* Review * BODY HEAT by Carly Phillips

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * BODY HEAT by Carly PhillipsBody Heat by Carly Phillips
Series: Simply Series #4
Published by CP Publishing on July 19, 2022
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Not much has stirred Detective Jake Lowell’s interest since a perp put a bullet in his shoulder, killed his partner, then walked on a technicality. Until a sexy waitress at a tiny neighborhood café catches his eye.

Physical therapy is the last thing on Jake’s want-to-do list, but he needs it to get back on the street and track down the killer. But what’s a guy to do when he meets his new PT—and it’s his smoking hot café angel?

Working two jobs, Brianne Nelson never expected to do more than fantasize about Mr. Tall, Tanned and Gorgeous. But when her new private PT client turns out to be the man who fuels her fantasies, she realizes she’s going to be seeing a lot more of him—in the flesh—than she bargained for.

It’s not long before skin-on-skin contact turns into a hot summer fling. But the killer Jake is after isn’t going down without a fight and more than their hearts could get caught in the crossfire…

Note: This title was originally published in 2002 by Harlequin Blaze. It appears here in its original glory, without substantial revision.


A classic case of instant attraction! Interesting characters, a hint of danger throughout and satisfying chemistry. This is a re-release of a Harlequin Blaze by Carly Phillips that was released a couple of decades ago, and while satisfying, it’s not what a current reader typically expects from Phillips. Her writing style has grown stronger over the years and this one felt a little flat because of it’s age. I enjoyed it, just not my fav by the author.


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