Sudden Response (EMS #1)
As the only man in Joe's life it's Eric's job to be there for her and take care of her even while he drives her crazy, especially if he's driving her crazy....more
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Sudden Response by R. L. Mathewson was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to read something funny, light, fluffy and something that made me feel all sweet and giddy.
In Sudden Response, Mathewson tells the story of EMTs and best friends, Eric and Joe (aka - Josephine). The pair have known each other since the age of eight following an incident where Eric shoved worms down Joe's dress and she returned the favour by making him eat the worms. That was the beginning of their friendship. They've...more
Thirty year-old Eric Parish loves working as an EMT. And not just because it's the best job he's ever had, but because his EMT partner is also his best friend, Joe. They've known each other for twenty-two years, through all the high and lows and ups and downs of life. But when Joe gets hurt during a call-out Eric decides that keeping Joe safe is more important than keeping her close.
This is a light, cute, fun read. Nothing deep or profound here. Author R.L. Mathewson has an easy writing...more
I've only read three of her books so far, and I gotta tell ya, her humor is fantastic, and I can't get enough of her characters.
Joe & Eric are wonderful characters. They've been best friends since they were 8 years old. They met the first day Joe started at her new school when Eric shoved worms down Joe's dress, and Joe then proceeded to make Eric eat thus previously mentioned worms...they then proceeded to beat the crap out of each other.
I really do love friends to lovers stories. There is such a rich history between Eric and Joe that you instantly feel the connection between them. I also loved learning of the history of how Eric & Joe became friends and how his family unofficially adopted her.
This was another case of almost wishing they wouldn’t get together because I didn’t want to see their friendship messed up, but at the same time they we...more
It was too cute that Eric and Joe (short for Josephine) who have been best friends since they were eight years old never realised that they actually were in love with each other all this while. They just assumed that the mutual cannot-live-without-you feelings were common between best friends.
But I must admit that their 'friendship' did kinda creep me out a little. I would not have been very touchy feely, snuggled, cuddled or sat on my guy bestfriend's lap (the way t...more
1. Some sort of cake or cupcake with peanut butter frosting (which I don’t know that I’ve ever seen - homemade or in a store/restaurant, so it always stands out to me).
2. Someone buying/eating a coffee roll. Now, I have never heard of a coffee roll. I have no idea what a coffee roll is. I assumed it was literally a bread-type roll that for some reason you would eat w/your coffee (I had a 4th grade teacher who used to...more
I have read previous books by R.L. Mathewson and really enjoyed it so decided to read the EMS Series to add to my list.
Sudden Response is about Joe (Josephine) and her best friend Eric who have been best friends since childhood. Joe and Eric are paramedics and work for the same fire station. They do everything together and come in two. Whatever Joe does so does Eric.
After an intense scene at a call the Eric and Joe were called to, Eric suddenly...more
Josephine (Joe) and Eric have been best friends since they were 8. They are completely in each other’s lives, and even work together as EMTs. Essentially soul mates, they have a fantastic relationship – they tease, they joke, they are affectionate and are 100% there for each other. And they are both i...more
Well I didn't liked it as much as the Neighbors from Hell serie, but Eric and Joe were also very funny in their banter and teasing habits as were the different characters for the NFH serie.
I really liked the univers of this story and the EMS atmosphere. It was very interesting to be immersed into this univers and to witness how it works and the different jobs that there are in this line of work.
As always, the sex was hot,...more
I think out of all her books 'Playing for Keeps' is still my favourite with this coming a close second.
I did get frustrated at Joe and Eric while they were both reluctant to be with each other for pretty much the same reason an...more
Josephine (Joe) and Eric have been best friend since they were eight years old. Eric shoved worms down Joe's dress and she in turn made him eat them. Lol. Over the years, they have been through a lot with each other. Eric and his family were there to take Joe in when her mo...more
I was wondering what rating to give this book; I pondered and pondered, really giving my brain a workout.. my mind was going crazy!
Then I thought, well, I'll give it a 4 star rating because it's not long enough and I want to read more about Joe and Eric, but then I realized how stupid that was. Not stupid because I don't want to read more about them because I do, but because you can't give a book a low rating because it's short. That doesn't make any sense. Well, I guess...more
I don't care if Joe (girl) and Eric end up together; in fact I don’t care about them at all because I am bored stiff reading their every inner thought over, and over, and over, and over. Okay so you get the idea.
This book didn't work for me at all, which is disappointing because the concept, friends to lovers, is one that usually a favorite of mine. IMO the story gets bogged down in the inane details. Sorry but I just don'...more
This is a friends-to-lovers book, a trope I enjoy. The protags are interesting; their back story is sweet. I didn't get to "know" the characters as well in this book as the other two I have read by this author it seemed.
I do get tired of all the characters calling each other "bastard," "rat bastard," and "gold digger." Maybe it is a cultural thing, but in the South you don't use those terms with your loved ones....more
I LOVE THAT LITTLE GOLD DIGGER!!!
Really enjoyed this book and don’t know why I waited so long to read it… Very cute, very loving, and very hot!! Of course you know where this book is heading right away… but I was glad to take that journey with them… It was nice to see this history Eric and Joe had… knowing each other since grade school… now that’s super cool!!! I have love R.L. Mathewson since reading her Neighbor from Hell series…
Funny how the Mom keeps trying to set her so...more
After reading generational sin ( a book that took me on a sexy ,scary emotional roller coaster ) I sooooo needed a fun , light hearted read & sudden response was exactly what I needed !! It had me laughing out load & joyously swooning . Even that mother had me giggling .....& wanting to slap her at times :) I love a book with a sense of humor & this boo...more
I love this story so much it hurts! Not the best from Miss Mathewson, but it's enough to make me blushed. :)
Meet Joe, thirty year old and beautiful woman, having a crush to her bestfriend since kid, Eric without even realize it. And apparently, it's the feeling is vice versa from Eric's side. What will happen next when they share the real hot-steamy kiss for the first time? Will they put their relationship in danger?
If you guys want to read light romance with lot of roma...more
Before I tried my hand at writing I was a receptionist, cafeteria worker at the college I attended, museum worker, bellhop, and about a dozen other different things that are pretty embarrassing so we're just going to skip over those things and pretend that they never happened ;D
At some point I got a little direction in my life and tried my hand at emergency medic...more
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It was. "It's not. Jeez, woman, someone's paranoid. It's my pocket light," he said, wincing. Ah, he was only human after all. It wasn't the first time she got him hard nor would it be the last time. The physical discomfort was a small price to pay to have her in his arms.
"Well, then your flashlight is growing. Jeez, Eric, put a leash on that thing before it stabs me!" she teased.
"But it likes you," he pouted.
She giggled. "I seem to remember a certain tenth grade math class where it liked standing up in front of the entire class."
He sucked in a breath. "Hey, that traumatized me!”