Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa by Jeff Adams ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

heat-wave-tuscaloosaTitle: Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa

Author: Jeff Adams

Publisher: JMS Books

Cover Artist: unkown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/02/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Ethan is a grad student stuck in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the summer. Though he’s thrilled about his teaching assistant position at the university, he’s not at all excited about the record-breaking heat wave plaguing the area.

In the midst of an oppressively hot summer night, Ethan meets fellow grad student Marcus. While their initial encounters are scorching, can two busy students have more than a heated seasonal fling? Or could it be the beginning of something that will last beyond the stormy southern nights?

My View:

I think I have said it before, but I am rarely, if ever, disappointed by a Jeff Adams story. Heatwave: Tuscaloosa is no exception. HW: Tuscaloosa is part of an 18 story, multi-author collection from JMS Books that celebrates summer with, of course, extra heat. Each story is set in a different city across the US.

Nestled snugly in the central part of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is not the first city I would think of when I think of a heatwave. Maybe it is the Southern girl in me, but come on, we are used to the heat in the Summer. However, Adams makes me almost wish for a heatwave.

Not to make a pun, but the heat between Ethan and Marcus is off the charts from first blush to the end. Theirs is not an easy coupling. They both have busy schedules and responsibilities. However, in 17,000 short words, Adams makes you want nothing but happiness for these two grad students.

What is next Mr. Adams?


Heat Wave: Tuscaloosa on Goodreads
JMS Books
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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