Monday, May 28, 2012

Hot For Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

Katie Dane knows better than to mix business and pleasure, but her new bartender, Ryan Blake, is simply irresistible . . . and besides, she doesn't plan on working there much longer. That's if things go according to plan. But they never do, do they?
Ryan, the sexy heartbreaker of Station One, is determined to rejoin the force. Tending bar in the meantime seems like the perfect idea, especially when it means he can spend his nights working next to his sultry new boss . . . if only the bar didn't keep catching fire.
Throw in a grizzled career criminal, a luscious-bodied barfly, a Bachelor Fireman bachelorette party, a flash-fire romance, and a million-dollar money pot, and suddenly playing with fire never seemed so much like falling in love.

This is the second book in her  Bachelor Fireman Novel.....I like to read series in order but even though you do not have to read The Fireman Who Loved Me it will give you an insight on our hero.

My thoughts:  Wow, I had a hard time with this book.  I really enjoyed Ryan in TFWLM and couldn't wait to read his story.  Ryan was the ultimate ladies man and  I couldn't wait for him to fall in love.  I have to admit that Katie was not likeable at all for me and she kept on falling into the TSTL mode.  I could not believe the bonehead things that she does in this book -- in my opinion she did not redeem herself until the end of the book and personally I could not understand why Ryan fell in love with her.  Ryan did not have an easy childhood and he embraced the firemen/woman as his family.


To think that Katie tried to burn the bar down for the insurance money and got caught by Ryan - you think that would have been the end of it but NOOOOOOOOOOO our girl tells her loser ex what she wants to do and lo and behold he knows someone who will torch the place for a price -- and our little Katie actually hired the guy.  I was keeping my fingers crossed that she told Capt. Brody this and they were laying a trap for the arsonist but it wasn't.  The only redeeming quality she had was in the end going to talk to Capt.. Brody and telling him the whole story.

The sex scenes in this book were well-written and done with taste.  I loved the  Bachelorette  Party and I felt like I was there.  That was the high point to me for this book.

It could be me but this book just didn't work for me.....but I will give this author another chance because I loved The Fireman Who Loved Me.

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Let's give thanks for all our military who died to keep us free.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

About That Night by Julie James

Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.
Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case—but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants—and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten. . .

My thoughts:  I was really looking forward to this book.  I have to admit that when I first read about Kyle in A Lot Like Love he stole my heart and I couldn't wait to read his story.  I thought the nicknames that the heroine had  Prosecutrix Pierce and Meth Lab Rylann had were cute.

I enjoyed the banter and the witty remarks throughout the book but that was about it.  Nothing really happens, the book opens up with how our h/h meet nine years earlier and why the hero never keeps their first date.  Fast forward nine years and  Rylynn who is now a US Attorney who has just transferred to Chicago is asked to fill in on a case were she meets up with Kyle aka the Twitter Terrorist.  There is a small storyline that brings our h/h back together.  

For me, I wanted to see more action -- I wanted to see Rylann in court, I wanted to see the US Attorney's office needing Kyle's hacking skills.  Anything!?!?!?!?!   The sex scenes between Kyle and Rylann do sizzle and burn.  

If you've read the other books in her FBI/US Attorney series than enjoyed meeting up with the cast of characters again.  In fact one of best scenes in this book takes place a Chicago Bulls game between Kyle, Jack and Nick!

I purchased this book for my reading pleasure.