Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/08/2017
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
A Balls to the Wall Romance
Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands five foot six, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate—and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe—humiliating Hunter in front of his dad!
Hunter lives a dream life—his father’s dream. While he’d like to teach literature in college, read poetry in the sun, and find a strong guy to top him, he fights fires for his dad. Hunter hates flamboyant guys like Rodney. So why can’t he resist him? Maybe it’s time to admit this is one flame he has no desire to put out.
First Edition published by Etopia Press, 2012.
Fire Balls was short and sweet. It was not really a deep story, with the plot being pretty predictable and the character development being very rushed. However, it hit on every emotion I LOVE to have touched in a romance. It played up to my sympathy and my desires for a HEA. I really wish this would have been longer, but I fear that if it had, the emotional connection and my drive to see these men together would have been diminished.
In the end, I didn’t care that this story rushed and full of instant love goodness that requires you to be able to put aside reality. I was just so warm and fuzzy and obey and gooey that I would gladly read and reread this story over and over just to get my romance fix. This one if going on the top of my comfort read pile.
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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