Monday, September 8, 2014

Review Melt for Him by Lauren Blakely

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.

There is a 5 alarm fire- burning for Lauren Blakely in my soul! She writes some wickedly hot heroines, and even steamier alpha heroes. And this book is no exception! In the first book- Burn for You in the Fighting Fire series, we meet Jamie and Smith. Jamie works at a restaurant, and Smith is a volunteer fireman- both of whom know the hero in Melt for Him, Becker.

5 Alarm Sizzlin' Stars

Review by Allison East

He was a wizard with his tongue, a gentleman with his actions and a swoon-maker with his words.

Becker has issues, ghosts from his past that continue to haunt him when he moves from the big city to a smaller one. He isn't into relationships- because he can't seem to let past mistakes go- to let go of the blame he feels. Becker is extremely hot, alpha- and just down right good in every sense of the word, but he gets caught up in his own head. Becker literally falls into Megan, but little does he know this firecracker is his best friend's sister.

Megan has just gotten out of a terrible relationship, and coasts into town- not looking for love, but hoping to work on her photography- before moving on to Portland to become a tattoo artist. Little does she know that when she meets Becker in that alley for one night she would get more than what she bargained for. I love Megan- she is a stand up character, with all the sass and moxie you can imagine a lead should have. Only she doesn't do relationships, and especially not with firefighters- because you only get burned.

The fact was, she had a dry sort of charm and a bit of an edge, like she was the kind of woman who didn't take shit from anyone. And there was something else, too. Almost a distance, as if she had walls up. He understood walls. They made sense to him. They protected him from getting too close.

One night-  that's all it is- until it isn't enough anymore. The pull towards one another is too great, even the fact that Travis is Megan's brother doesn't stop them- and it should. But I am so glad it didn't.  

"Let me."

"You think I was going to stop you?"

"I don't know. Just don't. Don't stop me."

"Don't you get it? I can't stop with you Megan. I can't"

This book is filled with so many great things-fantastic main characters, the secondary character development is on point, and the plot couldn't  have been better. Again people will say this is insta-love, but don't you understand this is FICTION, it's meant to play out that way. I want the fantasy of this happening in real life, even if it very well couldn't. Lauren has a way of making you forget, holy crap these people just met, and boom they are falling for each other. I really loved the way it was told. With themes of regret, remorse, and finally redemption- it makes for an angsty read. But the characters never fully give up on each other and that's  what I love. I also love it has an HEA and it ends well with no cliffhanger!

I can't wait for more- and I hope this is just the beginning, and ALL the steamy firefighters get to have a chance on love! I LOVE Lauren Blakely and she is an auto 1-click author of mine.

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