by Anne Marsh

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Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marsh's small town firefighter series!

Mercedes Hernandez is a "nice" girl who follows the rules. As the new deputy sheriff of Strong, California, she's responsible for making sure everyone else follows those rules too. She's also had more than her fair share of Mr. Wrongs in her life, so the big rough, too-handsome, always-laughing smoke jumper who roars through her town going ninety in a thirty-five-mile-an-hour zone is a definite problem. Not only is he breaking the law, but he just might break her heart. Speeding tickets can't make him behave... so it might be time to break out the handcuffs for a more personal lesson in misbehaving.

Former US Navy SEAL, smoke jumper, and unrepentant bad boy of summer, Joey Carter loves fast bikes, hot women, and a good time, because speed and pleasure drown the ghosts from the past. He's never met a woman he wanted to slow down for, however, until he literally runs into the deputy sheriff of Strong, California. She's sweet and sexy... and the more he acts up, the more she notices him. And he really, really likes the way she looks at him.

Joey may be on his second chance with the law—but he wants a first chance at love... if he can convince Mercedes to let down her guard and let him show her just how good dating the wrong guy can be.

For more fire fighter romances, check out the When SEALs Come Home series! All books are standalone books.

Smoking Hot (Tye and Katie)
Sweet Burn (Mack and Mimi)
Yours for Christmas (Zack and Bree)
Heated (Joey and Mercedes)
One Hot SEAL (Luke and Deelie)
Her Firefighter SEAL (Kade and Abbie)
Her Christmas SEAL (Jacks and Holly)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150013032
Publisher: Anne Marsh
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Series: When SEALs Come Home , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 430,959
File size: 327 KB

About the Author

After ten years of graduate school and too many degrees, Anne Marsh escaped to become a technical writer. When not planted firmly in front of the laptop translating Engineer into English, Anne enjoys gardening, running (even if it’s just to the 7-11 for slurpees), and reading books curled up with her kids. The best part of writing romance, however, is finally being able to answer the question: “So… what do you do with a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures?” She lives in Northern California with her husband, two kids and six cats.

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BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Fun, steamy, romantic story. Joey runs from the memories of the war by flying on the highways at night on his motorcycle. After few speeding tickets from Deputy Hernandez, the nightly rituals of being stopped by the hot cop, comes a sort of a foreplay, when the feelings of attraction come into the picture. Joey had a troubled youth, but being a SEAL fixed that side of his nature. He still likes the speed on the highway, but he has a heart of gold, always willing to help and take care of the people around him. He is charismatic, charming, very easy to like, and lust after. Mercedes Hernandez is trying to stay professional, and keep her distance from Joey, and from the feelings he is igniting in her. One mistake behind her, mistake that cost her job in the LAPD, she has a second chance in law enforcement at Strong, and Joey, being the bad boy of the town, doesn't fit into her plans. But the attraction burns hot, the lust is relentless, and there's only so long one can resist the burn. I adored Joey, he is honest, straight forward, fun, and sweet, with demons from the war. His reputation as a bad boy was based on his youth, and his numerous speeding tickets from the highway. Mercedes had a bit of an attitude, understandably, when considering the events in LA. I am glad she finally stood for what was right, and claimed her feelings towards Joey. It was a quick, spicy, fun story. I loved the humor and the ways Joye tried to woo Mercy. The plot was original, the romance was believable, even though the events moved really fast, it was an enjoyable story that made me smile ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Stands alone, no cliffhanger! Another great book for this series. This is book 4 in the When SEALs Come Home series/book 6 in the Smoke Jumpers series. The story lines for the books are moving away from the focus being on the job of smoke jumper and are now more about the personal lives of the main characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Joey is a speed demon. He’s been tearing around town like crazy on his motorcycle with Deputy Sheriff Mercedes (Mercy) following close behind to issue tickets. Everyone in town believes this little game is kind of like foreplay for them but Mercy can’t afford to get involved with the town bad boy. She lost one job due to poor judgment with a boyfriend and she’s not about to get in trouble again – uh huh, of course not. ¿ We learn that Joey’s need for speed is caused by the demons from his past that he is trying to out run. Mercy knows getting close to Joey could cost her her job but the chemistry between them is just too strong to resist. If you like reading about smokin’ hot bad boys and/or former SEALs you should enjoy this story. I really hope Anne continues this series as there are a couple of more secondary characters whose stories I want to read about. I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Though book four in the When SEALs Come Home Series it is the first of the books that I have read. The setting is a small town in California where a group of ex-military has settled down and has become smoke jumpers, and no doubt all smoking hot if they are all like Joey, the main character in this book. Joey has demons that ride him and he uses speed on the roads at night to try to outrun what haunts him. Mercedes is the deputy sheriff who writes the tickets and hands them Joey when she is manning the speed trap in town. Both have a past that impacts their courtship and has to be overcome before they can achieve their happily ever after. There were moments in this story that were steamy, sweet, and fun. I loved the appearance of roses and rosebushes, poetry and its proper use within the story and felt like I heard just enough about some of the other characters to want to read more in this series and find out about them.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
Oh my! What a fabulous book! I love all of Anne Marsh's stories, so it's hard to pick one that is my favorite but this one is really at the top of the list. Joey is an ex-SEAL who has returned to Strong to work with the Donovan brothers in their smoke jumping business and loves to drive his motorcycle(or anything else) really fast. Mercy(Mercedes) is a deputy sheriff is the lucky one who gets to stop him each time to give him a ticket. The reader gets involved in the story right from the start-Joey is funny, sexy, hardworking and he loves to flirt. Mercy is just trying to do her job but she is very tempted. Emotionally charged, hot sex(should I mention the shower scene) and by the end it makes you wonder where you could find someone like him. Buy this book!
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Heated by Anne Marsh is the 4th book in her When SEALs Come Home series. It was an enjoyable read for me and I was so glad to be back in Strong, CA. Mercedes Hernandez is the new deputy and has become a stickler for following the rules since she lost her job down in Los Angeles. She is a strong and determined young woman as she starts over in Strong. Joey Carter is a retired SEAL now working as a smoke jumper in Strong. He is trying to out run his bad memories from his military days, so he pushes the envelope whenever he can. They are your typical "opposites attract" couple but they do finally find a middle ground where they both can be themselves. That middle ground happened to be in the bedroom but I hope they find more with each other than just the hot, sexy times in the future. I have read other books in this series and enjoy how well Anne develops her characters. Also the secondary characters in each of the books are old friends if you started this series in the beginning. I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.