Thursday, 31 March 2011

REVIEW Twice as Hot (Tales of an Extraordinary Girl 2) Gena Showalter (Paranormal Romance)

 Author: Gena Showalter
Pages: 425
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: HQN Books
AMAZONTwice as Hot (Hqn)

From the Blurb.

Belle Jamison is finally starting to feel like a normal girl again. Her job as a paranormal investigator is going well, she's learned to control her supernatural abilities (mostly) and she's just gotten engaged to Rome Masters, the ultra-sexy operative who once tried to neutralize her!
But planning a wedding is never easy, especially when the bride keeps accidentally torching her dress, the groom returns from a dangerous mission with selective memory loss and the man responsible now wants Belle for himself. With Rome's ex determined to win him back and a new band of supervillains on the horizon, it will take all Belle's powers—plus a little help from her trusty empath sidekick—to save the day, salvage the wedding and prove that true love really does conquer all.

REVIEW: 4 out of 5 Stars

Twice as Hot is the sequel to Playing with Fire, I enjoyed reading this book so much more, it was filled with action, fun & Romance.

Everything seems to be going well for Belle Jamison, she is learning to control her powers which are over the four elements (earth, wind, fire, rain), she is engaged to Rome  Masters & she is enjoying her role as a Paranormal Investigator. All until Rome has his memories of Belle (and Tanner) snatched during a mission to release captives.

I really felt for Belle, she had her BFF constantly going into her ‘happy place’ (it would have been nice to have a more in-depth knowledge of why she was like this) & wanting her own super powers, Tanner was injured during an investigation & also heartbroken over his break-up with Lexis & Lexis (the conniving wench) was intent on feeding Rome lies in order to get him back.

I also felt for Rome, he had no memory of Belle yet still felt an attraction towards her, his behaviour at times was mean but he also had a fierce protective streak & he was intent to remain loyal until he could figure out what had happened (which I quite admired).

The interactions between Rome & Belle seemed to be lacking in Twice as Hot, the dialogue was quite sexy but there was a question for me throughout the book of whether they would stay together or not & Belle’s actions regarding their relationship at times confused me (why on earth would she agree to 3 dates with Memory-Man after what he did to Rome & also with her knowing she would never love him like she did Rome – a bit strange to me???

I really enjoyed reading more about sexy Cody; he was fun & witty in the first book & it was always a question for me of whether or not he was playing for the good guys or not.

It was nice to see Tanner get his HEA as well.

The book is written in the first person, I enjoyed reading Belle’s POV but at times it would be nice to get a glimpse into others thoughts.

The super-hero name’s were a bit comical, I definitely wouldn’t be taking anyone with a name of ‘Wonder Girl’, ‘Cat-Man’, ‘Pretty Boy’ or ‘Hans & Christian Anderson’ seriously.

An enjoyable, fast paced read.


  1. hey there, I am your new follower! Look forward to seeing your posts!! Have Fun with Blogging!! It is a lot of fun. I am pretty new almost been doing it for 4 months.

  2. You are my very first follower (happy dance :) ) Thank-you, I just have to work out how to set the page up now ;)


Thank-you so much for stopping by today!

I love to receive your comments, please leave your blog link & I'll be sure to stop by.

I also respond to your comment here on my blog :)