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Fatal Heat: A Navy SEAL Novella [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Marie Rice
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Former Navy SEAL Max Wright is out of the SEAL Teams forever after being almost killed by an Afghani RPG. He retreats to his former XO's beach house to lick his wounds. He wants to snarl at the world but finds it hard to snarl at his new neighbor, his XO's beautiful goddaughter, Paige Waring, who also comes with a ridiculously likable, totally undisciplined dog.

As a plant geneticist, Paige has always been focused on her work, but when she and her dog run into Max, she recognizes the lonely, shattered man behind the rugged exterior. To her mind, sexiness always comes with a white lab coat, not with acres of tanned muscle and a tough mind-set.

When Paige's work becomes the target of criminals and she’s abducted, Max springs into action. Though still terribly wounded, this tough as nails SEAL goes on his last mission—stopping at nothing to save the woman he loves.

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About the Author

Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman who exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.

Product Details

  • File Size: 408 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (October 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JSMN3U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fatal Heat October 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
**Some spoilers**

Former SEAL Max Wright is still recovering from a devastating RPG attack. Spending a long time in a rehab facility to regain the use of his leg, he can now walk, but it is painful and slow. His commander has given him use of a beach house to relax, and further recuperate. Physically he is exhausted, but mentally he is still reeling from the fact he is no longer a SEAL and what that means for his future. Let's just say Max is not in a very good mood.

His next door neighbor happens to be the god daughter of his commander. Paige is a plant geneticist. She normally dates fellow scientists, but when she bakes cookies for her new neighbor and gets a glimpse at the big, surly, strong Max, she can barely control her lust. He intimidates her, until she realizes how gentle and caring he is towards her dog (also named Max).

Paige is working on an Argentina research project involving splicing a human growth hormone gene into corn, making corn crops grow at a very fast rate. But something is fishy. Her work partner Sylvia and project leader, who is in Argentina overseeing the project has not returned Pagie's phone calls for days. And soon Paige will find out why.

I love Lisa Marie Rice books and those written under her pen name, Elizabeth Jennings. She writes suspense books filled with over the top, crazy hijinks, and smoldering sexual tension. They are just really fun to read. And the first 30% of this book lives up to that. The sexual tension between Max and Paige is really well done.

So everything is great, and I'm soaking up the sexual goodness and bracing myself for the crazy suspense that I know is coming. And it does come, but with a big WTF. The WTF comes in the form of a dog - Pagie's dog also named Max.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not great but good October 4, 2011
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Can't say that I loved it, but I did like it, which was a bit of a relief. I really went into this story hoping not to be let down because lately LMR has felt off to me. While certainly not in the league of my top LMR favorites, Fatal Heat is a definite improvement over Darkness at Dawn and probably, in its own way, just as good as Hotter than Wildfire, at least for me.

I can't say Fatal Heat is a great story, as it does have its problems: it's a short read that could have been, and maybe should have been, a little longer. Ending at 69%, it had to move along at a fairly quick pace, with the actual romance also having to be rushed along, but that is usually the norm with LMR, the h/H connection and attraction being almost instant and easily accepted. I would have loved more time seeing Max and Paige together. I really like those two as a couple, and there was more to be seen there.

There is no denying that LMR can write one fine military alpha, and what I loved most about the story was Max. I do think there was more to be explored with the hero's past. A lot of what I love about the wounded hero, emotionally and physically scarred, was left by the wayside due to the push to arrive at the action and due to the time constraint of a short story. Even with that detracting from the full emotional potential of Max's story, I did love Max as a hero. With more pages, Max could have been awesome.

Fatal Heat has all the hallmarks of an LMR story, whether you've come to hate them, expect them, or love them. Certain aspects of her style I do find enjoyable, even if at times predictable, but I do have to agree with other readers/reviewers that LMR needs to make some changes. She needs to tighten up the story, finding those places to be more concise.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whet my appetite for the next Lisa Marie book October 4, 2011
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Okay, let me start by saying it may not be a 5 star book to everyone, but how people rate it a 2 or 3 star review is beyond my understanding. The only thing wrong with this book is it's length. Wish there had been more of it. Loved the dog. Loved the main characters. Loved the wounded hero with the willpower to overcome so much. Mrs. Rice always injects heat and tederness into her hero. Would'nt we all love a man who can love us that way? It's only $1.99 and i found it to be a really good read for a short story (novella). If your a fan of Lisa Marie rice as I am, trust her to deliver an entertaining read. Of course I can't wait for the next book in the Protectors series Nightfire, where we learn the truth about Harry Bolt's sister? Lisa is sooooo deep. Love all her books!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good begiining drawn-out end November 24, 2011
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I am always on the lookout for an action/romance and one futuring a Seal, well what more could I ask? A book that kept my attention past the fist chapter would have been great. The sample chapter was excellent, that was however the best part of the book. The rest was mediocre and scrolling pages to the end was the best bet. Long internal monologues by the main characters and limited dialogue made this a disappointing and dull read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HOT,STEAMY WOUNDED NAVY SEAL AND HOT LAB DOCTOR!! February 2, 2012
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FATAL HEAT by Lisa Marie Rice is an exciting erotic romantic suspense. It is not just another sexy Navy Seal Novella,it is also fast paced,full of love,romance,sex,did I mention sex,an sexy,ex-wounded Navy Seal and a beautiful,sexy woman in a white lab coat. It is the story of Paige Waring and Maxwell Wright."Fatal Heat" is the story of love,a wounded Navy Seal finding true love and this ex- Seal's last mission to save the women he has fallen in lust with and did I mention Max the dog. What a delightful story that is a quick read,but will have you on edge. A must read for any romantic suspense,erotic romance and Navy Seal readers. Ms. Rice has written a heartfelt story of what our military men and women go through in body and mind. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at Avon Impulse,an division of Harper Collins Publisher and My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews.


HEAT RATING: Hot,steamy

REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
I absolutely adored this book. Loved the characters and the build up to their relationship especially, and the delicious dynamics at work between them all.
Published 2 months ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoy Rice's combination of drama and intrigue... look forward to the sequel
Published 4 months ago by Bob Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love her men
She always writes a good book, great characters you would love to meet in the real life
Published 5 months ago by Milla C B
5.0 out of 5 stars FANFREAKINGTASTIC READ!!!
The story was just....FANFREAKINGTASTIC!!!!! Down to earth beauty with brain rescuing a wounded soldier. Funny, witty,heartfelt. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nathalie Bernier
2.0 out of 5 stars .. Couldn't get my money back
I only kept this book because I couldn't get my money back..... Basically the sample was good.... But then.... It went down hill form there... Just no
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Good story line and a good read. Couldn't put book down. Wanted to see what would happen next. Hot love
Published 15 months ago by catwiskers
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story
Understanding a little bit more about the life and work of
the seal guys comparing to the life of a ordinary people
Published 16 months ago by Petr Eder
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fast-moving, fun read!
Lisa Marie Rice does an excellent job of producing a very exciting, cliff-hanger of a novel. The Navy Seal is portrayed excellently well and the heroine is wonderful! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rita C Rasmusson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love her books!
I have enjoyed all her books I have read !!! I would definitely recommend to friends !!! Romance ,suspense,action !!!! All wrapped in one !
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and Drama at it's best
This book I couldn't put down. Fantasy, desire and romace have you wrapped up in this drama Novella. Can't wait to read the other books of strong hot Military hunks.
Published 18 months ago by brenda
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Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. She is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman and exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.

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