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June 4, 2015

Liked It: Working With Heat by Anne Calhoun

Series: Cosmo Red Hot Read
Format: eGalley
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Cosmo via Harlequin
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
For now, Milla Jackson is an American in London, but she's also been an American in Paris, Rome, Prague and more. She's working hard to combine her love of travel and growing social media presence into a career, even involving her followers in her (somewhat dismal) dating life. When the combustible heat between her and her best bloke, Charlie, explodes, she's unprepared for the secrecy of "friends with benefits." Charlie's an artist who's already been burned by one woman who used social media against him. He's determined to keep his hands on the glass he works with--and off the irresistible Milla, who's sure to share every detail with her followers. Will their best intentions survive a secret relationship? Or will the heat transform their fling into something that can overcome Milla's fear of permanency and Charlie's reluctance to trust again?



With my unlucky reading streak of late, I decided to take it easy and tackle something I'm familiar with and something short because I am exhausted! Well I've read one of Anne Calhoun's The List a while back and totally loved it! It was smart, well-written, and very relatable. I thought, hoped, prayed, that Ms. Calhoun would be a godsend and give me something worthwhile. 

WORKING WITH HEAT was fun, flirty, young, sweet, short, and exactly what I need right now. This might be a shorty, but it's well crafted and didn't feel incomplete nor rushed unlike other novellas/short stories. The plot is quite simple, Milla and Charlie are friends and roomies who hooked up and fell in love. Both weren't looking for anything serious and ended with one anyway. 

I love Milla and Charlie's dates, ACalhoun highlighted their chemistry as well as their easy going vibe. The conflict was believable as its rooted in their individual differences so I get why Charlie got upset. Milla's apology was a bit cheesy, a personal letter combined with a vague blog post, the cheesiness extended to the resolution which I didn't mind, it coule easily be translated as a grand gesture of love. Overall, I had fun with WORKING WITH HEAT and I am hoping this shorty is the beginning of a streak of outstanding reads.



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27 comments:

  1. Hey Braine, glad you broke your streak. Sometimes we just gotta go with someone we already know and love :)
    Great review, I love short and hot :)

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    1. That's right, comfort in the known and familiar.

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  2. Well, I am glad it was fun adn flirty even though cheesy,There are far worse things than cheesy. Here is to a better read next time out.

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  3. Sometimes easy reads are just perfect!

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  4. Fingers crossed for you, Braine. It does feel like you've been unlucky in this department for a while now :( Maybe someone put a hex on you? :)) But this is promising now - and hopefully a sign of many more scrumptious, delicious, mind-blowing reads to come your way. Hugs <3

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    1. Hahaha! Maybe, someone probably got pissed that I've been reading and reviewing one too many sexy reads and cursed the ones that I planned to get into next month.

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  5. Hope you broke your streak for a long while! It's never fun when you get back to back ones that are ehh

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    1. It's so demotivating! Like it makes me want to NOT read for a while.

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  6. I am glad that you liked this after some shizzy reads. You still need something that will blow you away though! :)

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    1. I'm easing into it. I hope my current read is IT!

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  7. Seems like quite a few of us have been in a reading funk or an unlucky streak. Having a good author or series certainly helps. Glad this worked. I sounds like a fun quickie. ;)

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    1. Are you having one too? You seemed happy with The Martian

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  8. Sometimes these short reads really recharge me. *hands you a cookie* Hope you get you mojo back and glad you enjoyed this.

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    1. I need more than one cookie, Kimberly!

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  9. Back in the saddle and all that, right? I'm glad this was a nice palette cleanser for you.

    I'm going to need one after my current read, grrrr.

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    1. Try this or Anne Calhoun for that matter. Her tales are smart and a bit sexy.

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  10. It sounds nice when we want something short

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    1. I'm up for shorties anytime. Quick fixes, instant gratification, and easy to review.

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  11. Flirty and sweet sounds great in this one

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    1. That's always a good combo, gives the story a youthful feel.

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  12. Back when I first started reading I picked up one of hers and oh man. I loved it. It was so dang hot. I don't read enough of her lately. Hope your streak has broken. Mine's doing much better (thank goodness!)

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    1. I love her style, it's smart and sexy and the heroines are always these strong, self-possessed women.

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  13. I rather like the sound of this book, sorry to hear about your bad luck streak in reading.

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