Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review of Smoking Hot

SMOKING HOT may be purchased here.

Karen Kelley

Dillion Taylor, a nephilim, whose father is an angel and mother is a human, decides to help deputy Raine McCandless, because he can hear Raine's grandfather's prayers for help.  Over the years, the nephilim have aided humans, whose prayers they can hear.  Raine has returned to her small Texas hometown to help her grandfather save his ranch.  Unfortunately, the task is almost overwhelming, because of their financial situation and her grandfather's tendency to save animals.

SMOKING HOT is a paranormal romance with likable characters and a good mystery.  Dillion has powers but, also, the weaknesses of a human and this makes him susceptible to the attraction, that he feels for Raine.  Dillion tries his best to help Raine, but somehow, usually makes the situation worse.  In this case, Dillion makes for a rather inept guardian angel.  Raine is a stubborn, take-charge woman, who doesn't allow anyone to get too close to her.  After her mother leaves and her father drinks himself to death, Raine decides not to let anyone close, because of how love affected her father.  However, a certain nephilim gets past her shields, even though, she fights the attraction.  There is a fairly good mystery contained within this book.  I didn't figure out the culprits until nearly the end.  I have one small quibble with SMOKING HOT, in that, the ending seems a little abrupt.  Other than this SMOKING HOT is an enjoyable read, which I recommend.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.