“Too Hot to Handle” by Susan Lyons
Jade Rousseau is a woman in a man’s
world at work. No matter how hard she works it seems that
she is penalized for not also having a family life. So when
it comes to pass that she will need a fiancé to be able to
move ahead her friends set out to help her. At the local
benefit auction Jade is going to bid on yet another boring
accountant but her friends interfere and she winds up with
Quinn O’Malley, who, as a red-hot firefighter, is the
furthest thing from an accountant than you can get.
“Too Hot to Handle” was a fun and very
fast-paced erotic offering by Susan Lyons. I loved how
Quinn was portrayed to go for what he wanted and to show
Jade what she was missing. As usual, you ask for a strong
story and get one from Ms. Lyons.
“The Firefighter Wears Prada” by
Fashion designer Delta Ballantyne needs
a firefighter to model her sexy line of men’s underwear.
What she doesn’t count on is firefighter Evan Marshall and
all the fantasies that run through her mind when she sees
him. Evan, on the other hand, can’t wrap his mind around
Delta’s designer clothing, as he sees it as a huge waste of
money, due to an ex-wife. Will Delta and Evan be able to
overcome their own hang ups and set the sheets on fire?
Rachelle Chase has taken an interesting
look at not only the fashion industry with “The Firefighter
Wears Prada,” but also the everyday blue collar worker and
their perceptions of the fashion industry. I was intrigued
with this story though I did feel like it as a bit rushed.
I felt it would have done better as a longer, standalone
“Playing With Fire” by Jodi Lynn
Since Erica’s ex-husband, a
firefighter, left her, she has vowed to never date a
firefighter again. But she is more than willing to make the
exception to the rule with her husband’s former best buddy
Lincoln. While Lincoln is a notorious ladies’ man, he has
been therefore her at every turn. She has also helped him
through a recent injury and will do anything for him to
realize what is right in front of him.
While all the stories were good in
Men on Fire I have to say that “Playing with
Fire” had my heart from the beginning. I loved how Erica
learns to decide “is it the man” or “the job” that she
loves. And can Lincoln let himself care, or will he forever
be stuck in the past? I thoroughly loved “Playing with
Fire” and look for more from Ms. Copeland soon.
If you like spicy romances, with red
hot firemen, than Men on Fire is an anthology
you will need to pick up. While each story is written with
a different plotline and writing style, they do pull
together nicely to make a solid anthology. Men on
Fire is a fast read with sexy firemen who know how
to put out more than one fire.