Title: Lost in the Fire (Firehouse Six #5)
Author: Draven St. James
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Aaron Evans embodies every complication Wren Tucker knows he doesn’t need. The tempting go-go dancer refuses to leave him alone and his attempts to get into Wren’s bunker pants don’t stop at the club, even the walls of the Firehouse aren’t safe. Wren’s control is only so strong, and his desire for Aaron is turning into a clawing need that’s digging through the many reasons keeping Aaron at bay.
Aaron is two cold showers away from hypothermia if the hot fireman of his dreams wont give in to the lust Aaron sees blazing in Wren’s eyes. The only issue is, Wren is a forever man, and Aaron doesn’t have that in him to give, not with so many secrets locked behind the glitter and gold of his beautiful world.
As Wren begins to cave to Aaron’s delicious demands, he gets a deeper view of the tarnished landscape Aaron exists in. A murky pit of drug addiction that’s slowly dragging Aaron under, and Wren is going to have to fight like hell to save Aaron from it, to even have a chance at a new beginning with the man who brought him out of the shadows.
Firefighters, firefighters, FIREFIGHTERS! Books about firefighting men in love is just about my favorite thing to read. I love the scenes of peril and the descriptions of rugged, alpha men running around in turnout pants and yellow helmets. And the sex is almost always hot, hot, HOT!
I really enjoy the first two books in the Firehouse Six series, focusing on firefighters Grey and Mica. They were both rugged manly men and melted in their love for one another. Books three and four didn’t do as much for me. Grey and Mica were present in them, but the focus was now on new couples.
Now, onto book five featuring firefighter Wren and go-go dancer Aaron…
The thing with me and firefighter books is that half the fun is the excitement. I love to read about the boys fighting fires and getting injured with bedside confessions of love. The more adrenaline the better! And the problem with Lost in the Fire is that there are no firefighting scenes other than a flashback to the death of a friend. The drama and angst were over and it didn’t relate to the two main characters as a couple. On top of that, Aaron is a drug addict and the way Wren helped him with his addiction was so very, very far out of my comfort zone, I had a hard time reading it.
Aaron was afraid of his friends finding out about his addiction so he begged Wren to help him, but to not take him to the hospital during his withdrawal process. And Wren agrees! Aaron suffers seizures and Wren and his EMT friend Bastian never called an ambulance or took him to the hospital! The fuck?
A clamor in the bathroom preceded Bastian barreling into the room. “Oh, holy fuck.” He jumped onto the bed, a needle in hand. He jerked down the waist of Aaron’s pants to expose the pale curve of his hip. A scream that morphed into a gurgled moan came from Aaron’s throat. A thin line of blood ran out of Aaron’s mouth.
On top of all that, Wren’s libido kept acting up a very inappropriate times during Aaron’s convalescence. It got a bit creepy.
This isn’t a book about burly, hot firefighters. It’s a book about a man, who just so happens to be a firefighter, falling in love with a drug addicted go-go dancer. If that sounds good to you, I encourage you to read the book. For all others, I cannot recommend this one.