“It’s not you.”

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge.

But Bellamy’s escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who’s ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn’t all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?


Turn Up the Heat is the first book in the Pine Mountain series by Kimberly Kincaid.  Bellamy and her famous boyfriend break up and her boss is a nightmare so she goes on a weekend getaway with two of her friends.  However, Bellamy’s luck goes from bad to worse and her transmission breaks on the way.  So that leaves Bellamy is the middle of nowhere with the hottest mechanic on the planet.  Bellamy is a nice woman who has no idea what she is going to do with her life but her current job is not for her. 

Shane Griffin is a hot and sexy man who has not faced his past.  He works as a mechanic and is very good at his job as well as honest.  Shane has issues in his past that he does not want to talk about as well.  Shane tries to keep his past the past and not discuss it unless he is forced to.  It’s apparent that Shane is not looking for a relationship or even a one night stand. 

The chemistry between Shane and Bellamy is scorching but I found any relationship between them a bit unrealistic because neither person wanted one or even work for one. The sex scenes were steamy.  They made a great match in the bedroom. 

The story was very well written.  The main and secondary characters were interesting and realistic.  Overall, this was a great book.  I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. 






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MYAUTHORKimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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