Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Melbourne Heat by Elizabeth Lapthorne

In the steamy Melbourne summer nights, two men meet by chance in the Botanical Gardens.

Spencer, against his better judgment, agrees to meet a new client in the Botanical Gardens. While waiting, he bumps into Charles, who is out paintballing with some mates. Spencer agrees to have a quick bite to eat with Charles, not knowing the sequence of events that will unfold from such a simple action.

Charles is a shifter with plenty of secrets and Spencer has unwittingly brought someone else into the mix—another shifter, eager to stake his claim. Even after such a short time, Charles can’t imagine giving Spencer up. He’s willing to fight for what’s his. Spencer has also found himself falling in love with Charles, despite the secrets that surround him. Passion and danger collide and soon both men will have decisions to make. Ones with serious consequences.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

As a Melbournian I loved reading a romance set in my city. Knowing the locations and lingo was great. There were a few issues. The misspelling of Footy (spelled footie) is a big mistake. Football is a religion in this city. Also, a closer edit would help. Some words switched between the Australian and American spelling and as is common with book set in Australia and marketed overseas, some terms were Americanised.

The story itself was good. Charles and Spencer meet at the Botanical Gardens and within a day things get serious. I didn't mind and I expect it in a shorter story. I enjoyed the couple. Even though Charles is a shifter, they are down to earth. The steamy scenes are well done. I particularly enjoyed the scene at the restaurant on Lygon Street.

I'm not usually a reader of shifter romance, but short m/m shifter books like Melbourne Heat are slowly turning me into a fan.

Elizabeth Lapthorne has been writing professionally since 2002. She has a number of books released and is continually surprised by how much fun she has starting a new book and discovering new characters and situations that they put themselves in. She enjoys going to the gym (usually to chew over her latest problem scene), is rarely without a partially read book and has a weakness for chocolate.

Elizabeth loves to hear from her fans and checks her email religiously.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Melbourne Heat by Elizabeth Lapthorne to read and review.

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