Hot Night has an elaborate plotline worked out fabulously with switches back and forth from the good guys to the bad guys. McKenna sculpts a powerful death scene that will give readers chills and lightens the mood with realistic family dynamics. The highly creative, erotic sex and constant danger fuels the senses and heightens arousal throughout the entire story.

Abby Maitland, developmental manager for the local museum, has no idea the institution's latest treasure is targeted for theft. She just wants to meet a nice man who fits her standards, hang with her best friend Elaine and raise money for the museum while planning a benefit. Everything changes when her endless string of bad blind dates ends in less than disaster as she meets Alexander "Zan" Duncan, locksmith and overall, one hot lover. But happily ever after isn't right around the corner as the two end up targets themselves. (BRAVA, Oct., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer Madsen