death of his wife, Kade Strong has spent the last few years
mourning his loss and just focusing on his work and daughter.
Deciding itís time to move back into the family home he shared
with his deceased wife, Kade finds himself in need of a sitter
and his brotherís luscious housekeeper fit the bill. Already a
part of his family and loved by his daughter, Garcelle Santos
is a fiery spirit who reminds him how to smile. Garcelle
understands Kade isnít ready to move past his loss so she will
have to not only watch out for his little girl but also keep
the man-hunting vultures away from her new boss and friend.
The heat in Holtsville turns
up as the single women in town come out the woodworks at the
chance to catch the eldest Strong sibling. Garcelle will soon
find herself under his magic spell as too much friendship and
time spent as a family lead to emotions neither are sure
theyíre ready for.
In a series based around a
well-respected and loving family, the story of Kade begins
with a somber note with Kade still suffering from his loss and
unable to see the possibilities of a future. Hot Like
Fire brings a little Latin flavor and fire to a
relationship built on friendship, trust and eventually love.
Garcelle is the essence of fun, a woman with a great
personality, a nurturing spirit and a volcanic passion for the
man she wants. Niobia Bryant created a beautiful story that
was sensual but still sweet. The slow building of this
relationship allowed me as a reader to see that past the lust
a true connection was brewing. The backdrop of family added
additional depth to this romance and the multiple side plots
made an already interesting story even better. I have to give
Ms. Bryant additional kudos for the personality of Kadina,
Kadeís daughter, who was the reason for more than a few laughs
and someone Iím sure readers will fall in love with.