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Naked Heat (Nikki Heat Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

The return of the TV stars in their second heated investigative novel will please fans of the series

Reporter Jameson Rook wrote about the exploits of NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat for t her for First Press magazine (see Heat Wave). The cop loathes the publicity as she just wants to do her job.

Heat's current assignment is high profile as gossip columnist for ...
Reporter Jameson Rook wrote about the exploits of NYPD homicide detective Nikki Heat for t her for First Press magazine (see Heat Wave). The cop loathes the publicity as she just wants to do her job.

Heat's current assignment is high profile as gossip columnist for the New York Star Ledger Cassidy Towne was found murdered. She quickly learns Rook was working on an article about the most despised columnist in New York. Ever the charmer, Rook joins Heat on her investigation though she would prefer it otherwise as they are no longer an entry in spite of the heated attraction they have for each other. The pair quickly finds a horde of people who felt Cassidy, in her sensationalistic headline grabbing "Buzz Rush" column, destroyed them without regard. One of these famous people is her killer, but the culprit remains elusively out of reach as all these raging celebs look possible.

The return of the TV stars in their second heated investigative novel will please fans of the series as Naked Heat is a superb Manhattan murder mystery. The story line is fast-paced as the lead couple tosses barb grenades at each other while also working the rich, famous, and notorious crowd. Readers will enjoy the antics of Rook and Heat who, as they work the case, could keep the northeast balmy in winter.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on September 20, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Scattered but Ties in at the End

It was an enjoyable book, and if you liked the first one then this one is probably going to be just a tad better because it has a better pace. It didn't take me as long to get involved in the plot, and there was an attempt to have you remember and recognize some of the ...
It was an enjoyable book, and if you liked the first one then this one is probably going to be just a tad better because it has a better pace. It didn't take me as long to get involved in the plot, and there was an attempt to have you remember and recognize some of the key themes that are throughout the storyline. However, I found myself craving more of some of the side characters, and it felt like some of the components didn't receive enough attention, and were almost forgotten about until the very end. It felt odd too because there was the on-off romance with Rook, and suddenly at the end everything seemed fine, with no explanation. I wish the author would have delved into the relationship more, because there's something begging to be explained but is thrown aside for the case. Overall I liked it, but I would not buy the next installment if it were ever created.

posted by FredRock on August 3, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Great read, better then the first.

    Great follow up from the first book in the Nikki Heat series Heat Wave. The crime stoties keep getting better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Awesome

    Such a page turner. I liked the many suspects and enjoyed each and every page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    To the person in front of me

    Then why did you give a two star?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    If you like the tv series, you will like this series.

    I love to watch Castle on television. I even watch the reruns. If you like the series Castle, you will love the Nikki Heat books. I have Beckett and Castle in my mind's eye when I read these books and it make me laugh out loud at times with the banter between Nikki and Rook. Good stories and good characters.

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

    Great, Fun Fiction

    I was very skeptical when I started reading the "Richard Castle" books. However, they are such a fun read that I only wish they would never end. Pulp fiction it may be, but a wonderful escape!

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    If you love the show this is a must read. You can see the charac

    If you love the show this is a must read. You can see the characters in Castle in your mind as you're reading t his book. The dialogue is what Castle,Beckett,Montgomery,Esposito,and Ryan would say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    After I had read "Frozen Heat" by Richard Castle, I ordered "Naked Heat" and "Heat Rises" because I loved the first book I read so much. There is lots of action and surprises and almost certain death for Nikki Heat but she manages to stay focused and smart and escapes the danger. She is a fearless protagonist. Book lovers should put this "Heat" series by Richard Castle on their must read list!

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Very Highly Recommended...great read!

    Excellent character development...great plot & sub-plots...another Richard Castle hit! Interesting comparison to the TV series..."Castle". Always nice to see the development of a series of mysteries...similar to Jonathan Kellerman's "Dr. Alex Delaware" series. Looking forward to the next novel in Castle's series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    More more more more

    More .more more more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    2/5/13

    I love the show and the books are even better!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Keep on coming!

    Enjoyed the mystery and the detail on the detective work. Again, I especially liked the interaction of the character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    1/23/13

    1/23/13 Love the show and the books aren't half bad. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Fill the void

    This is a very enjoyable book. The chemistry between the characters continues to develope with each book. If you are a Castle fan reading this is a wonderful way to fill the void when the show gets a break. The 'people' that the characters are based on come shining through and you can almost catch Beckette popping the back of Castle's head in places.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Computer problem

    I'm sorry that I have not responded to this email. I had a computer and w-fy problem that is now fixed. I'm sure the boot\ks are great - I love the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    great book!!

    Great book!!! I can not wait to read thr next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Nursey is res 6!

    XC

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Pheonixfeather

    She curled up in a nest with her kits.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    This book was very good cannot wait for more

    This book was very good cannot wait for more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Zellie

    Alright my best friend is coming!

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