Book Club Thursday: Clearing Off the Bookshelves

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The book I picked is...

The Hotter You Burn
The Original Heartbreakers #3
Gena Showalter 
HQN Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Beck O’ckley is ruthless in the boardroom…and the bedroom. He’s never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.

Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck’s home—her ancestral estate—for food, she’s shocked by his early return…and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.

For the first time in Beck’s life, he can’t get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he’ll have to break her heart…or surrender his own

So, here I am again behind on a series that I really liked. How does this keep happening? We all know how it happens, too many books and not enough hours to read them. But since this year there are two new books in this series I thought I better get reading. 

I'm glad I did. I really love The Hotter You Burn. Beck is so crazy sexy! Plus you have to love the way he wants or should I say needs to protect Harlow. Don't you just love her name? 

Harlow is a more difficult character to like. On the one hand as a teenager she's a bully, on the other she grew up and changed. I loved that she changed and wanted to make amends. We've all have crap in our childhoods that make us act like we do. At times some of the town people really pissed me off. Yes, she was a bully but she didn't kill anyone. Badly put considering. And she stopped being a bully a very long time ago. 

Can you tell I'm feeling protective. I'm always about the underdog and at the moment that's Harlow. 

I did love that some of the ladies in the series saw beyond the bully and to the real person underneath. It showed how strong of a person they are. It's easy to forgive, it's harder to get over something. 

But it turns out that Beck and Harlow are the perfect couple. They fill in where the other needs filling in. Both need someone that just loves them for who they are, not what they are and that's what they have in each other. 

Perfect love story. But then again, Showalter is good at writing a love story. Her's are never a easy ride, just well worth being on them. 

I'm already reading the next book in the series and can't wait to share my thought on that one with you. Make sure to get on because Can't Hardly Breathe is out 8/29! 

If you've read The Hotter You Burn or any other book by Gena Showalter I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

July 20th "Free Day" We are going to be doing Guest Post of each other this day so I hope you'll join us. 


  1. So funny, I read my catch up author too! I also like Ms Showalter but I'm way behind! Nice review

    1. I'm not caught up on this series so that I can start the next book. I'm so glad about that.

  2. This series is one of my favorites and is so memorable. I can't wait for book #4!

    1. I can't either. I'm glad I caught up on it. I really enjoyed the both books I still had to read.

  3. I've only read Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series. I love her books but haven't read anything else by her.

    1. I love her lords books. These are good too. Same alpha men.

  4. I have yet to read her books. But they do sound good. Great review. :) ~Aleen

  5. She is wonderful. I still haven't started these but hope to :) Glad to see you enjoyed it!


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