Review of “Taking the Heat” – Victoria Dahl

Girls’ Night Out – Book 3 
 
All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig—writing a relationship advice column!—requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town’s irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out…and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know.  
 
Gabe MacKenzie’s heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future’s tied up in his family’s Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights—not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there’s just no going back…and it might be too hot for either of them to take.
 
 
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It’s true Veronica and Gabe helped each other overcome obstacles hindering their happiness and, in return, they found their own HEA with each other. However what I will remember most about the story is the Dear Veronica letter from the bullied and depressed/suicidal HS student. The utter despair from the student broke my heart. 
 
I have a son who is in HS and I worry all the time if he’s getting bullied. He told me a few kids did bother him some: closed his locker door on him and attempted to trip him. He stood up for himself and luckily they backed off. Sadly, this is not the case for most kids. Last year, at his school, a kid took his own life due to being bullied and ridiculed for his handicap. 
 
When I hear about instances like this, I feel disgusted, angry, and sad. It’s naive to think it doesn’t happen. Kids should be able to feel safe. 
 
Thankfully, Veronica took steps to ensure a program was setup to help students who were in need of services for depression, being bullied, anything and everything that might pop up in their lives. 
 
She is a giving soul. 
 
Yes, this world needs more giving souls. It’ll make for a better world. Period! 
 
 
Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤
 
 
 

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I honestly don't know if I will read this one or not. Sounds like a good book but I am honest when I say, I read to escape reality. Having dealt with suicides, sickness and death while I worked as a nurse(37 years) I would rather read a book hat makes me feel good instead of one that makes me cry. I have put it on my to watch list. So I may get it sometime in the future. Thank you again for sharing!!

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