Got a yummy, sizzling, hottie read for you today … I love Brazen’s sexy books!
by Lauren Blakely
She’s the one fire he can’t put out…
Jamie Lansing has had it bad for firefighter Smith Grayson for as long as they’ve been friends. Yes, he’s ridiculously charming and she mightstare a little too long at his abs, but his dirty-talking, rough-around-the-edges ways aren’t for her. Plus, she knows that as a serial dater, Smith isn’t the type to settle down. But then a terrible, fantastic, mind-blowing mistake leaves her body craving more than one night.
Smith Grayson has only ever had eyes for one woman in town—his best friend Jamie. But convincing her a relationship between them will work is next to impossible with her refusing to see beyond his past. But when she asks for a week of no-strings-attached sex to get him out of her system, Smith knows this is his one chance to prove he’s not just the man she needs in her bed, but the man she needs in her life.
I’ll start off with the only problem I had with this order – Jamie is concerned about Smith because he’s a “serial dater” but that definitely wasn’t shown in the book. He hasn’t had any long term relationships that she’s aware of, but she could only name a few people he dated in the years she’s known him. He’s been dedicated to his friendship with her so it isn’t like he doesn’t have it in him to stick. It just looks like he hasn’t found the right girl … or he has and she just doesn’t realize it is her.
OK, with that out of the way, the rest of the book was killer. The sex scenes between Jamie and Smith are scorching! So make sure you are ready for that before you pick up the book. He’s sexy and commanding and so very hot … did I mention sexy? He’s a giver in his personal and professional life. He cares about his community and friends, volunteering for different functions and dedicated to his job as a fire fighter. And he’s also a construction worker, running his own busienss – so we get two swoon-worthy, works-with-his-hands hotties in one sexy package.
Jamie’s hesitation about the differences between what she thinks she wants (someone polished) and who she does want (Smith) is understandable. Sometimes you get a picture in your head of your perfect guy and then someone comes along that just doesn’t fit that mold. I think that is a more believable reason (along with her fear of losing their friendship) for holding back, than Smith’s supposed past. It was totally fun watching her lose it over Smith in all his sexy glory, and when he sets his sights on seducing her into love it is a fan-yourself treat.
Burn For Me is novella length, but Blakely deftly gives readers complex and interesting characters with a well-defined plot. There were no loose ends and I didn’t feel like anything was rushed or slighted because of the length of the book.
I’m definitely looking forward to more books in this series. Blakely has an easy-to-read, engaging style and there are plenty of characters that could make for good reading.