Burn” by Rebecca Williams
Pemberton-Blythe works for Aidan Quinn as a legal secretary.
Reb and Aidan made a pact that if they reached thirty and
they were both still single they were going to get together
for a night of hot, wild sex to take their minds off their
lives and their ages. Now, three years later, at thirty,
they are each still single and plan their night together.
Only over the course of the three years this night has
become more than just sex, to both of them and now they need
to find a way to let each other know it.
passion portrayed in “Slow Burn” is off the charts. Reb and
Aidan jump off the pages at you with their strong
personalities. It is an incredible tale you will not want to
miss out on.
“A Ram for
Sam” by Susie Charles
life sucks and her best friend, Jodi, who means well keeps
trying to play matchmaker in her life. A horoscope reading
has Jodi trying to fix Sam up with a man. When Sam’s next
door neighbor and childhood friend Ben finds out about the
matchmaking he makes his move to get Sam’s attention in his
“A Ram” is
a really cute story about the boy next door who gets
overlooked until the timing is right and then Ben makes his
move to get Sam’s attention. And once he does every glance
and touch between the two is combustible.
“Chantilly’s Lace” by Rae Monet
who owns her own lingerie company, Chantilly’s
Lace, is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy. While
attending a convention that isn’t panning out Chandra
decides to pick up a guy for one night, no questions, and
first names only, no strings attached sex. The only problem
with that plan is that months later she is still dreaming
about him. When she unexpectedly gets a chance to reconnect
with Scott fear of what he thinks of her makes her run.
All I can
say about “Chantilly’s Lace” is you have to read this story!
The characters are very three dimensional and the storyline
is excellent. This is one of those stories that will pull
you in to the point you can see and feel everything they do.
Interlude” by Jodi Lynn Copeland
Eve runs a
bar called Eve’s Interlude. It is the only place where she
seems to have a found a niche that she is not wanting to
move on after a couple years. But with her brother meddling
in her life she is really unhappy. That is until she meets
Adrien, a Nextel driver, and both of their lives are
irrevocably changed in ways they never thought possible.
neat about “Eve’s Interlude” is that Adrien is Scott’s twin
from “Chantilly’s Lace”. I love stories that continue and
you get to see a bigger picture. Once we get to know Eve and
Adrien and their story, the briefly connect with Scott and
Hanging Man” by Leigh Wyndfield
Gabriella Etall, youngest daughter of
the King of the Taurus people, has the special gift of
Empathy. But the kingdom of people she belongs to shun those
with special gifts. Since she is different she is usually
being frowned about, even by her own family. The day comes
when she acts inappropriately and her father bans her to 5
years of prayer and silence. Gabby knows during that window
of time she will miss her opportunity to find a like mate.
Gabriella decides to seduce a man before the commencement of
her exile. What she doesn’t know is the man she picks has
powers of his own.
“The Hanging Man” is a wonderfully
woven tale of a misunderstood princess who falls for what
the people of her kingdom would consider “a bad boy”. Gabby
and Brac compliment each other’s personalities wonderfully.
It is a bonus in “The Hanging Man” to see the man realize
his love first and then sweat over it a bit.
“Taking a Chance” by Blaise Kilgallen
Winters is supposed to be on her way to the big city for an
audition. She nods off on a twenty-first century train and
she awakens to a time of outhouses, telegrams and
gunslingers. There Joy meets Pete Rivers, aka Chance, who
gives her a job singing in his saloon and a room on the
upper floor. Meanwhile Joy awaits the train that will
hopefully be able to get back to her own time and place.
“Taking a Chance” starts off to be a
cute story about a cowboy taking in a lost filly in need and
somehow just becomes a dream where the guy and gal don’t end
Fire was an excellent anthology. The stories
are super hot and a one in particular, “Chantilly’s Lace,”
completely drew me in emotionally as I felt what the
characters felt and when I have tears of happiness streaming
down my face I know I have read an incredible story. All the
stories except “Taking a Chance” seemed to be similar in
genre, I am not sure how it fit in. Also, it did not serve a
happy ending unless Joy getting back to her own century is
it, because she certainly does not get the guy or the
prospect of one. But the first five stories of Fire
make the book well worth the purchase.