Book Review: Winter Heat by Jennifer Lucia

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Winter Heat is my first book by Jennifer Lucia and it couldn’t have been a better start. I love a good romantic suspense and Winter Heat absolutely delivered.

Kelsey Jones is a criminal defense attorney who prided herself on fighting the good fight and representing innocent clients. Unfortunately for her, one of her clients was not who he said he was, and didn’t hesitate to threaten her either. Now that he is out of jail, Kelsey’s life is in danger.

U.S. Marshal Liam Sullivan is tasked with entering Kelsey into the witness protection program. Liam is the definition of a broody, alpha male hero. The man needs to lighten up. At the same time, there were times when he was absolutely tender and sweet.

The attraction between Kelsey and Liam is almost instantaneous, and when they have to pretend to be a married couple in the WitSec program, things are bound to heat up.

It took me a little while to get involved with the characters. Kelsey though a kick-ass attorney, initially seemed to be a Debbie Downer, and Liam’s broodiness irritated me, but soon Ms. Lucia had me completely involved in her story and the characters.

Winter Heat had a good mix of romance and suspense, and I always appreciate a balance when it comes to this genre. There were times though when I felt, the author could have explored the villain, Jack, more, a little bit more of a thrill and tension.

Winter Heat was a good mix of humour, sexiness, sweetness and just the tiniest amount of angst. Though there were certain aspects of the book which could have been developed some more, I enjoyed the development of Kelsey and Liam’s relationship, the suspense factor and the overall feel of the book.

Though this is my first book by the author, it definitely won’t be the last.