by Julie Kistler

March 2004
ISBN: 0-373-69165-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #965
Mass Market Paperback

Chicago policeman Cooper Calhoun canít believe his luck. It seems heís the only one that has traveled to the fishing cabin in Wisconsin for the planned fishing trip. Coop canít believe his brothers just didnít show up, but heís not about to wait around for them. He packs his things and heads back to Chicago. Upon reaching civilization he has a message from both brothers on his cell phone. It seems that Jake has to cancel because heís been sent on some quest for his father and Sean is following up on something for their mom. Figures! Cooper, being the youngest, is always the last in the Calhoun family to find out anything. He quickly decides to do a little investigating of his own and find out what everyone is doing.

FBI agent Violet OíLeary is on a mission to track down a con artist. Cooper has spotted the gorgeous Violet and suggests they pool their recourses since it appears that they may indeed be looking for the same person. Violet works better alone, but canít help but be tempted when the sexy Cooper persists in kissing her senseless and tempting her to be bad, very bad with him.

Packing Heat is a very satisfying ending to the True Blue Calhoun trilogy by the very talented Julie Kistler. With a little mystery, a little steam and a lot of laughs, Ms. Kistler has created another satisfying read. Packing Heatis definitely the most steamy and sensual of the three books. What else would you expect with a pair of handcuffs in the picture?

In addition to telling Cooperís story and helping him find his true love, Ms. Kistler solves the mystery started in the first book in a nice fashion. We also get brought up to date on the characters from the previous books as well. If you are a fan of connecting stories then the True Blue Calhoun trilogy wonít disappoint. Pick up this series and get settled in for a whole lot of love and laughter. You will be greatly rewarded and will be looking for future works from the talented Julie Kistler.

Reviewed in February 2004 by Barbara.

Read more reviews of Julie Kistler books.Click Here