Image of Smokin' Hot (Firefighters of Lanville, TX)


Image of Smokin' Hot (Firefighters of Lanville, TX)

Blisteringly hot, thick with tension and drenched in sensual details, each novella in LaFleur’s steamy trio about Texas firefighters is a sizzling little treat. Though the plots don’t seem quite strong enough to support the dramas and dilemmas of each story, these well-developed characters and their beautifully detailed small-town setting will easily engage readers’ imaginations. Best of all, the fiery chemistry in each of these relationships is delightfully intense and sure to win LaFleur a number of new admirers.

In “Singe,” recently single Julia Woods is determined to make a new start in Lanville, Texas. Volunteer fireman Stephen McGettis can’t take his eyes off Julia, but can she risk loving another adrenaline junkie after the last one broke her heart? In “Smolder,” when Rayna Holt returns to town for the first time in five years, she never dreams she’ll see her ex-husband, Marcus — or the pain that still lingers in his eyes. Forced to live in close proximity, will their shared passion rekindle an old flame, or burn once again? In “Spark,” Talia King has been in love with Dylan Westfield since the day they met two years ago. But can she convince him to admit that their attraction is mutual? (APHRODISIA, Apr., 288 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Bridget Keown