Heat Wave: Washington DC by Tamer Lorika ~ Book Review by Ameliah

HEat-Wave-DC-CoverTitle: Heat Wave: Washington DC

Author: Tamer Lorika

Publisher: JMS Books

Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/26/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Gay Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance


Simone Jackson is struggling in her first job out of college. Running errands for a city councilman in Washington, DC, isn’t all that fun in the June heat, but Simone has big plans about being a politician, and this is a big step. Still, the humidity is hard to ignore, as is a tray of free lemonade left in front of a house with the most gorgeous garden Simone has ever seen. And the owner of the garden? Not half bad looking, either.

Natia Savea, a transplant from Samoa, is gentle, kind, and the center of the neighborhood. Her garden has become a paradise for everyone around to come and beat the heat. Natia soon becomes the center of Simone’s life, too.

But when Natia’s home is threatened, can Simone take on City Council and save the day … and the woman she’s grown to love?

My View:

Simone is a busy, hardworking woman who wants to break into the political scene. Instead of teaching Simone, her boss has her running errands. While on her way back to the office she spies an unmanned lemonade stand with a sign that says to help yourself. Thanking the mysterious benefactor brings out a “You’re welcome.” by the beautiful Natia and the adventure begins.

This was a super sweet short love story. I liked watching the characters as they fall in love. It is really good and I enjoyed it very much. I will be looking for more stories from Ms. Lorika


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

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