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domenica 18 dicembre 2016

Heat Wave di Karina Halle

They say when life closes one door, another one opens.
This door happens to lead to paradise.
And a man I can never, ever have.


Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica "Ronnie" Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it.

The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy:
Logan Shephard.
It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl.
What does matter is that he’s a grump.
Kind of an asshole, too.
And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else.

But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.

There’s just one major catch.

The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from.

Forbidden, Illicit, off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned.

Note: this is a standalone novel, unrelated to any previous books. It does NOT contain cheating of any kind. 

 As always, Karina Halle made me fall madly in love with the characters and the location of the story. She truly has a gift for writing characters that are flawed yet those flaws are the ones that makes you understand and accept and love the characters.

I won't even go near the story ;) you have to read it to appreciate and love it.. but I will say that nothing is at it seems and you will feel so many emotions, emotions that change quickly, and you will feel so much.

I love Ronnie and Logan since the prologue I have been consumed with the need to get to know them and I prayed that the two of them would find a way back to each other. I knew it wouldn’t be easy or painless, but I would love every second if the chemistry and the intensity of their connection from the beginning could grow and blossom into something more.

I absolutely adored the story and the locations the author describes are so vivid and so beautiful, you can't help but be swept away and hope you could be there too.

He was mine, even before he knew it. He was mine in some strange way that I still don’t understand. The only way I can think of to explain it is…

You just know.

… you know that moment, that person is going to shape you for the rest of your life.” 

“This isn’t going to be easy,” he says. “But I want to be with you and I can’t think of any other way. We can hide it from everyone for a while, if you want, but I’m not ashamed and I’m not afraid.” 

“How can you just throw yourself into this so fast?” I ask him. “We’ve been fighting since the day I arrived.”“Maybe I’m tired of fighting. Ironically, now I’ve found something worth fighting for.”

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit www.authorkarinahalle.com and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

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