Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Heated by Naima Simone

Now Available! Heated by Naima Simone.

From USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone comes Heated, a sizzling novel about a breakup professional who embarks on a fake relationship with a client’s ex—the one person she wasn’t supposed to fall for.


I’m Denver’s unmatchmaker. Every city needs one.

Why? Because people break up—and sometimes they should. But when I learn that entertainment attorney Cyrus Hart is someone else’s mistake, I can’t believe it. He’s smart, successful, and sexy as hell.

When a chance encounter with Cyrus turns into something more, I can’t help but fall for him. Our chemistry is undeniable. But his ex used my company to send him that letter—and that’s a problem. Especially since he doesn’t know I own the company.

How can this possibly work? I know from experience that the riskiest ventures are the worthiest ones… but falling for Cyrus Hart may be my biggest gamble yet.


I’m a man with a plan—college, law school, a great career. So far, so good.

Until a stranger shows up on my doorstep and reads me a breakup letter from my girlfriend. My carefully laid plans unravel.

But then I meet someone new. It’s spontaneous. It’s electric. And it’s not according to plan.


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Heated by Naima Simone

Book 1
Buy Links

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Audiobook (US)  ~  Paperback (US)
~ Also Available with KindleUnlimited ~




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the first book in a new series, by a new-to-me author. It had a lot to commend it, although in places there was too much visual scene setting, and I am not a huge fan of overly descriptive writing. Both Zora and Cyrus were complex characters, and their layers were built up over the story in a way which by the end made a lot of sense.

The underlying plot of Zora and her siblings running a business which specialises in ending relationships for people was imaginative and engaging. It showed the serious side of helping people out of abusive relationships, as well as inconvenient ones. And provided a very original meet-cute for the leads. I am curious as to how Miriam and Levi will get their chances in future installments, as they are very different individuals!

I found it difficult to believe that Cyrus and Zora had much chemistry, and so that added to the stiltedness of their early encounters, but their understanding of each other's needs did develop, and they grew as people too. A clever turn around for two pretty jaded individuals!



Author Bio

Published since 2009, USA Today bestselling author NAIMA SIMONE loves writing sizzling romances with heart, a touch of humor, and snark. Her books have been featured in the Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly and have been described as balancing “crackling, electric love scenes with exquisitely rendered characters caught in emotional turmoil.”

She is wife to Superman—or his non-Kryptonian, less-bulletproof equivalent—and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically challenged bliss in the southern United States.

Connect with Naima Simone

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Heated (Burned, Inc. #1) by Naima Simone to read and review.

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