Author: SC Wynne
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Firefighter Joe Allegretti has some flames that need putting out the minute he meets sexy fellow firefighter, Dallas Williams. But the heat he’s feeling has nothing to do with the burning buildings nearby.
Not counting one curious kiss with another guy in college, Joe has always dated women. But as soon as Dallas appears Joe can’t seem to ignore the scorching fire underneath that rages for the other man. But Joe struggles with what others might think of him if he dates Dallas openly, and Dallas isn’t interested in hiding what he feels for Joe. Joe’s a brave man, but is he brave enough to fight for what he wants?
I picked up The Fire Underneath by SC Wynne for a diversion. I mean, seriously. Two hot Firemen? Yes, please.
I won’t say that this story was the end-all-be-all of fireman stories, but it served it purpose well. It was a diversion. It wasn’t perfect, and if I had been in the mood for deep or original, I probably would not have been content with the offering.
I couldn’t help by feel for Dallas and want to smack Joe. I have no idea why Dallas stuck around, but he did — albeit begrudgingly. Once they finally got together, it was hot. The UST up until that point was pretty good. They were a little too open and talkative when it came to their feelings, I mean they are men after all. However, in the end it, of course, worked out.
I liked the inclusion of Joe’s family. I liked that everything wasn’t perfectly roses when Joe finally did come out, but that he was determined to live his life for himself (and Dallas) instead of others. I also appreciated that Joe was bullied as much for being a red-head as for being (potentially) gay. It pointed out the pointless nature of bullies and of taking other’s opinions to heart.
The epiphany moment was a bit underwhelming, but it was at least sweet. As always a solid effort from SC Wynne and a decent way to spend an hour.
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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