Copy received in exchange for an honest review
Genre: – Contemporary M/M Romance
Series: – Stand Alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 5
I really really enjoyed this book.
It drew me right in at the start, and I fell a little in love with Derek and his internal thoughts on if and how he should approach Zander.
Derek is an in the closet fire-fighter, but the attraction he felt to Zander, and wondering if he is gay too, made for an interesting first couple of chapters.
I cannot even begin to understand how it would feel to be in Derek or Zander’s shoes, in such a career like they have, hiding your true self due to the effect it could have on your career, but I felt the author dealt with in an honest way.
Derek and Zander had a lot of sexual tension, and the build of their relationship was great. They not only had to deal with the suspicion of being the criminal landing on them, but dealing with coming together in a relationship that could mean something, while not losing who they were.
The secondary plot of who was setting the fires (although for me, I guessed who it was as soon as they entered the picture), was done well, and never got too bogged down in the technical details, but it is not a book based on the “guess who” aspect of the criminal, but more on how the actions of someone can have far reaching complications and consequences.
All in, it was a great read, with a very endearing couple, who you rooted for, feared for, had your heart break for.
I would certainly read more by this author.
Amazon Uk Link: The Firefighter and the Pyro