Title: Guns & Hoses (Guns & Hoses #1)
Author: Brenda Cothern
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Page Count: 283
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Tigger Flint and Thomas Flame shared an instant mutual hate for one another from the day they met in sixth grade. Their dislike grew into competition and rivalry throughout high school as they were stuck in the same honors classes and played the same sports. That hatred and rivalry followed them into adulthood as one became a cop and the other a fireman.
Sharing the same haunt, Guns & Hoses, gave everyone from both departments plenty of opportunity to witness their personal war. Being forced back onto the football field for charity gave both men another venue for their hatred and rivalry to make an appearance.
But those feelings weren’t the only emotions in attendance and the winner of game could just be both of them.
While I did not care for this tale of rivals-to-lovers, I expect there are some that will gladly overlook what I found distasteful just to get to the sex. ‘Cuz the sex was rough, angry and brutal. I love that, yes sir, but when there is no emotion behind it, it’s just plain ‘ol sex to me. And you can get plain ‘ol sex anywhere on the WWW for free.
The MCs in this book, Tommy Flame and Tigger Flint (seriously) were together for the sex and for the sex only for 95% of the book. Both of their code of ethics’ left a LOT to be desired. They treated each other horribly and their fellow hook-ups and co-works and friends just as badly, if not worse at times. I never once felt a flicker of emotion in either one of them.
So, not for me, but if you want hot, angry sex and not much else, go for it and enjoy!
PS: Those wanting firefighter and/or police action in your books, you do get BOTH here. Wasn’t enough to sway my opinion of the book, but it may be enough to temp you to read it!