A Secure Heat
Author: Charity Parkerson
Pub Date: 09/04/2011
Review Courtesy of LibraryThing
What does it take to secure a heart? For the Smith Security Services team it’s Flowers, Chocolate, Wishes, and Sparks!
Flowers: Fashion Designer Flower Calloway’s next big show could make her famous all over the world, but she ends up uncovering a few secrets that could break her heart instead.
Chocolate: A quick trip to the store for some chocolate therapy, and a fateful encounter with a few gorgeous men, shakes up F.B.I. Agent Genie Cook’s once secure life.
Wishes: For Jacob and Gracie, it is love at first sight, but it will take more than a few wishes to hold them together when Jacob’s career threatens to tear them apart.
Sparks: Twin brothers Weave and Bob are hardened fighters, but two special women are going to have them throwing off sparks instead of punches.
I received this ARC copy free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
I have never read any previous books from Charity, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It has four different stories that intertwine with each other. I was pleasantly surprised at the depth she was able to give her characters in this novella. Ms. Parkerson developed the characters in such a manner that I was able to connect with each of them, in as much that this reviewer wanted the book to go on for another 100 pages. But, then I guess it wouldn't be a novella now would it..
This novella has a great blend of love, internal conflicts, family issues and lots of steaming love scenes. She surprised me a few times with how the stories played out. I found myself laughing and grabbing for the Kleenex. At times I thought I had it figured out who would end up with who but things aren't always what they seem. There were definitely some twists and turns that I wasn't expecting (which I LOVE) between the characters and plots. My favorite story was Chocolate, no maybe Wishes, or maybe... it was too hard to pick. I liked them all.
I would recommend this book. Great read, well worth it.
Charity Parkerson was born in Tennessee where she still lives with her husband and two sons. As a pre-school teacher she has needed a ton of creativity in order to not be eaten alive. But her love of reading is what led to the creation of her fictional Agents of The U.S. Defense against Homeland Terrorism, the fighters of Smith Brother's fight club, and the paranormal world of The Society of Sinners.