Title: High Heat (Hotshots #2)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Heat: 2 Flames
Rating: 3 Hearts
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Smoke jumping is Garrick Nelson’s life. Nothing, not severe injuries nor the brutal physical therapy that follows, is going to stop him from getting back with his crew. But when a lost dog shows up on his front porch, he can’t turn her away, and he can’t take care of her on his own. Thankfully, help comes in the form of his new sexy, dog-loving neighbor. As they work together, trying to re-home their little princess, Garrick can’t resist his growing attraction for the other man, even though he knows this guy isn’t the staying type.
Rain Fisher doesn’t take anything too seriously. He dances through life, one adventure at a time, never settling in one place for too long. When his hot, conveniently buff, neighbor shows up on his doorstep, dog in tow, Rain’s determined to not just save the adorable puppy, but her reluctant owner as well. He never expects their flirtation might tempt him into stay put once and for all…
High Heat by Annabeth Albert is a great book for those who enjoy hurt/comfort themes. Garrick is a smoke jumper who was injured in book one and has struggled to recover, determined to get back to doing what he loves. His body though, has other plans both physically and sexually. Rain is a happy hippy that accepts him for who he is and tries to get Garrick to do the same. He is incredibly supportive of Garrick, despite Garrick himself. They make a great couple and it was hard not to wish them the best in your head while you were reading.
That said, this was one of those, it’s not you book, it’s me. I’m not quite sure why, because it is well written and researched. For some reason I just didn’t connect with either character and I struggled to finish it. Again, I’m very much in the minority because I’ve not seen a bad thing written about this one. I loved this author’s military series, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I’ve given up trying to figure out why and just went with it. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. I’m sure if you give it a try, you’ll enjoy it. My brain likes to do this to me once and a while. 😉
Thanks to Netgally for providing this copy in exchange for an unbiased review.
High Heat releases today. Go pick it up!
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