Monday, February 24, 2014

Smokin' Hot Firemen Anthology by various authors

Smokin' Hot Firemen

By various authors

Book Blurb: 
Who can melt any woman's heart with a single smile? The sexiest icon of all- a fireman!

They enter fiery structures with selfless courage—the very definition of the word “hero.” Women understand their allure... A soot-covered face, sweat dripping from hard, chiseled muscles, the sharp snap of suspenders — yes, only a fireman can make suspenders sexy! Delilah Devlin's burning-hot book includes thrilling stories teeming with gorgeous firemen from some of today’s hottest romance writers. In “Saving Charlotte,” Sabrina York’s firefighting Dom rescues a woman tied to a red-hot bed; from Cathryn Fox comes “Temperature Rising” where a fire chief fulfills some very steamy fantasies; Elle James’s “Chasing Fire” sees a daring smoke-jumper parachuting into the hot zone of a forest fire then setting his girlfriend ablaze with erotic heat; and Magic Mike ain’t got nothin’ on Delilah’s own fireman-turned-exotic-dancer-for-a-night “Johnny Blaze.”

With a list of award-winning authors that includes Ily Goyanes, Shoshanna Evers, Adele Dubois, and Rachel Firasek, Delilah delivers tales of these courageous men sliding down their big poles to steal readers’ hearts! Smokin’ Hot Firemen imagines the romantic possibilities of being held against that massively muscled chest by a man whose mission is to protect and serve...

Ok come on! Who doesn't love a book chalked full of sexy hot firemen? Smokin' Hot Firemen is an anthology of 17 authors that penned some smoking hot stories! There are many different heat levels offered up. I read the various chapters of Smokin' Hot Firemen in-between my regular books. It was like enjoying a constant flow of sexy erotic reads. Did I mention hot firemen? 

Some stories are better than others but overall a decent collection. This review will highlight three of my favourites. 

Lost and Found was written by an author that I had not previously heard of. Nanette Guadiano's story was written in first person and it was amazing. It was a true romantic fantasy. A 36 yr old woman stuck in a life rut, leaves her former boring life, packs up and moves to a small town in Italy to finish the book she started. Enter a blond, tall British fireman hero who has been on an extended vacation and they share a bottle (or two) of wine. The story was almost poetic and very steamy. I loved it!

For me even though a story is a novella length, it has to somewhat believable. Maggie Wells' story, Rescue Me is exactly that. Although Trey and Addison had not seen each other in years, they had a history dating back to high school. Their erotic romp in her kitchen shortly after being rescued/reunited was not only hot but excitingly believable for those who harbour thoughts about their former high school fantasy. 
When I started reading Rescue Me, I forgot it was a novella because I quickly connected with Addi. A bit of humour and a whole lot of sexiness, Rescue Me was my favourite of the book.

Another winner for me was Fire Hazard by M. Marie. Fire Hazard was written in first person and I don't think I even knew the name of the heroine. As she starts to see the faint haze of smoke filling her twentieth floor apartment building and as the blare of alarms pierces her ears, she bravely tries to wrangle her frightened cat into his cat carrier. So far, totally believable. If you have ever tried to wrangle a scared clawed cat hurriedly into a cat carrier, you can imagine the damage he could cause to tender exposed flesh. Thankfully fireman "Jackson" was available to tend to her wounds. *insert giant sized grin here*


Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh yes. I do love a good firefighter hero. Yum! I've not read any of those three before. I've got this on my tbr list and will have to move it up!

Unknown said...

Sweet! Thanks for commenting.