Hot As Blazesby Dani Jace
JoAnn Mercer was on the verge of surfer stardom when her career took a nosedive thanks to a backstabbing ex. Now she’s back home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, staying clear of men, desperately in need of a job. Joining the local firefighting squad seems like the perfect solution, until she realizes one of her
When the Heat Gets Started
JoAnn Mercer was on the verge of surfer stardom when her career took a nosedive thanks to a backstabbing ex. Now she’s back home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, staying clear of men, desperately in need of a job. Joining the local firefighting squad seems like the perfect solution, until she realizes one of her coworkers is an old crush…
It Will Never Stop
Ray Andrews never runs away from a fight. He served his country in Iraq, and he’s battled more fires than he can count. But what he can’t fight is the desire burning between him and JoAnn Mercer. He’s wanted Jo for as long as he can remember, but a promise made years ago has kept them apart. Finally free of obligations, Ray is ready to prove he’s the only man for Jo. But after the trauma of her past, can he convince her to love again?
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Joanne/ Jo has an up and coming career as a surfer. After her dad died Bobby who was her brother and his best friend Ray- who loved Jo but promised her father not to stand in her way - made sure Jo gets her chance. She got a boyfriend while in college - Vic- and he set Jo up as a drug dealer and it ruined her reputation gave Jo a police record and ruined her chance to be a professional surfer. Vic went to prison. So Jo lost almost everything but she did finish and graduated from college. Ray wants Jo he has for a long time but he had promised Cappy who Ray loved like dad and he kept his word but Jo was back now. Jo had crushed on Ray since she was sixteen but she felt Ray didn’t feel she was anything special as he let her leave. Ray did stay in touch for five years with Jo while she was gone. Ray is a fireman just like Jo dad had been. Jo becomes a volunteer firefighter when she comes home. Then Jo desides to go to the firefighters academy. There is a slow burning romance between Jo and Ray, they both have issues about trust to deal with. Then the attorney calls Jo to let her know Vic is out of prison and she fears for herself and her family as well as Ray. I liked this story but there were some things I didn’t like. I felt like there was to much happening in this story. Also some things seemed to be repetitive. I also felt it did not have to be as long as it was. I felt bad for what Vic done to Jo. He’s definitely a butthole. But this story did have alot: love, heartache, car chases, betrayal, fear, action, suspense, shoot outs, arson, and much more. I liked the twists and turns of the story but with all that was happening in the story there was a few too many. But I did enjoy the story for the most part. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
I always enjoy these types of stories, firemen, ex-military. Jo and Ray have great chemistry. My only issue was that it was a little long. I think the story could have been wrapped up a little sooner. The story didn't drag really but it was, after awhile, wearing on me that they would have sex in an abandoned fire station while being threatened by unknown gunmen. That is just one example. It will be interesting to read the next story.
Very enjoyable read. Well written with great characters with tons of twists and turns in the plot. It's a great brother's best friend story with the H/h having great chemistry. Who wouldn't love Ray, ex military now sexy fireman. And Jo ex pro surfer who has faced huge betrayals in life. These two have known each other but no longer can they fight the attraction between them! I would definitely recommend this one.