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Twice as Hot

Official information

Twice as Hot Author: Gena Showalter

Series: Tales of an Extraordinary Girl
Publisher: Harlequin

Belle Jamison is finally starting to feel like a normal girl again. Her job as a paranormal investigator is going well, she's learned to control her supernatural abilities (mostly) and she's just gotten engaged to Rome Masters, the ultra-sexy operative who once tried to neutralize her!

But planning a wedding is never easy, especially when the bride keeps accidentally torching her dress, the groom returns from a dangerous mission with selective memory loss and the man responsible now wants Belle for himself. With Rome's ex determined to win him back and a new band of supervillains on the horizon, it will take all Belle's powers - plus a little help from her trusty empath sidekick - to save the day, salvage the wedding and prove that true love really does conquer all.

My review

A few years ago I've read Playing with Fire (the first book with Belle Jamison) and I remember laughing. A lot. So, when Twice as Hot came out, I immediately bought it and wasn't left disappointed.

Light-read as it was, the book offered excitement and passion. Of course, if I were to compare it with some other, involving superheroes or secret agencies it would . well, be very hard to compare. And I'll tell you why.

First, as I've mentioned above, it was a light-read, meaning it didn't have the intensity some others do. It felt more like an adult fairy tale than a typical romance book you could almost believe to be true, if not for the paranormal part.

Second, the book was written in the first person, meaning there's only one point of view to be known. And while I always did miss the heroes inner world in such books, Twice as Hot made it work.

Of course, while reading it, I kept wondering what kind of criminals would call themselves by the names such as Pretty Boy or Desert Gal. To my understanding, no self respecting one would. Plus, the details about the undercover operations, facilities and protocols were a bit sketchy. I could even say the book didn't have the air of a true agents doing their jobs, but more of a group of amateurs playing the game of agents.

But other than that, the book was a true delight. Funny and saucy. Reminding me of a comic book, in the best possible way. Another unique page turner of

Gena Showalter's.

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