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Wild Heat (Hot Shots: Men of Fire #1)

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Maya Jackson doesn't sleep with strangers. Until the night grief sent her to the nearest bar and into the arms of the most explosive lover she's ever had. Six months later, the dedicated arson investigator is coming face to face with him again. Gorgeous, grinning Logan Cain. Her bigges
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Dell (first published January 1st 2009)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
4 wildly exciting stars!

Wild Heat is the first book in Bella Andre's Hot Shots: Men of Fire series, set in gorgeous Lake Tahoe. If you've ever been there you know just how tranquil it can be on the lake. It can also be a fierce and terrifying place when you hit the Tahoe National Forest during fire season, but toss in an arsonist with revenge in mind and those men and women firefighters are standing on the threshold of hell.

To be honest, I went in to this thinking it'd be one of those books with
4 stars – Romantic Suspense

I was eagerly anticipating the first book, “Wild Heat”, in the new ‘Hot Shots: Men of Fire’ series about wildland firefighters because a) who doesn’t love a heroic hot-as-sin firefighter?, b) it’s classified as romantic suspense, and c) author Bella Andre writes some fairly steamy sex scenes. The fact that the series focuses on wildland firefighters who battle dangerous forest fires for 6-9 months out of the year is a unique take on the firefighter theme and the main r
May 05, 2009 Auntee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance fans; fans of a hot firefighter romance
Who doesn't love a brave, hunky firefighter? This new series by Bella Andre is all about firefighters, but not the kind we are familiar with who fight structure fires, but the kind who fight wildfires. They're called wildland firefighters, or Hotshots, and they battle blazes like forest fires continuously off and on for about nine months out of the year, mainly out West. This series sounded promising to me, so I had high expectations, and for the most part, it delivered. Sure, there were some pr ...more
Maya Jackson’s brother is dead. One day he was there, the next he died in a fire. She comes to Lake Tahoe to clear out his house, but the grief is too strong and she needs a few drinks to help her get through the ordeal. The bar is closed, but the Good Samaritan inside lets her in, pours her a drink, and lets her have her way with his mouth, tongue, fingers, and body...But before things escalate, she bursts into tears and runs off.

Six months later Maya is back in Lake Tahoe investigating the pos
Beanbag Love
Mar 15, 2014 Beanbag Love rated it liked it
Same problem I have with most suspense fiction. Pages and pages of inner monologues about how hot the other lead character is. "But, no! I must concentrate on the life threatening events surrounding me!" Actually that last comes mostly from the female lead in this book, when the male lead's on the job he seems to concentrate more.

Logan Cain is a firefighter in Lake Tahoe, one of the legendary "hotshot" firefighters who take on the wild fires in that part of the country. Living in a fire risk ar
Aug 25, 2009 jenjn79 rated it liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: random buy
Rating: 3.5 / 5

This is the first book I've read by Bella Andre. I love romantic suspense books and the blurb sounded interesting so I thought I'd give it a try. For the most part, I'd consider it a slightly above average book. It wasn't absolutely awesome, but it was a pretty enjoyable read.

Maya Jackson grew up with a firefighter father - but not just an average firefighter, he was a hotshot, a firefighter who fought wildland fires. He would spend months at a time on the job. But Maya loved him.
Maya Jackson has come to Lake Tahoe to clean out her brothers cottage following his suspicious death in a fire. In her words "she was going to find the bastard that killed him and she was going to make him pay." As an arson investigator it's well within Maya's realm of possibilities but she's a little off her game today. Eventually grief proves too much sending Maya to the nearest bar to forget and straight into the arms of the most explosive man she's ever met. Never
Apr 18, 2010 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of hot, sexy, firefighter romantic suspense
An enjoyable read! This is the first book in the Hotshots series, and I'll definitely pick up the next one. Nice romantic suspense with a hunky, super-sexy, wildfire (hotshot). Oh my!

Set in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 2009, the main characters, Maya Jackson and Logan Cain, met for the first time in a closed bar where Maya was in shock over a death of a close family member. One thing led to another and the two got up close and personal, then Maya ran off. Six months later, they meet again. Logan didn't
Taryn at My Secret Romance
Too much happened in 24 hours for me. It was just unrealistic. A motel room getting blown up, Investigating a fire, sex, a fire, sampling fire from the fire, another fire, sex, going to a restaurant but NOT eating, a car blowing up, more sex, a firefighter dying from one of the fires, finding out they love each other, another fire, and a serial arsonist trying to kill the heroine the whole time. Keep in mind the woman never had anything to eat, the entire book except for the end. How could she h ...more
Jan 30, 2011 Jan marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Alas it didn't work for me. When you get the hero's POV and his suspicions about who the arsonist is, the heroine seems immediately less smart when she's suspecting the hero. If people keep referring to her as smart while you're thinking "Come on, clear the guy from suspicion and start searching for the real arsonist" the heroine starts to come off as stupid.

When she then proceeds to kiss said suspect (when she believes he just set her apartment on fire and left her a threatening note) you reall
Jan 21, 2015 Fanny rated it really liked it

Calor Salvaje es el primer libro de la serie Bomberos Ardientes, escrita por Bella Andre.
He leido varias sagas en las que los protagonistas son bomberos, algunas buenas y otras bastante flojas, afortunadamente, Calor Salvaje esta en la primera categoria.
Fue una lectura que me sorprendio, puesto que los libros de la autora que he leido hasta el momento no suelen ser nada del otro mundo, esperaba un libro mucho peor, ademas ni en un millon de años pense que le daria la calificacion que le acabo de
A bit of a disappointment. This book has all the ingredients for a great romantic suspense. It has a strong, independent-minded heroine and a loyal, protective, hot alpha hero. But I had a difficult time with these characters and certain plot points. I didn't find the heroine too sympathetic. Is it possible to be overly emotional? Maybe I like my heroines a little more grounded. My biggest pet peeve and sorry this is a: (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 26, 2011 Nikki rated it liked it
3 & 1/2 stars.

Having read and enjoyed a couple of Bella Andre books previously, I did have high expectations for the first in her Men of Fire series. I guess I should know by now that my expectations tend to ruin books for me a little. Not that this book was awful but I did really want to give it more than the 3 and a half stars that I have.

While the hero and heroine, Logan and Maya, were likeable, strong and sensible characters (my favourite kind) - I guess there were a few tiny things that

If I read a random page from this book (which I did before I bought it), the writing wouldn't jump out at me in a negative way. However, when reading it for longer periods of time, the writing became a major problem with the book for me. For one thing, too much the space is devoted to the two leads thinking about their reaction to the other one. The constant reference to how gorgeous the two leads are, and how noble, stubborn, proud, brave, honest, self-sacrificing, etc, etc, they are gets t
Apr 12, 2011 Jen rated it it was ok
Normally I love Bella Andre's books but this one didn't do it for me. The female had too many TSTL moments. And if she waffled back and forth between "oh he is the arsonist" and "I need his body" one more time I was going to scream.

The blowing up of the truck and running inside to have sex was just one step too far for me. Maybe I will like the next one in the series better.
Amanda Sheila
Well, not exactly my favorite.

Why? Because the heroine's annoying and I think she didn't deserve the hero. She keeps believing that he's the one who killed her brother yet she desired him. What a joke.

But I enjoyed this book as well because the storyline is quite cool and the Jenny girl is a psycho. LOL.
Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. It ran at a good pace but I didn't think there was enough sexual tension. They didn't wait for the tension. They just jumped on each other. lol. There were a few scenes that I really had to suspend the reality check for. But overall, it was an enjoyable read.
Alba Molinas
Sep 22, 2016 Alba Molinas rated it liked it
Antes que nada decir que la nota es totalmente culpa mía.
Probablemente en otro momento, otra época, otro lugar seguramente me hubiera encantado. Pero en este momento? Fue un suplicio, un aburrimiento enorme. Fue un libro bastante simple, de esos libros transitorios que te metes entre uno y otro por el simple hecho de despejar la cabeza. Es entretenido y eso pero es muy muy básico. Vuelvo a repetir que probablemente esta opinión venga de que mis libros anteriores eran tan buenos que este se me q
Apr 01, 2011 Lisarenee rated it really liked it
Very fun romance by Belle Andre. About a women whose brother dies in a fire. Ironically, he was a firefighter and wasn't on duty when he died. 6 months after his death she's called in to put another firefighter on suspension because he's suspected of starting forest fires. Turns out he's the man whose arms she crawled into six months earlier in grief. Can you say awkward? Now she must figure out if he did indeed start the fires and perhaps started the one which killed her brother. Very fun read.
Heather andrews
Mar 17, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
Logan, that boy is all charm, "you sure about that?" Playing off his hunch that she hadn't forgotten the way she responded to his mouth on her breasts, his fingers in her panties, he said, "That day in the bar, never got the chance to tell you how pretty you were." He's also a determined guy, "I lost you once," he said as he lowered his mouth to cover hers. "I won't lose you again." I mean Maya she's not shy but yet she can't help but stop and enjoy the good things and Logan being one of those g ...more
Lady Heather
Mar 22, 2011 Lady Heather rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Bella Andre, and my first 'Fireman' book..hehe
I really liked the main characters, however, I found they were 'whiny' after awhile. The story was good, the writing good, and the plot good... all around a 'good' book...but nothing spectacular. If you want a light read with a couple of good steamy sex scenes, then this book is for you.
Quite enjoyable with a few moments that stretched my beliefs. I did like the characters and the story flowed well. I was drawn in by the emotions as well. The wildfire aspect was pretty realistic to me, living in the mountains in SoCal the fear of it is never far away. And who can resist those sexy firemen?!
May 06, 2015 Paige rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-books
While WILD HEAT was good, it just never hit the spot for me. It just seemed the story dragged on in the three days it takes place. The spark of attraction was there, but for some reason it just didn’t heat up as quick as I would have liked.

6 months ago, Maya Jackson sought a bar to take the edge of her grief away after losing her brother. After heated kisses and some second base action, she runs from the bar. That is a big misconception the book gives you. It makes it sound like they slept toge
Christi Snow
Mar 23, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
Book review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog...

My Review:
Before I start talking the specifics on this book, I need to share a funny coincidence with you. I just finished the Wilder trilogy by Jill Shalvis. That trilogy was about 3 brothers that own a high-adventure business in the Sierra Mtns. Well, when I started this first book in the HotShot trilogy by Bella Andre, I was shocked to find that they are set in the exact same place. Weird coincidence and super-fun esp. since I have love
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Feb 02, 2013 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I enjoyed the arson/firefighter plot. I liked that the big baddie was...well I can't say what I really want to say as it may be seen as too much of a spoiler.
I thought some of the time Maya was too stupid- instead of focusing on catching the arsonist, she was thinking (constantly) how hot Logan was. Do your damn job! I was severely annoyed the first time they made hawt, hawt love they had just survived Logan's truck blowing up. "She slowly ran her fingers over shoulder blades, down his spine to
Jenn Scranton
Jan 02, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it
My other Kryptonite, firemen...MMMMMMMMM

Despite being the lead suspect in an arson investigation, Logan shows what amazing man he is! Mr. All-American. I cannot even rattle off how many times in this book that he impressed me :)

Maya however is how this book lost a star. Yes, I realize that she was still grieving over her brother's untimely death, and that there is a possibility that his death is connected to the continuing arson, but damn! His death is mentioned on almost EVERY page! Okay... I g
Oct 26, 2015 Bookcrazy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 stars
A nice firefighter story which started really good, with hot chemistry between Maya and Logan, when she comes back after her brother Tom's death and she needs some drinks. Only the end was a bit over the top and the opinion change of her about his guilt took too long and then it was too abrupt for me, if that's understandable. And also with the arsenist, he suddently knows who it is. Okay. But that are my only complaints.
Jul 10, 2015 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Can't get much steamier than a hot fireman disappointment there.
Maya is an arson investigator and a guy she was intimate with 6 months ago turns out to be her prime suspect. Logan is an elite Tahoe Pines Hotshot is one of the best there is looking out for everyone on his crew. This book is full of suspense, intrigue and sexy, hotness told in both POV as well as the arsonist which makes it even more exciting trying to figure out who it is. Excellent read!
Jun 28, 2011 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, romance
This one surprised me with how much I liked it. The contrast of the super sexy firefighter and a normal girl is a good one.

I liked that Logan was a reformed bad boy, one how seemed to go the whole other way, everyone respected him and did what they could to protect him. Maya was interesting to me. With her family past I can see why her wishy washy feelings were that way, it still drove me nuts, but I got why she was like that. I loved their first encounter and it really set the tone for them.

Awilk -never sleeps-
I originally picked this book to be part of a challenge, but ended up not needing it. (Male characters starting with the letter L abound.) I am glad that I read this one anyway. I enjoyed the overall story, and found the idea of the Hotshots interesting.
Logan Cain is my type of hero. He is the sort of man who is dedicated to his job, and doesn't quit until he has the job done.
Maya Jackson annoyed me a little. I didn't like her inner-monologue, and how she seemed to change her decisions so easily
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Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans” and “The Morrisons” series.

Having sold more than 5 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 28 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Robe
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“Give me five minutes on the phone. That's all I need.” Jenny chewed on her lower lip. “Um, no thanks. I think it'll be more fun to kill you instead.” 0 likes
“At this point, a mental institution was a far likelier future home for Jenny than a prison. “But before I do, I need you to help me with something,” Jenny said. “Out on the back deck. I've got two dozen containers of gasoline waiting.” She shoved the butt of the gun into Maya's spine. “Go.” 0 likes
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