Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blazing Midsummer Nights

Blazing Midsummer Nights is the newest Blaze release from author Leslie Kelly. From the back cover.~

Marketing director/workaholic Mimi Burdette has The Plan—work for her father and date his right-hand man. Problem is, there's no heat in the relationship. Not even a spark. And worse still, Mimi is having some seriously sexy, panties-ablaze dreams—and the star looks a lot like Xander McKinley, the hunky firefighter next door.

Mimi's dreams might be due to the strange tea she drank. Or the predictions from the fortune cookie she ate. Or they could be due to Xander's smokin' hotness. But whether it's magic or just old-fashioned fireworks, Mimi is about to break all of the rules—including her own!

I’ve made no secret to the fact that I’m a huge fan of Leslie Kelly. In fact, I own most of her books in both print and digital format. So I was super excited to see Blazing Midsummer Nights available from NetGalley.

I loved Blazing Midsummer Nights! Mimi and Xander and both such great characters and I really loved them both from the beginning. In fact, I totally added Xander to my book boyfriend list pretty much from the moment he appeared on the page. The attraction between them is there from the moment they see each other. Of course, one of their first meetings does occur when Mimi is trying on different lingerie and Xander falls out of her closet. There were many laugh out loud moments in this book and I love the humor mixed in with sexiness. There were many super sexy scenes between Mimi and Xander and even a pretty scorching hot dream scene that had me fanning myself.

As with any romance, there has to are at least one or two obstacles thrown in to keep things interesting. Mimi’s father wants her to marry a man he approves of so they can run the family business together one day. The fact that Mimi and Dimitri aren’t really attracted to one another doesn’t seem to matter to her dad.  Mimi actually is dating Dimitri when she meets Xander, but knows after kissing Xander for the first time that things won’t work with Dimitri. Mimi, with Xander’s support becomes stronger than she ever thought she could be.

I also loved many of the secondary characters in this story. The owners of the house where Mimi and Xander rent apartments are so funny and such great friends to everyone they know. Mimi's assistant Lauren was also a fun character to meet and I look forward to learning more about her in The Guy Most Likely month from Blaze.

Leslie Kelly gives her readers a fun and sexy read with Blazing Midsummer Nights. Since it is a Blaze release, it might be hard to find in bookstores right now. However it is available from your favorite online retailers such as Harlequin, Amazon, and B&N.

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