Hot firemen … Lucius, sexy, yummy … Need I say more?!
Author: Draven St. James
Publisher: Loose Id
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Michael prides himself on being the man that everyone can depend on until one of his firefighters is severely wounded on the job. Will he be allowed to process the situation alone? Not when a loud and persistent Simon Winters shows up on his doorstep. The man hasn’t met a boundary he didn’t skip across.
Simon has had the biggest crush on Lieutenant Firefighter Michael Donovan since the first day he saw him. Which just happened to be at an interview for a job to work as a firefighter. Before his desire to lick the gruff older man from head to toe affects his work, Simon transfers over to being a paramedic. Just when he’s begun to build a life that doesn’t include hot shower fantasies of Michael, the object of his angst is thrust into his path.
All too quickly, Simon begins to barrel through Michael’s defenses and dig up the desires Michael has fought so hard to hide. As passions flare out of control, tragedies collide from every side. Michael’s struggle to keep Simon at a distance starts to crumble beneath the weight of the secrets that Simon is hiding. Will Michael be able to protect Simon when he needs it the most or will he lose Simon forever?
This is the third in Draven St. James’ hot Firehouse Six series, and like its predecessors, this story is delicious! Michael, the mountain of a man Lieutenant of Fire House Six, and Simon, his former firefighter and now paramedic, are familiar characters from earlier books. Michael is large, strong, and a true leader. Simon is a smaller man who has always been the “class clown,” despite being very good at his job. Michael is older than Simon, and considers Simon a bit immature. Simon has always pined for the luscious Michael, and is trying to move past his infatuation. When Michael withdraws from everyone due to crushing guilt over a firefighter’s serious injury during a fire, only Simon seems to be able to save Michael. Michael soon discovers that Simon fulfills his need for love, and that Simon desperately needs Michael when incredible hurt comes Simon’s way.
Oh my … I just LOVE this story! The story line is wonderful – it’s emotional, passionate, and ultimately hopeful. But it is the characters that make Fused by Fire absolutely delicious. Michael is so very strong – he’s the perfect leader, and he’s always prided himself on keeping his team safe. He’s devastated when a firefighter is seriously injured, causing Michael to question everything about himself. When he’s at his lowest, Simon intervenes and drags Michael back into the living. Simon is revealed to be so much more than a silly, likable guy – he’s compassionate, faithful, and loving. Michael is also shown to grow beyond his personal concerns to honestly care for Simon, and to put Simon’s interests first.
The relationship between Michael and Simon is truly a loving, passionate, and caring one. And did I already say passionate? Wow … the sexual energy and chemistry between these two men is “fan your face” hot! Y-u-m-m-y!
I liked Fused by Fire so much that I bought (and immediately read!) the two preceding books in this series, Grey’s Hidden Fire, and Fire and Mistletoe! Obviously I recommend Fused by Fire to you (It may be read as a stand alone book, but I recommend that you grab the whole series!). Michael and Simon’s emotional and loving story is a perfectly wonderful way to escape into a few hours of reading yum!
I would like to thank Loose Id or providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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