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Friday, March 6, 2009

Hot Tamales by M.K. Trent



Hot Tamales by M.K. Trent
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary; Action/Adventure
Length: Full (242 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

While working the job he always knew he would—Deputy U. S. Marshal out of Tucson, Arizona—William Coulter runs headlong into Rebecca Gilmore, the girl who took him from solemn teenager to fierce sexual manhood. Only problem is, she’s now a beautiful, unorthodox private investigator working against him on his current case.

William Coulter is the only man Rebecca Gilmore ever loved, the one she allowed to tear her heart apart years ago. Here he is again as large in life as he’s been in her memories. And he’s interfering big-time with her attempts to help her fugitive client. Not to mention making her hot as a firecracker all over again.

Will the Marshal win back the trust of the fiery P.I. he lost eleven years ago? Or will she castrate him at high noon?

What happens when an old flame shows up, gun in hand and ready to shoot a rattler? US Marshal Will Coulter falls head over heels in love. What’s Private Investigator Rebecca Gilmore going to do about it? Why catch the bad guy, of course! Throw in some spicy Mexican food and you have Hot Tamales!

This book was a refreshing change from the average cops and crooks type of novel. M.K. Trent’s characters have smart mouths and they aren’t afraid to use them. The plot twists keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat trying to figure out just who the baddie will turn out to be! I liked seeing a woman who wasn’t afraid to go for what (or in this case, who) she wanted. Rebecca rose above her poor upbringing to become a top-notch Private Investigator, although she came across as a bit reckless at times. I liked the contrast of Will’s rigid character to her devil-may-care attitude. He had demons of his own that he needed to exorcise and his maturity through the story cemented his goodness as a man and lover. The addition of a good friend support system made the novel easy for the reader to relate to – we all need great friends to fall on every once in a while. I especially liked the scene where Will and Rebecca were duct taped together and managed to share their emotions with just a look. I melted on the spot!

If you’re looking for a good action packed romance, then Hot Tamales is the book for you! I give this book 4 ½ books!

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