Turn Up the Heat

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"It's not you."

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge. . .

But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route ...

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Overview

"It's not you."

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge. . .

But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?

"Smart, fun, and heartwarming." —Jill Shalvis

"Kimberly Kincaid knows how to whip up a delicious love story." —Susan Donovan

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/20/2014
Kincaid’s debut novel, which shares a setting with the anthology The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, features competent writing but a pedestrian story. Jilted “city girl” Bellamy Blake’s car breaks down en route to her weekend getaway in Pine Mountain, a little town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shane Griffin, a Mozart-loving mechanic with a dislike of city folk, is behind in loan payments, and fixing Bellamy’s car may stave off the sale of his beloved Mustang. Bellamy is a career-driven banker with a secret talent for cooking, and after her annoying boss tries to get her to work while she’s on vacation, she quits her job and uses her time in Pine Mountain to consider pursuing her foodie dreams. The big secret that Shane hides from Bellamy for most of the book casts a pall over their sweet and sexy romance, and makes him less sympathetic, and the plot less cohesive, once all is revealed. Agent: Maureen Walters, Curtis Brown Ltd. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420132830
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Series: A Pine Mountain Novel Series, #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 348,624
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    This book has it all: smoking' hot hero, relatable and savvy her

    This book has it all: smoking' hot hero, relatable and savvy heroine, humor, sexiness galore and dialogue that leaves with a serious case of "why didn't I think to say that?" syndrome. If you are looking for fun, sexy romance that will make you wish it never ended . . . read this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    You just can't go wrong with hot men, great food, and a great st

    You just can't go wrong with hot men, great food, and a great story. This book had it all. It also gave us glimpses of characters who will soon be starring in their own Pine Mountain books. I love Kimberly Kincaid's style of writing. I felt like Bellamy and her friends could have just as easily been me and my friends when we were in our 20s, although none of us knew how to cook as well as Bellamy!  I just wish I could have found a mechanic as hot as Shane when I was in my 20s! I loved everything about this book and look forward to more to come in this series,

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    TURN UP THE HEAT by Kimberly Kincaid introduced me to another pl

    TURN UP THE HEAT by Kimberly Kincaid introduced me to another place I would love to live – Pine Mountain Resort! Spunky,
     beautiful, talented cook/baker extraordinaire, Bellamy Blake and educated, loyal, handsome, top notch mechanic Shane Griffin
     are now “new” friends of mine! Following Bellamy and Shane through their meeting one another and the development of their
    funny, hot, sigh-with-envy relationship, made me laugh, get worried, become tearful and whoop for joy by the end of the book. 
     Meeting Jenna, Holly, Grady, Shane’s all important and sexy Mustang, Jackson, Shane’s father and other interesting cooking
     related people, made me want to read each page as quickly as I could.  When I finished the book, I knew I had to read it again!
     I can’t wait to spend more time with all these wonderful people in the next Pine Mountain Novel. There is no thing as too much
     romance!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2014

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    This book brought me in from the first page to the last.The firs

    This book brought me in from the first page to the last.The first book in a new series of Pine Mountain. The story of Bellamy and Shane, both unhappy with their career choices. Shane already in Pine Mt. meets up with Bellamy when her car breaks down. Shane works in the local garage. Bellamy there for a get away weekend with her girlfriends. The chemistry and romance between these two are hot in the bedroom, and a few other places too. Once again food is a big part of their story. You will have the munchies while reading this book. You are introduced to secondary characters, can't wait to read their stories. I highly recommend this book for a fun sexy read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2014

    An amazing beginning to what is sure to be a terrific new series

    An amazing beginning to what is sure to be a terrific new series of books! With great humor, warmth and sexiness Kimberly Kincaid takes us on a wonderful journey to Pine Mountain. An amazing bunch of secondary characters leaves endless possibilities for more great stories. Don't miss this one I highly recommend it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    Kimberly Kincaid served up a delightful start to her new Pine Mo

    Kimberly Kincaid served up a delightful start to her new Pine Mountain series. Bellamy Blake is having a bad week. A really bad week. She gets dumped by her boyfriend. Her boss is clearly one of Satan’s minions and determined to make Bellamy’s life a living hell. Even her temporary escape from her life backfires when her car breaks down outside of Pine Mountain. Enter Shane Griffin, mechanic who takes her on another roller coaster ride through her life. I laughed a lot; I drooled over the food descriptions. And I even yelled out loud at Ms. Kincaid during a certain part, which thankfully resolved just fine. You won’t be disappointed with this delicious treat. I’m already clamoring for the next installment.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    This is the first book in the Pine Mountain Series, and it was a

    This is the first book in the Pine Mountain Series, and it was a great book, with romance, humor, best friends, and love. Shane, lives in Pine Mountain, and he is an auto mechanic, a hot Mr. Goodwrench with broad shoulders, who loves his job, but has some real issues with city life. Bellamy is a city girl, whose boyfriend, is a arrogant jerk, and she hates her job, and not only because of her overbearing boss. Jilted by her boyfriend, she gathers up her friends and heads out of town for a long weekend, only to have more bad luck come her way, which results in her meeting Shane. He lets her know from the beginning that to him she is a city girl, but believe me when I say he gets as good as he gives. Can these two people, get past their differences? Read the book, you won't be disappointed. Kimberly Kincaid, pulled me in from the first page, and at times I laughed out loud, but fell in love with Shane and Bellamy, as they tried to follow their hearts. I was a First Readers winner and got a paperback copy of this book, but I have already added the second book to my TBR list. Can't wait to see what happens in Pine Mountain next time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Not only does she have the best heroes, but the female character

    Not only does she have the best heroes, but the female characters aren't any slouches either!

    Whew! This fabulous author definitely turned up the heat! I have read every single one of her novels (so far), so I knew from the beginning that this story would probably have more “steam” than I usually like to read, but I also knew that I absolutely had to read it.

    I need to mention that if you don't care for steamy scenes in your novels, or a little language, you probably want to give Turn Up The Heat a pass, but if you are a fan of great characters and a fabulous storyline, then this is the read for you. There is a bit of language, but it suits the characters.

    You can't have a great romance without a great hero, but this author has not settled for a great hero alone, but matched him move for move with an intelligent, strong, stubborn female heroine, who makes you love her too!

    I absolutely loved Shane and Bellamy's story! Make sure you check out Turn up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2014

    Great Book!! I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read T

    Great Book!!

    I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid. It is a well written novel that harmonizes the beauty of small town living with the dynamic of the city lifestyle. An imaginative plot and interesting characters create this refreshing contemporary romance.

    The story begins with gusto when Bellamy Blake, a real estate analyst from Philadelphia, experiences one of the worst weeks in her life. To begin with, she confirms via Google search that her very public boyfriend has decided to take a new job and is moving clear across the country. Secondly, her boss, most likely a descendent of Genghis Khan, won't stop hounding her while she is taking a well deserved long weekend with her two best friends. And lastly, en-route to her weekend getaway, her car malfunctions and just stops. Whew, that's a lot to deal with!

    Shane Griffin is the sexy mechanic that comes to Bellamy's rescue when her car breaks down only a few miles from the Pine Mountain Resort. Although not originally from the area, he loves living in the country and using his mechanical skills to fix cars. He and Bellamy get to know each other quite well during her stay and when they are together, the sparks never stop igniting.

    I found all the characters in the story to be likeable, sincere and worldly in their own way. The story moves along at a nice pace and Bellamy's passion for food is a yummy interwoven subplot. This book is so good you won't want to put it down, so plan to spend some time in Pine Mountain and don't pass up the chance to read this gem.

    ARC received from Netgalley and publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

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    Kimberly Kincaid takes us on journey to Pine Mountain and I love

    Kimberly Kincaid takes us on journey to Pine Mountain and I loved it!

    This is a very sweet romance that takes two seemingly opposite people and turn's up the heat.

    Bellamy (Love the name) is looking to get away from the city for a weekend from a job that she hates and a boyfriend that forgot to mention he is moving across the country without her. When the her sports car breaks-down on the way to Pine Mountain Sky resort for a girl's weekend, Bellamy is ready to cry. Little does she know that the jerk mechanic is really a dream come true.

    Shane hates everything about the City people. Including at first, Bellamy when she strolls into the repair shop wearing designer clothes and diamond earrings.
    After a couple of accidental encounters that can't hide their attraction for each other anymore and decided to have a fling for the rest of Bellamy's stay. With Bellamy's career up in the air and Shane hiding things, can these two opposites find true love? Of course they can, but not after a few bumps and one to many "Its Not You" moments.

    I loved the secondary characters in this book and I can't wait to read more about their story! First up is Jackson, Shane's friend, in Gimme Some Sugar due out June 3 2014!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2014

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    Loved this book!! If you are looking for a fun, flirty, and ref

    Loved this book!! If you are looking for a fun, flirty, and refreshingly romantic love story to put a smile on your face then look no further than Kimberly Kincaid's TURN UP THE HEAT. KK's story about the big city girl falling hard for the small town boy (and vice versa)is a delight to read!

    Her beautiful heroine, Bellamy Blake is smart, sassy, fiery, and fed up with the lousy week she's had. She calls on her two best friends and sets plans to meet them up at the Pine Mountain resort for some much needed pampering and relaxation. I have to say right here the close friendship, snarky banter and teasing that goes on between Bellamy, Holly and Jenna is hilarious and adds so much to the overall greatness of the book!

    Shane Griffin is a smoking hot mechanic in the small town of Pine Mountain with a burning love for cars, especially his 1969 Mach 1 Mustang and no time for much else. When Bellamy storms into Grady's auto shop looking for help when her little red sports car breaks down he immediately pegs her for nothing but trouble with her big city clothes and attitude so he gives her a little attitude of his own. These two may act like opposites who want nothing to do with each other, but the sexual tension and chemistry between them is electric! they both try to deny they are interested in the other but every time they run into each other their attraction grows and doing something about it becomes impossible to resist. The more time Shane and Bellamy spend together it becomes apparent they are kindred spirits in some many ways and absolutely perfect for each other! 4.5 stars

    ~Complimentary copy provided in exchange for a honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2015

    This book was my first Kimberly Kincaid book and it was great!

    This book was my first Kimberly Kincaid book and it was great! I loved Shane & Bellamy! Bellamy's life took a drastic turn from where she thought it would go, and it was the best thing that ever happened! Shane had his own demons to deal with and definitely was not looking to fall for Bellamy's "type"! Great characters & a wonderful read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

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    Enjoyed it. End seemed kinda abrupt considering how long it took to pace the scene and characters.

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  • Posted September 29, 2014

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    You had me at Mustang! I received an advance reader edition of

    You had me at Mustang!

    I received an advance reader edition of this book from Kensington Books via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

    4 Stars!

    This book had me at 1969 Mustang Mach 1. I admit it I am a Mustang lover. I bought my first Mustang almost 10 years ago during what my husband fondly refers to as my midlife crisis years (although I seriously hope that was not the middle of my life....I am nowhere near halfway done yet). Then a very sad thing happened several years ago and the big nasty hailstorm beat it up so badly that my insurance totaled it - I cried real tears and I am still very sad about the whole thing. The saddest part was that I was now stuck driving.....the dreaded minivan. I complained and pitched a fit for a little more than 2 years until I finally wore my husband down until he told me I should get another Mustang (and maybe another midlife crisis - who knows). This book had its very own Mustang love story! There was even a little bit of lovin' going on inside of the Mustang if you know what I mean. How could I not love this book?

    This book was a solid 4 star mind candy kind of book perfect for a lazy afternoon. I found the pages quickly flying by and before I knew it I had read this book in less than 24 hours. The book was not perfect and did have a couple of problems but it ended up being a nice light read. I am going to be perfectly honest and admit that this is not a book that I over analyzed. This is simply the kind of book that one reads simply to enjoy.

    Bellamy finds out that her newscaster boyfriend is moving away when he announces it on live TV. She does not even see the announcement but finds out about it when her two best friends, Holly and Jenna, call her on two different phones. She decides to go away from everything with her friends in Pine Mountain for the weekend. Unfortunately, her car decides not to make the entire trip so she ends up at the local garage at Shane's mercy.

    With her car at the garage, she tries to enjoy her weekend with her friends. Bellamy ends up at the same bar that Shane is at with his friend. They are drawn to each other and have a few more encounters. Bellamy is also dealing with the boss from hell, also known as Bosszilla, and is under a lot of stress. When Shane calls to let her know that her car is going to take longer than expected, she drives straight there to talk to him and ends up snowed in after the roads close.

    I liked each of the main characters in the book to a point. Bellamy was a little quick to judge Shane. To be honest, I did not think his big secret was so bad. I think they needed to talk about things not call it quits. Shane was also too quick to judge and his declaration that he would never set foot in the city was just plain silly. In many ways, I thought that these two character were too much alike but they did work well together. I thought the chemistry between the pair was good.

    I would recommend this book to fans of light contemporary romance. This is the first book by Kimberly Kincaid that I have had the chance to read but I plan to check out others in the future.

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  • Posted August 25, 2014

    Turn Up The Heat by Kimberly kIncaid is the first in her Pine Mo

    Turn Up The Heat by Kimberly kIncaid is the first in her Pine Mountain series and it was a great start to what will be a great new series.
    Bellamy Blake has just broken up with her boyfriend and is working in a job that she hates. Her boss is a "boss from hell" and never leaves her alone even when she is off work. She finds solace in cooking and with her two friends, Jenna and Holly. Jenna and Holly are the best kind of friends to have and I wish I knew them. Jenna grabs them and they take off for a weekend getaway to Pine Mountain - almost. On the way to the resort, Bellamy's car breaksdown and that is how she meets Shane Griffin.
    Shane is a mechanic in Pine Mountain and loves it there. He loves working on cars and has been very happy in Grady's garage for the last 14 months. He hates the big city and has sworn to never go back. When he first meets Bellamy, he lumps her into the "big city girls" category and decides to fix her car and ignore her. Hah!
    Soon they run into each other and they get to know each other better; but Shane still won't talk about his past with her. Bellamy, on the other hand, talks to Shane about the crossroads that she has come to in her life. She has to decide if she's going to continue on in her current field or to break out and do something totally different in her life.
    The sparks fly between Bellamy and Shane. They both try to fight it; but when they get snowed in at the garage, then all bets are off. Kimberly wrote some smexy scenes that had me fanning myself as Bellamy and Shane finally decide to explore more of their relationship.
    The secondary characters are so well developed. I found Jenna, Holly, Jackson and Grady to be very likeable and added so much to the story. They gave some great insights into both Bellamy and Shane.
    This is a fun, easy, hot, and often humorous read with the mention of great food which often made me hungry. Give this book a try because you will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    Turn Up the Heat is a good book that shouldn't be passed up. Bot

    Turn Up the Heat is a good book that shouldn't be passed up. Both characters had major life decisions to make and needed to figure out
    that the other person was what they needed most.

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  • Posted August 5, 2014

    This was such a powerful story. I loved how the story unfolded a

    This was such a powerful story. I loved how the story unfolded and how it felt like I was there experiencing the same feelings. I felt the way the story was written gave each character such depth. My heart raced with some scenes, I cried at others, I yelled at them (Yeah I know, they can't hear me) and the last 25% of the book really took me by surprise. I really look forward to reading more by Kimberly Kincaid.

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    Posted July 18, 2014

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  • Posted July 13, 2014

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    Turn Up The Heat by Kimberly Kincaid is a delightfully fun and s

    Turn Up The Heat by Kimberly Kincaid is a delightfully fun and sexy read.




    Bellamy Blake has had enough of hearing “It’s not you” from her ex’s. The last straw was her locally famous boyfriend who out of the blue dumped her and her evil boss.  She gathers her two best girlfriends and heads out for a little girl time. When her car dies in the middle of know where she is stuck there for several days. Bellamy wasn’t expecting the hottie of a mechanic to ride to her rescue.




    Shane Griffin is more then just a local mechanic but his past is something he never talks about. No one is more shocked then he is when he finds himself falling for big city girl Bellamy.




    But Bellamy has some secrets of her own. Will this new relationship be able to survive when all the secrets come out?




    Turn up the Heat is a Pine Mountain Novel.  It’s the second story I have read by this author and it won’t be the last. Shane and Bellamy are wickedly funny and all out sexy.  You find yourself routing for these two opposites to find their way to a happy ever after. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    enjoyed this loads

    recommended

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