Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Hero Profile & Giveaway: Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid

Posted March 13, 2014 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 4 Comments

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Welcome to Urban Girl Reader’s stop on the Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid Blog Tour. Today we are featuring a special hero profile with the book’s hunky hero Shane Griffin.  Check out the books and then be sure to enter the giveaway!!

Hero Profile with Shane Griffin

Shane Griffin_optName: Shane Griffin

Age: 29

Occupation: mechanic

Physical Description: dark hair, short enough to be mostly respectable, long enough to cover his ears, dark brown eyes. Tall and lean, looks hot as hell in his favorite broken-in jeans, and has a slow, sexy half-smile that could melt the polar ice caps.

Likes: fast cars, burgers from the Double Shot bar and grill, people who are down-to-earth, and sassy, stubborn blondes. Not necessarily in that order.

Dislikes: pretentious people, wearing a suit

Relationship Status: definitely taken

Typical Friday Night: hanging out with his buddy Jackson, waiting for his girlfriend Bellamy finishes up at work as a chef. Then spending a hot, cozy night making heat in his own kitchen…and bedroom.

Drink of Choice: Frosty cold beer

Favorite Food: burgers, or whatever Bellamy makes for dinner, with her apple pie a la mode for dessert.

Favorite Song: “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts

Choice of Transportation: 1969 Mustang Mach 1

Boxers or Briefs: Boxers

Best Memory to Date: getting stuck in a snowstorm with Bellamy

Words to live by: Places are places. You come and you go, but in the end, it’s not the places that matter. It’s the people you had with you that counts

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Turn Up the Heat

Turn Up the Heat
by Kimberly Kincaid
Series: Pine Mountain #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: March 4th 2014 by Zebra
Format: Paperback/eBook, 352 pages

Book Description:

“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?

Buy Links:  Amazon  • Barnes & Noble • Kensington
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About Kimberly 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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Review: Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid

Posted March 13, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid
Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid
Series: Pine Valley #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Kensington Publishing, Zebra on March 04, 2014
Format: Ebook
Pages: 352
Source: Author, NetGalley

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
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Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
"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?


Quiana’s Review:
When real estate analyst Bellamy Blake meets mechanic Shane Griffin, it’s at a time where everything that can go wrong, does.  She’s working a job she’s no longer happy with; having to deal with the boss from hell doesn’t help.  Bellamy’s boyfriend breaks up with her and moves across the country.  And then, her car breaks down.  But Bellamy’s in luck when she finds a garage and help from Shane.  Only, Shane doesn’t make the best first impression on the account that she finds him rude, condescending and judgmental.  That’s too bad, because Bellamy finds his looks appealing.

Little does Bellamy know, but things have not been going well for Shane.  Shane’s in debt.  He’s struggling to pay it off.  So when the gorgeous Bellamy walks into his life, he sees her as a distraction he can’t afford.  He immediately pegs her as an uppity rich girl based on her manner of dress, her expensive shoes, expensive car, and the fact that she doesn’t know the difference between the levers that open the hood and the trunk.  But when Shane and Bellamy’s paths continue to cross, they both learn that maybe first impressions aren’t as reliable as they thought.

What can I say about Turn up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid?  I liked the story and I found the characters interesting, but it wasn’t an engrossing read, which is why I took my time reading this book.  The plot was a little too slow in places.  And certain parts of the story were repetitive.  For instance, we were reminded over and over that Shane was in debt, and that Bellamy was having a bad day. But, I liked the dynamic between Shane and Bellamy.  They had a ton of chemistry, and they got along well, once Shane stopped being so judgmental.  I thought the romance between them was extremely rushed, but I guess I didn’t mind in the end; they were good for each other.  There were a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming, which helped pull me back into the story when I started to lose interest.  All in all, it was a pleasant read. (Reviewed by Quiana – The Book Lover)