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I'm a 20-something Psychology Lecturer and Literacy specialist who is obsessed with anything bookish. I run K-Books, a book-blog that has been going for 2 and a half years. I am also a publicist for Spencer Hill Press.

Taste the Heat (Love and Games #1)

Taste the Heat  - Rachel  Harris

One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas.

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn’t want to say no.

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?



When I first heard that Rachel Harris was bringing out a Adult Contemporary novel I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Since reading Rachel's debut novel My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, I fell head over heels in love with Rachel's books and I couldn't wait to get started on her adult one. Taste the Heat is such a fantastic adult novel. I was not disappointed in it at all. It met all of my expectations and more.

Colby escaped her home town years ago and she's been free living her dream ever since. When she returns home to help on with the family restaurant she is counting down the days until she can leave. But then Jason runs into her life. The boy she has had a crush on forever... and he's finally noticing her. Jason had never noticed his best friends little sister in that way before but he can't help but notice how beautiful she had become. And she's the only woman to get his heart pumping in a long time.
Jason and Colby can't deny the attraction between them... but they have both been burned. Can they get their attraction out of their system and walk away... or are they destined to heal the other?

I loved this book. I mean literally adored it. Right from the very first page Rachel's amazing writing stye captured me and wouldn't let me go until the end. I read the whole book in one sitting and literally could not put it down. Right from the start I was completely emotionally invested in the story and the characters and couldn't wait to see how the story would turn out and what was going to happen to these characters.

Colby is such a great character. I instantly associated with her right from the start of the book. She is totally kick-ass and I love her 'no-crap' attitude. She is such an awesome character to read about and you instantly sympathise with her as you learn more about her past. She's the kind of character that when she hurts you hurts and you love her as a best friend so just want to jump in the book and give her a huge hug!

Jason... oh be still my heart I am completely in love. Right from the start of the book I loved Jason. He is one of those fictional boys that you desperately wish was real and that you could bump into him at some point because he is so amazing. Sexy, swoon-worthy and sometimes damn right panty dropping amazing! I adore him!

Taste the Heat was such a phenomenal adult debut for Rachel Harris and I seriously cannot wait to see what she will come up with next for these adult contemporaries. I am on such a huge contemp kick right now and this was the perfect book for me. I loved every single second of it. If you are looking for an upbeat contemporary book that has the perfect mix of cute romance and super sexiness then look no further. Taste the Heat is phenomenal and introduces the character for the next Love and Games book and I will be counting down the days until I get my hands on it.