Heat of Passion is a short, steamy novella. It’s the second in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. Navy SEAL Carson Scott is attending a bachelor/bachelorette party for Garrett and Shelby (from the 1st book). Carson is standing around talking with his SEAL buddies when “Jessica” a petite brunette walks up looking for a dancing partner. It’s not long before Carson find himself in a supply closet with her having the best sex of his life. She disappears, though, as soon as the deed is done. This leaves Carson contemplating his lifestyle and brings him to the decision that it’s time to grow up. No more one-night stands and wild flings for him.
One month later he’s on the beach as Garrett’s best man. He glances over where the reception is being set up to find none other than “Jessica”, who turns out to really be Holly. They talk after the wedding, both admitting that the night at the club had left a strong impression on them. Carson wants a relationship,though, and Holly just wants a fling. Holly is tired of being the good girl she’s always been. Can Carson help her embrace this bad girl side while being committed to a relationship with him?
I really would have loved to read this as a full-length novel. I enjoyed the characters and the plot as they were- I just wanted more details. There’s a lot of sex in the book, but not the kind of thing you’d find in say a 50 Shades book. I would have liked to see stronger characters and a stronger plot to balance it. I’m looking forward to what Elle comes up with next.
A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!