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9781622660940_p0_v2_s260x420Colby Robicheauz is back home after a decade away to help her family – with her father’s death, their restaurant needs a head chef and she is the perfect choice.  While leaving behind her own successful restauarant in Las Vegas for the summer is bad enough, Colby knows she’s also going to have to handle demons that she’s been running from for years.  What she doesn’t expect to find is her old crush Jason Landry looking just as tempting as ever.  But Colby’s not ready to get involved with anyone and she definitely has no plans to stay in the town that holds so many bad feelings.  Jason also isn’t ready for romance.  He lost his wife and is now raising their daughter alone.  He knows that she really needs a mother but starting something with Colby when she has no intention of staying is not a good idea.  A summer fling might be just the thing for both of them …. if they can keep their hearts out of it.

Who doesn’t love a sexy fireman?  Add in that Jason can cook, is a great father and truly loved his high school sweetheart?  So very hot!  Jason is everything you would want in a hero – he’s gorgeous, hard working, dedicated, loving, and faithful.  He wants the best for his girl even if he doesn’t feel like he can ever fully give his heart again.  But once he realizes that his emotions might be more involved with Colby than he intended … he goes with it and throws himself into the relationship wholeheartedly.  Colby has her reasons for being a little gun-shy with men – a bad past and a looming exit date – but who could pass up the opportunity to have a hot fling with your teen crush, especially when he looks like Jason.  I really liked seeing these two realize their feelings and go with it.  I totally understand Colby’s hesitation and I think that Harris does a fantastic job of giving her emotional baggage without dragging her down with them.  Actually, she does a fine job with both of them.  You know they will have their Happy Even After at the end, what romance doesn’t, but the best part is the journey and this one is a can’t miss.

Taste the Heat is the first in the “Love and Games” series and I am very much looking forward to more.  There are a lot of opportunities, not just with Colby’s siblings, but you can also bring in Jason’s firefighter buddies and keep going.  Harris has a crisp, addictive writing style and I would definitely read more from her.  With a fun and emotion story about finding love and forgiveness, Harris brings readers a winner.