Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Smokin' Hot by Lynn LaFleur

 Title: Smokin' Hot
Series: Firefighters of Lanville, TX
Author: Lynn LaFleur
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 288
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb

After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Julia Woods is ready to start fresh in a new town, a new state. She doesn't want to get involved with another man, and especially not with an adrenalin junkie.

The instant attraction she feels when she meets Stephen McGettis frightens her. She's never experienced something so strong, yet she worries about starting a relationship with him. With his motorcycle racing, whitewater rafting, and skydiving, he's as much of an adrenalin junkie as her former lover.

Stephen loves Julia and doesn't want to lose her because of her concern over what she considers his dangerous pastimes. He has to prove to her he's not a daredevil, and that love is the greatest adventure of all.


In town to visit her grandmother in the hospital, Rayna Holt never expected to run into her ex-husband, Marcus. Seeing him reminds her of all the pain and loss she'd experienced five years ago that led to their divorce.

Marcus is still angry and hurt over Rayna destroying their marriage. They're forced to spend time together while the construction company he works for repairs her grandmother's house due to a fire. Old desires smolder beneath the surface, but Marcus is leery of giving in to them. Rayna broke his heart when she left him. He can't live through that kind of pain again.

Both Rayna and Marcus have to let go of the past before they can forgive each other and fall in love again.


Talia King has loved Dylan Westfield ever since the day she met him two years ago, but he treats her as nothing but a friend. Every attempt she's made to date him or spend more time with him has been shot down by Dylan.

Dylan loves Talia as much as she loves him, but his painful past won't let him surrender to that love. Fear of physically hurting her keeps him alone and aching for a life with her…a life he knows he cannot have.

A night of passion convinces Talia that she and Dylan are perfect together. Dylan admits his love to Talia, but tells her it doesn't matter since they can never be together.

Talia hatches a plan to convince Dylan that she knows he would never hurt her. It might backfire, but she believes it's worth the risk to be with the man she loves.

Smokin' Hot by author Lynn LaFleur contains the three following novellas. Singe, Smolder, and Spark.  Three hot firefighters and the women who love them.
In Singe we meet Stephen an Adrenaline Junkie.  And Julia the shy girl who wants everything safe and orderly.
These two are the most unlikely of duos.   They have great chemistry and are well written. I just found Julia’s expectations to be a little off. She expected Stephen to change everything about himself.  But once she gets over that part it is a great story.
In Smolder, we meet Marcus who has lost everything. Including his family and job.  Rayna the ex-wife that took everything from him.
When her mom goes to the hospital it is Marcus who redoes her grandmother’s house and helps out despite feeling hurt over what Rayna has done.
These two I loved the most. They have a lot of love and misunderstandings. They truly do belong together.
In this one, we meet Talia who has been in love with Dylan for two years. Little does she know he has been in love with her too. Just has been scared to risk his heart again. He has had a lot of pain to deal with. He would rather have her friendship than lose her forever.
And wow this one has some heat, bring your fan out when you read this one.
Overall these are great reads. Quick easy to read and fun.  I would love to read more in this series and see some more hot men and the women who love them.

                                       Five Shooting Stars 

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