2/22/13

Review of Summer Heat by Lisa Worral‏

 Summer Heat
Kade had a bad start in live.  Abused, neglected and on his own at age 13, he learned a lot about survival very quickly.  When Kade was being rousted out of his hiding place behind a dumpster one night by a very nasty vagrant, Gustav rescued him, took him home and raised him as his own son.
After Kade graduated from school, Gustav gave him his first set of lock picks, and Kade found out how Gustav "earned" his living.  Gustav taught Kade everything he knew about being a professional thief.  In the mean time, Kade took a job with an insurance company, specializing in insuring other's treasures.
Years later, Gustav had a heart attack and Kade found out he had squandered all of his money.  After a series of break ins, Kade decided to do one last heist so that Gustav would be taken care of for the rest of his life.  How could he have known that the house he had wanted to hit for some time was going to be occupied.
Mitch had been staying in his parent's vacation home for a few months, trying to get back on his feet after a very bad accident that left him weak and scarred.  One night, during a very bad thunderstorm, Kade came knocking on Mitch's door.  Kade's car had broken down in the storm and he needed a place to get warm and dry until the storm passed.  Kade saw secrets in Mitch's eyes and decided to find out what was haunting him.  Despite both of their secrets, they found they were attracted to each other. Would Kade be able to get past Mitch's defences to get him to see what an awesome artist was under all that pain, or would Mitch find out Kade's profession and end the relationship?
This was a good story.  It had a good plot line and the characters had a deep background to help understand why they were the way they were.  The sex scenes were steamy.  Lisa is a wonderful writer and great story teller.
Donna

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