Controlled Burn eBook í Kindle Edition

Controlled Burn eBook í Kindle Edition I just love firemen, probably because of the uniform , which is why I really wanted to like this book, but the beginning and end just didn t work for me I just didn t like Jessica in the beginning, she was too cold, too unfeeling to understand But then by the middle of the book she changed for the better, and I liked how she was with her grandparents and with Rick, and I started to think and hope that things would continue to be great Unfortunately she reverted back to her old self at theI just love firemen, probably because of the uniform , which is why I really wanted to like this book, but the beginning and end just didn t work for me I just didn t like Jessica in the beginning, she was too cold, too unfeeling to understand But then by the middle of the book she changed for the better, and I liked how she was with her grandparents and with Rick, and I started to think and hope that things would continue to be great Unfortunately she reverted back to her old self at the end, and it just ruined the book for me view spoiler I don t understand how she could be in love with Rick and then when her grandparents offered to sell their house to him for less than what they could have sold it for, she tells him that she won t let her grandparents be screwed out of money just because they like him WTH That was just uncalled for, and then she justifies it by saying she s a financial advisor and it s her job to protect people s money And in the end he aplogises to her, saying it was his fault hide spoiler Rick on the other hand I really liked He was sexy and sweet and loyalI really liked the first book, and I m hoping the next book will be good as well. 2.5 It s not that I didn t like it it was just kinda meh.It was a nice, easy story I skimmed a bit and, as usual, I thought it was a bit too long longer than it should have been anyway Frankly, if not for the ending, I would have given it 3 stars But gah, the fact that I could guess almost word for word actually the last 10, 15 pages, made me rethink this book On the other hand, it was a pretty easy, fast read I can t say I felt the almost 400 pages it has It was the perfect junk fo 2.5 It s not that I didn t like it it was just kinda meh.It was a nice, easy story I skimmed a bit and, as usual, I thought it was a bit too long longer than it should have been anyway Frankly, if not for the ending, I would have given it 3 stars But gah, the fact that I could guess almost word for word actually the last 10, 15 pages, made me rethink this book On the other hand, it was a pretty easy, fast read I can t say I felt the almost 400 pages it has It was the perfect junk food kind of book Jessica Brussard has never met her paternal grandparents they don t even know she exists because of her father s estrangement with his family When she learns there might be a medical emergency involving her grandfather and her own father is unavailable, Jessica uses the opportunity to go meet them and handle things Rick Gullotti is a Boston firefighter who stays in the upstairs apartment of the Brussard s home and helps them maintain the property When Jessica shows up, they re both wary o Jessica Brussard has never met her paternal grandparents they don t even know she exists because of her father s estrangement with his family When she learns there might be a medical emergency involving her grandfather and her own father is unavailable, Jessica uses the opportunity to go meet them and handle things Rick Gullotti is a Boston firefighter who stays in the upstairs apartment of the Brussard s home and helps them maintain the property When Jessica shows up, they re both wary of each other s motives This was such an interesting story with so many dynamics in play Rick views the Brussards as family and is naturally predisposed to protect them Jessica s not certain if he s just an interloper intent on taking advantage of her grandparents And, she s struggling with the strong desire to bond with them versus her father s obvious duplicity in his characterization of his parents Rick s also about ten years older than Jessica, looking to finally settle down but she lives in San Diego with a completely different lifestyle To say their relationship comes with some thorns is an understatement I really enjoyed this story, especially the aspects of being a firefighter that were presented I wasn t so much interested in learning about fighting a fire as much as knowing the complexities of their day to day existence that was delivered on andThere are many things about the lifestyle I d never considered even though I d suspected it was unconventional This added a level of authenticity to the story, complicating an already gnarly relationship I loved the maturity of the romance in the midst of some very troubling issues And, there wasn t a neat bow tied at the end, leaving the door open for evenlayers in future stories I m very much liking this series I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Controlled Burn is the second installment in Shannon Stacey s adult contemporary fireman romance series titled Boston Fire I didn t love the first book and was uncertain about continuing the series but the opportunity presented itself to read Controlled Burn so I thought what the hell I ended up really liking it I loved the theme of bonding with extended family which is one of Ms Stacey s specialties in my opinion and I admired the tribute she paid to loved ones of firefighters and the an Controlled Burn is the second installment in Shannon Stacey s adult contemporary fireman romance series titled Boston Fire I didn t love the first book and was uncertain about continuing the series but the opportunity presented itself to read Controlled Burn so I thought what the hell I ended up really liking it I loved the theme of bonding with extended family which is one of Ms Stacey s specialties in my opinion and I admired the tribute she paid to loved ones of firefighters and the anxious waiting game they go through every time that alarm rings As far as the romance goes, the heroine and hero had great chemistry and their relationship drama was minimal which was a nice change The stressful climax came right at the end of the story which was a bit odd and created a much too quick ending in my opinion, but overall I thought this was a great book I m glad to finally say I will be continuing this series for sure If you enjoy adult romances featuring men in uniform then check it out My favorite quoteFamilies look a lot of different ways and there s no right or wrong or supposed to about any of themNote The Boston Fire series includes the following installments as of May 2016 1 Heat Exchange 2 Controlled Burn 3 Fully Ignited 4 some like it firefighter hot stars The novel is a finding family, finding your voice, and finding love story which translates into a feel good story East Coast firefighter Rick and West Coast financial executive Jessica get a lesson in expecting the unexpected The story is easy to like, easy to read, and even easier to finish Jessica Broussard grew up without a mother and tales of her father s parents not being the right kind of people When Jessica receives the message that her paternal 4 some like it firefighter hot stars The novel is a finding family, finding your voice, and finding love story which translates into a feel good story East Coast firefighter Rick and West Coast financial executive Jessica get a lesson in expecting the unexpected The story is easy to like, easy to read, and even easier to finish Jessica Broussard grew up without a mother and tales of her father s parents not being the right kind of people When Jessica receives the message that her paternal grandfather was in the hospital, she decides to handle the situation herself since her father was unavailable She doesn t expect the people she s been raised to believe are trash to be good, warm, and accepting people She also doesn t expect the gorgeous firefighter that is their tenant Jessica is actually really easy to like and sympathize with because she s relatively open minded given who she was raised by She attempts to bond with her grandparents rather than judging them and even attempts to not judge Rick Rick Gullotti has been the Broussard s tenant for years and has viewed them as something akin to family for years, as well His life consists of working at the Boston Fire Department, enjoying many different women, and living his life He doesn t expect his way of life to change drastically when Jessica Broussard shows up in her father s stead but that is exactly what happens Rick is a genuinely good guy He protects his own while being kind, smart, and always a little bit too much to handle Safe to say I genuinely liked Rick Jessica and Rick find their lives changing between the possible sale of Jessica s grandparent s house, their relationship becoming what neither thought it would become, and the need to remain on the same coast The two have their own challenges including the horrors that Rick s job can bring, Jessica trying to figure out if giving up her West Coast life is a wise decision, and the fighting that all couples go through Overall, they love each other enough to figure out the big things and let the small things work themselves out in time 3.5 stars I liked The H H I loved everything about them Their characters , how they got together and how they handled their situation The grandparents I always enjoy reading books featuring adoring grandparents These two were 2 of the best.The humor and cuteness I think I was either laughing or smiling the whole time I read this I didn t like Rick s age How old is Rick 40 50 They kept calling him old but his exact age wasn t mentioned This is one of my pet peeves To relate to a chara 3.5 stars I liked The H H I loved everything about them Their characters , how they got together and how they handled their situation The grandparents I always enjoy reading books featuring adoring grandparents These two were 2 of the best.The humor and cuteness I think I was either laughing or smiling the whole time I read this I didn t like Rick s age How old is Rick 40 50 They kept calling him old but his exact age wasn t mentioned This is one of my pet peeves To relate to a character I need to know how old he is.THE ENDING The book had great pace up until the last chapter and then suddnely BAM it was over.I could see the kindle was saying I was 100% but I still tried to turn the page thinking there must be something wrong with the app, it can t be over Nothing was resolved, it didn t even feel like HFN let alone HEA I really wish there were 2chapters I hope there would a big chunky chapter dedicated to Jess and Rick in the next book.If it wasn t for the ending this would have been one of the best contemporary romances I ve read in a while.Lastly a warning If you are on a diet this book is not good for you They are either eating or talking about food the whole time I ll be readingfrom the series, who can resist sexy firefighters ARC Review Heat Exchange, the latest book in the Boston Fire series, is a nice contemporary romance featuring a Boston fire fighter and a smart, savvy business woman from California Jessica Broussard did not know she had grandparents Her father has been alienated from his parents for many years and has refused to speak of them By accident, Jessica picks up a phone call and it changes her life Rick Gullotti is a seasoned fire fighter and confirmed bachelor Recently, he has been wondering wh ARC Review Heat Exchange, the latest book in the Boston Fire series, is a nice contemporary romance featuring a Boston fire fighter and a smart, savvy business woman from California Jessica Broussard did not know she had grandparents Her father has been alienated from his parents for many years and has refused to speak of them By accident, Jessica picks up a phone call and it changes her life Rick Gullotti is a seasoned fire fighter and confirmed bachelor Recently, he has been wondering why women keep telling him that he is not marriage material Never having cared before, as amature man, he begins to question if he is content to be single for the rest of his life The best part of the story are the characters I like the maturity of Jessica and Rick Both are established and successful in their fields Neither are overly needy The attraction is immediate, but it s not insta love The relationship develops as the couple gets to know each other within the context of her helping out her aging grandparents It s becoming increasing difficult for Jessica s grandparents to maintain and live in the family home Jessica is present to help offer options Rick is a tenant and part time handy man and full time friend to the aging couple Rick and Jessica both have her grandparent s best interest at heart, although they may not agree to the solution There is mature dialogue and serious conversations In fact, I would ve like to have had a littlewitty banter between the two, but that s just a personal preference My biggest critique is that this story is suppose to be about firefighters Although it takes place around firefighters, but there is not enough fire fighting And because much of this story takes place away from the station, fire fighting becomes not even secondary, but tertiary to the the story I want to gleaninsight into that profession In A Nutshell I did not experience anything earthshaking or eye opening, but there is kindness and sweet in the story and that makes it a nice addition to the Boston Fire series Thank you to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review I was not paid for this review Originally posted at Love Affair with an e Reader Nice but what s with the ending, feels like things were left in the middle of nowhere.Full review I m a fan of Ms Stacey s Kowalski family series sweet, sexy romances with great side characters and family friends atmosphere.I was excited to try her new series and while this book was nice, it didn t wowed me I expected a lotof the story and felt disappointed in the ending.This is a tender, somewhat tame love story of Rick, a firefighter in his late thirties who is already starting to thi Nice but what s with the ending, feels like things were left in the middle of nowhere.Full review I m a fan of Ms Stacey s Kowalski family series sweet, sexy romances with great side characters and family friends atmosphere.I was excited to try her new series and while this book was nice, it didn t wowed me I expected a lotof the story and felt disappointed in the ending.This is a tender, somewhat tame love story of Rick, a firefighter in his late thirties who is already starting to think of settling down and Jessica, a corporate woman, who dreams of belonging and having a family not just husband and kids but rather,than a distant father They meet when she turns out to be the granddaughter of his landlords, a girl they didn t know existed.It s a slow burn romance and the main conflict is based on the fear of both Rick and Jessica that the other having ulterior motives, trying to cheat Jessica s grandparents of their house.The plot is not particularly complicated there is some action, some drama, very law level angst but not real pull or chemistry for me I didn t find the story very compelling and a lot of it required too much suspended belief for a contemporary romance novel On the other hand, I liked the mature characters and how they acted their age, they knew who they were and were comfortable with themselves They went into the relationship with open eyes, there were not lies and misunderstandings, just working out of the issues between them.The ending is my biggest niggle with this story It s a HEA of sorts but it felt like things were left in the middle of nowhere It s no secret I love a good epilogue, but even without one, I want to story to feel complete, even it the characters get just a HFN ending Sexy Yummy Firefighters Controlled Burn is book two in the Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey and narrated by Tatiana Sokolov I relished this audiobook It s a sweet light hearted romance with almost no drama This novel worked for me on so many levels It s easy and fun, but I really liked was the mature romance in that our leads are in their late 30 s early 40 s Jessica is a VP of Financial Services at her father s company She s never meet her grandparents on her fathers side For some r Sexy Yummy Firefighters Controlled Burn is book two in the Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey and narrated by Tatiana Sokolov I relished this audiobook It s a sweet light hearted romance with almost no drama This novel worked for me on so many levels It s easy and fun, but I really liked was the mature romance in that our leads are in their late 30 s early 40 s Jessica is a VP of Financial Services at her father s company She s never meet her grandparents on her fathers side For some reason her father cut them out of his life and hers After receiving a call from her grandfathers doctor she decides to go meet them and help them out, but her plans and life soon change once she meets them and their tenant Rick.Rick is our sexy firefighter and such a sweet man He s taken such good care of the Brussards that he s pretty much family The son they never had He looks out for them and makes sure their property is taken care of I adored Rick and Jessica They are likable, relatable, realistic, kind and down to earth You can tell at the beginning that they don t trust each others motives, but as time moves along they see that both want what s best for the elderly couple As for the romance It s a nice sweet build up with lots of sexual tension, flirting, and stolen kisses They both fight this attraction and they keep thinking how can this work when they live miles away.The only complaint I have is the end It just ends and left me with some question s Narration Tatiana Sokolov did a superb job in her narration All the voices where distinctive and she brought out the romance and realistic life of our characters Controlled Burn was a feel good romance I can t wait to listen on in the Boston Fire series Rated 4 Stars Rick Gullotti lives the good life He fights fires, dates beautiful women though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores and has great friends And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from himJessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father who happens to be her boss dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she s never met She s unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren t the monsters she s been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairsAt first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community But she underestimates Rick s dedication and his considerable charm Nobody s taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary Unfortunately for them both, the only thing urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it s quickly becoming too strong to resist

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