Review: Heat of the Moment by Lori Handeland

Posted June 18, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Review: Heat of the Moment by Lori Handeland
Heat of the Moment
by Lori Handeland

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 30 2015
Series: Sisters of the Craft #2
Published by St. Martin's Press
Format: Paperback
 

“Handeland is able to incorporate different aspects to this story that I have never seen done before in fiction.”
~ Under the Covers

HEAT OF THE MOMENT is the second book in the Sisters of the Craft series by Lori Handeland, but it’s my first book I’ve read from this author. I’ve had this series sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I decided to try it out on a whim. I was surprised that I was able to jump right in without having read the first book in the series, which for me, is a total win.

More surprisingly is the fact that Handeland is able to incorporate different aspects to this story that I have never seen done before in fiction. Our heroine, Becca, has a very special ability involving animals. She can hear their voices and as a veterinarian, that helps her out a lot. The hero, Owen, has a military trained dog that is able to understand German commands. As I mentioned, this isn’t something I’ve ever read before so I was immediately transfixed by this concept.

While the paranormal aspect of the book is very much there, I would say that Handeland creates a good balance between the paranormal and the real-life conflict happening between Owen and Becca. They were once something a long time ago, and as we explore the past that neither one of them want to revisit, we get to understand a lot more about the characters apart from their supernatural abilities and I really liked seeing that.

I was also really surprised about the humor in this book. There are some really fun moments and one-liners that made me smile. By the cover and blurb of the book, I thought it would be a very dark book, but it actually has a nice balance. I’ll definitely be looking into reading more of Lori’s books in the future.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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Love the review! Like stories like this…I’ve read one buy another author whose name escapes me as does the title, but it was very good! Thanks!

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laura morrigan has a cozy mystery series like this that i really enjoy so i may enjoy this as well…thanks!

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks Annie for the review