Hot Response by Shannon Stacey
Series: Boston Fire #4
Also in this series: Heat Exchange, Controlled Burn, Heat Exchange, Controlled Burn, Fully Ignited, Fully Ignited, Controlled Burn, Hot Response (Boston Fire, #4), Under Control (Boston Fire, #5), Under Control
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: April 24th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The men of Boston Fire are back and hotter than ever! Don’t miss this brand-new novel from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey.
Gavin Boudreau lives for the job, but he also believes in “work hard, play harder.” As the youngest guy in Ladder 37, he figures he’s got plenty of time before settling down becomes a priority. Soft, pretty women who aren’t looking for promises are exactly his type, and he’s comfortable with that. Working with a gorgeous EMT isn’t going to change who he is.
The last thing Cait Tasker needs in her personal life is a firefighter whose challenges on-scene have been a thorn in her side from minute one. Her plate’s too full for a man anyway. Back in her childhood home to help her family cope with an unexpected tragedy, she’s got enough to handle without throwing a hot, testosterone-laden fireman into the mix.
As long days on the job lead to long nights together, Gavin and Cait will discover how far temptation can take them—and what happens when the one you thought was all wrong for you turns out to be the person you can’t live without.
EMT Cait Tasker doesn’t feel like she’s living her own life. Her mother’s second husband suddenly died six months ago and after a frantic call from her teenage half-brother fearing that his mother was going to do something drastic, Cait moved in. She’s now been taking care of the family and giving emotional support while still working. She doesn’t go out with any but one friend now, and she certainly doesn’t date. She thought about asking firefighter Gavin Boudreau out but when she was about to do so he called her “ma’am” and made her feel a hundred years old. Needless to say she never asked. Since then Cait’s been giving Gavin a bit of attitude and he can’t understand why.
Gaving thinks that Cait is pretty hot but he can’t figure out why she doesn’t like him. He can’t stop thinking about her and even gets caught by her teenage brother checking out her ass. Oops. When Cait finally tells him about the “ma’am” issue he just looks at her like she’s crazy. He calls every woman ma’am! Once the pair actually start dating they can’t get enough of each other. Gavin wants Cait with him all the time and hates that whenever they’re in bed she has to get up and leave to take care of her family. Gavin thinks it’s been long enough and Cait needs to break away but Cait’s not ready to do that and it may be the point of contention that neither can get past.
I really like this series. I was so happy to see that Stacey had written another book set in this world. Gavin was a good man who was raised right (with manners) and that’s why he called every woman ma’am. It was actually pretty cute, imho. He was kind, giving and loyal and had a wonderful sense of humor. I liked him, a lot.
I liked Cait a lot too but since she was in such a stressful time in her life, with a lot going on, it was hard to see the true Cait. She was a good daughter for taking care of her mother and brother but I was with Gavin, she needed to start easing away from them and start letting them live their lives. It really took Gavin coming into her life for Cait, and her mother, to see this.
Overall a pretty great book. Love, lust, humor, family, firefighters…what more could I ask for? 🙂 If you haven’t read any books in this series you’re missing out on some great contemporary reads.
Boston Fire Series
Rating: 4 out of 5