Title: Dr. Zach’s Hot Fireman
Author: Tamsin Baker
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Page Count: 130
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 1 stars out of 5
Zach has fulfilled all of his goals in life. He’s successful, wealthy, and a good person. It’s time to find the right guy, and his brother’s hot friend may be just what the doctor ordered.
Dylan loves his life as a firefighter, and when he meets the gorgeous Doctor Zach he decides that a relationship might be worth while.
But Zach isn’t used to putting his work second for anyone, and Dylan’s one night stands haven’t prepared him for the ups and downs of a real relationship. Can a hot fireman and a super sexy doctor make their crazy schedules fit each other? Or will the hazards of their jobs be the end of their happily ever after?
UPDATE: Well, it looks like this book was already published under a different title Fire Dreams at a different publisher. I had a sinking suspicion that it sounded vaguely familiar while I was reading it. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but when re-releasing a book under a different title and book cover, it is common courtesy to let the reader know that the work had been previously published, right? Hummmmmmmm. Guess not.
Pretty cover, huh? A firefighter and a doctor! *swoon* That’s what I thought too. But I found this book to be offensive, full of negative stereotypes and just plain bad. Yep, it’s the whole “Bottoms aren’t real men” trope and that drives me crazy.
Here are just a few examples:
His hands were fluttering over Dylan’s chest and face, his effeminate movements making it clear the boy was a bottom.
Feeling more confident, Zach pushed a little harder. “I don’t really want to bottom, but I’ll do it if you need it. If we are going to get into a relationship you should know that my first preference is always going to be the dominant.”
His ass was throbbing, covered with lube and his legs were spread like a little bitch. What the hell had happened to him?
“I can’t believe I’ve turned into some little…” He couldn’t finish the sentence. What was he anyway? The bottom? The submissive? What? And why did it make him feel like less of a man?
In this day in age, these types of hurtful stereotypes just aren’t acceptable. Even when they come in a pretty package with buff firefighters.