Crazy From The Heat by Mercy Celeste ~ Review by Caroline

I love Mercy Celeste and she is a total auto read for me.

18489605Title: Crazy From The Heat

Author: Mercy Celeste

Publisher: MJC Press

My Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Life is like high school.
For Grey Talbot teaching high school history was a choice. When a gorgeous blond punk of a kid walks into his class with attitude to spare, Grey fears his choice might just be his undoing.

High school kids kept getting younger and Paul Gaines stayed the same. Moving from one city narcotics unit to the next, his youthful looks and slender body made him a perfect undercover cop for the job.

Meeting the professor wasn’t part of the deal. The man was smart sexy and off limits even if he was younger than Paul.

For Grey getting involved with one of his students, even if that student wore a badge meant playing with fire. Fire that could burn them both.

My View


This is not my favourite book of hers by a long way but it still has her character trademarks stamped all over it. Two hot men that life seems determined to make things difficult for. Lots of angst. A lot of personal baggage that they are constantly tripping over and some hot sexy action.

Grey Talbot is a history teacher that is not the prude he comes across as. He is a product of the foster care system and one of the few that made it out intact and with good prospects. His teenage years hold a few secrets that he wants kept hidden but always seem to catch him up.

Paul Gaines is a 30 year old cop with the face of a teenager. His young looks tend to define his career and his current assignment is playing a 17 year old student at High School, looking to make a drug bust. His career so far has been fast paced and filled with controversy so this is one assignment he plans to keep his head down for.

When he walks into his first history class all bets are off as he comes face to face with the sexy teacher. His cocky attitude has the same affect on Grey who is left terrified by his reactions to the student.

Though an incident away from school reveals to Grey the true identity of Paul he still feels uncomfortable having any contact with him outside the remit of his lessons. This proves to be near impossible as both men find it impossible to stay away from each other.

This book could have done with a little more editing but the story remained interesting so it became easy to ignore.  In true Mercy style nothing in her boys lives is ever easy and towards the end there were twists galore. It wrapped up a little too quick IMO but the outcome was all good so I won’t complain too much. If you are a Mercy fan, I think you will like this one.


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One thought on “Crazy From The Heat by Mercy Celeste ~ Review by Caroline

  1. Great review. The editing was a bit of a issue for me too. I thought it was a good read too although there were moments where I questioned if the author thought some of these events/issues through.

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