Some Like it Hot

Some Like It Hot

By Susan Andersen

Razor Bay Series, book 2

Category: Contemporary Romance 

Overall Rating: 2.8

  • Captivation: 3
  • Sizzle: 3
  • Romance: 3
  • Enjoyment: 2
  • Literacy: 3

Book Description: Even a lifelong traveler like Harper Summerville has to admire the scenery in Razor Bay, Washington. There’s the mountains. The evergreens. The water. And Max Bradshaw, the incredibly sexy deputy sheriff. Still, Harper’s here only for the summer, working covertly for her family’s foundation. And getting involved with this rugged, intense former marine would be a definite conflict of interest—professionally and personally. 

Max’s scarred childhood left him determined to put down roots in Razor Bay, yet one look at Harper—a woman who happily lives out of a suitcase—leaves him speechless with desire for things he’s never had. He might not be big on talking, but Max’s toe-curling kisses are getting the message across loud and clear. Harper belongs here, with him, because things are only beginning to heat up….

Captivation:  I struggled to read this book.  Frequently, I wanted to skip to the end just to see what happens in the last chapter, but persevered as I promised myself I’d read the whole thing without skips.

Sizzle: This book had a little sizzle to it. It wasn’t great, but there were some nice moments.

Romance: The relationship between the main characters was okay, probably the better aspect of the book.  Nothing spectacular, but sweet at times

Enjoyment: Ultimately, I didn’t like this book very much.  I found the book to be boring for the most part.  I spent more time watching for grammar than context.  

Literacy:  There were too many similes… and really odd, awkward ones at that.  Without providing spoilers, let me just say I started highlighting the odd ones that bothered me to see how many there were.  In one chapter, I highlighted 5 really odd and awkward similes.  Add to that, the number of grammatical errors seemed more numerous than I usually see.

Overall, I did not like this book.  It took me twice as long to read than it should have, mainly because I procrastinated – looking for excuses to not read this book.  After a while, I gave up trying to enjoy it and just started watching for oddities and grammar issues.  

It’s important to note that I am not an English major.  I’ve taken English and writing courses in college, but am no expert.

I won’t read the last book of the series.  Part of me is curious to see what happens, however, I just can’t bring myself to be motivated enough to try.  

This book will go on my “eh” bookshelf.  I will likely not read again.

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