ARC Review + Giveaway: Still Hot For You by Diane Escalera
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Released: March 19, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Five years into her marriage with Dylan and Shay is feeling like they are in a rut. Since their wild days as young people in love, Shay wants to rekindle that spark they used to have. Though Dylan and Shay are well off now, Shay wants a baby in her life. However, Dylan isn’t ready for one. His contracting business is just taking off and with it are Dylan’s aspirations of making this a successful business so that he and Shay can live a comfortable life without financial worries.
In a desperate attempt to end this lack of communication phase between them, Shay turns up the heat by going back to the things they loved before things got too series and complacent. Shay adds adventure and fire back into their relationship by doing simple things that shows her appreciate for Dylan again.
I found that Shay was a very likeable character. She was strong and determined, learning what the problem was in their relationship and addressing that problem directly. I liked that in addition to the heat she brought back into the relationship, they also were successful in solving the problem that made them drift apart from one another.
The good thing about the characters in this book is that they aren’t bitter, nor do they fully blame the other for the distance they both caused in their relationship. It was interesting to see how Ms. Escalera put these two strong characters together and made them work for their relationship. The fact that they are willing to hash things out between themselves makes me love this book even more!
In addition to the great building of trust and emotion is the fact that Dylan is super hot. I just adore Diane Escalera’s heroes! She has a knack for creating heroes that you can’t help but drool over. Dylan is the perfect blend of bad boy and charming gentleman, making me wish that he was real so I can snatch him for myself.
Needless to say, this short story packed a lot of heat! It was sexy and teasing, giving just the right amount of sizzle to keep readers wanting more.
STILL HOT FOR YOU is passionate and sizzling, an engaging, beautiful story of two people who got the lucky chance to fall in love twice.
*ARC provided by author
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I LOVE this review. Thank you so much, Ann. You rock!
Thanks for writing this great story Diane! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Great review. Thanks!
Great story here Diane! the blurb is so sweet and makes me wanna read it. i love a this kind of story
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This sounds great! I love stories that take us “beyond the HEA,” so to speak. Thanks for the intro!
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I love “marriage in trouble” stories! There are not nearly enough stories like that written. They all end when they get married and I really enjoy to see how they make things work. It’s so nice to see one of them!
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Lovely review Ann, and I especially loved your conclusion line, beautifully said! 😀
Thanks for a great review! I’ve been looking for a good book that focuses on a relationship after the honeymoon period… definitely going to go check it out!
ooh, i like it when people find a way to rekindle a romance 😀
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I’ve seen this book around quite a bit, I must add it to our TBR =)
Love stories about existing couples who overcome problems and make their relationships work.
Great review, the book sounds like a great read.
Great review…sounds like a book I’d love to pick up and read!
Great review Ann. I love books that feature a married couple in a rut and how they get out of it.
Congratulations on the release.
Plus you are a new to me author, but not anymore.
HI! Great review. Congrats on the book release, Diane. I haven’t read any of your books yet, so I really hope I win this to get me started.
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This sounds like an awesome read. I’d love to get a chance to read it.
Love a story that explores the next stage of a relationship – when everday life can become a passion killer. Might even get some tips to try myself!!
That’s one smoking hot cover…the book sounds really good too!!!!
Thanks everyone! Good luck!
Great review Annie Girl!!!! You make this book sound soo enticing and sexy! XO 😛
Wow! I’m blown away by the great comments. Thank you all so much.
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Adding this to my to buy pile. I love stories that start after the first meeting. This sounds like a great read.
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STILL HOT FOR YOU does look like a great read thank you.
What a great review This sounds like a great book would love to read it have to add to my reading list!
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