Tuesday, September 05, 2017


The third book in the Larson Brothers series from New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn is the sexiest installment yet! 
Youngest Larson brother Damien has the luck of the devil. Fast talking and faster thinking, he owns a successful nightclub in Houston and runs an illegal poker room upstairs. After a troubled childhood, now nothing is out of Damien’s reach—except his accountant, Emma Haskell.
Emma has always been drawn to Damien’s dark intensity and the gleam in his eyes that promises more than she can possibly handle. But when her brother’s gambling threatens to destroy her family, Damien makes her an offer she’d be crazy to accept—but can’t refuse: her brother’s debts will be forgiven, and Emma belongs to him for thirty days.
In Damien’s world, he shows his angelic bookkeeper what it’s like to live with the devil. But Emma brings out a side in Damien he thought didn’t exist. Will the flames of lust scorch them both, or will this beauty tame the beast and give him something to fight for? 
Raw Heat scorches with emotional intensity and smoldering passion that will leave readers spellbound!

Release Date: September 5, 2017
Contemporary Erotic Romance
SMP Swerve
Larson Brothers series book #3
Review copy provided by the publisher 

Nikki’s Review:

Damien. I can't find the words to describe how much I adore this hero. He's broody and kind of mysterious. But that's what he wants you to see. Under all that is a vulnerable man who's never truly been happy. His brothers are his rock, and he loves them fiercely, but he's never considered himself worthy of the love that comes from a healthy relationship with a woman. He's convinced himself that he doesn't need or want it. It's messy and he can't control it. Damien controls all things in his life. 

I was a little put off by the situation that brought Damien together with his heroine, Emma. He's her employer, but it was the situation that brought them together intimately. I think the author handled it very tastefully. I didn't get the icky or cheap feeling that I was thinking might come. Cherrie Lynn knows how to take sometimes uncomfortable circumstances and make them ok. She's not afraid to write about stuff that'll make you raise an eyebrow. I love that about her writing! 

Emma is my favourite kind of heroine. She's smart and wickedly sassy! She's had a thing for Damien since she started working for him, and while she'd like to be horrified at the circumstances that brought them together, her girly bits have taken over her common sense. Yay!!

Man, I love the push and pull in this book! When Damien lets you see beyond his steely exterior, you can see his affection and growing love for Emma. 

Ummm...this book is panty melting. Seriously freaking hot! Out of all three books in this series, this one is by far the sexiest. I liked it...a lot! 

I always say that I love those "black moments" in a romance. It's the point in the story where you think the characters can't come back from. You're heart is broken for them and you've almost given up. There's a climatic scene where Damien and Emma finally have it out. They lay their cards on the table. I swear, my heart was in my damn throat the whole time! I could feel the burn in my eyes. I know it sounds crazy, but that's my favourite part. I like to feel their sorrow so intensely that it feels like my own. That is fantastic writing, in my opinion, if you can make that happen!

Cherrie Lynn is an extremely talented writer. I could feel what her characters were feeling. I could see their facial expressions vividly in my mind. I wasn't sure she could out due the previous two books in this series...I was wrong. While this book doesn't have quite the heavy sadness that the others did, it still gave me all the feels. There's so much emotion, it's like being on a roller coaster. I was up and then down dozens of times. It was quite simply, perfect. 

While this book can be read as a stand alone, do yourself a favour and start with book #1, Raw Deal. You'll be happy you did!

Rating: 5 Stars (A+)

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