All Fired Up by Vivian ArendElle Kennedy
Series: DreamMakers #1
Publication Date: April 22nd 2014
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Humorous
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Welcome to book 1 of the DreamMakers series. A red-hot collaboration from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy.
He’s ready to lead the way.
As the owner of DreamMakers Inc., Parker Wilson takes the skills he learned as a Ranger to help men win in the love department, using every resource available to plan the perfect date. But when a routine recon turns into an unexpected night of fiery passion, Parker’s mission becomes personal—and he won’t give up until Lynn Davidson is all his.
She’s more than willing to follow.
Lynn is a goner from the moment she lays eyes on the delectable Parker. She’s tired of sticking to the straight and narrow. It’s time to walk on the wild side, and what better way than in the arms of the most irresistible man she’s ever met? But when their red-hot affair is threatened, it’ll take a team effort to make their dreams come true.
--------------DreamMakers series:All Fired Up (Parker & Lynn)Love Is A Battlefield (Jack & Pepper)Don't Walk Away (Dean & Emma)
When Parker and his team left the Army Rangers they ended up starting a service that helps men set up amazing dates for their wives and girlfriends. When an client asks them to create the perfect date so he can propose, Parker begins just like he would any op – by learning everything he can about her. Unfortunately what he discovers about Lynn intrigues and excites him. She seems like the perfect girl..for him. Fortunately he learns that Lynn isn’t really interested in getting married, and in fact doesn’t even think of the guy as her boyfriend. Since there’s no longer a conflict of interest, Parker decides to go after Lynn himself. Of course, it’s kind of hard to start out a romance when the girl in question doesn’t realize you’ve been learning all about her for another man. But hey, he figures they can work it out. Eventually.
Lynn finally decides to cut loose and indulge in a red-hot affair with the sexiest man she’s ever met. She’s ready to shake things up a bit and she can’t imagine a better guy for the job. But Parker surprises her. He seems genuinely interested in her and makes her feel things she didn’t even realize she’d been missing. Until her boss/ex turns her world upside down by revealing Parker’s secret…along with a few of his own.
This was a cute read. I kind of love that three ex-Rangers run a dating service. Such a cute concept that could have gone astray or come off as smarmy, but thankfully didn’t. Instead it was sexy and kind of sweet. Parker and Lynn had great chemistry, both in bed and out. They clicked right away, which added weight to their romance. I love it when the couple becomes friends as they fall into love, and that definitely happened here.
The side plot with the ex was a little over the top and kind of ridiculous, but I was able to let it go. The novel is written in a pretty lighthearted vein, so that’s how I took it. I didn’t think too hard about why things happened as they did. I just enjoyed it for what it was; A fun, sexy romp.
3.75 out of 5
This book is self-published. You can buy it here in e-format.