Just the sight of Walker Barnes in her kitchen is enough to panic Jen Summers Those feelings she once had that seemed like cold ashes for so many years are turning out to be hot, hot coals Walker s sudden appearance is fanning all sorts of flames Her guilt, her shame, her deep regret for what she d done to himBut this isn t the awkward geek she d hurt back in high school This is a brand new Walker hardened, wickedly successful, brilliant, confidentsexy And he hasn t forgotten how she used him Or forgiven her In fact, he seems bent on payback Of all the times to fall for a guy


10 thoughts on “Can't Stand the Heat?

  1. Bev Bev says:

    Jen had split up with her husband and they had two children together Then Walker comes back to town for a wedding Jen Walker have history and together but not a good one Who is Nick s real father Loved this book, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single book I have read by this author She is a fabulous writer Jen had split up with her husband and they had two children together Then Walker comes back to town for a wedding Jen Walker have history and together but not a good one Who is Nick s real father Loved this book, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single book I have read by this author She is a fabulous writer


  2. Jolie Jolie says:

    I loved this book Honestly, I was expecting it to be a fluff book You know, a book where the plot is forgettable and the sex is hot Instead, I got a book with an intriguing plotline and hot sex I was hooked from the first page.The plotline of Can t Stand the Heat was interesting I thought that the author did a great job at creating a situation where paternity could be questioned But I didn t like how Walker made assumptions about things He saw Nick and assumed that was his son from the fi I loved this book Honestly, I was expecting it to be a fluff book You know, a book where the plot is forgettable and the sex is hot Instead, I got a book with an intriguing plotline and hot sex I was hooked from the first page.The plotline of Can t Stand the Heat was interesting I thought that the author did a great job at creating a situation where paternity could be questioned But I didn t like how Walker made assumptions about things He saw Nick and assumed that was his son from the first glance All because of a grin Then he treated Jen horribly when she got defensive when confronted Heck, any normal woman would have acted the same way I know I would have if an ex fling technically it was came back into my life and started making claims that one of my kids were his.I did feel for Jen She was put in a hard situation How does she explain to her ex that Walker might be Nick s father And how would she explain that to Nick It would open up a can of worms that could backfire on her No wonder she didn t want to do the DNA test I didn t blame her one bit.I am going to admit that I didn t like Walker until halfway through the book I thought he should have left well enough alone But then came the scenes where he was looking through his mother s album I got teary eyed because his regret over the past was palpable It was at that point where I started to like him He redeemed himself in my eyes.I liked Jen I thought that she was a sweetheart Yes, she made mistakes and yes, she paid for them But she was making an effort to try and move past them She was a good mother I loved the scenes where she went all mama bear on Walker I was doing fist pumps and saying You go, girl.Walker and Jen definitely had some serious chemistry going on in the book The sexual attraction was there and was kept up until they had sex Now, talking about the sex scenes, I was actually happy that they weren t graphic There is a time and a place for graphic sex scenes and I am glad the author went the less graphic route with this book.The end of the book was emotional I am not going to get into it But I will say that I thought everything was handled perfectly Also, the epilogue made me smile


  3. Stacey Stacey says:

    Can t Stand the Heat is the second book in the Otter Tail series After an incident in high school changed the course of Jen, Walker, and Tony s lives, she didn t expect to see him again He s back in town for Quinn and Maddie s wedding, with the hopes of making a quick escape Then he sees Jen s son and begins to wonder if Nick is actually his, instead of her ex husband s He decides to stick around to find out, and to see if maybe there s a chance for him and Jen.As always, Margaret Watson has Can t Stand the Heat is the second book in the Otter Tail series After an incident in high school changed the course of Jen, Walker, and Tony s lives, she didn t expect to see him again He s back in town for Quinn and Maddie s wedding, with the hopes of making a quick escape Then he sees Jen s son and begins to wonder if Nick is actually his, instead of her ex husband s He decides to stick around to find out, and to see if maybe there s a chance for him and Jen.As always, Margaret Watson has created characters that readers will want to root for They ve all made mistakes but work hard to overcome them Readers will feel for Jen s children as well, as their mistakes from fifteen years ago will have an effect on them as well The characters and situations are realistic and well written I liked how Walker tried to connect with Jen s children, while Jen and Walker had to learn to move on from the past in order to have a future I also enjoyed catching up with Maddie and Quinn from the previous book.If you haven t read the first book in the series, this books works as a standalone While Jen was introduced in the previous book, readers will get to learnabout her in this book so you won t feel like you re missing anything.Margaret Watson has crafted a book that draws readers in and keeps them captivated until the very end I m looking forward to readingabout the residents of Otter Tail A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review


  4. Catlou Catlou says:

    Walker Barnes has come back to Otter Tail just long enough to see his friends get married That is until he sees Jen Summers and realizes there sreason to stay than to leave Jen just wants Walker gone, especially to protect her family from the consequences of her actions so long ago What do you do when you think you are looking for some form of redress and find a second chance instead Can mistakes from the past be forgiven, and a future built despite regrets and lost opportunities Find Walker Barnes has come back to Otter Tail just long enough to see his friends get married That is until he sees Jen Summers and realizes there sreason to stay than to leave Jen just wants Walker gone, especially to protect her family from the consequences of her actions so long ago What do you do when you think you are looking for some form of redress and find a second chance instead Can mistakes from the past be forgiven, and a future built despite regrets and lost opportunities Find out as you take this emotion filled journey with Jen and Walker through their ups and downs as they struggle to overcome the past and fight to find their happy ending.This is a very appealing love story, and the characters are well developed and engaging The narrative is fast paced with lots of drama, emotion, and steamy passion grabbing your feelings from the beginning, at times bringing tears to your eyes, right up until the very end Be prepared to read this from start to finish as you will find it very hard to put down.I highly recommend this very enjoyable romance It s part of the Welcome to Otter Tail series and can be read as a standalone, but I recommend you read the other stories, too, as they are just as wonderful


  5. Linda Linda says:

    Can you really ever make up for bad decisions in the past Decisions that nearly ruined people s lives Is it possible to find forgiveness for someone who hurt and betrayed you Jen and Walker give it a good try in this book Although Jen did a despicable thing to Walker in high school, which had disastrous results for Jen, Walker, and Jen s then boyfriend Tony, she is regretful and she has paid a price as they all have She s not my favorite female lead character but I don t dislike her and Can you really ever make up for bad decisions in the past Decisions that nearly ruined people s lives Is it possible to find forgiveness for someone who hurt and betrayed you Jen and Walker give it a good try in this book Although Jen did a despicable thing to Walker in high school, which had disastrous results for Jen, Walker, and Jen s then boyfriend Tony, she is regretful and she has paid a price as they all have She s not my favorite female lead character but I don t dislike her and even though his life turned out well, I have a lot of sympathy for Walker who was hurt and humiliated by the girl he crushed on all those years ago When they come face to face again years later at the wedding of friends, those painful memories come roaring back and surprisingly, so does the spark they thought was long extinguished This is an emotional story of forgiveness and second chances As always, Margaret Watson has caught me up in the lives of these all too human characters I enjoyed this book very much 4.5 stars.I received a free copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving a review


  6. Cathy Geha Cathy Geha says:

    Can t Stand the Heat by Margaret WatsonOtter Tail 2Jen Summers has put her past behind her or so she thinks until Walker Barnes walks in to be in a wedding she is a bridesmaid in, too With two sons so very different, an ex husband who now a cop in a big city and dreams of owning her own restaurant she has a lot on her plate Walker, the person she would wish to do things differently with, sees something at the reception that has him hanging on in town longer than he had planned Why He wants Can t Stand the Heat by Margaret WatsonOtter Tail 2Jen Summers has put her past behind her or so she thinks until Walker Barnes walks in to be in a wedding she is a bridesmaid in, too With two sons so very different, an ex husband who now a cop in a big city and dreams of owning her own restaurant she has a lot on her plate Walker, the person she would wish to do things differently with, sees something at the reception that has him hanging on in town longer than he had planned Why He wants to find out one thing about Jen and her family that could change all of their lives forever I loved this second chance love story and the way it unfolded Walker and Jen were teenagers that made a mistake that changed three lives possibly four and yet the mistake may have actually been a blessing rather than a curse depending on how it is looked at.I know that reading a book by this author will be a treat and this one was just that Thank you to the author for the ARC This is my honest review 4 Stars


  7. Gail Gail says:

    Hero s come back to the old home town for his best friend s wedding The heroine s also in the wedding, and they have a secret in their past He s a successful game writer, she s a divorced single mom struggling to build her catering business enough to save enough money to open her own restaurant The reunion isn t a happy one, and then he sees her oldest son, who s a dead ringer for his dad, and things really get complicated This is an angsty story with quite a few complications I thought it Hero s come back to the old home town for his best friend s wedding The heroine s also in the wedding, and they have a secret in their past He s a successful game writer, she s a divorced single mom struggling to build her catering business enough to save enough money to open her own restaurant The reunion isn t a happy one, and then he sees her oldest son, who s a dead ringer for his dad, and things really get complicated This is an angsty story with quite a few complications I thought it took a long way around the bringing hero and heroine together but overall, it was a good read


  8. Anna Lee McNeil Anna Lee McNeil says:

    Great Book This is my second book by this author and I ll buy the rest of this series 2books It s always exciting to find a new author that I enjoy I highly recommend this book


  9. Michalle Roop Michalle Roop says:

    This book was really good It s one of those books u can t put down till ur done Definitely worth the money.


  10. Ann Torrey Ann Torrey says:

    Enjoyed this book