Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heat Rising by Jessica Lee

Title:Heat Rising
Series:Kinkaid Wolf Pack, 3
Author:Jessica Lee
Publisher:Jessica Lee
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F, M/M, M/M/F, M/F/M
Page Count:197 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Landry Michaels, lead enforcer for the KinKaid pack has a secret. Well...make that more than one. He's in love with the alpha's sister, Rosa. And his best friend, Kaleb. It wouldn't be so bad if having either of them was in the realm of possibility. Landry's past, and his present, contain one too many stains, making him a bad fit for the pack's beauty. And when it comes to Kaleb... The fact the male is straight is only the beginning of why he's "hands off".

Kaleb Dalton is a male who has it all. A great family. A job that allows him to work every day with his best friend, Landry. Everything should be perfect, right? Except for the fantasies about his partner that plague his days, and the desires for Rosa that taunt him in his dreams. Two people, if he had half a brain, who should not be on his short list for potential lovers.

Ever since she was a little girl, Rosa Kinkaid has had Landry and Kaleb's attention, but it was never anything serious. They were friends. Besides, there had always been plenty of time for her to choose a lover--a mate. Her family needed her, and they came first. Until now... Rosa's going into heat.

But that's not her only problem. The KinKaid and Gregorson pack are on the verge of war, and there are long-buried family secrets, feelings, and hidden desires rising to the surface along with Rosa's heat. Some will be shocking, and others, more disturbing than any of them are prepared to handle.

I loved Kaleb and Landry in Jessica Lee’s Heat Rising, the third installment of her Kinkaid Wolf Pack series.  They were best friends, enforcers and in love with each other, even if their love for each other is a closely held secret.  I loved how fiercely protective they were of each other.  Landry is admitted bi-sexual and wants both Rosa and Kaleb.  Kaleb is struggling with his attraction to Landry and his love of Rosa.  And Rosa, Rosa is in heat and hiding it for all she is worth.  But back to my boys, Kaleb is strictly hetero but for Landry.  I think Ms. Lee did a wonderful job of showing us his struggle.  He must accept that he feels more for his best friend than simple friendship.  Convincing Landry that he wants more is the bigger battle.  Landry was a male whose sense of self-worth was surprisingly low.  He allowed who his parents were toomuch power and refused to see that his character and actions were way more important.  Ms. Lee did a wonderful job showing us Landry and Kaleb’s journey to acceptance.  With Rosa’s help, they were able to accept their feelings for each other and for her.  I thought the journey was believable.  It was well written and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Lee.

                         Four twinkling Stars!! 

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