Thursday, November 27, 2014

Five Alarm Alphas by Various Authors

Title: Five Alarm Alphas
Author:  Leah Braemel, Desiree Holt, Lexxie Couper, Lissa Matthews, Delilah Devlin, Cari Quinn, Marie Harte, Shelli Stevens
Publisher: Self
Genre: Contemporary, Mf, mfm
Pages: 498
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher Blurb

Men Hotter Than Fire!!!
Eight Scorching HOT Brand New Stories

Feeding the Flames ~ Leah Braemel: When chef Tabatha Morgan returns to Barnett Springs, her burning crush on firefighter Zac Buchanan flares back to life. Trouble is, Zac has made a promise to keep his distance from Tabby, so Zac’s best friend and fellow firefighter Quinn decides to help feed the flames of their mutual desire.

Combustible ~ Lexxie Couper: Arson investigator, Desmond Russell is the best in Australia. Cool, calm and collected, nothing ruffles him. Until he meets Outback fire brigade captain, Jess Montgomery, a woman who ignites all his sexual desires. The initial spark will engulf them both…but will their hearts survive the inferno?

Wet Down ~ Delilah Devlin: Out with the old, in with the new...Or so Sherry Thacker thinks. Problem is, her ex is always on her mind and right across the street. When a “Wet Down” ceremony to retire an old fire truck is planned by the city council she has to put aside her hurt and anger and do her job. Blake Thacker wants his wife back—in every way and he’ll use whatever means necessary to win her back. Sex is always best served WET.

Two to Spark ~ Marie Harte: When a psychic predicts that a faulty toaster, a black cat, and the wrong address will bring Cooper together with Ms. Right, he shrugs off the notion as crazy. But before long, fate has something else in store for the sexy firefighter when a spark of attraction ignites into true love.

Controlled Burn ~ Desiree Holt: Montana Wade was home after writing off the past ten years of her life, but she needed one more night of courage before she faced her family. Boone Crider, hotshot firefighter, was burned out form the rash of malicious fires. They thought one night as strangers would cure them both, but the fire they started between them soon became a barely controlled burn.

Up In Smoke ~ Lissa Matthews: Half-brothers, Josh and Jay, share everything from a house, to a love of curvy, older women. So when their dream woman accidentally sets her kitchen on fire, they ride to her rescue, sirens blaring, promising to kindle flames that may never be extinguished.

Rekindled ~ Cari Quinn: Some blazes refuse to be contained. It's been months since ex-firefighter Katie Kemp has spoken to her former lover and squad mate, Dash Carlton. But when a late night drive down memory lane leads her to a small fire at Dash's house, she realizes she's not willing to turn her back on the hottest flame of her life.

Into the Fire ~ Shelli Stevens: Shannon has always prided herself on holding her own in the male dominated field of firefighting. She likes to be in control. Until she strikes a bargain with a sexy man from her past who makes her give it all up in the bedroom.

I personally am in love with the fire fighters in Five Alarm Alphas anthology. Each one brings something different and unique to the table.  I personally had a couple of stand outs; I would like to talk about in this review.  Lissa Matthews’ story Up In Smoke. I loved Josh and Jay and the fact they love older women. I liked how they gave confidence to a shy food blogger named Jess.   I love the friendship and love that Jay and Josh have, while not MM they clearly love women, I liked their friendship. It made the ménage that was to come more believable.  Jess is kind sweet and really the perfect woman for the both of them.  The connection they have to each other, and the purity of the friendship really made me fall in love with this story.
My next pick is Controlled Burn by Desiree Holt.  Here is the story of Montana who is coming home feeling like she failed and wasted fourteen years of her life.
In a bar she meets Boone, tired after putting out yet another fire.  He was looking to burn off some steam.  They both get a whole lot more than just one night of burning off steam out of this encounter.
I liked the connection of the characters. Ms Holt always does a really good job of drawing me into her stories and making me want more.  The heat and chemistry between her characters really sizzles.  I wanted more of these two and would love to hear more about them in the future.
Over all Five Alarm Alpha’s has steamy heat, great stories, and feisty women I won’t soon forget.

                                   Five Shooting Stars

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