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by Adrianne Byrd

Genre: Series, Kimani Romance, Current Series Imprints

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BODY HEAT (4.5) by Adrianne Byrd: Totally hilarious with great characters, a strong plot and scorching-hot love scenes, this story entertains from beginning to end. While visiting his vacation home, bachelor Hylan Dawson finds out that he’s had a wife for 18 months, only he hasn’t met her yet. Struggling playwright Nicole Jamison endures the most humiliating and costly night of her life when her latest play fails minutes after opening. When she hears of Hylan’s vacation home, which he rarely visits, she goes there and, since she’s broke, pretends to be his wife. Nikki loves “her” home, her town and her neighbors, many of whom are relatives of her “husband” — and so she stays on. Everything is great until hubby Hylan arrives.

Reviewed By: Debbie R. Sims

Publisher: KIMANI

Published: July 2010

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Body Heat by Adrianne Byrd

Submitted by hcabm on June 19, 2010 - 11:30am.

Back cover blurb:
Nikki Jamison didn't know being a playwright in New York would end up like this. After a few financial and creative flops, she's determined to put her Broadway dreams behind her. Recalling a friend's story about an empty villa in St. Lucia, Nikki decides that it's the perfect place to recover—in luxury! But when the home owner shows up unexpectedly, Nikki's little white lie leads to an out-of-control marital charade.

Hylan Dawson is married. Only problem is he doesn't know it. When Hylan takes off for his vacation home, his plan is to get a little R & R…maybe indulge in a summer fling. But as soon as he arrives on the island, the locals begin congratulating him on his recent nuptials. Hylan feels for his sexy wife, even if she is an impostor. Are the "newlyweds" falling into a bed of sizzling summer seduction—or marching toward a lifetime of wedded bliss?

Even though the storyline is highly improbable it is written with humor and flair. You become invested in these characters and want to see them come up with a solution to this mess that is beneficial to both.

There is a lot of hints that they will get their happy ending as the chemistry between Nikki and Hylan is hot.

Te secondary characters are well drawn . I particularly enjoyed Nikki's farther Wilbur and Hylan's housekeeper Momma Marina.

Please do not think this book is just fluff it is lighthearted but it has substance. A very good read in my opinion.