REVIEW – RAW HEAT (Larson Brothers, #3) by Cherrie Lynn


The third book in the Larson Brothers series from New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn is the sexiest installment yet!

Youngest Larson brother Damien has the luck of the devil. Fast talking and faster thinking, he owns a successful nightclub in Houston and runs an illegal poker room upstairs. After a troubled childhood, now nothing is out of Damien’s reach—except his accountant, Emma Haskell.

Emma has always been drawn to Damien’s dark intensity and the gleam in his eyes that promises more than she can possibly handle. But when her brother’s gambling threatens to destroy her family, Damien makes her an offer she’d be crazy to accept—but can’t refuse: her brother’s debts will be forgiven, and Emma belongs to him for thirty days.

In Damien’s world, he shows his angelic bookkeeper what it’s like to live with the devil. But Emma brings out a side in Damien he thought didn’t exist. Will the flames of lust scorch them both, or will this beauty tame the beast and give him something to fight for?

Raw Heat scorches with emotional intensity and smoldering passion that will leave readers spellbound!



*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!


Emma Haskell is a beautiful 25 yr. old woman living in Houston, Texas. She works as an accountant for a nightclub called Players. Her boss is a man named Damien Larson. He also runs an illegal, underground poker room on the top floor of the club. Emma tends to be more of a strait-laced, rule follower, so she tries to just mind her own business, lay low, & just focus on doing her job that she’s paid very well for. She also tries to somewhat steer clear of her very gorgeous, tempting boss. Between his black moods & his striking appearance, she finds it hard to look him in the eye. She’s too affected when in his presence, & gets all flustered.

Damien Larson is the youngest of the Larson brothers. He had it rough growing up, & his past greatly shaped who he was today. Nobody in his life ever stuck around except for his brothers so he got used to keeping people at a distance. He was a complex person, & known for being cold, ruthless, controlled, & calculating. Since he grew up with nothing, he now lives a life of excess. He’s built the life he wanted, & tries to forget where he came from. He never let anyone get too close to him where they could ever have the power to hurt him.


Damien has always been attracted to his innocent, sweet, sexy accountant. He’s always wondered what it would be like to have her. One evening when her brother gets in over his head, an opportunity arises for Damien to fulfill his fantasies. He makes an indecent proposal & negotiates to have Emma no strings attached for thirty days.

Emma’s brother’s gambling has always been a problem for her family. He’s really in trouble this time. When her boss makes an offer to forgive his debts in exchange for Emma, she decides she can’t say no. She can handle her brother’s problem without her parents ever knowing.


-Damien Larson might very well be the hottest man alive.

-Her body was on fire. With one touch he’d stayed her worries and awakened the rest of her. She could only imagine what sex with this man would be like.

-He was making her want this.

-He was going to ruin her. Even knowing that, she couldn’t have stopped if she’d tried.

-She wanted him in every way she could have him.

-He was her fantasy.


Damien & Emma begin spending their time together. Emma is one of the best people he knows. She’s kind, & soon he feels like he’s drowning in her sweetness. She’s shining her light on all his dark places & soon he cherishes her. This man with walls around his heart is totally gone over her. His brothers both found love, but Damien never thought it was in the cards for him. Emma has made him question everything.

Emma began this arrangement ready to do her time, & be done. Now she’s thoroughly been seduced, & her need for this man is out of control. She aches for him & craves him more than anything. He’s sparked something in her that makes her feel alive. She’s confused because she almost feels like he’s hers.

I loved this book & this series so much! All these brothers are delicious & have such beautiful hearts. One of the best series I’ve read in a while. I adore these Larson brothers!

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