Mema’s Review of Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid

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“It’s not you.”

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge. . .

But Bellamy’s escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who’s ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn’t all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?


This is the first full length book in the Pine Mountain series by Kimberly Kincaid and it’s fantastic. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in the series. You’re going to fall in love with the country life for sure! The main characters are Bellamy Blake and Shane Griffin; who has dramas of his own; he doesn’t share anything with anybody. At first they seem from opposite ends, well opposites do attract as the saying goes…or do they?

Bellamy Blake wants a getaway, not only from her horrible wicked witch of a boss, but from her boyfriend who blindsided her with news he was moving across the country. Which is fine with her, except he hadn’t said a word before blurting it out on TV! She makes the plans, along with her two best friends for a trip up to Pine Mountain…  Along the way to meeting them, her car breaks down and her transmission gives out. Plagued with no cell phone coverage she walks to the small time garage. This is where she comes across Shane Griffin. When he first meets Bellamy, he thinks she is just a rich snotty woman… but he then with time he sees differently. When the parts are delayed, Bellamy makes a snap decision and ends up staying for a week, where things really get hotter!

This book had me glued from the beginning until I was done. I’d say good bye to real life and hello Pine Mountain if I could! Why wouldn’t it, when you have the super-hot mechanic Shane and his best friend Jackson. As Shane and Bellamy wind up spending time together, things heat up for the pair. There’s interesting characters, including a celebrity chef, good food and best friends Jenna and Holly who always stand by their girl, add a snow storm, log cabin, trust issues and chemistry and you have the making of a hell of a story. This is a fun, flirty, hot read. I loved the banter and easiness between these two characters. Even in the heavier moments, there is still a lightness that flows between them.

If you enjoy a nice hot romance you will surely enjoy this one. The next book in the series is Gimme Some Sugar where a new tale from Pine Mountain will be told.

*Note this book can be read as a stand-alone.

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