Published Sept. 2019
Blurb: It’s the hottest summer on record, but that heat has nothing to do with the temperature that rises whenever these two are in the same room together. The shimmering mirage that can almost be seen in the air around them cannot be explained away so easily.
He’d waited almost two years for her, and now he can wait no more. But she’s still skittish, they come from two different worlds after all, and she’s constantly reminded of how much better he can do by all the hangers on that are waiting in the wings.
When she was transferred to a better school in a wealthier part of Memphis, Annabelle thought all she had to do was keep her grades up and get into a good college. That was her only way out of the rundown drug infested neighborhood that she was dying to escape.
She was not prepared for the infighting and backstabbing that ensued when the wealthy debutante set at her new school felt threatened by her brains and beauty. And things only got worst when the coveted Chase Worthington set his sights on her.
Teenage angst and a life spent hearing from her own mother that she was never going to amount o anything held Annabelle back from believing that Chase Worthington could have any real interest in her. He’s rich, handsome and an all around nice guy, no way could he want a girl like her from the gritty side of the city.
Chase knows he’s fighting an uphill battle to win her over, but he’s willing to pull out all the stops. But there’s one thing trying to stand in his way, one hanger on who thinks that she’s more deserving to be on his arm and there’s nothing this spoilt little debutante won’t do to get ‘her’ man.
May be spoilers:
I’m a huge fan of Jordan Silver and I’m loving these stories under Cami York. I received an ARC for an honest review.
Tennessee Heat has 41 chapters with an epilogue and is about Chase and Annabelle.
Annabelle is from the poor side of town while Chase is from the rich. She knows he wants her and has for awhile, but even though she wants him just as much, she doesn’t think she’s good enough for him. Doesn’t help when one of the girl’s terrible to her because she wants Chase.
I think what I love the most is that most of the time away is done off page, so we don’t have to wait very long for them to get together.
He’s wanted her for 2 years, but he wouldn’t even think of her that way till she turned 18. She’s a virgin.It does say that he tried to date a year ago, but it didn’t work and even thinking of having sex with someone felt like cheating. I’m taking that to mean that he’s been celibate since meeting.
We get a few povs. Lots of ow drama from someone who wants Chase. She’s never been with him and Annabelle’s mother is awful. Couple om blips, but wasn’t too bad.
It’s later in the story, like half way point before there is any steam. I do have to say that Chase isn’t as Alpha as some of Silver’s alphas, which I kind of did miss. But, he was still sweet and very loving to her and it’s what she needed, so it kind of made up for that.
You can definitely feel the emotions in this one. Very violent in one spot and there is a threat that a few guys are going to take turns with her, but it doesn’t happen.
No real pushing away. She goes back and forth in her head cause she doesn’t think she’s good enough. Chase takes things slow so she doesn’t freak.
Long story, but I thought it was really good. Lots of steam after the halfway point.
Another great read. No cheating, ow & om drama-see above, no separations other than distance once as he was gone for a week and a half on a rescue mission.
Epilogue is 8 years out. They are happily married with 4 boys and a girl. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Goodreads shelves: arc, celibate-after-feelings-start, celibate-hero, epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, fast-read, favorite-author, hea, loads-of-drama, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-push-pull, no-separations, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, om-drama, ow-drama, read, safe-for-me, steam, talk-of-rape, violence, virgin-heroine