Thursday, December 08, 2011

Hot Summer by Judy Powell

I'm sure most of us had that summer that was a little bit too much. In this book by Judy Powell we are looking at whole different type of heat. 


Hot Summer
By Judy Powell

Genre: sizzling romance

A hot-tempered spitfire and a strong-willed, arrogant man – put them together and sparks fly!

After her first embarrassing encounter Summer Jones vows to stay away from suave, sexy and oh, so arrogant Lance Munroe.  But then she ends up working for the man.  Her quick temper and sharp tongue keep landing her in hot water with him but no matter how hard she tries she can’t deny her growing attraction for him.  Then they go on a business trip to Jamaica – and that’s when things get really hot.

Lance is intrigued  by the feisty woman who practically tells him off  the first time they meet.  When they begin working together he realizes how much he enjoys the challenge of taming the little tigress.  But, before he knows it, he’s the one caught in the snare of passion.  The tables are turned – the tigress has tamed the lion.

For a sizzling romance, follow Summer and Lance from Chicago to Jamaica and be swept away in the thrill of their hot summer.


Summer’s breath came in shallow gasps as she sat still, not feeling she could move even if she wanted to. She was like a bird frozen in the mesmerizing stare of a snake, knowing it was about to be eaten alive but not able to make a move to save its own life.

She moaned and closed her eyes as his lips stroked the sensitive skin then moved to the base of her throat where he licked softly and gently. She didn’t realize that she was still clutching the handkerchief tightly in her hand until she felt his strong fingers pry hers open to pull it away so that he could seduce her palm with his thumb.

“Relax, baby.” He moved his lips up her neck and to her ear.  “You’re so tense. Just relax.”

As he spoke he pushed her back gently into the plush pillows and began to nibble her ear lobe. He gave a lick just behind her ear and shock waves ran down her spine.

“Oh, God,” she breathed, “what are you doing to me?”

“What someone should have done to you a long time ago, Summer Jones,” he whispered.  “Teach you what it means to be a woman.”

He dipped his head and slid his lips back down her neck, over her collar bone and down to that oh, so sensitive place between the curves of her breasts. Here he paused and she held her breath, eyes shut tight, wondering if he was going to stop now. She prayed he wouldn’t.

She was not disappointed. An involuntary gasp escaped her lips as he slipped a warm tongue down her cleavage, sliding it between the orbs and teasing her soft flesh until her body screamed and she felt she would die from the sweet sensation. She grabbed the back of his head and pressed him into her, wanting more of the pleasure, more of the sweetness.

by Judy Powell

There once was a girl who was hot.
A meek little lamb she was not.
Along came Sir Lance
Who got her to dance
And Summer was hooked on the spot.

Now Lance was intrigued by this girl.
How had she crashed into his world?
Her temper so quick
Gave him such a prick,
He kissed her and made her toes curl.

Then Summer was frozen in shock.
The man she had thought was a rock
Somehow  had a heart.
Would this be the start
Of life filled with love and good luck?
And so goes the story of life,
When kisses replace all the strife.
The tables are turned,
The lion has learned
He must have this girl for his wife.
So lion and tigress are wed,
And then, my dear readers, to bed.


Judy Powell is a writer and marketing consultant living in Ontario, Canada.  Her first romance novel, Hot Summer, placed second in the Toronto Romance Writers Contemporary Romance Competition.  She has two additional romance novels in stores: Hot Chocolat, which is the sequel to Hot Summer and Some Like It Hot, her sensual romance.  An excerpt from Judy's first novel, Hot Summer, is featured in Canadian Voices – An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Emerging Canadian Writers.

Judy loves to learn, and has Master’s degrees in Spanish, Marketing, Literature, and Creative Writing and a BA in International Business/Foreign Languages.  She loves to travel, and has lived and worked in various countries including France, Puerto Rico, the USA, Canada and Jamaica.  She has also traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.  International cultures are always featured in her work. 

Judy shares information on her books and learning resources at


Na said...

This book reminds me of summer and since it's actually beginning to feel like winter here I feel like recalling some summer heat via books. I appreciate the limericks which I found a catchy way to tell a story. Thank you for bringining a "Hot Summer" to each tour stop.

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