Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Book Review for The One That I Crave by Amari Nylix

 Austin Heat #3

The One That I Crave by Amari Nylix

Published January 9, 2024 by Temair Media


Taken from Goodreads
:  Cold showers are required for this steamy series…after all, it gets hot in Texas!

The third installment in Amari Nylix’s addictive new series, Austin Heat: THE ONE…That I Crave will make you hold your breath, laugh out loud, and wipe your brow. The angst and heat intensify with the next twist in Rakell and Jake’s layered journey. The media storm following the explosive playoff game has the world speculating over Jake—both on and off the field. Who was that girl on the big screen?

This expanding cast of characters will surprise you as they come to life. Their motivations, pasts, and dreams are uncovered as this ongoing saga unfolds with new revelations.

After an amazing season, the Sacramento Condors are poised to make history as they face off against the Kentucky Stallions in New Orleans. Jake’s been focused on keeping his promise to Dwayne, and the sports world is swooning over Jake and Dwayne’s meet-cute and the fact that they reunited, emerging as one of the most instinctive quarterback-wide receiver pairs in the league.

Rakell grapples with her new notoriety as she pursues her dreams amid the social media brouhaha. She says goodbye to her escort persona, Marietta, hoping to leave that in the past. She finally musters the strength to open herself to Jake—giving into that Austin Heat.

If this were a TV show (it is not…yet ), think: a naughty version of Virgin River hooks up with Friday Night Lights. Add in a little Yellowstone toothpick-chewin’ and you get the vibe of this spicy Austin-based series that follows Jake and Rakell, along with a host of other intriguing characters, as they search for The One.


My Thoughts:  Are Rakell and Jake ever going to end up together?   That is the question I had when I ended book two of this series.  I really wanted this question to be answered while reading book three.  The Austin Heat series MUST be read in order.

Amari Nylix did not turn the heat down at all.   This book had me blushing, smiling, laughing, and wanting more of Jake and Rakell.  I love that Jake did not let Rakell get away with her excuses, even though he wanted to be with her more than anything else.   Rakell never let up on wanting to be with Jake, she just had to figure out how to be a girlfriend of a famous NFL quarterback.  

The Austin Heat series is a steamy, sexy, sports romance. 

Thank you GetRedPr for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.


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Meet Amari Nylix (taken from Goodreads):
 Amazon bestseller Amari Nylix tells sordid stories revolving around tempestuous love affairs. Inspired by the secret liaisons of old west villains, heroes and the temptress women who lure those powerful men into their webs. She particularly enjoys it when the men’s armor is ripped away, exposing their soft under bellies known as their hearts. She relishes in the men’s pursuit of the soft, feminine kitten, only to find themselves shocked when she turns out to be a wanton minx. 

Years of traveling the globe, studying her human subjects as they let their emotions draw them into sticky situations, taking notes along the way, led her to write stories that taunt. Amari delights in sharing her torrid stories of heart-wrenching, epic love that begin with the desires of the flesh and evolve into affairs of the heart.

Amari resides in the finest hotels the world over, enjoying the attention of the men that dare. Little do they know, her motives are to reel them in, then use them for ‘research’ purposes. Her objective is always to dissect the hidden ‘sweet’ motivations of the men she writes about that are often disguised behind their alpha bravados. She makes no apologies for her pernicious ways. Her sole goal is to give all the minxes that follow her writing a fulfilling ride on the provocative, emotional, and often humorous train they bought a ticket on.

She currently splits her time between Austin, Texas and wherever the hell else she wants. She has an affinity for old hotel bars where she can be seen enjoying a cocktail or two, while she imagines all the saucy liaisons that were sparked within those walls. Her favorites are the Driskill Hotel (Austin), Palmer House (Chicago), the Hotel Del Coronado (Coronado Island) as well as the Hotel Rosewood (London).  When she’s not writing, she enjoys being served, by hot, ripped men…while doing ‘research’ for future books.






  1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback! Fun fact: this is my pen-name for all the spice. Under my actual name (Tara Delaney) I write books on Autism and Sensory Processing as well as women’s literary fiction (I’m a pediatric occupational therapist)

    1. You are very welcome. This series is so much fun! I love the heat and sexiness of each book! I will have to check out your actual name and see what you have available.