A Guest Review by Feliz
Summary Review: A nice, pleasant romance about two firefighters.
The Blurb: Grey’s entire life is wrapped around his job as a firefighter. It is all he has ever wanted. That is until his new coworker Mica Cruz saunters through the door with his smoldering dark looks and dimpled grin. Suddenly he finds himself wanting to get to know what Mica looks like out of his gear and between the sheets.
Mica has one rule…keep his work life and his personal life separate. It was easy enough to follow until he meets Grey and finds that his rule can’t stand up to the fire that Grey ignites. There’s one big thing standing in the way of all of his lust filled musings. Grey is straight.
In a profession where being gay is often kept quiet Grey must come to terms with his growing attraction to Mica. How much is he willing to sacrifice? Can they come together before someone’s hatred threatens to destroy them both?
Even before he meets him for the first time, firefighter Grey is interested in the newest addition to his firehouse, Mica, because there are rumors that Mica might be gay. Well, the rumors were spread by someone with a grudge against the new man, but Grey is sick and tired about hearing homophobic slurs, although he’s straight himself. Or so he’s come to think for most of his life–until he first sets eyes upon hunk of a man Mica. Grey’s self-perception as a straight man is further called in question when he gains irrefutable proof that a) Mica is indeed gay and b) the attraction is definitely mutual.
Their relationship moves from sexual to far more very fast, and now they both face a difficult decision: keep their relationship a secret, or stand by who they love? Not an easy choice, particularly in view of the animosity Mica met with on the mere rumor he might prefer men. Aside from having to come to terms with his changed perception of himself, Grey fears to be subjected to the same. Mica fears Grey might not think him worth it to put up with homophobia. However, a critical event that puts them both into danger makes them see soon enough what really counts in life.
This book had all the right ingredients for romance: two instantly-attracted-to-each-other gorgeous men in an all-male profession and a somewhat hostile environment; the thereby resulting conflict between open commitment or safe secrecy; dangerous, decision-forcing situations that arose from the reality of their jobs; an unlikable adversary; surprisingly supportive friends; and not to forget: lots of hot sex.
The main characters, aside from being really nice guys, are capable of deep passion and yet reasonable enough to avoid the inevitably arising small misunderstandings between them by talking their issues through. They meet obstacles along the way, but overcome them by means of their strong feelings for each other. And they find perfect erotic fulfillment together so they don’t have to look at anyone but each other. Very romantic, very sweet, very pleasant.
You might want to pick up this book if you’re in the mood for a smoothly written, easily flowing, light and fun read. Oh, and hot firefighters.