to reading the final installment in the trilogy.


  1. This sounds like my kind of book! I will definitely add it to my TBR list. Thank you for the review.
    -Dilettantish Reader