When Journalist Skylar Shaw meets Luca Rossi all, she looking for is more information on a recent plane crash except the mysterious Italian wants remain anonymous and, therefore, is giving very little away. Luca is hiding a secret, and being a Journalist Skylar doesn’t give up easily. Soon there is a lot more between then just the research for a story about a plane crash.
“Luca… Well, he was gorgeous and spellbinding. And probably only on the Island for a while which made him instantly dangerous”
Skylar was sassy and not afraid to say what she was thinking and as for Luca, well it was hard not to like him, as I love men with accents. Luca and Skylar are both likeable characters the chemistry between them is passionate and intense, and I totally understood the hesitancy that they both felt at times due to both their past.
“Skylar Shaw was the most intriguing and sexy woman he’d met in years, only at precisely the wrong time”
I liked the suspense element of the story, and there were some twists that kept the story interesting like a crazy ex-girlfriend. I was worried that as I came to the last 20% of the story that there was going to be a cliffhanger or the ending was going to be rushed but it wasn’t. I will say although the ending it was different from what I was expecting I like it, and it all played out well. And Tamara gives you a sweet epilogue that finished the book off nicely.
"This is everything I thought I didn’t want. Or didn’t need. But I’m here now and it’s everything I need and the only thing I want."
Overall Hot Shade is Tamara Lush’s debut novel, and I felt it's written well, romantic suspense story that was also sexy and enjoyable. The dialogue between the different characters, which was told in the third person, was good, and I look forward to seeing what Tamara has next in store for us.
Tamara Lush is an award-winning journalist with The Associated Press.
She first started writing in grade school, penning elaborate stories inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark. After completing her undergraduate degree at Emerson College in Boston, she began her reporting career at a small, weekly newspaper in Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice, People Magazine, The St. Petersburg Times, The Boston Globe and USA Today.
When Tamara isn’t writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.
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