Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review: MELT FOR HIM by Lauren Blakley

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He knows exactly how to make her burn…

Fire captain and bar owner Becker Thomas usually spends his nights alone, trying to escape painful memories from his past. When he meets a sexy, free-spirited brunette outside his bar, he knows he’s found the perfect way to forget for one night. But when he later discovers the woman he’s itching for another night with is his best friend’s sister, everything comes to a halt.

Just out of a toxic relationship, Megan Jansen is only in Hidden Oaks to visit her brother, photograph the firemen’s calendar, and then slip off to another adventure. The brooding man who gave her the best sex ever is an unexpected surprise. The problem is, he’s her brother’s friend and a fellow fireman, and Megan’s rule is no firemen. She knows she’s going to get burned …but keeping their hands off each other is easier said than done.

50% of all preorders and release week sales will be donated by the author to the National Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund.

Dear Ms. Blakely,

I have a special request that I am hoping you will consider. Can you go old school for us by adding some visual aids to your books? I think it would work great if you inserted a picture every other page or so. We NEED to be able to put a face to these hot, yummy, sexy firefighters you are giving us!

A Very Loyal Reader

Oh, how I wish it was truly possible to get some visual action to go with these hot, smexy books Lauren writes for us to enjoy! But, I do have a pretty good imagination and Google is truly a girl's best friend with it comes to locating some eye candy. Don't believe me, just take a look.....
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I won't bore you with recapping what the book synopsis already gives you. What I will say, this book has everything you are looking for and more.

Hot firefighters?


Smokin' smexy scenes?


A heroine you don't want to strangle?


See, what more could you want?!

Becker and Megan have some intense chemistry. And it explodes when they give into their needs and have a one night stand. But, neither were prepared for how truly explosive it would be. So, they agree to keep it going, at least until Megan leaves town again. That is, until they find out who the other really is. Then it's an all out battle to keep their hands, mouths and every other body part to themselves.

These two are fighting a losing battle but both put up a good fight. The only problem is, even once they give in, is it possible to make it work? They are both trying to outrun the demons from their past. And not to mention, Megan is only in town temporarily. Will life get in the way for these two or can they find a way to make it work?

This is a couple I was pulling for from the first page to the last. It made me want to jump in the book and push the obstacles they had out of their way. But Becker and Megan did a pretty good job of navigating things that all on their own. And I loved getting to share in every moment of their journey.

Another great read from Lauren Blakely!! 
“Why didn’t you tell me you were from here?” he asked, holding his hands out in question.

She furrowed her brow. “What?"

“I had no idea you were Travis’s sister,” he said, and he sounded pissed.

“And I had no idea you were a fireman,” she said, parking her hands on her hips.

He shoved a hand roughly through his hair, shook his head. “And I had no idea you were the photographer. You said you were an artist.”

“I am!” she said, her voice rising. What the hell? “I can draw, and I do tattoos. I also happen to be good at shooting pictures. Besides, you said you were a bar owner,” she pointed out, as if they could both redo this colossal mistake by rehashing the moments they both could have been more honest. “Why didn’t you tell me more about yourself?” she countered.

He didn’t answer. He moved closer, maybe a foot away now. The anger felt like a pulsating life force, but there was something else between them, too. Heat. And want. The nearness was intoxicating. She could reach out and touch his chest. That broad, sturdy chest that she’d loved having her hands all over.

She was edgy now, nervous, as they stood like two sparring partners, tucked away in the back hallway of the coffee shop near the restrooms. She wanted him to touch her again, and she hated that she was still thinking of last night, and how they’d connected so deeply in bed. But also in their conversations all through the night and up to a few minutes ago when they were texting. She was torn between needing to leave and wanting him to pin her against the wall and bury her in kisses that made her weak in the knees.

Too bad she could never do any of those things with him again.
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And don’t miss the novella in the Fighting Fire Series, BURN FOR ME!
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I want to let you all in on a little secret about me. I love hot firemen. I stare at hot fireman. I slow down when driving past the fire station to try to get a better look at the men inside. Which might explain why I wrote a sexy firefighter series! But all oglingand firemen lust aside, not only are firefighters sexy, they are also brave, courageous and active in their communities. As I wrote MELT FOR HIM, I learned more about the work that volunteer fire departments around the country do -- both in responding to emergencies and in helping their communities. And because firefighters have given me so much inspiration, I wanted to be able to give back with this book.
That's why I will be donating half of all my proceeds from the preorders and release week sales for MELT FOR HIM to the NVFC Firefighter Support Fund that supports the nation's volunteer fire and EMS departments. Together, I believe we can all make a difference and help support the men and women who serve our local communities and come through for us when we need them most!

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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