Author: Silvia Violet
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Bryce has been a firefighter for ten years, but when a horrific house fire leaves him reeling, he moves to a new city, hoping to shove those memories behind him. As he adjusts to his new station, Bryce keeps to himself until Matt and Toby, two hot young men in his unit, throw temptation in his path. Bryce knows better than to mess around with men he works with, especially two newbies who are in the closet. But after a difficult day, Matt and Toby offer him compassion and friendship, which slips so easily into sex Bryce finds the combination irresistible.
Matt and Toby want to expand their relationship to include a third, and they’ve set their sights on their sexy bear of a lieutenant. Their first night together is a scorcher, and, more than that, it feels right, to all of them. But since Bryce refuses to hide who he is, and dating men on his shift is against the rules, all three men are going to have to make some tough choices if they want to stay together.
Burning up is book three in the Fitting In series and sees the introduction of three new men. Bryce, Toby and Matt all work out of the same firehouse and whilst Toby and Matt are already in a relationship they are clearly sending out signals to Bryce showing their interest in getting together with him.
They are an interesting mix of characters; Bryce is much older than Matt and Toby and isn’t sure whether it is attraction or flattery that he feels at first.
Bryce left his last firehouse when running from memories of a particularly bad fire that saw a mother and her children die. He has closed himself off emotionally not only from looking for a partner but also from friends. He has made friends with Mason who we all know from the first two books as he works with him at a bar part time. He can’t help marvel at the way Mason’s relationship works with his two boyfriends but isn’t convinced it would work out the same way for him.
Matt and Toby have been together for years. They are not out at work and have no plans of changing that anytime soon as that would leave them unable to work the same shifts together.
It’s clear early on that Toby is submissive but Matt is much more difficult to work out. He is much less forward in letting Bryce know his needs but when he feels able he is much more responsive. The more I got to know Matt the more he became my favourite out of the three.
Whilst Matt and Toby are certain they want Bryce to join them they are terrified of coming out at work and the implied changes that brings. Bryce has his own fears and his biggest is damaging the relationship the two other men have. It takes the thought of losing one of the men through an accident at work to make them all see more clearly and finally admit how they truly feel.
I enjoyed learning about this new trio and it was also good to catch up with Mason, Gray and Jack who are also moving on in their relationship.
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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