Turn Up the Heat kind of snuck up on me. Or rather, Lily and Caid did. To be honest, I struggled a bit with these two as a couple, and I'm really not sure why. What I can say is that I wasn't really sold on them being together by the time they have their first - umm, encounter. Nevertheless, I kept reading, and little by little, the characters' pulled me in until I was not only warmed up to them, I was totally in their corner, rooting for them. Caid's story is heartbreaking, and the more that comes out about him, the more I loved him. Lily's story is a bit more run of the mill, at least on the surface, but when you get into the details, this pair really couldn't be more perfect for each other. He's a great combination of total sweetheart and exactly what Lily needs in the bedroom, and she's the positive force he needs in his life. The romance follows the standard formula, but there's really nothing standard about this couple. The feels are all there to tug at our heartstrings and keep those pages turning. This one is a little darker than other books I've read by this author, but it's not over the top at all, and the rich characters, engaging storyline, and big feels are there in spades.
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