Review: Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl

Posted September 17, 2015 by Angela in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl
Taking the Heat
by Victoria Dahl

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 28th 2015
Series: Jackson Girl's Night Out #3
Published by HQN Books
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“[Victoria Dahl] books always have characters whom I can relate to in one way or the other.  Laugh out loud situations and banters are always a part of her book recipe along with sexy heroes and witty heroines.” ~ Under the Covers

It feels like it has been a while since I last read any of Ms. Dahl’s novels, and I’ve missed her work. Her books always have characters whom I can relate to in one way or the other. Laugh out loud situations and banters are always a part of her book recipe along with sexy heroes and witty heroines. Taking the Heat is the prime example of that.

Veronica is back to her hometown of Jackson, Wyoming after her failed attempt at a successful life in New York. With the help of her father, she now has a job she thinks she’s not quite qualified for. Job description…an advice columnist. It’s not what she was hoping, but she will take what she can get. Gabe, on the other hand, is the town’s male librarian and very proud of it. He is great at it and loving Jackson’s small town feel. Unfortunately, his current occupation and place of residence is temporary. His time to take over the family business in New York is almost up. Can this town manage to keep Gabe as their permanent guybrarian? Perhaps the town’s Dear Abby can convince him.

I enjoyed Veronica and Gabe’s story. They are both on their way to finding their right place in life. Unfortunately, before they can find that right place, they have to make life altering decisions and stick with it. The issues that they had with insecurities, imperfections and expectation of themselves were relatable to me. The support from their friends and family or lack thereof was the same way. It was just so easy to connect with them both. Veronica made me laugh with her attempts of faking her way into her current job. Despite her lack of experience, she is exceptional. Gabe, on the other hand, was great at owning up to his career as a guybrarian. His serious, nerdy demeanor was very sexy. I thought the pair was perfect for each other.

I didn’t feel a hint of insta-love between Veronica and Gabe. I think they had plenty of time getting to know each other. The romance leading up to the very intimate moments had such a great build up, which I find Ms. Dahl is very good at procuring in the books she writes. It’s one of the reasons I keep coming back for more. Her books are always hot and fun reads.

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About Victoria Dahl

I have my mother to thank for my passion for writing. My mom is an avid reader of popular fiction, and I began reading highly inappropriate books around the age of eleven, I think. (Thanks, Mom, for always leaving those delicious books strewn about!)

To Tempt a Scotsman, a Golden Heart winning historical, was my first published book. Here I am signing the cover! A Rake's Guide to Pleasure (which was excerpted at the back of Scotsman) is my second.

Due to my all-around goofiness, my agent suggested I also try my hand at a contemporary romantic comedy. Boy, is my agent smart! I had a great time writing Talk Me Down, the story of a young woman who goes back to her small hometown in Colorado and causes a huge stir with her secretive career and her burgeoning relationship with the chief of police. Not only did I have a great time writing it, but Tara Parsons at HQN liked it too! So if you like cold weather, hot sex and dirty jokes, be sure to check out Talk Me Down (out in January 2009).

Speaking of cold weather, my family and I live in a beautiful ski town in
Utah. No, I don't ski. I prefer to sit inside with a hot toddy and a good
book while the snow falls. It's especially beautiful to watch when from the inside!

I have a wonderful husband and children, and the house is kind of crowded, what with the dukes, Scotsmen, police chiefs, and naughty ladies running around, but my family is very understanding about my imaginary friends. Good thing, since they refuse to leave!

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Looking forward to reading this…thanks Angela for the review

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Love good bantering…

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Thanks for the review, I’m so behind on this series.