ARC Review: Heated (Most Wanted #2) by J Kenner

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Title: Heated
Author:  J. Kenner
Publisher/Year:  Random House Publishing 6/3/14
Length:  416 Pages
Series: Most Wanted #3

Overview

 knew better than to risk my heart.
But fierce passion comes at a high price.
 
I grew up believing in right and wrong, good and evil, black and white. I knew better than to trust. And then I met Tyler Sharp.
 
Bold, charming, and dangerously sexy, Tyler always gets what he wants. But his smile can be deceiving, his dealings sordid, his ambitions ruthless. I thought I was the one woman strong enough to resist him, but our need for each other was too urgent to deny.
 
One look and I was in trouble. One touch and I was hooked. One night and I became his.
 
And now that I’ve fallen, there’s no going back.

My Thoughts

Oh how i do love J Kenner and everything that she writes.  We were first introduced to this series with Evan and Angie’s tale in Wanted and Heated, the 2nd book takes us on the journey of Tyler, the 2nd of the trio, and Sloane who is a cop trying to work a case off the books.

Sloane is on the last week of medical leave from getting shot on duty and she’s using this last week to help track down a friend who has gone missing in Chicago.  Her friend Amy was a stripper at a club called Destiny and Sloanes on the trek to find out if anyone knows where she’s gone.

Destiny as you’ll remember is owned by Evan, Tyler and Cole – and it’s newly made to be squeaky clean and legitimate after Evan’s relationship with Angie too a turn for the series.  Sloane figures that the club is her in to see if she can find any info from Tyler or the girls that work there, and that’s where her roller coaster begins.  We get a nice journey of seeing how 2 people who have issues with trusting others come together and play each other, yet find that maybe there’s something special there.

While Sloane thinks that she’s being sneaky, she’s been ‘made’ by the guys, and they know that she’s a cop and push her to see what her agenda is.  It’s during that time though that Tyler begins to think that there’s something more and that maybe he doesn’t want to play her like that.

One of the great things that we get from J Kenner are dynamic leads – characters that have great back stories that make for page turners.  Seamlessly woven into all of that too is passion and heat, and an amazing quality of sensuality that makes you want to read straight through without a break.  I find that i’m drawn into the scenes with these 2 especially – since i know what proclivities Tyler has, and what boundaries Sloane seems less than willing to cross.

The question throughout this story is what will really happen.  I mean, we know that the reason that Sloane is temporarily in Chicago is to find Amy, and it’s looking grim.  We also know that she’s only there for a week, so what does that mean for her and Tyler?  We know that he can’t be changed – his background makes him what he is and he seems to have no issue with it all.  I think that the journey that we’re taken on is a realistic one if you were to spin it longer than a week.  But that aside, i really enjoyed it.  I can’t wait for book 3 – Ignited, because i really want to see what gets under Cole’s skin – he’s quite an enigma, and i think that he’ll bring it all full circle.  Enjoy!

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