Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle

by Jennifer Bernard


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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point, where things are about to get Too Hot to Handle...

Single father Kevin O’Donnell would do anything to give his daughter Holly a stable life—including leave the Air Force and take a job working at Knight and Day Flight Tours in charming Jupiter Point, California. After his wild daredevil past, he’s sworn off relationships until Holly turns eighteen. Just three more years. No problem; he’s got this under control. Until a chance encounter with a smart, sassy bombshell—who just happens to be his new boss’s sister.

Since her father’s unsolved murder, Cassie Knight has spent over a decade on the road with her mother, memories chasing the fragile woman from town to town…or so Cassie thought. Only after returning to Jupiter Point does she learn something—or someone—all too real triggered their life on the run. Now, with her brother closing in on their father’s killer, Cassie’s free to pursue her own happiness for the first time. Enter smart, sexy, funny Kevin O’Donnell.

Of course they’ll have to keep it light. There’s a big off-limits sign on Kevin’s heart, and Cassie’s ready to hit the road the minute her father’s killer is found. She can do light—no problem. But she didn’t count on their sizzling chemistry…Holly’s suddenly odd behavior…and a killer who’s more cunning than the Knight family ever suspected. Too hot to handle? There’s only one way to find out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945944345
Publisher: Jennifer Bernard
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Series: Jupiter Point , #8
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called "an irresistible reading experience" full of "quick wit and sizzling love scenes." A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn't adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea.

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Too Hot to Handle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Bernard did it again. Kept me interested from beginning to end
Penny42058 More than 1 year ago
I love this single dad romance about Kevin and Cassie. Cassie is the only sister of the Knight brothers. Janine, her mother, and her finally return to Jupiter Point, after being gone for twelve years. Kevin has come to Jupiter Point to do the best for his daughter, Holly. This book catches us up on the previous characters and will make you wish you lived in Jupiter Point. We also learn more about the murder investigation. I just love it when two people realize they’re perfect for each. It wasn’t without some obstacles along the way, so grab your copy and what happens in the eighth book in the Jupiter Point series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
Kevin O’Donnell may be the perfect hero. Dedicated single father. Former military and stunt pilot. Talented mechanic. A genuinely good guy, Kevin’s whole world now revolves around making his daughter Holly happy and putting her first in his life, something her mother did not do. He hopes living in Jupiter Point while working for Knight and Day Flight Tours will give them both the stability they need. Cassandra Knight’s life, on the other hand, was anything but stable after the murder of her father. Now she and her mother have come home to Jupiter Point to reunite with her four brothers and hopefully resolve that mystery. Cassie is not sure she’s going to be staying put, but in the meanwhile she will set up her mechanic’s shop at Knight and Days hangar and see what happens. But what happens when Cassie and Kevin have a chance meeting at the local pub? Nothing short of explosive chemistry! Once again, Jennifer Bernard has created two characters who, like light and darkness, seem to be opposites but in reality have what is important in common - a deep love of their family, a huge heart and inner strength. When I say that Kevin is the perfect hero, where else can you find a mix of those traits in a single father who wants to work hard to support his daughter both emotionally and physically above his own happiness? And the “wrapping” of this package is pretty special too, as Kevin is one hottie! Cassie, meanwhile, had to “adult” at the age of 16, when her mother took her along when she left Jupiter Point 12 years before. It was up to Cassie to support her mother emotionally and financially and keep her mentally-fragile mother safe while still trying to stay connected to her brothers back at Jupiter Point. These were two characters who truly deserved their happily ever after and Ms. Bernard delivered! As a always, this author’s writing and pacing were perfect, and the mix of romance with the suspense engrossing. The mystery surrounding the Knight patriarch’s murder is finally solved with its resolution shedding light on why Janine Knight acted the way she did. As for mom Janine Knight - I thought Janine got a bit of a “free pass” regarding her behavior and she is definitely my least favorite Knight. But that was balanced against a great visit with the Knight brothers and glimpses on how their HEAs continue. I cannot wait for to my next visit to Jupiter Point when little brother Aidan ’s gets his chance for happiness!
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Too Hot to Handle is the eighth book in Jennifer Bernard’s Jupiter Point series. I so enjoyed reading Cassie and Kevin’s story. Can you say instant attraction? But then, throw in a teenage daughter who doesn’t want her father to marry again and you have a fantastic story. Not only do Cassie and Kevin try and fight their attraction, they work in the same building, adding more intensity to the storyline. I absolutely love Ms. Bernard’s Jupiter Point series. All of the books are standalone but some of the characters do reappear which makes the series even more enjoyable. Another hit for Ms. Bernard. Can’t wait to read her next book! I’d like to disclose that I received an advanced copy and I voluntarily chose to read and review it.
WendyAK More than 1 year ago
TOO HOT TO HANDLE is book 8 in the Jupiter Point series, but you can read this story as a stand alone. There are sections of the story-line that may not be as emotional or powerful as it is for those who have read the entire series. This story is about finding love when you least want or expect it. It's also about letting go of expectations, those we feel others have for us, those we have for others, and those we want others to have for us. This story pulls you in from the first word and won't let go. I was thrilled to follow Cassie and Kevin on their journey. There is a sub-plot throughout this story and the series that will have you eager to read all the books and leave you eager to see more of the Knight Brothers and all of Jupiter Point! I love the character of Cassie, she's fun, and sweet but sassy and strong. Kevin is a great hero, he's trying hard as a single father, but also knows how to romance a lady! His first priority is family and at times that can be hard for those in his life to accept. So watching Kevin, Cassie and Kevin's daughter find their places in each others lives was fun. It was also realistic. Fans of Jennifer Bernard and Jupiter Point will want to eagerly read this story, so many things are revealed. We get to see how life was for Cassie, where in previous books we only got a hint of her life. I love this series and these characters, they are so realistic I want to visit Jupiter Point! If you love small town stories with outstanding characters, and a great story with tons of heat, you'll want to read TOO HOT TO HANDLE today! Keep up the great work Ms. Bernard. I swear each book gets better than the last and I can't wait to see what's next!
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of Jennifer Bernard’s writing since I first discovered her books 4 years ago and this Jupiter Point book is a compelling addition to the evolving storyline of the Knight brothers’ quest to find the man who murdered their father. Cassie Knight is a fascinating character because she’s been on the run, being the adult in her relationship with her anxiety ridden mother and never getting too attached to anything or anyone. Back in Jupiter Point she’s a fish out of water; struggling to establish a new connection with her brothers and her hometown after a decade long separation. She finds her attraction to single father, Kevin O’Donnell, hard to resist but it’s not the only complication in her life that makes her feel like running away again. This book combines great storytelling, complex family dynamics and a breathtaking conclusion that is sure to appeal to contemporary romance fans of all ages. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary and unsolicited review are completely my own.
charlo721 More than 1 year ago
Cassie Knight and her mother are back in Jupiter Point after 12 years. She's sitting at the bar in Barstow's Brews, waiting for her brothers. Sliding onto the barstool next to hers is a well-built, deep green eyed, nice smile with a hint of a dimple, wearing a black leather jacket, in a word, hot man. Kevin is new to Jupiter Point, a single father, Air Force buddy of Ben Knight. He left the Air Force to give his daughter, Holly a stable life, sworn off relationships until Holly turns 18. He's in Jupiter Point to work at Knight Day Flight Tours. He's having a beer at Barstow's Brews and sits down next to sassy bombshell. Cassie and Kevin have an immediate, intense chemistry. Can they keep it light or will it be TOO HOT TO HANDLE? I received an eARC from the author for a honest review.
TerriK6 More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Jennifer Bernard! I absolute love this series so she needs to find more people to write about so it does not end! Too Hot to Handle is about Cassie, the Knight brother’s little sister, and Kevin, a new comer to Jupiter Point. I really enjoyed seeing the romance bloom between the two and how Cassie handled Kevin’s teenage daughter. As always, this story grabbed me from the beginning and was very hard to put down. Even though you can read as a stand-along, I suggest reading the entire series because this one wraps up an old murder mystery that was introduced in the first Jupiter Point: the Knight Brothers.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Doesn't Disappoint!! A quick read full of fun characters and a strong sense of family. Cassie and Kevin fit well together, their sense of humor and personalities complement each other. Cassie has had an unconventional life and now it’s time to reconnect with her brothers and find out whether she can stand to stay in Jupiter Point. Returning means that she has to face the past head on and put it to rest. I love that she is such a strong and unconventional woman with a lot to offer the town. Kevin has a plan and that includes settling down and providing a stable life for his daughter. Finding someone he fits with wasn’t part of the plan, but plans can change. With the undeniable attraction between them, humor, a murder to find, the Knight Brothers, and all of Jupiter Point, this is one novel that doesn’t disappoint. Bernard has created a town and its people that make fans, old and new, eager to be a part of it.
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
A great good old fashioned love story with all the right ingredients. Sexual tension, angst, teenage daughters and intrigue. It was a delightful hot read. A little bit of a cliffhanger. How did Holly get on? But I am looking forward to reading Aidens story.
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
Note: This review contains NO spoilers A first for me to read a book written by Jennifer Bernard. Too Hot To Handle is the eighth book in the Jupiter Point series. I found this read to be a funny, dramatic, and creative story. Although this is part of a series, Too Hot To Handle can be read as a standalone novel. However, reading the previous titles in the series would probably give readers a better background "history" of characters. Well, that's just me. I have found that I understand or get to know characters better by reading the previous titles in the series. I think it helps bring the stories together. Otherwise, this still can be read as a standalone...haha!!! So, I found the characters to be complex with various layers to their personalities. These characters are not perfect, they all have their "baggage" that they carry. But, I found the chemistry, especially between Kevin and Cassie, to be believable and entertaining. The setting itself of a small town was quaint... Well, what would one expect of a small town...haha!!! Anyways, overall, Too Hot To Handle is a charming and funny story with a touch of suspense and drama. The story flowed evenly in which one can get lost in this quaint small town and its inhabitants. Hmmm.... I think I'm going to have to start from book 1 in this Jupiter Point series, so I can get to know these characters even more. I would enjoy reading the next book as well.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
In Too Hot To Handle Jennifer Bernard solves the Knight murder mystery that has woven through all the Knight books. In addition, she manages to find Cassie’s HEA with the new guy, mechanic Kevin. As part of solving the murder, all of the Knights are forced to relive their past, but none more so than Cassie. Being gone from Jupiter Point means she missed all the changes in both the town and people. Reconnecting with their past means coming to terms with who she is and how things have changed. The underlying thread of high school mean girls gives the story depth, as does the inclusion of Kevin’s daughter Holly. Bernard weaves together all these threads masterfully, while still giving each their due. Longtime readers will enjoy the resolution of the Knight murder, while new readers will be able to jump right in. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
An awesome read that takes us back to Jupiter Point with the Knight family. Cassie Knight has returned home with her mom. Kevin has just moved in with his teenage daughter, but has sworn off relationships until his daughter, Holly turns eighteen. All that changes when he meets Cassie, but both agree to a casual fling, but can their hearts think the same. With ongoing investigation in the death of their dad from years ago, adds an element of suspense. Loved these characters, their sexual chemistry is sizzling of the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed the topic of bullying of teenage girls, it effects so many people. This is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend this book.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
WOW!! I don’t know how she does it, but every book, including Too Hot to Handle, Jennifer Bernard writes in her Jupiter Point series is better than the last. This is an amazing story about two people who were only looking for a fling, nothing serious, but after spending time together they find that they both have fallen in love with the other. Cassie Knight is home in Jupiter Point and her brothers are hoping she and their mother will stay for a while. Ben and Tobias have given her space in one of their hangers to set up her car repair shop. She is sharing space with new hire Kevin O’Donnell; mechanic, single dad, and Air Force buddy of Ben. I loved these two. They were both sensitive and in tune to the other, yet major jokesters, pulling practical jokes on the other. The scene with the chicken is hysterical. Throughout their “romance” Cassie’s brother Will is searching for the person responsible for killing their father and stalking their mother. It was scary the way the killer went after the Knight siblings but I was so glad to see how Ms. Bernard handled the situation of the Knights finally getting their man. I truly loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Ms. Bernard wrote an amazing sexy, steamy, and funny story which drew me in and did not let me go until I turned the last page. This is not only the eighth book in the Jupiter Point series but also the fourth book in her Knight Brothers series, each book being a stand alone. I highly recommend this book to other readers and can’t wait to read her next book. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
Wow. I can’t say enough about the Knight Brothers series. I only hope that it will entice you to read all about the Jupiter Point Hotshots AND the Knights… This town will knock your socks off. Too Hot To Handle is about Cassie Knight, the only ‘sister’ in the family. Never fear, she goes head to head with a new employee working with her brothers, Kevin O’Donnell, who is given the honorary title of Knight Brother. These two create sparks right from the get-go, and there is no way it is brotherly love. Cassie and Kevin are truly combustible and their personalities play with and against each other to perfection. I loved Kevin – which makes my saying I love the Knight Brothers still 100% true. He struggles with trying to fit in and wear the (let’s call it a) cloak of a ‘new life’ in Jupiter Point. He is flawed, true, but I think he does an excellent job, even at being ‘a boy’ sometimes. Cassie is great, too, even as she struggles with her own childhood demons. She even faces one of ‘em up close and personal and it has its funny moments. Ms. Bernard really handled some serious issues very well, and with heart, and it fit the story perfectly. For me, there was a surprise at the very end of the book – not really a part of the THtH story – but it made me smile and gave me hope that we’ll see these Knights again. Fingers crossed! Truly loved the book and enjoyed my visit to Jupiter Point.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic addition to the Jupiter Point series! This is a continuation of the Knight family stories and we finally get to meet Cassie Knight. Cassie and her mom left Jupiter Point after her father's death. For years Cassie has taken care of her mother. Now is the time for them to return to Jupiter Point and for Cassie to live her life. Having a little fun with single dad Kevin O'Donnell seems like a great way to start living. Neither Kevin or Cassie are looking for anything permanent so their no strings attached fling is perfect. Until it's not! I loved these characters. Their chemistry is off the charts and their fun easy banter keep things light and fun. This is a great read and one I highly recommend.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
For me any time spent in Jupiter Point is time well spent. I just love this fictitious place because it is the home of the Knight family and I just love those men!! Finally, we get to know Cassie and take a ride with her as she learns that settling down around her brothers and falling in love with a wonderful man is within her grasp despite thinking she could never have either. I love Cassie! She's an auto mechanic, and a very good one at that, so she is going to work out of a hanger at Knight & Day Tours courtesy of her brothers. She is so cool and sassy and such a free spirit! She has been through so much over the years putting her own desires on hold while she has been basically taking care of her mom. She thinks she is only capable of flings because she has to move around so much. But can this time be different? Can she stay and have everything? I love, love, love Kevin O'Donnell for Cassie!! I like how they first meet and the connection they instantly have but unbeknownst to them they are about to be coworkers. Kevin turns out to be exactly what Cassie needs. He is former Air Force and also a mechanic, except on planes, which is why his friend Ben Knight (Love Ben!!!), Cassie's brother, offers him a job at Knight & Day. He is also a single dad of a 15 year old girl, Holly, and so he relocates there in order to give his daughter a good life with love and stability, something that was lacking when she was with his ex wife. They have a lot of fun silly times together at work that make me laugh out loud, and it is clear that their chemistry is not going to stay tucked away in a box for long. And watch out when they let it take flight because it is so hot, they might start a wildfire that will call in Jupiter Point's own Hot Shots!! Will the stars and planets align so these two can find a lifetime of happiness with each other in Jupiter Point? Will Holly let her Dad have someone else in his life besides her? Fantastic addition to this series! I loved it!!
Hnobbs825 More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous book in the Jupiter Point series. This book is about the Knight sister, Cassie, who has been gone from Jupiter Point for 12 years with her mother. Kevin is the new mechanic at Knight & Day Air and moved there for a fresh start with his 15 yr old daughter, Holly. Cassie and Kevin first meet in a bar and the attraction is instant for both of them. Although they both aren’t looking for a relationship, Cassie figures she will be leaving town again because her mother doesn’t seem to stay in one place long and she will need to go with her again. Kevin told his daughter he would put he first and hold off on any relationships until she is 18 because of the chaos his ex wife caused in their daughter’s life. Cassie and Kevin both work as mechanics at the airfield even though Cassie works on cars in her separate corner of the shop. A friendship happens instantly even though the attraction is running right under the surface. It doesn’t take long before they can’t deny it any longer. They are a great couple and it was great that they became friends before they really got involved. The murder of the Knight’s father ends in this book. I like how it was an underlying thread in the story but didn’t takeover til the end. I like how it was dealt with. I am looking forward to the last Knight brother’s book. It will be interesting to read Aiden’s book and see how the murder of his father, growing up without a mother and being raised by a brother made him the man he is now. If you have enjoyed the Jupiter Point series you will enjoy this book too.