Too Hot to Handle

Victoria Dahl. HQN, $7.99 mass market (320p) ISBN 978-0-373-77746-4
Merry Kade joins her best friend, Grace Barret (heroine of Close Enough to Touch), in Jackson, Wyo., for a fresh start. Merry, called the Merry Slacker because of her propensity to drift from job to job, is hired by tourist-hungry locals to restore a ghost town, Providence, and open it as a museum. One snag: the carpenter she asks to help her with the job, Shane Harcourt, owns Providence and doesn’t want to see it ever become a tourist attraction. He decides to work for Merry so he can spy on her and subvert her efforts. Supposedly sweet Merry comes off as overly needy, and it’s never clear why she has so many issues. The love scenes are steamy as Shane fulfills Merry’s fantasies, but there is very little to bring them together outside of bed. The wise-cracking trio of Grace, Cole, and great-aunt Rayleen are mere shadows in this sequel—a fact that will disappoint returning readers. Agent: Amy Moore-Benson, AMB Literary Management. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/25/2013
Release date: 03/26/2013
Show other formats
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-39180-2
Open Ebook - 384 pages - 978-1-4603-0979-7
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.