Book Reviews of Taking the Heat

Taking the Heat
Taking the Heat
Author: Brenda Novak
ISBN-13: 9780373835706
ISBN-10: 0373835701
Publication Date: 2/1/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This is an unusual story of a prison guard, Gabrielle, following an escaped convict into the desert. Staying alive becomes their common goal & an unexpected relationship develops. I put off reading this for a long time but enjoyed it when I finally decided to see what it was all about.
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Helpful Score: 4
To support herself and her one-year-old daughter, Gabrille Hadley is working as a prison guard - just about the only job available in the small desert town of Florence, Arizona. Randall Tucker is a prisoner at Florence, convicted of murdering his wife. He has one goal; to survive until he can prove his innocence and reclaim his eight-year-old-boy. Holds you right to the last page. I really enjoyed this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have not found one of Brenda Novak's books that I do not like this is a dupicate of one I am keeping and a great read. To support herself and her one-year-old daughter Gabrielle Hadley is working as a prison guard-just about the only job available in Florence Arizonia. Randall Tucker is a prisoner at Florence convicted of murdering his wife. He has one goal: to survive until he can prove his innocence-and reclaim his eight-year-old son. When he escapes during a prison transfer, Gabriele follows him inot the unforgiving desert. Within the course of a single day, staying alive becomes the only thing that matters. The balance of power between guard and prisoner changes as they-re drawn together in a struggle to survive. Its' a relationship that's not suppose to exist-and yet it might save them both.
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Helpful Score: 2
A really interesting story of a man falsely accused of murder and a female prison guard. From trying to survive inside the prison to trying to survive in the hot Arizona desert, these two have to depend on one another and try to clear his name.

This was Brenda Novak's second full-length novel and I was gripped from the start.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a really well written story that grabs the reader and pulls you right in. It was definitely one that I couldn't put down and thought about afterwards. Gabrielle Hadley is working as a prison officer in order to support her child and to be in vicinity of the birth mother who gave her away. She interrupts the beating of convict Randall Tucker and subsequently is picked to transfer him to another prison. During this transfer he escapes and they end up trying to survive in the desert together. When Gabby becomes convinced that Tucker is innocent her moral dilemma begins. Recommended!
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I really liked this a book a lot. I have it on my keeper shelf.
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The small town of Florence, Arizona, is known for one thing its prison. Gabrielle Hadley is in Florence for personal reasons, though; she's seeking the
mother who abandoned her more than two decades ago. In order to support herself and her two-year-old daughter, Gabrielle is working as a prison guard
just about the only job available in this bleak desert town.

Randall Tucker is a prisoner at Florence, convicted of murdering his wife. He has one goal: to survive until he can prove his innocence and reclaim his
seven-year-old son, Landon, now living in foster care.

In the prison's atmosphere of tension and corruption, Gabrielle discovers that Randall Tucker is far from the murderer he's said to be.When he escapes during
a prison transfer, she follows him into the unforgiving desert. To protect her job, her own integrity or him? But the guard becomes the prisoner's captive...and
more. It's a relationship that's not supposed to exist, and yet it might save them both.