Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Dell
Released on October 29, 2009
Hot as Sin is a simple story of young love that lasts through years, but rough patches draw them away for a decade to grow up. Bella Andre weaves a story of love that burns hot, but reality threatens to extinguish with just a brief wind. Now a decade later, two lovers meet again and not only are they putting out forest fires, but fires that burn within their hearts.
Dianna Kelly meets Sam MacKenzie when he rescues her mom and herself from a trailer park about to be overtaken by fire. Dianna, only 18, has tried to not repeat her mothers mistakes, but when Sam, 20, asks her out on a date, she can’t say now. The two burn for each other instantly and through a busted condom, Dianna gets pregnant. Though the two love each other, this isn’t the way they planned things to happen. unexpectedly, Dianna is in a car accident and miscarries, throwing up walls around these two hearts that neither has the maturity to overcome. Dianna leaves with no words and forges a new life for herself and the sister she fights to get out of the foster system.
Now a decade later, Dianna is in another car accident after fighting with her younger sister, April, that leaves the other driver dead. Sam hears about the accident and immediately flies out to see Dianna when he has had no contact with her for 10 years. But now someone wants to make Dianna pay for the accident and they have kidnapped April. Sam and Dianna are now in a race to save April with very little information and lust springing up between them.
Though the story takes place over very few days, these two hash out old hurts, changes time has made and getting back to what they feel for each other. Both had very valid reasons for what they felt in their younger years and basically, I just wanted to say they needed to talk like they do now. Throw in their desperate need to find April, and this is a tense story of love renewal.
Now I found the action to be a little weak in that April escapes twice and both times calls her sister, not the cops. Nor does she yell for help to anyone or make a scene to drive off her kidnapper. I kept thinking scream! Make yourself visible to a lot of people. But she doesn’t. I think I would have been happier just having her not attempt to escape.
Secondly, Dianna and Sam head up to a community called the Farm, where April has been living. It isn’t easy getting there. Hiking, rafting, rock climbing…so I want to know how April hikes out of this place to meet Dianna in the first place all by herself? Throw that while that might be a place to look, no one tried to track April’s cell phone call to see where she was last. That is why it went down in my ratings. Just some holes I thought the plot had.
The author weaves a story of redemption between destined lovers who needed time to grow up and mature. Now what are they going to do? Sam’s a hotshot and Dianna is a TV personality…in two different cities. Will they be able to maintain a relationship between two cities? Don’t know. Hopefully they can keep it together and have all those babies the two young lovers thought they would have.
Do you believe love can survive a ten year break?
Should self-defense be taught at schools at an earlier age so we don’t have as many people getting into these situations?