Author: Jemma Chase
Source: Publisher Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eNovella, 17 pgs
Release Date: October 13, 2011
It’s summertime in Phoenix, Arizona, meaning it’s hotter than hell. So when Ruby Prince walks into the Private Investigator Nicholas Masters’ offices bundled up like she’s in Nome, Alaska, Nick thinks she’s crazy. But what Ruby wants is to find someplace truly hotter than Hell, and what Nick discovers changes his life…forever.
This is a cute, quickly read, seventeen page short story with an amusing plot.
Ruby Prince is always freezing and has to find someplace hotter. She is “old enough to do whatever [she wants], and young enough to not always do the right thing" and is from a place “far, far away.” She thinks Nick is good looking and implies he looks like her father when she says, "I like men with widow’s peaks, a moustache, and a Van Dyke beard. You’re handsome in a rather old-fashioned way, which I find quite appealing."
Nicholas Masters, private investigator in Phoenix, really didn't want to take the case from the lady sitting across from him. She seemed like a nutcase. She wants him to find a place literally hotter than hell. In talking with her more, he begins to find her fascinating. She invites him to her hotel because she is just too cold in his office and although he knows he shouldn't, he does.
When she laughs, he feels it deep in his body and begins to want her badly. So badly he feels like it is possible he might rape her and he is not like that at all. Ruby notices his discomfort, apologizes, tells him it will be better soon and leads him to the bed to make love to him for hours.
There is a lot of foreshadowing in the story so the end isn't a surprise but it is fun getting there.