Book Review: Wanton Heat by Nicola Marsh

February 23, 2014 Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★

Book Review: Wanton Heat by Nicola MarshTitle: Wanton Heat by Nicola Marsh
Series: Feel the Heat #2
Published by: Entangled Brazen on February 24, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: eARC
Pages: 250
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three-stars

At his majesty’s service…or so he thinks.

With her job and her self-respect on the line, advertising executive and reformed bad-girl Zoe Keaton heads to Italy to score a vital business deal. Unfortunately, the guy she needs to convince is the wickedly hot—and totally closed-off—Prince Dominic Ricci, who has no intention of listening to her pitch. So with the queen’s help, Zoe does the only thing that will get the job done. She kidnaps him.

But the joke’s on her when the queen’s matchmaking strands Zoe and the prince on the royal family’s secluded island. Zoe vows not to mix business with pleasure—and prove that she’s more than a spoiled rich girl who bought her way to success—but when the prince turns up the heat, the chemistry between them ignites. Is it just sizzling sex, or could an Italian prince with a tragic past fall for a take-no-prisoners American?

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Busted in Bollywood

One Line: It has its pitfalls, but it was an okay read.

In My Opinion: Worth a try!

Wanton Heat falls into the category of okay reads as far as Brazens go. It wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t bad. I really liked Zoe, the main female character. She’s tough, witty, and determined. I loved that she went head-to-head with Dom and didn’t let his hot and cold tendencies deter her. Even when things got really tough, her character shined through and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her.

Marsh also does a great job at bringing on the steam factor. Zoe and Dom have excellent chemistry and they go at pretty hot and heavy at key, albeit predictable, points throughout the story. As far as the rest of the story goes, it kind of fell a bit flat to me. Usually, predictability doesn’t bother me, as long as it’s done well, but because there wasn’t much in the way of substance for this story, I couldn’t really get into it. Sure these two had great physical chemistry, but that was pretty much it. I felt like there wasn’t much in the way of emotions or a real connection, it was just all of sudden they realized they were in love with each other. I didn’t really believe in their love.

Also, one critical part towards the end kind of bugged me. It’s basically after one of them decides they have strong feelings for the other person, but a misunderstanding occurs which messes everything up. It was a bit too coincidental for me. And, I think I just get too tired of people pushing the one they love away. There’s only so many excuses you can tell yourself.

Regardless of what I didn’t like, I still managed to enjoy the book. While not the best of the Brazens, it was still worth a read if you’re looking for a quick, no frills romance read.

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