Review: Heat Wave by Elyse Springer (Seasons of Love #3)


Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Heat Wave is the third book in the Elyse Springer-penned Seasons of Love quartet, and this friends-to-lovers story between part-time student and waitress Sara Walker and makeup artist Laura Murphy brings with it a fair amount of heat. The one thing that Sara and Laura shared was having the same boyfriend, though not at the same time, with Laura having dated him after Sara and he broke up. After catching said boyfriend cheating on her, Laura's decided she needs a break from guys, and when Sara's curiosity about being with another woman is triggered, bisexual Laura is more than ready to satisfy said curiosity. It's nothing more than a summer fling, especially since Laura's plans will have her leaving the bright lights of New York for the glitz and glamour of California. But Sara wants Laura to stay, hoping that the business plan she's come up with to inspire and prove to Laura that the salon she's always dreamed of is, indeed, viable...and maybe, hope that her growing feelings will be enough to convince her that she no longer has to go. With bags packed, will Laura stay with Sara or will she dream anew in California?

The series got off to a great start with Whiteout, but faltered when it come to the follow-up, Thaw. So, I was hoping, at the very least, that it would bounce back with its third effort, and bounce back it did, though maybe it was more of a hop than a bounce. Sara and Laura weren't even close friends at the beginning of this F/F read. Yes, they knew each other and were friendly, but it's not as if they were bosom buddies, so it was interesting to see the forge a friendship before the complications of being in a sexual relationship came about. Let's face it, even when it's made clear from the get-go that there are supposed to be no strings attached in whatever's going on between two people in the bedroom, everyone involved gets entangled sooner or later. I liked Sara, but I felt she was a bit too much of an overachiever in the whole scenario, going above and beyond in order to find some way to get Laura to stay. I had a feeling that she was far more invested in a possible future together than Laura, but hey, whatever gets them to that coveted happily-ever-after, and by the end, that's where they were at. 3.5 stars go to Heat Wave. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Seasons of Love series:


Whiteout (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Thaw (book two) - three stars - My Review

Heat Wave (book three) - 3.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 31 July 2017

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