Blazing Hot Nights

The Cowboys of Bison Ridge

Fiction - Audiobook
Audio Book
Reviewed on 05/29/2023
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Blazing Hot Nights is a work of fiction in the Western, contemporary romance, and interpersonal drama subgenres, and forms part of The Cowboys of Bison Ridge book collection. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience as a non-graphic romance novel. It was penned by author Katie J Mettner and narrated in audiobook format by Stella Rose. This intricate romantic tale follows our two central characters through the trials and tribulations of romance after challenges like injury, grief, and long estrangement. Heaven Lane is convinced that she’s to blame for a major tragedy in neighbor Blaze’s life, and vice versa, but perhaps these two can still find comfort and heal together.

In terms of the storyline, author Katie J Mettner gives readers everything they could want from a Western romance, including plenty of deep emotional drama and backstory to charge the energy of the characters and their every action. I really appreciated the detail and attention paid to dialogue, which could easily have been very generic, but actually sounded deeply authentic to the individual characters and helped develop a lot of pain, regret, and conflict where you can read between the lines. As this blends with the burgeoning attraction and desire of the central couple, the novel becomes a multi-layered romantic and dramatic experience that keeps you turning pages.

In terms of its audiobook production, narrator Stella Rose brings a lot of artistry to the craft of the tale. Rose has a great sense of descriptive emphasis and a keen empathy, particularly for Heaven and her conflict between her attraction to Blaze and the complexities of her past. The editing quality was also perfectly crisp, well-paced, and easy to listen to. Overall, I would certainly recommend Blazing Hot Nights to fans of Western romances everywhere, especially those seeking a comfort-style plot that has a lot of emotional gravitas.