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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2  REVIEW: WOWZA!!! These are some steamy

    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2 
    WOWZA!!! These are some steamy stories. All three of these novella were very steamy, sexy yet sweet reads. I won’t go into much detail as the are novella’s and I would give too much away. But let me just say that Cole & Hannah are burning up the airways. Clay & Maysen will break all the rules on short town visits. And Gavin & Abby will make you re-think that sexy gift you just got. 

    I really liked all three stories. If you are looking for a few steamy quick reads you should pick up a copy of Hot Shots. I mean come on ladies. Hot Firemen? Need I say more??

    I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & Kensington Books, Aphrodisia in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    Fired Up by Anne Marsh - Story: 3 Flames: 4 This was a short an

    Fired Up by Anne Marsh - Story: 3 Flames: 4

    This was a short and sexy story and compared to the other two, also the shortest which means there was more sex than plot. While the sex was sizzling, I felt that was all they really did the whole time to put the two days he was stuck there to good use. More sex than plot that had me skipping ahead. I was put off by Hannah being put out that he would go off and basically do his job while she'd had other more pleasurable ways to wake up in mind. With her insecurity also came the phase of talking herself out of expressing her wish to be more than just a casual hookup. At twenty-five, I would have thought she'd be a bit more confident. The story felt rushed at the end that had the protagonists declaring their love for one another. I can see this fitting in the original series as a novella, or perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had it been one of the actual books in that series.

    Sizzle by Lynn LaFleur - Story: 4 Flames: 5

    Maysen was definitely the aggressor in this story. A real go-getter both in her job and in her personal life. For once, the heroine was doing the chasing. It was amusing to watch the slow burn going on between them and the way Clay always found some sort of excuse to avoid her. When she finally cornered Clay, he gave in and gave her more than she bargained for. The sex was off the charts hot. They nearly set my e-reader on fire. She was confident without being pushy, so it worked for me. She didn't turn into a whiny fool whenever Clay eluded her. My only complaint about Clay was the repetitiveness about not wanting to get his heart broken again. I think the exact same phrase was used at least three or four times. By then he came across as a little pathetic. Of course my view of him improved once he gave in to Maysen. The secondary cast of characters, especially the Coleman brothers caught my attention. Their stories can be found in the Men with Tools series. As for another set of characters, Dylan and Talia, I'd love to know if Maysen's hunch was right. I would read this story again because it was entertaining.

    Five-Alarm Masquerade by Stacey Kennedy - Story: 5 Flames: 3.5

    Out of the three stories, this story had the most character depth. Abby suffered from survivor's guilt, but she wasn't closed off to moving on with her life and trying new things. When she received a mysterious invitation to an exclusive party, a BDSM party, she mistakenly thought it was for her friend. Ready for a little adventure, she decided to go in her friend's stead.

    My favorite part about this story was Gavin's struggle with his feelings towards Abby and realizing that he was about to cross a moral line. It wasn't just the fact that his plans to seduce Abby were utterly selfish, but after having seen her at her most vulnerable and being able to relate because of his profession, he knew he couldn't treat her like the other women in his past and still look at himself in the mirror.

    I liked Abby a lot. I also liked how she handled Gavin. Her reaction was neither over the top nor was she too stubborn to allow him to explain himself. I hope Ms Kennedy considers expanding this story into a series or perhaps a novel because I really enjoyed this glimpse into these characters, and I took an instant liking to the secondary characters as well, Sierra and Jett. Sierra was fiercely protective and funny.

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    My rating: 4 of 5 ¿¿ "Fired Up" by Anne Marsh

    My rating: 4 of 5 ¿¿

    "Fired Up" by Anne Marsh

    Watching for wildfires from a watchtower during the summer months suits, Hannah Green just fine. Especially when during the long dark nights she has some blistering conversations with hot Cajun firefighter, Cole Henry to keep her occupied. 

    When during one of their late night radio trysts, contact is interrupted by a lightning storm, Cole, who has been pre-occupied with the sexy voice on the other side of the radio for weeks, sets out to check on her, worried when radio contact could not be restored.  

    Never having been face to face with the subject of their late night fantasies, Hannah and Cole find the sparks flying instantly....

    "Sizzle" by Lynn LaFleur

    In town to work on a project for her magazine, Maysen Halliday seeks out Clay Spencer, Fire Chief of Lanville immediately. Surprised by the the Chiefs hot looks, she immediately tries to rope him into taking part in the photo shoot for the 'Sexiest Firefighters in Texas' calendar, but he is not having any of it.

    Attracted to the beautiful and outgoing Maysen, Clay Spencer prefers to keep a low profile, but her open and easy nature eventually win him over and despite his determination not to fall for someone who won't stick around, he finds himself sliding fast.....

    "Five-Alarm Masquerade" by Stacey Kennedy

    When Abby sees the last of her family mementos go up in flames in her house fire, the arms of the strong firefighter holding her is the only thing keeping her grounded. She willingly lets herself go in the arms of this stranger who somehow is able to make her feel safe amid her life falling in ashes around her once again.

    Not being able to get the look of total devastation on the face of the pretty house fire victim out of his mind, nor the protective feeling holding her in his arms had given him, Gavin was determined to find a way to reconnect with Abby. 

    Suspecting from her physical responses and his subsequent discovery in her burned out bedroom, she was at the very least a submissive curious, and he was eager to explore how curious she was.......



    Three short, but very HOT and delightfully different stories, all centred around those gorgeous, fire fighting Alpha heroes. 

    Ann Marsh gives us a hint of danger with the heat, while Lynn LaFleur provides a true contemporary feel with her sizzle and finally Stacey Kennedy who blisters our backsides with a taste of kink!!

    ¿A fantastic variety pack of sexy shorts!!¿

    **ARC provided by NetGalley and Kensington Books in return for an honest review.**

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