!!> Read ➸ Hot in Hellcat Canyon ➻ Author Julie Anne Long – Rvtrek.info

Hot in Hellcat Canyon Reread w my friends Gaufre Joanna Nov 2018.For my second read of this book, I just sunk in a bit to JAL s prose right away JT was charming, as expected, and Britt wasn t as offensive initially I can t remember warming to her I couldn t remember why And I thought I will think on this Maybe only this while I read this book Oh She didn He nearly crashed into a great, dangling wind chime He gave it a startled swat It retaliated by swinging at him like nunchunks He dodged and feinted nimbly just in time, before it took out an eye His black belt in karate came in useful at the damnedest times.So I ended up sneaking back to this series a little sooner than I expected after having read book three a few days ago, but honestly this is just what I needed this week More lighthearted but not stupid fun that has just enough of an aw factor to make me feel but won t make me cry And this book delivered on all counts One scene even had me in stitches I laughed so hard if you re into that kind of thing The whole town was apparently tracking her date like NORAD tracked Santa.HOT IN HELLCAT CANYON features an actor trying to maintain a successful career years after a hit show, complete with a loyal fanbase and a catch phrase he never wants to say again, and a waitress who rescues plants, gives new life to old worn out things, and is trying to move on from a past experience that left her a little banged up but not broken Both have reason to be hesitant about emotional entanglements one s not ever said the L word and one no one longer trusts herself to love the right person And yet here they are He was studying her with an expression akin to a YouTube video she d see Stays mostly in the shallow end, no risk story telling Hero reminded me a little bit of SEP s Bobby Tom Denton, with charm and flirt Heroine had abusive past but pretty much glossed over except for mention and device to create ending foil to HEA Small town cuteness, 2.5 stars I enjoyed the author s historicals but this book, her first foray into contemporary romance land, didn t work for me.Set in a small northern California town of Hellcat Canyon, the story features two town outsiders Britt Langley, a waitress who came to town to start over after bad marriage and JT McCord, an actor looking for his next big break when his truck breaks down on the outskirts of Hellcat Canyon An actor and a waitress What can I say Not very original And the small town setting was puzzlingly inconsistent The town had no hotels, and just one BB but had couple of bus stops no restaurants except for one dingy bar but Macy s advertisements everywhere no tourists but establishments such a fortune reading and boutique store There was a required, very predictable and over the top portrayal of small town residents that supposed to be charming but instead felt grotesque Since the book was an introduction of the series, the town and its residents played big part in it.JT is pretty good character, smart and charming His age 40 makes him little older than usual MC I liked it Britt is nice and sweet woman who tries Buddy re read November 2018 not much changed her for me Still flawed but a lot to like too.3.5 starsI rarely read contemporary romances, but I am a fan of JAL s historicals so decided to give this one a try The start was a bit rough The first chapter was clunky and wordy, but once I got past the start, I found myself really enjoying the story and characters I was definitely picking if up every chance I got, which wasn t always easy through the holiday This is the first in the series, and it certainly feels like a first in series book It succeeded in getting me interested in the series, and I have checked out the next from the library.While I enjoyed the pairing, I wasn t thrilled the direction the story took in the last third Too much time spent with an Ex, too little talking between our main characters I also found some of the small details about the small town didn t add up They sounded like a big city person writing their idea of a small town For example, the bus service sounded like it ran late, well into the evening, which it likely would not have lasted that long Also what small town even has bus service And even if it does, the advertising on the bus seats B R with the lovely Sam2.5 starsHot in Hellcat Canyon is one of those books that I ll remember reading in a year but will only be barely able to recount, especially any truly memorable moments Those moments that make me smile, long after I finished It s not crap Not the main characters, J.T and Britt though Britt got on my nerves towards the end , not the secondary characters, not the small town stereotypes not the plot That said, I have no clue why JAL felt the need to incorporate The Bitchy Ex trope How to explain this I believe JAL to be one of the classier authors and that trope was a cheap shot, in my opinion Why do we still need the bitchy ex to outline the heroine s brilliance Why are we women still doing that to ourselves I don t mind it when one of the main characters still has some sort of unresolved issues with his hers former partner, but why does the woman have to be so clich ed Moving on.The Hellcat Canyon series will be a contemporary Pennyroyal Green series with many other characters already introduced, and sadl This was an outstanding discovery Mostly JT and Britt were fantastic romantic leads and their interactions were a lot of fun Julie Anne Long does banter very well and the flirty sparks were strong and hit just the right mix of wit and anticipation.The only real drawback was the last quarter tangle where both leads lost some of their defining characteristics to draw the book out view spoiler I mean, both turned coward in ways I didn t appreciate Long establishes that they re both wounded and I get their hesitation to commit But both Britt and JT go beyond what I thought reasonable for someone in lov 3 StarsThis book suffered from FBISSFirst Book in the Series Syndrome It was an ok read, nothing phenomenal but I enjoyed it and I forgot how real Long s characters are Looking forward to the next books in the series I m always messaging Julie on twitter asking her when she s goin A Broken Truck, A Broken Career, And A Breakup Heard Around The World Land Superstar John Tennessee McCord In Hellcat Canyon Legend Has It That Hearts Come In Two Colors There Gold Or Black And That You Can Find Whatever You Re Looking For, Whether It S Love Or Trouble JT May Have Found Both In Waitress Britt Langley.His Looks Might Cause Whiplash And Weak Knees, But Britt Sees Past JT S Rough Edge And Sexy Drawl To A Person A Lot Like Her In Need Of The Kind Of Comfort Best Given Hot And Quick, With Clothes Off And The Lights Out Her Wit Is Sharp But Her Eyes And Heart Not To Mention The Rest Of Her Are Soft, And JT Is Falling Hard But Britt Has A Secret As Dark As The Hills, And JT S Past Is Poised To Invade Their Present It S Up To The People Of Hellcat Canyon To Help Make Sure Their Future Includes A Happily Ever After Julie Anne Long S Writing Glows With Emotional Intensity And Strong, Passionate Characterization JAYNE ANN KRENTZ This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Hot In Hellcat Canyon is a story I have been looking forward to and I admit my expectations were very high maybe too high It s always an interesting experience when an author changes genres In the past, I have adored this author s historical s so I was curious to see how she would handle contemporary My biggest issue with this book was that the first half of the book was boring and I had a hard time paying attention to the story I kept reading because it s an ARC copy, and I felt obligated to at least finish it I am relieved to say that about halfway I started to become interested in the story It does start out pretty slow It starts off with our hero who is a famous actor, has come to stay in Hellcat Canyon for a few weeks Our heroine is a waitress and works on the side as a real estate realtor These two have some chemistry, but Britt has a painful past when it comes to men I understand in a way why she mistrusted J.T but I did feel that she should have trusted him J.T is a hoot and a fabulous hero He is genuine and sincere and even though a bit of a playboy having been an actor and a famous one at that, once he commits to someone he is loyal Of course, he makes mistakes, but he owns up to them


About the Author: Julie Anne Long

Well, where should I start I ve lived in San Francisco for than a decade, usually with at least one cat I won the school spelling bee when I was in 7th grade the word that clinched it was ukulele I originally set out to be a rock star when I grew up I had a Bono fixation, but who didn t , and I have the guitars and the questionable wardrobe stuffed in the back of my closet to prove it


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