Book 1 of the Hot City Nights contemporary romance series is a 224-page steamy romantic suspense “so full of fiery emotions and blistering passion, not to mention the wonderful characters, I closed the last page with a huge smile on my lips.” Rendezvous
Mansfield, New Jersey, is burning up building by building—each fire more devastating than the last—and it’s Irish born police detective Jamie Keegan’s job to bring the “Firefly,” as the arsonist has dubbed himself, to justice. He balks when his captain orders him to consult the beautiful and enigmatic India Cook, who has offered her services as a psychic to the police department.
Jamie views India as a con artist. The fact that India doesn’t like to be touched—that’s how she reads people—is only more of a challenge, because she’s just about the most smoking hot woman he’s ever met. Convinced she’s a con artist, Jamie tries to deny the chemistry simmering between them as they work together to stop the Firefly before he can strike again.
A Burning Touch, Book 1 of the Hot City Nights series of steamy contemporary romances with urban settings, is a full-length romantic mystery with no cliffhanger. It can be read and enjoyed independently from the rest of the series.
“Ever a master of characterization and sexual tension, Patricia Ryan creates a sizzling romantic suspense about the thin line between passion and anguish sure to heat up our reading pleasure!” RT BookReviews
“A steamy, sizzling, and thoroughly entertaining novel... The pacing is swift… a bonfire of passion. Way to go, Pat Ryan!” Affaire de Coeur
“The most remarkable aspect of this novel is the author’s empathic treatment of India’s [psychic] condition. This situation creates some unique sexual tension, including the well-handled description of desire in a man’s mind. Women reading romances are occasionally treated to token narratives about passion and desire from a hero’s point of view. Author Patricia Ryan takes that point of view one step further, with fascinating results. Readers will not want to put this one down until they have reached the satisfying happy ending.” Gothic Journal
Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense by Patricia Ryan: (Other authors have started publishing in this genre as “Patricia Ryan,” which has led to confusion. Any full-length contemporary novel that is not on this list was written by someone else.)
Hot City Nights Books
A Burning Touch
Deep in the Night
North Moon Bay Books
The Black Sheep
The Marriage Arrangement
My Best Friend’s Girl
Pure and Simple
Good to be Bad
About the Author: Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder, written as P.B. Ryan. A RITA® winner and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two RT BookReviews Awards. Subscribe to her newsletter by visiting patricia-ryan.com.
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Exciting Romantic Suspense!
Jamie, a detective working on an arson case, sure doesn’t believe in ESP or trust psychics and consequently has a hard time accepting the help of one named India, even at his captain’s request. But Jamie also has a hard time fighting his attraction to India while they work on finding the elusive arsonist. The arson case took some decidedly scary and dangerous turns as Jamie and India worked on their unusual relationship and made for a very well-written, exciting story. A complimentary copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.