Monday, October 4, 2010

Body Heat by Brenda Novak

Review of Body Heat by Brenda Novak

Published: August 31, 2010

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Twelve people have been shot at point-blank range and left to rot in the desert sun. It's Sophia St. Claire's job to do something about it. She's Bordertown, Arizona's new chief of police-and she's out of her depth.

Help arrives in the form of Department 6 hired gun Roderick Guerrero. As far as Sophia's concerned, his involvement only makes things worse. Maybe he's managed to turn his life around. And maybe he's a good investigator. But as the bastard son of a wealthy local rancher, he has a history he can't get past. A history that includes her.

Rod refuses to leave town until the killer is caught. He's not worried about the danger posed by some vigilante. It's Sophia who threatens him. Because he's used to risking his life-but his heart is another story.”

Body Heat by Brenda Novak was an incredible story that shows you can go home again and finally find what you always thought was missing could be right under your nose. I gave Body Heat by Brenda Novak 5 smirks because it is just such an involved story about what really happens all over world and gives the reader hope that just because things get dark does not mean there will never be light.

Things I Loved About Body Heat by Brenda Novak:

Rod and his defense mechanism of humor

Sophia’s passion for everything and everyone she cares about

The very real aspect of murder

The huge political uproar of how many people were actually involved

Rod’s determination to keep Sophia safe from anything and everything

A surprising family support system

Sarcastic dialogue between anyone and everyone

Being able to see different points of view from different characters

And the fact that both Rod and Sophia are underdogs who fight like hell to survive

Body Heat by Brenda Novak is a book worth owning because I believe justice never gets old. Not only that but the conflict and chemistry evident between Rod and Sophia are so promising it can make even the cynical hope for the future.

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