#TBR Challenge Februrary 2021 - New-To-You Author *REVIEW*

I purchased Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl last summer. I picked it up half a dozen times and could not get into it, but so many romance readers rave about it, so I promised myself I'd finish it. This book took off at 15%. There are so many great things in this story. 

The main characters have friendships, hobbies, and jobs they enjoy. The heroine has left NYC after learning it was not for her. I feel like so often heroes/heroines seek city life as an accomplishment, and as someone who loves the quiet of suburbia, I enjoyed reading the opposite. The hero is a hot librarian who likes to read, rock climb, and is very into pleasing his heroine. 

They both have issues with their families that they work out and I enjoyed seeing them find strength from each other and within themselves.

The chemistry is hot, and the romance is on point.

CW: bullying, suicide attempt 


  1. I rated this one 3.5 stars, the lowest of the series, I think the other books are really good if you ever get a wild hair to try her again. Dahl was one of my faves combining heat and strong women.

    1. The author did make the friends intriguing by hinting about their backstories. I'll add them to my tbr.


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