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New Release Review! FEEL THE FIRE by Annabeth Albert (Hotshots #3)

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Title: Feel the Fire
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Hotshots, #3
Length: 336 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Imprint: Carina Press
eBook On-Sale: October 26, 2020
eBook ISBN & Price: 9781488076855, $4.99 U.S.
MMP On-Sale: October 27, 2020
MMP ISBN & Price: 9781335459527, $8.99 U.S.

The third installment of Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series—the emotions and intensity of Chicago Fire with the raw, natural elements of Man vs. Wild.

When their career paths bring two high school sweethearts together again, the forest isn’t the only thing ablaze…

Fire behavior specialist Luis Riviera goes where his job takes him. But when he’s assigned to an arson investigation in Central Oregon—the place he left his broken heart twenty years ago—he’s afraid of being burned all over again.

Tucker Ryland had planned to join his first love, Luis, in LA after high school graduation, but life got in the way. Now a fire management expert and a divorced father of teen twins, Tucker’s thrown for a loop when he finds himself working side by side with his Luis, now all grown up and more intriguing than ever.

Though consumed by a grueling fire season and family responsibilities, the two men discover their bond has never truly broken. Tentative kisses turn to passionate nights. But smoking sheets aside, old hurts and new truths stand in the way of this time being the start of forever.

Danger lurks everywhere for Central Oregon’s fire crews, but the biggest risk of all might be losing their hearts. Don’t miss the Hotshots series from Annabeth Albert: Burn Zone, High Heat and Feel the Fire.

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Second chance romance FTW!

I’ve really been enjoying Annabeth Albert‘s Hotshots series, and her latest, Feel the Fire , did not disappoint! Luis and Tucker were childhood best friends, then something more, then planning for a possible future (always a bit up in the air, given their age and a likely lack of support from Tucker’s family)…when Luis had to move. Long distance didn’t work, life happened, and now it feels like it’s a lifetime later when they’re thrown together again, this time for work. But they’re adults, right? They can just be respectful coworkers, right?


Even though it was also as hot as heck, I really appreciated how adult this romance was. Spending time with Tucker’s coworkers (former and future–I hope!–characters in the series) helped Luis to overcome much of the prejudice he had toward the area from growing up there. Tucker’s twin boys were really accepting of their dad’s new relationship, and even before the story began the three of them joined his ex-wife, her new husband, and their daughter for weekly dinners. It was just wonderful to spend time with people who yes, may have been hurt and/or hurt each other in the past but were able to get past it all and just enjoy their relationships.

Also–I mentioned that Tucker and Luis were super hot together? Yes? 😉

Bring on the next firefighter couple; I’m ready!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

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