on December 1st 2016
Genres: Romance, Holiday, Contemporary
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Hard as steel…and hotter still!
Never mess with a woman who carries a blowtorch in her backpack. Welder and artist Veronica "Flash" Redding's playful sense of evil sometimes gets the better of her. Like when her insanely handsome, wealthy, suited-up boss gave her the most sensuously wicked night of her life…then dumped her. Yep, revenge is a dish best served hot.
Only Ian Asher isn't letting Flash get away quite so easily. He's not ready to forget the intensity between them. The searing heat when they touch. And the deliciously demanding control Ian wields in the bedroom. Now he has only the holidays to convince Flash that they belong together…and that even the most exquisite, broken things can be welded back together.
This is probably just a matter of personal preference and taste, but I liked this book the least of all the Men at Work holiday reads. The Halloween book and the Thanksgiving book were sweet and romantic reads. One Hot December is actually much more in line with the Tiffany Reisz that I came to know while reading the Original Sinners series. It is raunchy, tough, and definitely more sexually explicit. I guess for me personally, I like more of a feel-good, romantic Christmas story and this book was anything but that.
Veronica “Flash” Redding was one tough female lead. A welder by trade, I just couldn’t find any softness to her. She was tough talking, aggressive, and had a definite masculinity to her. Again, I may have liked this had I not read this during the Christmas holiday, but Flash’s character DID NOT work for me at all.
I did actually like Ian. He was a “by the rules” type of guy who was squelched under his father’s heavy hand. Wanting to live up to his father’s expectations and trying to be the perfect son and boss was nearly the death of Flash and Ian, but like will all romance novels, they get a second chance to make things happen!
The sex is scorching, the chemistry is hot, and the book reads fast. If you are looking for something a little edgier to balance out all the Christmas cheer, this is the book for you! If you are looking for a traditional Christmas romance, this is NOT the book to reach for!