cover image Hot Response

Hot Response

Shannon Stacey. Carina, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-335-47137-6

The enjoyable latest installment of Stacey’s contemporary Boston Fire series (after Fully Ignited) combines blazing passion and a certain sweetness. Hunky firefighter Gavin Boudreau can’t figure out why EMT Cait Tasker seems to dislike him; he admires her feisty attitude and unshakable competence. Cait’s just as interested in Gavin, but she thinks he sees her as undateable because he refers to her as “ma’am.” Once they connect—while preparing to deliver a baby in an apartment hallway—their explosive chemistry forces them both to put aside their limiting beliefs about each other and give in to delicious lust. Things progress well until Gavin invites Cait to move in with him; Cait’s twice-widowed mother and her teenage half-brother seem to be unable to function without her living with them. Stacey soon has her appealing hero and heroine stewing in their own private pain and searching for the path to happiness. This is a sweet treat that will keep series fans very happy. [em]Agent: Kimberly Whalen, Whalen Agency. (May) [/em]