Title: Guns & Hoses
Author: Brenda Cothern
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Tigger Flint and Thomas Flame shared an instant mutual hate for one another from the day they met in sixth grade. Their dislike grew into competition and rivalry throughout high school as they were stuck in the same honors classes and played the same sports. That hatred and rivalry followed them into adulthood as one became a cop and the other a fireman.
Sharing the same haunt, Guns & Hoses, gave everyone from both departments plenty of opportunity to witness their personal war. Being forced back onto the football field for charity gave both men another venue for their hatred and rivalry to make an appearance.
But those feelings weren’t the only emotions in attendance and the winner of game could just be both of them.
This book contains m/m sexual situations and is intended for readers of legal age in the country in which they reside.
I must just start by telling you that every time I see this book on my kindle I misread the title and wonder where the book called Guns & Hoes came from!
This is the second book I have read by Brenda Cothern this week and I must say I really like her stories and the way she tells them. She gives us very real characters and believable story lines and some very hot sex!
Tigger Flint and Thomas Flame are sworn enemies and have been since childhood. They hate each other. It seems they cannot even be in the same vicinity as each other without barbed comments or threats of a fight. Even though they are snarky and mean at the start you can’t help falling for either of them from the very first page.
Their lives seem destined to keep on crossing paths. At school they were always in the same classes and on the same football team. As adults they see each other at the local pub called Guns and Hoses. Tigger is a detective and Flame is a fireman and G&H is their waterhole after a long shift where they can go to distress and kick back with people who understand how their day has been.
When a charitable football tournament is set up between the cops and firemen Tigger and Flame end up as their team’s respective captains and everyone hopes they can at least be civil with each other for a good cause. It is often said there is a very fine line between love and hate – when Flame first spots Tigger training his team it’s not love he feels but there is very definitely lust.
Tigger is completely flummoxed with Flames flirting and is more than a little dubious of his intentions to begin with. Before we got to them hooking up I would have bet that Flame would have been the one to second guess what was happening between them but I would have been wrong. Flame throws himself into getting his man once his mind is made up but Tigger is wary for all sorts of reasons. Even he has to admit eventually that you can only have a casual hook up with someone so many times before it becomes something else, and it is the something else that has Tigger running in the opposite direction.
It is not all lust. There is a story line of drug dealing going on in the back ground as well as keeping up with Flame in his role as a fire fighter. The story is well developed and I couldn’t put it down until I had finished it.
In the end only one question remains and only two men can answer it
“What are we doing Flame?”
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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