If You Can’t Take the Heat

Title: If You Can’t Take the Heat
Author: Thianna Durston
Publisher: Kindle Words
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary/Firefighter/BDSM
Page Count: 112
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Austin Reynolds always wanted to be a firefighter but an accident when he was 18 killed that dream. Life as a chef, creating wonderful spicy food, fills that void. His monthly visits to feed the hungry firefighters and paramedics of Station 58 help as well. On one of those visits, he meets someone and is instantly attracted.

FBI agent Conrad “Rad” Strauss is on the hunt for a serial killer who tortures and then burns his victims alive. While he rarely finds time for activities outside of work, the need to fulfill the dom side of him takes him to a BDSM club where he and Austin find they have more than firefighting in common.

As their attraction heats up, so does the pressure from the killer known as The Artist. For he has his eyes on Austin and unless Conrad can stop him, his lover is about to go up in flames.

I read every firefighter M/M romance because they tend to be my favorite. Some really work for me. Some just don’t

If You Can’t Take the Heat is way too short to develop any real feelings between these men and the sex was impersonal because of it. The most disappointing part is that these were fascinating characters and if the story was more fleshed out, this could have been a great book. Oh well…

Can’t recommend.

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