Monday, October 26, 2020

Feel the Fire (Hotshots #3) by Annabeth Albert ~ Book Review


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: High Heat, Burn Zone and Feel the Fire.

Tucker and Luis have a past, a past that both of them have learned to live with but still think about. They were close in High School, very close, they even had plans to be together after graduation but events in Tucker's life prevented him from meeting Luis in California as planned. 

Now about eighteen years later Tucker is a divorced father of twin boys, Walker and Wade, (Wade seriously needs his story told...I hope you are reading this Annabeth!) and he's a fire management expert trying to find whoever is setting fires to his forest. Luis is a Fire behavior specialist in California and is being loaned to his home town of Painter’s Ridge, Oregon where he left his first love. Needless to say Luis isn't thrilled about this assignment but he is heading there regardless because whats the worst that can happen....

I have been a fan of Annabeth Albert's MM Romances for a while now and I have to say the thing I like most about them is that they are never predictable. We are given a wide range of characters that cover the LGBTQ+ spectrum. In FEEL THE FIRE we have Tucker some people would classify him as Bisexual but that would be incorrect because he is actually demisexual which means he is capable of feeling sexual desire ONLY if he shares a strong emotional bond with the other person, whereas bisexual would me he's attracted to both men and women and that simply isn't true in Tuckers case. I love that Annabeth Albert doesn't shy away from any of the different sexual orientations. She gives us a world that broadens our knowledge and hopefully our minds to all the different types of love that are around us.

I of course recommend this book to lovers of MM Romances as well as those that enjoy second-chance romances. This can be read as a standalone but this is such a great series I recommend reading each of the books.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**

About Author Annabeth Albert: 

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. The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series. To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests. The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests. 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 active children. 


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