This is not a stand alone. This is the 4th part of the Fighting Fire portio of the Pulp Friction 2014 serial. You need to have read the first 3 parts and there is still another 2 parts to go before this will be complete.
Title: Flare-Up (Fighting Fire #4)
Author: Laura Harner
Publisher: Hot Corner Press
Cover Artist: Laura Harner
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
For Rob Hammond, the last two months have been a high stakes waiting game. Scott’s attempt to swan dive into an arsonist’s fire and his subsequent desire to be more independent didn’t sit well. Unfortunately, Rob’s other obligations wouldn’t wait. Now after a long separation, Robby is finally reunited with his kids, and on his way to introduce them to their new home and the man he loves. This time, he’s going to make Scott see reason—even if he has to fight dirty.
With the recent trouble at Mountain Shadows and the increasing frequency of his nightmares, Scott McGregor has to wonder if this is the best time for a relationship with Robby to go forward. Still seeking absolution for a guilt he shouldn’t carry, Scott worries he’s not fit to meet the children—let alone live with them. Despite arranging a special day to make the kids feel welcome, Scott still intends to protect his heart.
One man knows they will work things out—the other is afraid they can’t. Only one of them can be right.
**This book is part of the Pulp Friction 2014 Collection**
About Pulp Friction 2014
Laura Harner ~ Lee Brazil ~ Havan Fellows ~ T.A. Webb
The Pulp Friction 2014 Collection. Four authors. Four Series. Twenty books. One fiery finale. Spend a year with an eclectic group of strangers brought together through circumstances, as they are tested by life, and emerge as more than friends.
The strongest bonds are forged by fire, cooled in air, smoothed by water, grounded in earth.
Although each series can stand alone, we believe reading the books in the order they are released will increase your enjoyment.
Flare-up by Laura Harner is the fourth part of Scott and Rob’s story. Ms. Harner builds on her trend of developing her characters and pushing them forward towards what I hope becomes a happy ending. After reaching a turning point in their relationship, the men continue to work through the communication gaps and in the end, their relationship grows stronger. I really enjoy seeing that potential for a happy ending. I have a soft spot for broken men and love when I get to see them healing with the one they love.
Ms. Harner does a great job dealing with the PTSD theme. Through her character and relationship development, she skillfully engineers a path for Scott to break free from his nightmares. She uses the overall vandalism plot to show Scott what he can lose if he does not admit he has a problem and get help.
Finally, I liked how the overall plot kept moving forward. Things are finally moving towards the stage where possible reasons behind the attacks are being brought forward and the mastermind is closer to being revealed. Things are starting to come together so that a conclusion can be reached in the future.
While I felt this portion of the story was a little slow to start, the ending left me hanging and eager for more as usual. I can’t wait for what is next in this saga. Ms. Harner and the other pulp friction authors are doing a great job at keeping the suspense alive.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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