A Heated Touch of Action
Scripted for Love #3
By MK Meredith
Releasing March 19th, 2019
In A Heated Touch of Action (Scripted for Love #3) by MK Meredith, for a woman who doesn't believe in love, psychology professor Bel Cutler is taking on quite an ambitious project on the subject that could very well backfire and ruin her reputation if she can't get the project off the ground. Still, she's not about to give up and it's just lucky she finds the perfect photographer in Jimmy Callaghan to take the photos for the project. However, the more time Bel spends with Jimmy, the more Bel finds herself falling and falling hard, even though love scares her. Will Jimmy be able to convince Bel to take a chance on him or will they lose their shot at happy ever after because they find it hard to trust each other?
If you've never read a story by Ms. Meredith before then you're missing out on her sublime writing style; sexy heroes that will definitely leave a female reader hoping for a man just like any of her gorgeous heroes, especially Jimmy; and highly entertaining stories filled with tough obstacles for the main characters to overcome, some quirky secondary characters that don't know when to quit matchmaking, and wonderful playful banter that keeps this reader entertained from start to finish.
The way this story started had my undivided attention because of the wonderful family dynamics of the Cutler family and their determination to see that Bel experiences life to the fullest. Will she give Jimmy a chance because her family wants her to or because she believes he's the right photographer for the job? Will the heroine's brother be capable of convincing her to take some risks in life instead of always playing it safe? Moreover, the dialogue was a wonderful combination of intense moments due to the main characters back stories and things that are happening in the hero's life and teasing banter that had me loving how this couple push each other's buttons.
With the main characters, I absolutely loved Jimmy. He's protective of those he loves; he's resilient and courageous in having overcome everything he's been through in his life, even though he feels so much guilt over what happened to his brother; and I liked how determined he was to win Bel over, especially considering what happened the first time they met. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the close relationship he shared with his niece and that he would do anything for her. No way should the young girl feel unsafe in her own home. Not when he can help her.
While the heroine, I couldn't help but sympathize with her and it's understandable why she's so afraid of love and fear people leaving her. It's happened before and could very easily happen again, so why bother giving love a chance when she could end up having her heart broken? Still, I liked that she took a chance with Jimmy and that he showed her that taking risks doesn't always have to be a bad thing. Really, it can be quite exhilarating and lead to something great like forever after with Mr. Right.
Overall, Ms. Meredith has delivered a wonderfully-crafted, heartfelt, remarkable read in this third book of her Scripted for Love series where the chemistry between this couple was tangible and convincing from the moment they come face-to-face; the sizzling romance lights up the pages enough to set off sparks; and the ending had me loving the hero's determination to show Bel how much he loves her and how much he trusts her. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as there's so much to be celebrated and more matchmaking to come, which so has me looking forward to more from this wonderful author, especially if there is more stories to come for this series. I would recommend A Heated Touch of Action by MK Meredith and the other stories of this series, if you enjoy Hollywood romances, the brother's friend trope or books by authors Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Jill Sanders and Jennifer Probst.
Seriously, is it really so bad when a love expert doesn’t believe in love?
Psychology professor Bel Cutler is taking on an ambitious project about love. Personally, she’s never been lucky when it came to matters of the heart. Professionally, she’s determined to master it. Her first order of business: find a photographer to capture the different states of love. But the only one willing to work within her budget is the last man she’d ever stake her future on… let alone trust with her heart.
Struggling photographer, Jimmy Callahan knows trouble when he sees it. Which is why, when he takes one look at Bel, he should run the other way. Only, she’s just the kind of laced up woman he likes to unravel. Old Jimmy would offer to teach the professor a thing or two about love, or better yet, lust. But Responsible Jimmy needs to fix his bad boy reputation…and fast. He’s in the middle of a nasty custody battle, so keeping his hands off her is imperative. Yet, the woman gets into his head—and heart—like no other he’s ever met.
Nothing is ever a “sure thing” when dealing with matters of the heart, and the more time they spend together, the more convoluted stability and reasoning seems. Especially when desire gets the best of them and risks Bel’s career and Jimmy’s chances of saving his niece.
If only love came with a safety net…
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