Monday, February 3, 2014

ARC Review: Hot Shots by Anne Marsh, Lynn LaFleur, and Stacey Kennedy

Hot ShotsHot Shots by Anne Marsh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do you love hot alphas? Do you love hot alphas... that fight fires and wear uniforms and are just plain sexy and totally dominate in the bedroom?

If your answer is yes, then this is the book for you! Filled with three stories all equally as sizzling as the last, these hot alpha firefighters will be everything you want -- and more!

Anne Marsh wrote the novella "Fired Up", which is about a firefighter, or Hot Shot (as their called), and a brush fire observer. Hannah watches for fires in a nature preserve every summer and reports them for the Hot Shots to put out. A chance encounter with Hot Shot Cole over the airwaves of the radio will sweep them up into a passionate summer affair.

I had read Anne Marsh`s Blue Moon Brides series, and while this was way different than her paranormal shifter romance (which is as equally as hot and erotic as this one), one thing is similar. Cole is a very sexy Cajun. Born and bred in the Bayou. Both characters were strong, and I even got a few laughs out of this one. The story was fast paced but perfect, but I wasn't a big fan of the ending.
I am also curious as to whether or not this will become a series. I enjoyed the attitudes of a certain secondary character.

In "Sizzle" by Lynn LaFleur, Maysen is head honcho and photographer for a magazine called Hot Shots. See a theme? She meets Chief Firefighter Clay, and sparks fly! Despite a few misgivings (that honestly let to a few hitting of pet peeves), they enter into a short but very sizzling affair.
Again with this book, I would really like to see more. The secondary characters were just as strong as the main characters. Maysen amuses me to no end with her appetites (talking about food here!) and while sometimes I want to hit Clay because he tends to run away a lot, I do like him because, hes hot so who wouldn't?
I had never read a book by Lynn LaFleur, so it was nice to discover a new author. I might check out more of her work.

Last but not least, Stacey Kennedy (who Im not ashamed to admit is the main reason I read this anthology), wrote "Five-Alarm Masquerade". While I was slightly dissapointed to see that the theme of "Hot Shots" didnt carry over into this book, I will admit that emotions fly from the first sentence. I had tears in my eyes. It heated up shortly after that and was soon a roller coaster ride! I love coasters. And you will have to read the book to see why.
Anywhoo, Stacey, of course, did not disappoint. I would love to see more from these characters and more (Abby`s friend was HILARIOUS) and I hope she expands from this!

Thanks so much to the publisher for approving me on Netgalley! I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and it in no way swayed my opinion.

Hot Shots

Hot Shots

Sexy as sin and hot as hell, these firefighters smolder with passion and burn with desire. . . "Fired Up" by Anne Marsh
Hannah Green watches for wildfires from an isolated fire tower in Sequoia National Park by day and radios Cajun firefighter Cole Henry at night to share carnal fantasies hot enough to start a forest fire. . .
"Sizzle" by Lynn LaFleur
When photojournalist Maysen Halliday arrives in Lanville to take calendar pictures of the sexiest firefighters in Texas, red hot Fire Chief Clay Spencer makes her want him for her own personal centerfold...
"Five-Alarm Masquerade" by Stacey Kennedy
With her home destroyed in a fire, Abby has only the muscular arms of a rock hard firefighter to hold her up and the dream of blazing hot nights of pure erotic pleasure to keep her going. . .
This book contains adult content

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