Taking the Heat

Taking the Heat Passion this hot can t be faked All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City When she hit a dead end reality sent her back home to Ja

  • Title: Taking the Heat
  • Author: Victoria Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780373779703
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Passion this hot can t be faked All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming Saving her pride and her new gig writing a relationship advice column requires some faking No one can know the truth about her big city flop or her noPassion this hot can t be faked All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming Saving her pride and her new gig writing a relationship advice column requires some faking No one can know the truth about her big city flop or her nonexistent sex life But the town s irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out and give her hands on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know Gabe MacKenzie s heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future s tied up in his family s Manhattan legacy Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights not complicate his plans But the thing about heat this scorching is there s just no going back and it might be too hot for either of them to take.

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    • Geri Reads says:

      Reasons Why You Should Read This Book1) It has this^^Sexy, bearded guybrarian on his way to work.I've never read a romance book before that featured a male librarian as a hero. This was my first and the hero, Gabe McKenzie brought it 100%. Did I say he's hot, and a librarian? And oh, bearded too. 2) Slightly insecure but totally lovable heroine who happens to be an advice columnistexcept that her own life is pretty much a mess. What I liked was that she realizes this early on in the book and mad [...]

    • Carmen says:

      FIVE ROMANCE STARS!!!! *dies of excitement*As he pulled the loop over her other foot, she reached out to stroke his hair. It was silky and hot from the sun, but the nicest thing about it was that she could touch it just because she wanted to.This was a wonderful romance novel, I really loved it.Veronica is an advice columnist, and a local celebrity. She gives advice on everything from dealing with nosy neighbors to oral sex. But Veronica has a big secret: she's still a virgin. Sort of. And she f [...]

    • Wendy'sThoughts says:

      3.5 No More Faking Till You Make It Stars * * * 1/2Do you remember when you read your first "naughty" romance book? I am talking about the ones which had their characters have sex the way real people do not with phrases or implied words for sex but the words like nipple, sucking, clit and so forthAnd when you think about those books, did they have humor and make you laugh, too??? Well, mine did because they were books I found written by Victoria Dahl. She told stories of situations I could relat [...]

    • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

      3.5 stars I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Veronica couldn't wait to escape her small town after years of being bullied in high school but the big city of New York, wasn't all she dreamed it would be. After a couple years she admits defeat and comes back home, to an apartment and job her dad has all arranged for her. Lately, she has felt like she's been taking the saying "fake it until you make [...]

    • Mandi Schreiner says:

      Veronica had big dreams and ambitions and moved from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to New York city to pursue her dreams of writing. But the city was not what she expected. She feels isolated, disconnected from her job and just overall beaten. When she moves back home to Jackson Hole, she feels defeated. Her dad lets her live in an apartment building he owns and he gets her a small job at the local newspaper writing an advice column. Called, Dear Veronica, she answers anonymous letters and helps people [...]

    • Manda Collins says:

      I really appreciated this sexy pairing of a hot male librarian with a knowing but innocent advice columnist. The chemistry was off the charts but ultimately it was the way these two related to each other that I loved. And I appreciated the way they got each other out of their respective comfort zones. One thing I've appreciated about these Jackson Hole books is their sense of place. With the depiction of rock climbing and chi-chi events, it's just what I would imagine the real place to be like. [...]

    • Christa says:

      This was a really good addition to Dahl's Girls' Night Out Series, probably my favorite so far. Veronica Chandler and Gabe MacKenzie were great characters. I really enjoyed watching them get to know one another and develop a relationship. I thought Gabe as a sexy librarian was the perfect man! I enjoyed the storyline and thought it had a great setting.Veronica Chandler has returned to Jackson Hole as an advice columnist after feeling like she crashed and burned in New York City. She feels like a [...]

    • Danielle (Love at First Page) says:

      3.5-4 starsMy first romance by Victoria Dahl, and it was great! It actually meant a lot to me, as someone who's newly back in the dating world, to see a heroine who doesn't always know how to flirt with a guy but who wins the hot librarian anyway. Veronica was shy, yes, but she was also super spunky and fun when she let herself go. I felt like I could relate to her in a lot of ways. The hero, Gabe, was a true sweetheart and gentleman. He had my heart melting on multiple occasions! I do wish that [...]

    • christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness) says:

      FOR MORE REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS, DO CHECK OUT MY BLOG:Taking the Heat ( Jackson: Girls' Night Out, #3) by Victoria Dahl PLOT: 5CHARACTERS: 5COVER: 5OVERALL RATING: 5Taking the Heat was such a delight to read and the characters were all so amazing. Victoria Dahl has been an author I know through reading other people's review and I have also read some of her books but I haven't really been a real fan that knows all her characters by heart. But after reading this one I think you'll be seeing my revi [...]

    • Vashti says:

      This was an okay read,the couple had chemistry,but I wanted more from this story.The hero was too beta for me.Iwould have loved an epilogue with this couple,it was a more HFN ending and I don't remember if the heroine even said Ilu to the herohe said it though.

    • ShoSho says:

      Gah it took me a long time to get through this book! There wasn't much to the plot and it got boring at times. It was an OK read.2.5 stars

    • Wminbc says:

      3 1/2 stars.ew to come!

    • Lady Heather says:

      5 Stars!Full review to be posted closer to release date.

    • Jennifer says:

      4.5 StarsI received an eARC from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I have been looking forward to this book ever since I read the blurb and saw that the hero was a librarian! So I was excited to get an eARC from Harlequin and am happy to say that my expectations were definitely met by Taking the Heat. This is the third book in Victoria Dahl's Jackson: Girls Night Out series and is (by far) my favorite.Our heroine is Veronica Chandler, the small-town famous advice columnist [...]

    • Quinn's Book Nook says:

      Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl was a total hit for me. I loved this book from start to finish.As a librarian, I can never resist a book with a librarian character, and I was absolutely delighted to hear that the librarian in Taking the Heat is a man. A very, very gorgeous man named Gabe who is the new librarian, and new resident of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Right there this book gets props from me for not making the librarian a stereotype. But this book has so many more things going for it.So, on [...]

    • Meagan says:

      I'm curious if Victoria Dahl is accepting friendship applications. Because every time I finish one of her books she becomes even more one of my favorite people.Review to come.----------Victoria Dahl is right at the top of my auto-read list, and once again she doesn't disappoint. My favorite thing about her books is that the characters are always different. They have different experiences. They want different things. Dahl rejects a cookie-cutter happily-ever-after, instead tailoring it to her cha [...]

    • Danielle says:

      I loved this book!!Veronica seems like she is stuck up when she is first introduced but she is far from it. I loved how this book was different then the romances out there. She is a writer for the advice column dear Veronica. Not only is she pretty and smart but she loves what she does. Veronica tells her boss she will do a live show and she is so nervous. She feels she is still a fraud because she is a virgin but for a virgin she gives some awesome advice.Gabe is the new librarian in town and o [...]

    • Juliana Philippa says:

      Another book I'm reviewing 1+ year later. Good news is that I still remember this book, hence the 4 star rating.I'm normally more of a historical romance reader than contemporary, because I hate insta-lust stories and those are much more common in CR than HR. While there is a definite attraction between Victoria and Gabe, I loved their connection and the fact that Victoria was actually a virgin kind of forced that part of the story to progress a little more slowly than it might otherwise have. G [...]

    • Esther says:

      3.5 or 4.0 rating. Can't decide between the two. A well written book and two MC that I liked!!!Veronica and Gabe where two characters that came across like everyday people with normal problems. They each insecurities (Veronica) and normal life problems that people face. Veronica was a pretty, smart, sweet and had some Daddy issues. Gabe, I loved Gabe!!! He was a librarian who had a year to live his life his way before he stepped in and took over the family business. He was an out doors kind of g [...]

    • Lisa says:

      after reading this I'm immediately disappointed that the cover doesn't have a bearded guy on it. GIVE ME THE BEARDanywayVERONICA. I love love love her. I love the different aspects to her personality like she's really shy and then when she's in front of people as the columnist Dear Veronica she's so confident and funny and just I LOVE HER OKGabe is cute too but VERONICAok I'll go now

    • Cecilia says:

      Witty dialogue and warm characters. Both protagonists have growing to do, and they do it without being total assholes to each other. A lovely read if you like a beta hero.

    • D.B. says:

      4 stars - review to come. ARC kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    • Smut Matters says:

      Heather's review from Smut MattersI was going to make this entire post nothing but heart emojis, but I figured I'd go a little deeper than that.Oh, man. This book was so good. I said in my last post how tired I am of the virgin heroine, then picked this one up, knowing Victoria Dahl has never done a virgin heroine and I'd be safe. Then I met Veronica Chandler.Veronica Chandler followed her post-college dreams to New York City, hated it, and now she's back home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She write [...]

    • Maria Rose says:

      This is the 3rd story (fourth if you count the prequel novella) in the Jackson:Girl’s Night Out series and combines heat, laughs and some emotional moments on the way to a happy ever after for Veronica and Gabe. Veronica has moved back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming after a stint in New York that showed her that sometimes your dreams are better off not fulfilled. Her experience there was disappointing and she’s come home to lick her wounds and get to work on her literary career. First up – [...]

    • Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) says:

      It feels like it has been a while since I last read any of Ms. Dahl’s novels, and I’ve missed her work. Her books always have characters whom I can relate to in one way or the other. Laugh out loud situations and banters are always a part of her book recipe along with sexy heroes and witty heroines. Taking the Heat is the prime example of that.Veronica is back to her hometown of Jackson, Wyoming after her failed attempt at a successful life in New York. With the help of her father, she now h [...]

    • Desi says:

      Well written, great characters. Very much a good go to for those in the mood for something more modern. Dahl always delivers the "feels". One also knows what one is in for with Dahl in terms of hot rating. My only caveat, although I like sex as much as the next gal, occasionally I did find that the sex and talk of it overshadowed the story and emotionality a bit. At least it was well integrated. I just maybe wanted a bit more of their time together to be less about "how soon can we get it on aga [...]

    • Darcy says:

      I didn't remember Veronica being such a mess from previous books. She did managed to win me over quickly. I liked how Veronica was trying to make herself a different person by her notes. I was a bit surprised by Veronica's revelation to Gabe. I loved how when Veronica got a drink or two in her she became chatty. Veronica was very funny when she was in this state. I found myself smitten with Gabe, much like Veronica. I loved that Gabe took things slow with Veronica, that he wanted to make sure no [...]

    • Britt Marczak says:

      As always, I can count on a Victoria Dahl book to be amusing, sexy, and just plain fun.I feel a little conflicted writing this review, because while I've enjoyed every book in this series, this was perhaps the one I liked the least. Which is not to say it wasn't good, but I couldn't really get into it as much. Veronica, the heroine, was definitely my favorite aspect of the book. Her personality, her flaws, her voice-I very much related to her. I LOVED her. Ididn't love Gabe, the hero. And I DON' [...]

    • Rhode says:

      DNFed at 19% even though I enjoyed the writing way more than average. This is purely a feminist DNF. There’s nothing egregious. Except it’s all part of that overall trend that’s been forever where the woman is INCREDIBLY INSECURE, UNSURE, LIP-BITINGLY THE MAN’S LESSER. She is insecure about her looks, her job, being herself with her friends. And oh yeah, sex. She has a lot of growing up to do. Which is ok. Everyone has to grow up sometime, it’s to be applauded. But why oh why do we oft [...]

    • LaFleurBleue says:

      Luckily this book was much better than the previous one in this series.At least, I liked and could relate to the characters.The heroine was interesting, a bit younger, more naive and sheltered than those of the previous books, but definitely not stupid. A bit scarred from her teenage years and some trauma then (view spoiler)[ mental abuse from a new stepbrother without any intervention from her father(hide spoiler)]. I really liked how she grew into becoming someone stronger, more in command, pr [...]

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