by Kathryn Shay

July 2004
ISBN: 0-425-19710-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Kathryn Shay fans have been counting the months until Shay took us back to Hidden Cover, to visit some more hometown heroes. Well the time is here and although I did not find this book to be quite the five star book that the first one was, it is still an enjoyable read.

Hidden Cove is still having more than the usual amount of fires in town and now a few accidents are starting to be added to the mix. Special Investigator Eve Woodward has been sent to town to investigate the possibility of something fishy going on. As is usually the case, she will tear apart the life of fire chief Noah Callahan until she can be absolutely sure that he doesn't have something to do with the suspicious events.

It won't take Eve long to realize that this situation is a bit different and that Noah Callahan is one of the most respected men in this community. As she delves deeper and deeper into his life instead of discovering more reasons to blame him, she finds that she is falling in love with him.

Besides the main relationship that develops between Noah and Eve, you'll get a chance to check back in on some of your favorite characters from After The Fire. The Malvoso family still plays a large part in this book and for me was still the best part of the book. You'll get a chance to check in on Jen and find out how things are going with her pregnancy; you'll watch Zach continue to struggle with his post traumatic stress disorder but at the same time find a little romance of his own and of course you can check in on Mitch and his new wife.

Although this book did not pack quite the same punch for me as her first one, I can still say if you are looking for a book that will make you even hotter in the heat of the final months of summer this will be the one book that you will want to toss in the cart as you hit your local bookstore for new releases. Shay does a fabulous job with some very spicy love scenes. Also be sure to keep your eyes open in January 2005 when the third and final book in this trilogy is released, Nothing More to Loose.

Reviewed in July 2004 by Shelby.

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