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Turn up the Heat For readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery Serena Bell teases all five senses in this poignant tantalizing novel of fantasies long hidden and finally indulged Aspiring chef Lily McKee noticed Kin

  • Title: Turn up the Heat
  • Author: Serena Bell
  • ISBN: 9781101883440
  • Page: 239
  • Format: ebook
  • For readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, Serena Bell teases all five senses in this poignant, tantalizing novel of fantasies long hidden and finally indulged Aspiring chef Lily McKee noticed Kincaid Graves the first time he walked into the dingy diner where she waits tables With his ice blue eyes and primal tattoos, his presence puts Lily on edge and remindFor readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, Serena Bell teases all five senses in this poignant, tantalizing novel of fantasies long hidden and finally indulged Aspiring chef Lily McKee noticed Kincaid Graves the first time he walked into the dingy diner where she waits tables With his ice blue eyes and primal tattoos, his presence puts Lily on edge and reminds her of all the unfulfilled longings she isn t pursuing while she s stuck in this dead end job Without a doubt, the man is dangerous to her long term plans of leaving town and hiring on at a real kitchen and yet, she hungers for him, if even for just a taste Kincaid didn t come back to his coastal Oregon hometown looking for a good time or a good meal The ex con has a score to settle, old wrongs to set right But Lily, equal parts innocence and insight, brings out an impulsive side of him he thought he d left behind in the past And it only takes one intense moment of weakness between them to make him consider the possibility of an entirely new future and the promise of passion beyond either of their wildest dreams Praise for Serena Bell A timely, richly written emotional romance with complex characters readers will fall in love with New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross, on Yours to Keep I adore Yours to Keep It s sexy and incredibly smart, with a unique, compelling plot and a hero and heroine I love New York Times bestselling author Noelle Adams Sweet, sexy, and real In Hold on Tight, Serena Bell has written a beautiful story about a wounded soldier and the woman strong enough to love him USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott The authenticity of their story is resounding This isn t a story of instant love, but of an uphill battle and determination, of making decisions, and of living in the here and now Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Hold on Tight Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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    1. Claire Robinson on said:

      4 - "I'd rather be afraid than half alive." Stars!I am a big fan of Serena Bell’s writing, she always seems to manage to take something that was pretty special to start with and turn it into spectacular. Lily and Kincaid’s story is definitely in the latter column for me, it started out steady and then took off pretty quickly. Back in Tierney Bay, Lily McKee is living week to week, staying in her sisters basement, whilst waitressing and bartending until she has made enough money to enable her [...]

    2. Sarah Robinson on said:

      Holy moly frijoles- this book is hot! Serena Bell does an amazing job creating relationships through erotic connections and making you root for the characters to find their happily ever after! I read this book in one night, and all the feels were there (although they seemed to be clustered in one specific southern region! haha!). Great book, great characters, and I hope we get to see more of the people in this world! I really loved all the secondary characters just as much as the main ones- whic [...]

    3. Mandy on said:

      After 7 years in prison, Kincaid is out and looking to make things right for his grandma. He couldn't protect her when she was alive but he's not going to let the man who abused her take everything she owned. Kincaid doesn't see himself as a good guy, knows that he's not relationship material but when he meets an innocent looking waitress, he can't help himself. Lily is living in Oregon, staying with her sister and working in a diner as a waitress. Her life in Chicago didn't turn out exactly as [...]

    4. Ivy Deluca on said:

      Lily flutters from the moment she sees Kincaid walk into the dingy diner where she waits tables, making her dark desires, you knowe ones you don’t discuss in polite company, light up like a solar flare. Neither of them are looking for a relationship, since Lily’s determined to head back to Chicago to be a chef and Kincaid has justice to exact for his grandmother. But you know how this goesmance happens anyway.-Strong storyline: Ms. Bell’s stories, at least the ones I’ve read, have been i [...]

    5. Karen on said:

      I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 2 stars. I knew roughly how this was going to turn out 10% into the story. There are no surprises here. Displaced woman looking for some validation and a new start on life; mysterious man gives good smoulder in her diner and sparks fly. Both try hard to resist their feelings. A secret is reluctantly revealed You all know what happens next. I don't necessarily have a problem with formulaic romances. Some of my favourites have fo [...]

    6. Samantha on said:

      A you know I suck with words 4 stars. Caid and Lily worked for each other and understood a deeper and darker need in the bedroom that most wouldn't. They gave each other what they needed without asking for anything in return which is the best kind of love. The story was plotted pretty well and I'm curious about Serena Bell's other books now. This book kept me actively engaged and I laughed several times at the things Caid would say because he's such a freaking character. I did like Lily, she was [...]

    7. Rose on said:

      I'll write a review of this closer to the release date, but in sum: it was okay. I thought that Lily and Kincaid's chemistry was palpable as well as their insecurities, but somehow there were things about this read that still didn't fully connect with me on the whole.I'd probably rate it around 2.5 stars.

    8. Eleanor (The Book Hammock) on said:

      Rounding up 4.5 stars.Serena is baaaaack!Serena Bell’s writing isn’t known enough for my taste. I loved her from the first story of hers I’ve read; and I immediately liked her style; Carefree yet realistic. And this one is a first in a new Second Chances series by her. Yay!I saw Turn up the Heat on NetGalley and had to request it. I was not disappointed.Lily and Kincaid are two extremely complex characters. They’re gentle and kind, they love fiercely and as such, get hurt easily. But the [...]

    9. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews on said:

      Paige's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsI really liked the unexpected nature of this book.Our main character Kincaid Graves is trying to right a wrong that occurred years prior. His problem is, he notices Lilly and wants to be all kinds of dirty with the waitress at the diner. Kincaid had a dark dangerous, edgy side as well as a protective caring side.Lilly is a sweet girl who is currently down on her luck. She seeks comfort with her sister and her family while she tries to get bac [...]

    10. RachelW (BamaGal) on said:

      I liked this. I liked Lily and Caide, the story, and the side characters. I liked the sex that pushed the envelope just a bit while still feeling like real sex between real people. I'd love to see Sierra get a book, as well as Grant.This was fun. I discovered this author after reading Hold on Tight which I also enjoyed. Bell is an author I'm going to be keeping my eye on.

    11. Wendy Marcus on said:

      Serena Bell writes books with hot sex and lots of emotion, and those are the types of books I love to read!! The second half of this story is what made it a 5 star read for me.

    12. Luv My Books ♡ on said:

      I adored this book! Really, I had no idea how much I was going to just love it. I have read a few of Serena Bell's books before and really enjoyed them. I had been going through some of my older books and saw that I had added this to be read and it caught my attention now. And I'm so excited to see two more releases coming in 2018 from Serena Bell! I thought this would be a second chance book where the couple has a history from the start, however, the second chance occurs later in the book. I lo [...]

    13. Linda on said:

      Lily McKee has come to Oregon to stay with her sister and her sisters family after leaving Chicago and a bad relationship that left her struggling to fulfill her career dream of being a chef and restaurant owner. Lily has managed to secure herself a waitressing job in Oregon in alocal seaside restaurant , she has also found a fairly loyal following to , including the regular watcher I the back booth. Lily finds herself drawn to him , but determined to keep her distance, she plans to save enough [...]

    14. Monica **can't read fast enough** on said:

      One of the things that I enjoyed the most about TURN UP THE HEAT is that the heroine, Lily isn't really in need of saving. Lily has hit a few snags, had a disappointing relationship, and has been set slightly off course career wise but has not given up. Instead of floundering, feeling sorry for herself, or helplessly waiting to be rescued Lily has made a few sacrifices by moving in with her sister, taken a job as a waitress, and made a game plan as to how to get back on track. Lily also doesn't [...]

    15. Irene on said:

      4 starsTurn up the Heat is a steamy and entertaining read.I enjoyed the storyline, the characters were honest, relatable, likable and entertaining. Turn up the Heat was one of those books once you start reading you can't put it down, I read it in one sitting. Loved the growing relationship between Lily and Kincaid, the attraction and chemistry was smoking. They were perfect for each other, both in the bedroom and in life.**fans self**I'm a fan of Serena Bell's writing and she has given us anothe [...]

    16. ChrisCarroll on said:

      This is the first book that I have read by this author so I was not sure what to expect. What I found was an entertaining read that was full hot steamy scenes, with plenty of detail and heat. While the storyline is somewhat typical and you totally know where it is going, the author has a fine writing talent that carries the typical and transformed it into a delghtful read.The connection between the 2 main characters were pretty well thought out although the first scene was a bit startling but ho [...]

    17. Maria Rose on said:

      This sexy and tension filled romance is the story of Lily and Kincaid. When Lily's relationship in Chicago failed, she ended up with no plan, except to lick her wounds and try to save up some money to bring back her dream of opening her own restaurant some day. Staying with her sister in the small town of Tierney Bay on the Oregon Coast and waiting tables at a dingy diner keeps her going, one day at a time. With time on her hands, she can't help but notice the sexy mystery man who starts to take [...]

    18. Vivien on said:

      UhThanks NetGalley?I don't think I ever read a book with a character that aspires to be a chef. When Lily and Kincaid get together, it gets REALLY steamy. If you liked 50 Shades of Grey, you might like this book. There's bondage and hints of BDSM.I don't remember much about this book. The beginning was kind of a blur. The girl works in diner, there's a guy staring at her, she cooks, they fall in love.The only things that really left an impression on me was the pig volcano in Minecraft. I remembe [...]

    19. Joann on said:

      Turn up the Heat is the story of Lily and Kincaid, two people who have been knocked around by life. They are trying to get back on their feet and get their second chance in life. Lily McKee is an aspiring chef who is just trying to work her way to saving enough to start a new life in Chicago. Kincaid Graves is an ex-con recently out of jail, struggling to adjust to his new freedom. In addition, Kincaid is bent on getting revenge for past wrongs . When the two meet in the diner where Lily works, [...]

    20. Cathy on said:

      Well, you can't "Turn Up The Heat" much more than Ms. Bell did in this book! Whew! Turn on the fans! Kincaid and Lily burn up the pages and right into the heart of the reader! Kincaid, a recently paroled convict, is sexy and strong and trying to do the right thing. He meets Lily, a waitress yearning to leave the small town to become a chef and open her own restaurant in Chicago. Lily is sweet and generous and nurturing, yet has a secret dark side when it comes to sex. They are both lonely, yet d [...]

    21. Veronica on said:

      I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.This is the story of Lily and Kincaid. Kincaid is a regular at the diner Lily is waitress at. They are desperately attracted to each other and a hot back alley encounter proves they have great chemistry. The problem is neither of them wants a relationship. Lily is trying to focus on saving money to move back to Chicago to get her dream job as a chef while Kincaid, a parolee, is trying to stay out of trouble and find his gran [...]

    22. Jackie on said:

      3.5 Evocatively written, albeit overly short novel about two people who both feel beholden to family to make up for the screw-ups of their pasts. Heroine Lily went to cooking school on the insurance money her family received after her father's death, but blew her chance to make good when the guy she was dating/working dumps her and takes away her job. Hero Kincaid, just out of jail for a violent crime, wants to find his grandmother's will so he make sure her money goes to her favorite charity, n [...]

    23. Ruthie Taylor on said:

      ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~This is a very hot and steamy read, with some fabulous kink - but it is also a lot more than that. The way that the desires and demands were written made everything both real, but also intensely erotic.Lily and Kincaid are so well drawn that I would recognise them in the street, and so appealing that I would want to spend the evening with them. In short order, Ms Bell paints their lives and wishes so clearly that it is im [...]

    24. Pat on said:

      Ex-con Kincaid Graves is living a very careful lifehe has no desire to go back to prison. After a bad break up, Lily McKee is working in a local diner, living with her sister and family, trying to make some money to go back to Chicago. Kincaid gets her pulse pounding the second he walks into the diner. Can they be lovers with no strings? A very sexy story with amazing characters.full review to follow.

    25. Lisa on said:

      This author definitely knows how to write realistic and flawed characters.She also deals with the premise of two consenting adults having your not so typical (non-traditional) sexual relationship without any judgement. And lastly, it was hot as shit.

    26. Michelle Hines on said:

      OMG!! This book was amazing. I started reading it this morning and finished it in one day. I absolutely fell in love with Kincaid and Lilly. The writer touched on every emotional roller coaster within a relationshipx, trust, love, forgiveness. This book is a must read!!!

    27. Scandal (Scandalicious Book Reviews) on said:

      I enjoyed this book very much - here's my complete review:romanceatrandom/turn-up-th

    28. Lisa on said:

      ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Review to be posted closer to release date.

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