Smoldering Flame (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Smoldering Flame (Rekindled Flame #3)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 177 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Sometimes the strongest flames take the longest to ignite.

Firefighter Dean’s life revolves around his very ill son, Sammy. Caring for Sammy and working to make ends meet leave Dean time for little else, and romance isn’t something he can even consider—no matter how much he longs for someone special to join their family. Because money is tight, Dean couldn’t be more grateful to the photographer who does Sammy’s session free of charge.

After growing up in the foster care system, Marco knows how to rely on himself, and his hard work is about to pay off—he’s poised on the cusp of fame and success he could only have imagined as a lonely child. When Dean brings Sammy into Marco’s studio, Marco can see they’re struggling, and both the boy and his father stir Marco’s heart. The slow burn between the two men isn’t something either expected, but neither wants to lose the possibility of a loving future. With Dean’s dangerous and possibly life-threatening career and Marco’s demanding one, can romance and forever find a place to fit?

Another great book by Andrew Grey. I loved that this book was not only an extremely emotional read but also an exciting read. I like a good firefighter read but when you throw in a son and a man that completely understands the things this amazing little boy has been through and you have a fabulous read that will capture your heart.

Dean is a single father of an incredible little boy named Sammy. Dean is not only a father but he is also a firefighter that loves his job. He is good at his job, almost like he can read what a fire is going to do before it does it. But the most important thing in his life is his precious little boy.

Sammy is only five years old but he has had a hard time of things. He is fighting the fight of his young life against cancer. It has most definitely taken its toll on him and Dean is extremely concerned that he is going to lose his little boy. So when Sammy shows a huge interest in wanting to meet the stuffed dog that he has seen in pictures at the hospital, Dean does not hesitate to take Sammy to the man that took the picture in hopes to be able to let his little boy meet the stuffed animal his little boy has becomes so infatuated with.

Marco is the photographer that took the picture that Sammy saw and when he meets both Sammy and Dean for the first time there is no question about letting the boy play with the stuffed dog and even less question of whether he will take a picture of it or not. Meeting Sammy brought back Marco’s past pain of going through the same thing that Sammy is going through but at the same time the pictures of Sammy turn out to be one of Marco’s favorite.

Marco was not expecting to meet and start to feel something for someone, much less someone like Dean and Sammy for that matter. But that is exactly what has happened. But what happens between Marco and Dean when Marco is no longer sure if he can handle the stress and emotional war that he feels within about Dean’s very dangerous job? Can he get over the fear he feels or will it all just be too much for him?

Andrew Grey did such an amazing job on this book. It is truly an emotional read. There were times that I was in tears and other times I found myself smiling. It is definitely one of those books you want to have some tissue handy while reading it. I look forward to more books by Andrew in the future.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.