Rating: 4 Bright and Shiny Stars out of 5
Book: With This Heat by R.S Grey
Published by: CreateSpace on April 6, 2014
Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Bought on Kindle Fire E-Reader
Summary from GoodReads
If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs.
Well, that is, until I met Beckham.
Beck was mostly to blame for my recklessness. Gorgeous, clever, undeniably charming Beck barreled into my life as if it were his mission to make sure I never took living for granted. He showed me that there were no boundaries, rules were for the spineless, and a kiss was supposed to happen when I least expected.
Beck was the plot twist that took me by surprise. Two months before I met him, death was knocking at my door. I’d all but given up my last scrap of hope when suddenly, I was given a second chance at life. This time around, I wasn’t going to let it slip through my fingers.
We set out on a road trip with nothing to lose and no guarantees of tomorrow.
Our road trip was about young, reckless love.
The kind of love that burns bright.
The kind of love that no road-map could bring me back from.
**Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**
This book starts right off the bat! You meat both main characters in the first page. Normally, Im not sure how I would feel about this because often an author spends the first few chapters developing the main character alone, to better show the impact on his or her life when the second main character comes in.
That, however, was not needed in the book. Beck’s introduction is actually one of the best introductions I have ever read- because (In my fangirl ways) I could wish that someone would enter my life the way he entered Abby’s.
Another reason that this book is a SUMMER read is because, R.S Grey does a fantastic job showing us how the characters both just fall hopelessly and completely in love. The sexual scenes are tasteful, not obscene. The words exchanged between the two are sensual and loving.
I was laughing the entire book, Abby’s internal thoughts are feisty and her dialogue is awkward. I fell in love her INSTANTANEOUSLY!
The ONLY thing keeping me from 5 staring this summer read is the ending. I’ll try not give any spoiler but R.S Grey keeps the relationship between them happy and light (making me love the characters all the more) until a “situation happens” that splits them up for 6 or so pages and then they get back together, but its already the end of the book so they are only together again for a few pages before the end. I know my rambling was a tad confusing, but take it like this: I lost the connection of the characters in the situation. I felt the time lost between them and although they ended up together, it felt… odd.
Final Result: Buy if you need a laugh or a good romance to curl up in bed to. Be prepared to be jealous and envious of Abby’s chance meeting with Beck. I know I was 😀
Until next time,