Title: Spark & Blaze (Guns & Hoses #3)
Author: Brenda Cothern
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 2, 2016
Page Count: 234
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Brett Malone has been working for Tampa Fire Department for over three years and the last thing he needs or wants is a rookie who can’t follow orders on a scene. He doesn’t need to be attracted to the rookie either, especially since his closet door at work is firmly welded shut.
All Evan Carmichael ever wanted to be was a fireman. He graduated top of his class at the Fire Academy, but nothing he learned there prepared him for the harsh reality of the job. Back to back shifts of one trauma call after another send him quickly to his breaking point.
Thankfully, support from his co-workers and the attention from the one fireman he thought hated him, helps him survive his first few brutal shifts. However, it’s attention of another sort that he may not survive at all.
While I did not enjoy the first book in this series, I’m a sucker for a firefighter book and needed to give this one a try.
A couple points I made in my update statuses:
1. Brett has an emerald green Camero with a black racing strip and… a pool cue that match. *side-eye*
2. On page kinky flashback sex with current MC Brett and the MC from book 1, Tig who is now with Flame. *did not enjoy*
3. Not a lot of romance here.
There was no reason to be so out of sorts when it came to the good-looking rookie. Shit, he had fucked hotter hook-ups than Carmichael, but they had never turned Brett’s world ass over tits.
But I still did enjoy this. After the two finally expressed their mutual desire, things were good and emotional and sexy.
Nothing earth shattering, but nothing to offend. Recommend as palate cleanser after a heavy-angst book.