DEADLY HEAT by Cynthia Eden
Deadly Heat by Cynthia Eden
Deadly, Book 2
Grand Central Publishing
Reviewed by Vanessa
Six months ago Lora Spade, a firefighter, buried her boyfriend and fellow firefighter. The fire that took his life seems to have been set by an arsonist that was terrorizing the area. Seeing a connection between the fire that took her boyfriend’s life and several other fires being set around the area, Lora called in the FBI Special Services Division. Still reeling from her loss she sets her sights on seeking justice.
Special Agent, Kenton Lake, is assigned to the case. Kenton is there to work the case and find the culprit, yet he is faced with an unwilling attraction to the little firecracker, Lora. Although he needs her expertise to help find the perpetrator he also discovers that he needs something more from her. As they are both tenacious and direct they set the ground rules for this investigation, but who will break them first?
Deadly Heat was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The bits about the fires and accelerants is fascinating, the descriptions of the actual fires in the homes draws you in and makes you feel the heat and wonder if they will all survive intact physically as well as emotionally. Just reading about the trials and tribulations of Kenton and Lora as they work to solve the mystery was intriguing and had you cheering for their happily ever after.
Cynthia Eden draws you in and you don’t want to escape until you have reached the last page of this scorching book. I loved the nickname that Lora called Kenton in the beginning. You could just picture him standing there in his suit looking all GQ! Ms. Eden wasn’t afraid to actually have the fire touch some of the main characters and this just endeared them to you more.
Deadly Heat had you guessing who the serial arsonist was and hoping it wasn’t anyone the characters or you knew. The arsonist was the accelerant the brought these two combustible characters together to sizzle the pages of Deadly Heat.
Deadly Heat was quite a change from the normal run of the mill hero of these stories. As Kenton was forced to sit out and wait while Lora entered the burning building to rescue whomever was in there. You could feel his anxiety as he watched her enter that burning building and not being able to help her out of the situation. I actually loved the fact that Lora took on the hero’s role in a few scenes and Kenton was man enough to let her!! It just goes to show you that hero’s aren’t gender biased, or shouldn’t be. Deadly Heat is joyfully recommended!