She was the wood. He was the flame. After this, they would be ash.
A cruel twist of fate leaves Jasmine Hennessy stranded in a remote cabin with her worst nightmare—her ex-husband, James Roth, who she hasn't seen in five years. He isn't acting like the man she married, but did she ever really know him?
One night together kicks off a series of events that threatens her freedom as Roth seeks vengeance on those who ruined him seven years ago. He's determined to bring her back into the world she left behind where money is king, reputation is everything, and people will kill to keep their secrets.
Author's Note: This is a dark romance novel with triggers and mature themes that may make some readers uncomfortable.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very dark and intriguing story. Author is very talented in drawing you into the story and you can’t help but scream and laugh and cry. Can’t wait for the next one.
5+ Stars. Goodreads says I've read 1,400+ books to date. Fourteen Hundred and not one of them was like Bitter Heat. I loved this book. Absolutely loved it. If I could rate it higher than 5 stars, I would. This is going to another one of those books that I don't shut up about for months - I can already tell. Bitter Heat had EVERYTHING I love in a story. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading a well-written book with a strong as hell heroine. I am a HUGE sucker for a divorced couple reconciliation story, so this book was right up my alley, add in the perfectly written heroine with an interesting storyline - Hook. Line. Sinker. Also, can we just take a minute to address how GORGEOUS the cover is - I love how fitting it is for this book!!! Beautiful - the cover artist did an amazing job. Okay, moving on. Bitter Heat was just so raw and just different for me. There were moments I felt the author speaking to me thru her characters, which is something I've never read before. Honest to god, I had quite a few moments of where I was like "This is a first for me..." while reading. The rawness of the characters, the heartfelt internal dialogue, the twists and turns within these pages had a lot to offer me as a reader. I didn't even have any "stalling" moments where it would be possible to put it down to resume later. I BINGE read this book, and once I was done - I read it again because that ending blew my mind. Hindsight is 20/20 they say and for Jasmine, it couldn't be truer. Jasmine's rose-coloured glasses came off and we got to witness her view the relationship she had with Roth thru new eyes. Her character growth was beautifully written. She is no longer the lonely 23-year-old begging for affection. She's grown so much stronger and learnt a lot from her past and heartache she experienced. Everything I thought I knew about the hero was questioned by the end of the book. I seriously thought I had him pegged while reading the first 80% and then - BAM - the author ripped the rug out from under me and now I have no idea of what to think of him. The story is set in the present time with the perfect amount of flashbacks into the past to get an understanding of what transpired years ago. I felt like not only was I - the reader, trying to figure out their relationship and how genuine it actually was but so was the character. Until this book, I had never read about a character that I connected with so much. Not in a way that would mean we were similar, because we aren't. But I felt like the details of the story made me feel like I was living it. I felt her heartache, I felt her strength, I felt her confusing - I honestly mean it, this story was beautifully written - even if it was in a tragic sort of way. I can't recommend this book enough. I am so excited about what is to come for Roth and Jasmine.