Too Hot to Handle

When rescue looks like a whole lot of trouble . . .
The road trip was definitely a bad idea. Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarkson is now stranded in God-Knows-Where, New Mexico, with a busted-ass car and her three temperamental siblings, who she hasn't seen in years. When rescue shows up—six-feet-plus of hot, charming sex on a motorcycle—Rita's pretty certain she's gone from the frying pan right into the fire . . .
Jasper Ellis has a bad boy reputation in this town, and he loathes it. The moment he sees Rita, though, Jasper knows he's about to be sorely tempted. There's something real between them. Something raw. And Jasper has only a few days to show Rita that he isn't just for tonight—he's forever.

My Review

When I first started reading this book, I got excited because Rita, and her siblings, Belmont, Aaron, and Peggy were funny. You could tell that despite not seeing each other for a long while they still shared love for each other and would do anything to protect one another. Even if it means taking on Jasper. Although, from this comment "Feel free to annoy my sister, but bring her back alive. I am not thinking that they would be much of a battle.

While I did enjoy this book, I was thinking that it was going to be funnier then it turned out to me. I hardly found myself laughing after the first chapter. Yet, I can't deny the chemistry between Rita and Jasper. However, I realized that there can be times when characters using the "f" word too much. Like Jasper in this case. He would use it a lot when communicating with Rita during their make out and sex scenes. For me I felt drawn back some from the romance as if it was more aggressive then hot and sexy. Although, I would not mind being rescued by someone like Jasper. I got a sneak peek of the next book and it focuses on Belmont. There is something going on with him and Sage that I would like to know more about. So I would be willing to check this next book out.  

When I cast TOO HOT TO HANDLE in my head (and on my Pinterest boards o’course!) I used a more introverted version of Emilia Clarke as Rita Clarkson. All the shiny effervesce and beauty of a brunette Emilia, with more dark makeup and clothing. This is the picture I sent to my editor when casting for the cover, because I think it captures Rita’s personality:"

As for Jasper, he is described in the book as a young, revamped Matthew McConaughey and I think his personality totally matches that of a young carefree (non naked bongo playing) version of the actor. I promise he doesn’t say “alright, alright, alright,” but he does have that cool guy, ladies love me spirit. Scott Porter from Hart of Dixie would be my choice to play Jasper in a film"



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