THE HEAT IS ON by Jill Shalvis
The Heat is On by Jill Shalvis
Reviewed by Tanya
Bella Manchelli is used to moving from place to place, and that is how she has chosen to live her life, never putting down roots. Too bad it feels like the little California town she has found herself in just might be the place. Especially if she has more dates like she did last night. In the realm of one-night stands this might be the best one ever. Now she is at work, wearing a huge smile on her face, and looking for the caffeine. What happens next will change her life though. While working, she hears a noise out back and finds a dead body. The day could only get better right? Well it turns out her scrumptious one-night stand is none other than a local detective.
Detective Jacob Madden is all about his job, to the detriment of his love life. So when he gets set up with the date with Bella he goes through with it. The fact he had fun and they had serious chemistry is just a bonus. That is, until he sees that the person who found the dead body is Bella. Now he can’t seem to concentrate on anything but keeping Bella safe, and in his bed.
When it is determined that the killer wants pieces of Bella’s “eight dates in eight nights”, is Jacob ready to be the next target? More importantly can either face the feelings they are developing for each other and what it will mean to their lives?
Another fantastic offering from Ms. Shalvis is the first thing that came to me after listening to The Heat is On. In Ms. Shalvis’s normal crisp writing style her characters have spunk and you can almost see them as if you were watching their lives from afar. You are given a couple of clues in the ‘who done it’ part of the story, but overall it is paced fast enough I just wanted to hear what would happen next. I Joyfully Recommend listening to, and or reading, The Heat is On.