Cathy's review of Pretty Hot (Pretty #1) by Donna Alam

A charming playboy. A girl on the run from love. An exotic location, where the weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot.

Kate Saunders is sure of only one thing as her flight to her new life lands in Dubai: Short of joining a convent, her new job teaching at a conservative all-female school is just what she needs. Until she meets Kai, that is.

Cultured and worldly, Kai lives a life of wealth and privilege where he always gets what he wants. And what he wants next is Kate. He's determined their relationship is only going one place: His bed.

The road to hell may be paved with good intentions but it’s also littered with underwear when Kate finds she can’t resist a man with a sweet, filthy mouth--and the mind to match. Talented of tongue he may be, but he’s also not quite who he appears to be. Kate’s life is about to take a turn for the complicated, making the one she left behind look easy.

This book was a great combination of humor, exotic location, and hot sex scenes.  Kate was a really relatable heroine. You got to learn about Dubai and the UAE along with her.  She has a great wit and humor about her. Some of her thoughts had me laughing out loud.  Kai is a super-hot, wealthy and mysterious man. If you like alpha males he is definitely your guy.  Some of the sex scenes are borderline BDSM but not too far. Overall I really enjoyed the whole book. I had a hard time putting it down. It had a great plot, was well written, and excellent secondary characters on top of main characters.  This is the first in a series and ends with a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

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