Monday, June 08, 2009

"Heat" by Toni McGee Causey

Toni McGee Causey just tweeted about this story, calling it a very hot, sexy prequel to her novel series starring Bobbie Faye Sumrall. I've heard good buzz about Toni's series and have her first book on my shelf, but have yet to get to it, which allows me to give a first-time reader's account of "Heat".

No crime or mystery is at the center of this story. Bobbie Faye's best friend Cam, an LSU quarterback-turned-state policeman, has just helped her out of a bad relationship, and the two of them are preparing a crawfish boil. The story starts from Bobbie Faye's viewpoint. She's annoyed with Cam, wishing he'd see her as more than a friend. Causey then switches to Cam's viewpoint, and it turns out the attraction is mutual. The story ends in a connection that isn't very graphic, but serves to release the sexual tension just the same.

Events are alluded to and enough of Bobbie Faye's voice comes through that I want to read and fill in the rest.

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