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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rhonda Nelson's The Phoenix

This week I am reviewing the book The Phoenix by Rhonda Nelson.  This is a Harlequin Blaze book.  
The cover, as you can see, is just red hot!  I also really liked the tag line that was on it "Some guys burn hotter than others."  It just seemed like the kind of book to warm up my cold winter night, and I was right.

The premise of the book is really cute...the heroine, Charlie Martin,  is an investigator and so is the hero, Jay Weatherford.  In fact, the Jay was hired for the job at a top security firm that Charlie had applied for.    Charlie was hired at a rival firm and they both ended up assigned to the same kidnapping case but hired by different people to solve the crime.  In fact, it wasn't a kidnapping at all but was a dognapping.  That's right, a dog had been snatched and was being held for ransom, but not just any dog.  A very rich dog.  It was a dog that had been left millions of dollars by its owner. 

Charlie's dad hasn't spoken to her since she left the police force for private investigation/security work and Jay is struggling to deal with some demons that were chasing him since his unit was attacked in Baghdad.  So as you can see there is a lot of tension to go around, Jay got the job Charlie wanted and now they are both trying to find this millionaire dog.  On top of all of this when they meet it is extremely obvious to both of them that they have a physical chemsistry that is off the temperature charts hot!

This book delievers all of the humor and heat that I have come to expect from a Rhonda Nelson book.  I love how she always makes me laugh.  It is one of the many reasons I buy every book she writes but this book had a  romance between two secondary characters Miss Aggie and Smokeythat I found extremely charming and sweet.  It proved yet again that you are never too old for love, if you are willing to take the chance.

I was correct in my original thought that this would be a great book to curl up with on a cold night.  It was sizzling hot and a great read!

Have you read anything recently that warmed up your cold winter days, or better yet nights?


  1. I too buy everything Rhonda writes because she never fails to deliver. I read this book and it is wonderful! Keep 'em coming, Rhonda!

  2. I haven't read this title yet, but I'm sure to soon since I gobble everything Rhonda writes up!
    As for what Ive read recently, Kristan Higgins is now on the wait-for-a-new-release list I keep and I'm currently off an running with Jill Shalvis as well as multiple Harlequin authors because they're like snacks for in between! And of course the title currently holding a bookmark from the Long-Reads-List....the pile that everyone else thinks I should read and presses me to do it until I cave in.... is currently Fitzgerald's The Love of the Last Tycoon. It's on the Long-Reads-List because it will be a looong time before I finish it! Sigh.

  3. For all you Rhonda lovers, don't forget to check out some of her earlier titles available as eBooks. In addition to her Blazes and "The Future Widow's Club", "The Perfect Proposal" and "My Funny Valentine" are just $.99 each and "Double Dare" is free!

  4. Thanks for reviewing The Phoenix for us, Stephanie! This books sounds fabulous! Of course, all of Rhonda's books are great. Can't wait to read it.

    And will have to download more books onto my Kindle today. Thanks for the links, Jean!

  5. Cheryl, isn't it nice that you can always count on Rhonda for a good read!

    Lesia, sounds like you have your work cut out for you!

    Jean, thanks for sharing that information.

    Katherine, you are very welcome. It was a great read!