We all read books to satisfy our guilty pleasures, and for me, one of the series I read is the Nikki Heat series written by the TV characters on the TV show, Castle. Richard Castle is a fictional character that writes a book about a fictional character named Nikki Heat, and Jameson Rook, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author. "Crashing Heat" is the 10th book in the Nikki Heat series. I really used to enjoy that series but it seams Castle jumped the shark tank when he separated from Kate Beckett, a fictional detective on the NYPD. But this is about the book series, not the TV series.
Tom Straw is the ghostwriter of the Richard Castle novels. These novels are sometimes over the top about a ruggedly handsome writer and yes, in this book he refers to himself that way about a half a dozen times. These books are hammy, lovey-dovey and the police almost always get there man or woman, sometimes it might take the next book but they're like the Canadian Mounties, they do get the bad guy.
"Crashing Heat" starts out a little slow but 4 or 5 chapters later Jameson has become the lead person of interest in a murder case where a student where Rook was recruited to teach a semester at his old Alma Mater, is found naked in his bed and naturally she is dead. This book has probably the least amount of action out of the other 9 books in the series but because of my guilty pleasure, I really enjoy the series. ABC canceled the series after season 8, but the books keep coming. If the books keep coming I'll still read them.
Crashing Heat by Richard Castle,
Book 10 in the Nikki Heat Series