November 24, 2009
Review of Hot and Irresistible by Dianne Castell
Dianne Castell's Hot and Irresistible is a perfect choice if you're looking for a smart and sassy heroine, a sexy man from out of town, an old and charming southern town with more than a few secrets and sex.
I enjoyed the character of Bebe - - everything from her no-nonsense Hush Puppies shoes to her three beloved cats (yes, serious animal lover here) to her fierce, take-no-prisoners attitude. The attraction between her and new Boston cop Donovan is textbook, sure, but the sparks and electricity between these two literally jump off the page.
But don't think this book is simply a sexy romance. It is, but it's also a "whodunit" as well as a nicely nuanced 30 year old mystery with ghosts and plenty of secrets. Are you interested yet?
I initially chose this book due to the Savannah, Georgia locale. Being from Georgia, I am always interested in books that take place in my home state. Ms. Castell did the lovely old city justice, from her descriptions of the ivy-covered architecture to the social calls to the "ya'll"s and "you hear"s. Savannah is every bit a character in this book as the handful of locals we are introduced to.
While I found this book to be a bit of a slow starter, it got hot quickly and picked up pace from there. Hot and Irresistible is the second book in a series but I found that you don't have to read the first one in order to appreciate this one. Hot and Irresistible will leave you hot and bothered and pining for a Mason jar of sweet tea on a shady porch. If you like your books brimming with mystery and whole lot of descriptive romance, give this book a try. You won't be disappointed!
Hot and Irresisible can be purchased from major booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Author Dianne Castell's website is here.
Many thanks to Dorothy Thompson and Pump Up Your Book Promotions for the opportunity to review this book.
Review copy provided by the author.
Coming tomorrow - author Dianne Castell guest posts here at Psychotic State!