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Posted April 28, 2004
Katharine Matthews is quite a woman! When her emotions are engaged, she follows through with action. Look at how she met her love interest, Rafael Grant. She mistook him for a terrorist in a Tucson, Arizona air terminal and punched his lights out. Of course he fell in love with her, who wouldn't? LOL! I've read all of Ms. Sims's books and she always writes a wonderful tale that totally involves the reader. I loved her heroine, but I loved everything else about this story. Kate's family, Rafe's steadfastness, the passion between them, and even the science-fiction elements about teleportation. Barnes and Noble, please post this review. I didn't give away the plot, and readers need to know they're missing a great book if they pass on this one!
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Posted April 15, 2007
This is my first novel by Mrs. Sims. And her main character Katherine Matthews is no weakling, she is smart, strong, self-confident and definitely able to turn on the heat! In this novel, Katherine is paired with Rafael Grant. From their very first meeting it's clear that the hero is going to have his hands full with this Kate. I enjoyed Kate and Rafe's interaction with one another, the way even during an argument or disagreement they showed such loving concern for each other. And the way he proposed...brought tears to my eyes and still had me LOL. It was full of mystery, comedy and sizzlin' romance! It was a good read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 26, 2003
The first chapter of Desert Heat does not lead the reader to think of romance. A brilliant scientist, Dr. Katherine Matthews, becomes distraught after a heated encounter with one of her scientist father's rivals at a conference. Returning home from the conference, she overhears a conversation which leads her to believe that the man on the phone is a terrorist. Kate's solution to the problem of what to do until the police arrive is to catch the man offguard and punch him to subdue him. The consequence of her action is a romance more special than any Janice Sims has ever created! Desert Heat's romance is like desert heat itself--slowly building to it's highest degree. The supporting characters in the book each have their own unique charm and are interesting and memorable. And the male lead character, Rafael Grant, would win my vote hands down for the Sexiest Man in America. Kate Matthews is a unique woman, combining beauty, brains and brawn in a package that Rafe finds irresistable! The love scenes in the book were comparable to the romance itself, each building in passion as the romance grows. I had a hard time putting this book down, it was a delightful offering to savor while waiting anxiously for the sequel to 'For Your Love.' Thank you Janice Sims for giving your readers another delightful journey into love!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2003
Dr. Katharine Matthews, who followed in her father's footsteps and became a physicist, but writes books instead of working in a lab, returns home after a conference. Anxious to get home and check on her ailing father, Katharine overhears a conversation making her think there's a terrorist right next to her in the airport in Tucson, Arizona. Her only thought is to stop him before someone is harmed. A bloody nose stopped him alright, but U. S. Marshal Rafael Grant is no terrorist and this intriguing woman has a lot of explaining to do. Rafe and Katharine have an instantaneous attraction that's moving faster than either of them could ever imagine. When Kate's parents' home is broken into and all of her father's research is stolen, Kate agrees to work with him in trying to complete his formula (making teleportation possible) before it's copied. Her biggest worry was how her work makes her oblivious to everything around her, but her love for Rafe is strong enough to remind her of what's important. However, Rafe hasn't learned that yet. DESERT HEAT definitely heats up the pages as passions simmer between these two. This is an alluring tale with a fascinating glimpse into the scientific community. The host of secondary characters mades for a wonderful read. DK. July 2003 issue.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 29, 2003
Janice Sims stays true to her award winning form with Desert Heat! Those familiar with Ms. Sims' previous works know her tools of trade: A host of colorful characters, Mystery and Sizzlin' hot romance! But, if this is your first Janice Sims novel, then get ready for a wonderful experience in the written word! Janice Sims masterfully draws her readers in to this story to watch Katherine Matthews and Rafael Grant heat things up in the Arizona Desert. Although their first meeting is quite comical - to say the least, the chemistry between Kate and Rafe is HOT from the start! Ms. Sims makes great use of your reading time. You won't find lovers that are dealing with silly hang-ups for half the novel. The author wisely uses that time to introduce the reader to some wonderful secondary characters - like Kate's saucy grandmother Josephina. Other rascally characters help to develop the intriguing 'Whodunit' storyline which surrounds this love story. I don't want to give away any secrets, but Ms. Sims loyal readers will be glad to note that she again dares you to embrace the abundant mysteries and possibilities that science and space will reveal in time. You're gonna love it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 17, 2003
If you like a story with a well-developed cast of characters, a well-told story and a lot of sizzle, this one is for you. Janice Sims has written a funny, fast-paced, charming tale of two people who belong together. Kate Mathews is my favorite new heroine; smart, funny, grounded and fearless. And although I was in love with Rupert Giles in For Your Love, Rafe has taken his place; WHAT A MAN!!! I enjoyed the loving, close relationships that both characters had with their families, too. And the Matthews family is one you won't want to miss. Desert Heat is set in Tucson, Arizonaa and Ms Sims has done her usual fine job of creating an atmosphere that allows the reader to enter fully into the story as it unfolds. A delightful way to begin the fall. Get it as soon as you can, you won't want to miss this wonderful book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.