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Smoke And...Spots?

3.11  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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When firefighter Grady Ashcroft adopts his deceased sister’s son, he knows his life is going to change. Although he never expected to be a dad, he resolves to give young Jamie his best, even if it means a celibate life in a new home, far from all he’s known before. But he doesn’t expect to find the man of his dreams in the Colorado villa
ebook, 1st Edition, 50 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by Amber Allure (first published January 12th 2012)
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I was all set to give this a 2.5 pushed to a 3 but then the ending happened.

From the start I knew this was going to be a simple sweet easy read with just a hint at some sexual tension and a nod at some drama, and that’s exactly what I got, although if you blinked you would miss the sexual tension. But then the last chapter happened and that just killed the whole thing.

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Serena Yates
Sep 08, 2016 Serena Yates rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fighting fires and raising kids at the same time, without the support of a partner, is not what Grady had planned for. But when his sister dies in an accident and nobody else seems prepared to take care of her son, Jamie, Grady steps up to the plate. He recognizes that his life will change, but he has no idea how much until he experiences it.

Firefighters have tough jobs, and Grady has an even more challenging time of it than most. He needs to get used to being a father and that will impact his p
Oct 21, 2013 Alina rated it it was amazing
Wow I'm baffled by the low rating (((
I liked this book a lot: solid story, very nice and sympathetic characters, cute dog and lots of firefighting action! In my opinion - good and enjoyable story!
Jan 23, 2012 Arthur rated it liked it
Grady is the new firefighter chief at a small town in Colorado. The previous Chief had been corrupt, and Sulli helped to uncover the corruption, thinking he would get the job. When the town gave the job to Grady, instead, Sulli accepted his position as #2, begrudgingly. Slowly, through their work and mutual fondness to Jim, Grady's adopted son, they became closer, although never been close friends. When there was a fire and Jim was missing, they worked together and to find the boy.

The story is s
Jul 20, 2016 Julesmarie rated it did not like it
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So I took a course over the summer about teaching writing to elementary school students. One of the types of writing introduced was informational told in an interesting way. Basically facts told through a character.

And I couldn't help but feel that this was this author's intention in writing this book. She wanted to write a story about firefighters in a small town, and chose to have two gay characters to help try to make it interesting.

And the fire parts were indeed fairly interesting. It's the
Oct 10, 2016 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This was a nice short story. Grady and Sully meet when Grady relocates with his son to Sully’s town as the new fire chief. Grady spends most of the book adjusting to life in a small town and settling down into a new routine with little wrenches thrown in by Sully.

This story is told from both characters’ points of view which gives you a chance to see both of their personalities better. They both feel drawn to one
Sep 11, 2012 Tailtiu rated it liked it
Sep 09, 2016 Lucy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was nice enough but the ending when one wakes up the other just threw me off. It's been HOURS of stress, let's save that special first time, shall we?
Becky Condit
Feb 27, 2012 Becky Condit rated it liked it
The HFN ending is satisfying and more than you could expect from these men. I would have liked to see them forge a friendship and am not sure how they could have a love affair without one of them leaving the fire department. All in all, an OK read: it’s quick, the rescue is thrilling, and the sex is hot.
Feb 27, 2012 Cheryl rated it really liked it
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Short story about a Firefighter raising his nephew. He moves to a small town to be the fire chief.

I really liked parts of the book but felt that there was missing parts.
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Sep 20, 2012 Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) marked it as smut-mountain-tbr
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