Aspiring chef Lily McKee noticed Kincaid Graves the first time he walked into the dingy diner where she waits tables. With his ice-blue eyes and primal tattoos, his presence puts Lily on edge—and reminds her of all the unfulfilled longings she isn’t pursuing while she’s stuck in this dead-end job. Without a doubt, the man is dangerous to her long-term plans of leaving town and hiring on at a real kitchen—and yet, she hungers for him, if even for just a taste.
Kincaid didn’t come back to his coastal Oregon hometown looking for a good time or a good meal. The ex-con has a score to settle, old wrongs to set right. But Lily, equal parts innocence and insight, brings out an impulsive side of him he thought he’d left behind in the past. And it only takes one intense moment of weakness between them to make him consider the possibility of an entirely new future—and the promise of passion beyond either of their wildest dreams.
Praise for Turn Up the Heat
“Serena Bell nails it. Turn Up the Heat is sexy, emotional, and engaging. I couldn’t get enough!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series
“Turn Up the Heat is a delicious read! Serena Bell rides that bittersweet edge where everything is darker, hotter, and sexy as hell.”—USA Today bestselling author Shari Slade
“Serena Bell definitely ‘turns up the heat’ in this steamy read!”—Tina Wainscott, USA Today bestselling author of Falling Fast
“Sexy and tender, sweet and spicy, Turn Up the Heat is a delicious book I couldn’t get enough of!”—Molly O’Keefe, author of Indecent Proposal
“Darkly sexy and deeply emotional.”—Elisabeth Barrett, author of Once and Again
“Serena Bell writes books with hot sex and lots of emotion, and those are the types of books I love to read!”—Wendy S. Marcus, author of Loving You Is Easy
“This is a steamy story from start to finish, teeming with sexual tension.”—Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess
“Gritty and heartbreaking . . . a poignant story of redemption, with passionate interludes that are raw and primal and characters that tug at the heart strings.”—The Sassy Bookster
“Serena’s writing is mesmerizing. Her characters are beautifully wounded. I loved the time I spent within this world and I’m looking forward to seeing more from her Second Chances series.”—Crystal Blogs Books
“This one is on my keeper shelf and one of my favourites of this year.”—Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews (five stars)
“Seriously, this book has it all. I’ve already added most of Serena’s backlist to my TBR—no idea why it’s taken me so long to get started, but I’m a fan now!”—Becky on Books and Quilts
“A real happily ever after story between two people who are made for each other.”—Red Hot + Blue Reads
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.