Review: Shifting Heat by Lynne Connolly

Shifting Heat by Lynne Connolly
Release Date: August 17, 2011
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 183
Source:  Publisher

A book in the STORM world. Andros was a severely disabled geek working for STORM but now he’s a powerful shape-shifting dragon. Still a geek though. Meeting Faye when they’re sharing the same air space is a bit of a shock that they quickly overcome in a convenient hotel room. Hot, fast, rampant sex is just what Andros needs. Tangling with Faye between the sheets, against her desk, pretty much anywhere he can have her takes energy Andros now has in abundance. But he won’t let his emotions follow. Faye never met anyone in her long life as exciting as Andros. But he works for STORM, Faye’s enemy. She’s never had anyone so young, either. But she can’t resist his strength, his determination- or his ripped body. Together they must hunt down a mutual enemy, but to defeat him they have to come to terms with what they are, were and will become.

 

Review:   When I first started reading Shifting Heat, I just couldn’t get into it. It started out pretty slow and I was wondering how I would ever get through the book. I’m glad that I stayed with it though because it started picking up and turned into a pretty good book

The story started with Faye using a fake name and trying to find a person that worked for STORM. It didn’t say why she wanted to find him or what she was going to do once she did.   Mention was made that she was a dragon-shifter and they have to shift once every month. The story picked up when you find out why she wants to find someone that worked for STORM and how she needs the I.D. bracelet of someone working there.

Andros was the lucky one that Faye picked. He was a person that I felt had gone through a lot.  He had suffered from MS all his life and it was killing him – so he got converted into a dragon-shifter.  But to catch a killer and to find out who all is behind the killings of shapeshifters, Andros has to turn back into the cripple that he was. It showed how much he was in love with Faye that he would go through anything to help save her.  The author did a great job of showing us the pain that Andros went through every day of his life. You get to better understand what goes through someone’s mind when they feel that today just might be their last day to live.

A twist of this book was showing how people you trust just might be your enemy and some people that you think are your enemy just might be there to save you. There was just so many things going on in this book and it could get a little confusing for some people.

The author had a great plot to the story and built up her characters well. She put a new spin on vampires as well as a new way of being able to convert someone.  You really have to read this book if you want to find out what I’m talking about. I don’t want to give anything away.

So give this book a chance and have a great time reading it!