Stolen Heat by Elisabeth Naughton

Stolen Heat

The last person antiquities dealer Peter Kaufman expected to see after the auction was her. A car bomb killed Egyptologist Katherine ‘Kat’ Meyer in Cairo, years ago. She’s got to be dead but those almond eyes are unmistakable, but it can’t be her. Peter thought he’d gotten past seeing Kat everywhere. That’s why he was getting rid of this trinket.  She can’t be alive.

Kat’s dreaded the day she’d run into Pete before she was ready and couldn’t stop kicking herself or deviating from her plan. Kat’s trying to retrieve a necklace she gave Pete that could prove her innocence and allow her to live her life again but running into Pete and being spotted by Egyptian thugs as she flees museum security takes away her options and put them both in jeopardy.

When they fell in love six years ago, the attraction was unmistakable but they had a fundamental problem. Pete thought rules were suggestions putting him at odds with the law. During the intervening years and the flashbacks the couple interact through intricate games of cat and mouse, truth or dare, two truths and a lie to keep each other at arm’s length. Unfortunately it also did the same to this reader.

The plot and sexy times were interesting but while the flashbacks gave clarity and depth to Kate and Pete’s relationship they weren’t conducive to this reader’s enjoyment and curdled the read for my taste. I had the impression of reading separate outings covering the same characters and didn’t want to invest in either set. I wanted to like the outing more than I was able.

Rating: 3stars

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