Genre: Firemen

Hot for the Fireman by Gina L. Maxwell

Posted March 31, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hot for the Fireman by Gina L. Maxwell

I love books with firemen, they are definitely one of my favorite men in uniform guys for sure. I also really like books where the two characters have a one night stand and then they show up in the future in each others lives, it always makes for some interesting situations. I like the chemistry that Olivia and Erik had right from the beginning, and I think part of why that chemistry worked is because they both seemed to be in the same place emotionally. Erik is going through something at work, he’s basically been taken off active duty until he gets some PTSD issues under control, so I think that is leaving him feeling pretty out of control and a little bit in denial as well. Olivia on the other hand is also living a little bit in denial, well maybe no denial, but she’s pretty much refusing to move forward in her personal life. It’s like she pushed the pause button after her last relationship ended, and when she finally decided to try moving forward she was quick to quit. So when these two meet at the liquor store after each ditching their respective plans for the night, they have a great dynamic, and are honestly just what the other person needs. Erik is likable for sure. I wasn’t expecting him to be prior service military, or for basically his entire team at the firehouse to be people who served in the army (some of them even served […]

Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

Posted July 21, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle

I read the novella for this series a while back and I remember enjoying it, so it was an easy choice for me to pick up this book as well. I don’t know why but the idea behind the whole rescue diver thing is just super cool for me, and even better is this is cold water stuff. I don’t know about you guys but I in no way ever want to have anything to do with being under water when the water is that freezing, so already these characters are a bunch of superheroes to me. So the cool thing about this book is that it really is kind of a murder mystery with a suspenseful someone’s out to get me plot. I liked the investigative elements in this book a lot, and I liked being on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. So our heroine is Lou, and she is pretty awesome. She’s complex, she left her life behind in Connecticut to strike out on her own and really find herself and stop being under the thumb of her family. At first I though she was awesome and cool, a little messy, but funny, and super dedicated to the dive team. Plus it’s not like being on the dive team is a full time job so she’s also a barista in town. But later on in the book you find out how educated she is and the life she could […]

Rekindled by C.J. McKella

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Rekindled by C.J. McKella

This book was so the best of both world, I love second chance romances, and these two people coming together for the first in years, and I love best friends to lovers romances, and these people used to be best friends. I was so excited about this book, and thankfully I liked it a lot. I really like when characters already have a long history together, and I especially like when characters have issues that have existed for a long time that need to be worked through, makes for great drama. So Callie is back in town after her life kind of imploded without any warning. She has a daughter to take care of so she has to do what is best for her daughter, which means moving in with her brother while she figures out how to get her life together. I liked her a lot, she a tough woman, who still really young and I know a lot of people her age wouldn’t have handled things as well as she did. Granted she does have help from her brother, a lot of help actually, but they have a good relationship, and it’s obvious that she’s not taking advantage or anything. I really liked how she stood up for herself when she needed to, but she was also just a really nice person who was pretty respectful even in situations where that would have been hard to do. She’s a great mom and just a cool chick, that I liked. […]

Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

Posted January 10, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

I love me some hot firemen! But what I also love in a romance is characters with big families, and oh did this romance have that in spades. So when we open this book we have Lydia coming back to Boston because her sister is in a tough spot, she and her husband are separating and she works at the family bar, which is also the local firemen’s hangout, and her husband is a fireman, so she wants to avoid that whole scene for a while. So Lydia goes back home, where it’s kind of very clear she really wants in no way to be there. But she’s a good sister so off she goes. So Lydia was a mixed bag for me. I loved how much she is invested in her family, especially when she gives up some of the things she wants in order to be there for her family. But on the other side of things I also think she lets her family kind of say things or do things that she shouldn’t. Like honestly, I think her sister is kind of selfishly putting herself ahead of her sister, in the beginning I didn’t feel that way, but as time passes I almost felt like she was taking advantage of Lydia’s kindness. Also Lydia has a strong personality. Like super strong. There are moments where she comes across as super intense, sometimes to sappy sometimes too harsh, let’s just say she doesn’t really ever phone anything in. […]

Burning for You by Michele Dunaway

Posted September 5, 2015 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Burning for You by Michele Dunaway

This is another one of those books that has spent entirely too much time on my kindle not being read, but thankfully I found it and I really liked it. First of all, I have read this author before, I picked up the first book in this series because it had to do with Christmas, and I love all things Christmas related, and since I loved the first book in the series I was pretty sure I was going to like this book too. So I think what actually appealed to me about this book is that there isn’t a whole lot of outside drama going on, its all so character centric, I mean the one instance of an outside force impacting the relationship is really more of a misunderstanding/catalyst for something else. I enjoyed that it was so character driven because while the book was on the shorter side, it didn’t feel that way, it was so focused on the characters that I really felt like I had the time I needed to know them and be invested in them and their outcomes. So Joe comes off pretty cocky right off the bat, but then again they do pretty much start at a photoshop where it’s basically the hot guys of St. Louis, so it makes sense. I liked that while Joe has that kind of attitude it’s never oppressive, I never felt like he was pushy or rude, it was more amusing and sometimes even endearing. I love […]

Charming the Firefighter by Beth Andrews

Posted August 17, 2015 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Charming the Firefighter by Beth Andrews

I do love a romance with a firefighter, not really sure why, but I love me a good firefighter. So this is the fifth book in the series, so I was a little bit worried that jumping in this late in the game, but it’s a stand alone romance so I went for it. So I have to say that I didn’t really like Penelope. I wanted to, I really did, it just didn’t happen for me. So first a little bit about her, she is a single mom of a teenager boy (he’s sixteen I believe), and he wasn’t always the healthiest kid. It’s easy to understand why Penelope would be overprotective of her son considering the amount of time they spent in a hospital fighting for him to life. That being said, she actually came off more weepy then over protective. She goes out of her way not to have a life, and the only thing her life is about is her kid. She meets Leo after over indulging in some wine and having a bit of an accident with a grill, and the most memorable part of that meeting is that her neighbor is super annoying, even for a teenager. At the end of the day Penelope is way too much inside her head, and a little bit to boring for me. Now it took me a while to get a good feel for Leo. When we first meet him he is at a family get together, […]