Harper Allen sets the bar this month with MCQUEEN'S HEAT (4.5). Firefighter Tamara King fights her way through a burning building, where she finds a down-and-out hulk of a man who refuses to leave. Not wanting to be responsible for her death, Stone McQueen agrees to evacuate, but quickly returns to rescue a little girl. Commitment-shy Tam fights the fire in her heart for Stone until it appears that someone is out to frame him for the deadly fire. Allen's portrayal of these rough, earthy characters produces page-turning suspense and white-hot lovemaking. A keeper for any romance shelf!