Guest Review: Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie Kelly

Posted August 13, 2012 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Judith’s review of Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie Kelly

Anything can happen on a magical midsummer’s eve Marketing director/workaholic Mimi Burdette has The Plan-work for her father and date his right-hand man. Problem is, there’s no heat in the relationship. Not even a spark. And worse still, Mimi is having some seriously sexy, panties-ablaze dreams-and the star looks a lot like Xander McKinley, the hunky firefighter next door. Mimi’s dreams might be due to the strange tea she drank. Or the predictions from the fortune cookie she ate. Or they could be due to Xander’s smokin’ hotness. But whether it’s magic or just old-fashioned fireworks, Mimi is about to break all of the rules-including her own!

Shakespeare this book isn’t, but lovers and fans of Leslie Kelly’s writing will once again delight in this mixture of fun, chuckles, hot loving, all wrapped up and well spiced with some magic.  The reader is left to decide the source of that magical component, but all in all, it is another fun read from Harlequin Blaze.

Who doesn’t love a hot firefighter and a heroine who needs some heat and magic in the midst of a life that has become deadened by work and family pressure.  This novel is an easy read but don’t sell it short.  It’s got everything a very romantic love story needs to hold its own with romance fiction fans.

I always pick up a Leslie Kelly book and I have to say that this one was a bit different than some I have read in the last couple of years.  For that very reason I enjoyed it a lot.  There is a clear contrast between Mimi’s pedantic family and her father’s choice for her over against Xander, the man who really manages to light her “fire.”  It is that contrast and the crisis that grows out of these two forces that are pulling at Mimi.  It is also that push/pull that keeps this book from sinking out of sight into erotic boredom.  It’s a really fun read and one that I think will be very entertaining for anyone who picks it up.

I give it a rating of 4 out of 5

You can read more from Judith at Dr J’s Book Place.

This book is available from Harlequin. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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