Heating It Up: A Red Hot Russians Novella

Heating It Up: A Red Hot Russians Novella

by Elizabeth Harmon

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Red Hot Russian Alexei is king of the Ice . . . Antarctic style

Alexei Zaikov loves his life in remote Amity Bay, Antarctica, until a new luxury guesthouse threatens the community's future.  As head of Amity Bay, he's driven to save it, but first must discover who is hiding out in the supposedly deserted lodge . . . and why.

Nora Bradford has lost everything; a promising career and the man she loved.  Glacier Ridge Lodge, the architectural masterpiece she designed but was denied credit for, seems like the perfect place to grieve her loss, until a ruggedly handsome Russian arrives on her doorstep, determined to bring her in from the cold.

Desire sparks, leaving them hungry for more. But will the truth about Nora's role in Amity Bay's demise, doom their romance?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155441182
Publisher: Elizabeth Harmon
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Red Hot Russians
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 751,010
File size: 357 KB

About the Author

Contemporary romance author Elizabeth Harmon loves to read and write romances with a dash of different.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, she has worked in advertising, community journalism and as a freelance magazine writer. She feels incredibly blessed to have a career that allows her to spend her days imagining “what if?” and a loving family that keeps her grounded in the real world.  Her debut novel, Pairing Off, the first book in her Red Hot Russians sports romance series, is a 2016 RITA® Award Finalist.

An adventurous cook, vintage home enthusiast, occasional actress, and entry-level figure skater, Elizabeth makes her home in the Midwest, where life is good, but the sports teams aren’t. She loves to hang out on her front porch, or at her favorite local establishments, enjoy good food and wine, and talk writing with anyone who will listen. 

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Heating It Up: A Red Hot Russians Novella 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A short and sweet novella about starting over complicated by a mistaken identity, Heating It Up was an entertaining read. Alexei and Nora are sympathetic characters, and though I think this story could definitely have been expanded into a longer book that would have allowed us to get to know them even better, it was still easy to root for them to both get together and resolve their work problems. I did miss the ice skating theme (Alexei is the brother of another series character, though) but found the setting of Antarctica to be a fascinating one. Reading this novella has almost made me want to visit the continent. Almost. Ask me again if we have another record-setting summer like the last one… Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Harmon designs stories that are sultry enough to fight off the chill and emotional enough for the romantic in her readers. The previous novels in her Red Hot Russians series have bordered around the backstage life of skaters. From the heartbreaking failures to their triumphant returns, Ms. Harmon set hearts racing and hormones raging with her champions of the arena. Heating It Up is just as winning, but it's beauty lies in that it is more a story of redemption off the ice. Sometimes, it takes hitting rock bottom for a person to discover their inner strength. Nora has lost it all, her heart, her reputation, her career and the will to fight. Alexei, helps her find herself and let go of the past in order to conquer her future. Salvation can come in the most surprising of packages and Heating It Up is a great example of the power of faith and the strength of hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this unusual romance set in Antarctica! Warm loving hero meets grieving heroine in a small town setting unlike any other.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Hot romance in a cold climate! This novella romance takes place in Amity Bay, Antarctica and will certainly warm you up! Both main characters have suffered losses and are struggling to come to terms with their loss or to trust again. Alexei Zaikov is in charge of the small community and loves life with the mismatch of people and personalities living there, though as the ‘boss’ he feels it precludes him from any close relationships with the other residents. Glacier Ridge Lodge is the new self-sufficient building in the area. It was designed by Nora Bradford who put her whole focus on making it the very best possible, a great distraction after tragically losing her fiance in a diving accident two years ago. Her boss, however, instead of living up to his promise to ensure she was recognised for all her innovative hard work chose to promote a male colleague who had actually hardly done anything towards the concept or building. When she challenged him about this, he immediately sacked her. Now she’s chosen to hide out at the lodge, but she hadn’t counted on the red hot Russian finding her. The attraction between the two is rampant but the lies force restraint. As the Amity Bay community, researchers and everyone else now face losing their roles because of her innovative design, will discovering this alienate him from her? Can love find a way? I’d thoroughly enjoyed other books in this series and generally did this short novella too, as long as I suspended my belief that no way would the boat have left without finding where she was. They really couldn’t leave someone stranded in the Antarctic like that, I hope! I would assume some for of health and safety procedure would prevent it happening really. If you disregard that - it is a story, after all - then it is a story of resilience, overcoming what life has thrown at you to move on to a more promising future, keeping love and hope alive. I really want to know if they succeed in their endeavours discussed at the end of the story. It is these two aspects the caused me to lower my rating. It is still a great read and heartwarming romance in a cold climate. I would have liked an epilogue at least to share how things worked out - or there to be a sequel in the pipeline! I’m not sure if there will be on to continue this story, but certainly hope so. Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable short read, both characters have recently experienced both pain and betrayal, in Alexei's case both together, which makes the reader feel sympathetic towards them. I liked the descriptions of Antarctica and the oddballs that you find living in 'the back of beyond' and the wording was such that I could 'hear' Alexei's Russian accent. However, I didn't really feel the heat between the characters and the ending felt rushed and unfinished. Perhaps there is to be another companion story/novella? I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.