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Smoking Hot

(When SEALs Come Home #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  307 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marsh’s sexy Smoke Jumper series! This book is also available as part of the SEALs of Summer boxed set (but without the bonus short story).

For Navy SEAL Tye Callahan, Strong, California is a debt of honor and temporary detour in his military career. He’s fought hard in Afghanistan and he won’t stop until the
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 17th 2014 by Anne Marsh
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Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good story. I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of the characters, and watching them discover their unfolding emotions. But the story's change in direction was a surprise I didn't see coming.

NAVY SEAL Tye Callahan in on a two month leave. He's also dealing with survivor's remorse and PTSD that manifests itself in night terrors and unexpectedly when certain sounds startle him. He's come to the little firefighting community in Strong, CA to fulfill a promise he made to his deceased-bes
Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Tye Callahan feels the loss of his SEAL teammate, Kade, deeply, especially since he blames himself for not recognizing that the kid in the Afghanistan village was carrying a gun. Tye's summer in Strong, California taking over Kade's smoke jumping job is only part of the reason he is there. Before his death, Kade asked Tye to look after his fiancee, Katie, so he is fulfilling Kade's last wish. Tye knows from Katie's letters to Kade that she is lighthearted and fun, but he doesn't anticipate his a ...more
Janet D. Murphy
Smoking Hot

Tye and Katie's book for off to a very slow start and wanted to put down.
Face myself two more chapters and it got a little better enough to finish.

They met because Tye came to Strong to be sure Katie was ok after his SEAK buddy Kade had died.

Instant attraction in his part and gets to secretly. They got to know each other and Katie revealed secrets about her and Kade to Tye. Things geared up until Kade came home from war and wasn't dead then Tye thought things would change .

Read and se
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 200-to-299-pages
Tye Callahan is a Smoking Hot Navy SEAL; he is home in the states for the summer and honoring a promise to his best friend and SEAL teammate Kade. He promised to look after Katie his finance and finds romance where he least expects it. I enjoyed this romance with a nice military hero that puts honor first.
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars - no cliffhanger! Another great book in the Smoke Jumpers/When SEALs Come Home series.

This is book 4 in the Smoke Jumpers series or book 2 in the When SEALs Come Home series (which I believe is just a continuation of the Smoke Jumpers but are indie published books). Each book stands alone but are connected by location and some recurring characters.

This has been a great series and this book is no exception. I like how this book is a bit different from some of the others; there is no bad
E Reader
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tye promised Kade that if anything happened to Kade, Tye would look after Katie. Now Tye has two months of leave and he is going to make sure she is okay and he will re-enlist. Problem is, he wasn't expecting this sexy, spunky, sweet woman and he is having lots of thoughts that are totally inappropriate of the fiance of the man he got killed. When Katie meets Tye, she doesn't think she needs his assistance, but then after a bit she wonders if Tye can help her complete Kade's bucket list. She doe ...more
Cheryl Sanders
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kade was not coming back from Afganistan. Tye had seen him get blown up. Kade had asked Tye to look after Katie, his fiancee, if anything ever happened to him. So, Tye was on his way to Strong to make sure Katie was okay and to fill in for Kade on the smoke jumping team for the Summer. He felt responsible for Kade's death. According to Katie, their engagement was fake and they were just best friends. She also didn't believe Kade was dead. Tye didn't count on falling for Katie himself. Nor did he ...more
AlligatorSmith loves to read
Tye comes to town straight from combat in the Middle East to check on Katie, the fiancée of his friend Kade, who was lost in an IED explosion that Tye blames on himself. Katie--an artist, art therapist, and self-described shoe designer--is busy working her way through Kade's bucket list that he sent her right before he died in combat.

Set in the city of Strong, California, the story focuses on how both Tye and Katie come to terms with their loss and find each other in the process. The focus on T
Janie Weimer
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Complicated, layered, sexy, suspenseful. This story really drew me in with the interesting situation, guilt, complex motives, avoidance of attraction, and of course all the fire stuff. (Who knew smoke jumpers could provide so much awesome material and situations? Way to go Ms. Marsh.)

Loved the quirks with the shoe fetish, PTSD, art classes, and bucket list. Made the characters deep and so interesting, I kept wanting to know more and more. And by about 1/3 of the way through the book, I
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
I bought this in Seals of Summer: Military Romance Superbundle- Navy Seal Style. Why buy one book when you can buy 10?
This wasn't actually horrible, but I just kept losing interest. There wasn't a real "wow" to this story for me. The characters were sort of boring. There wasn't any true challenge to the falling in love. The dead fiancé that she wasn't really engaged to and completing his bucket list was just not enough for me. Then there is a SEAL that is supposedly on 2 or maybe 3 months leave
I really liked this book, it is really 3 1/2 stars. There were some editing errors that I found to be a bit distracting. Not a ton, I have read worse, but enough that I took a half star away. I did enjoy the characters and their story. I give credit to Ms. Marsh for her obvious research of the war, PTSD and the technicalities of smoke jumping.

However, the ending, specifically the last two chapters seemed rushed. I think Ms. Marsh needed one more chapter expanding on the H/h emotions after survi
Gail Newbold
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this novel very much. As I said in a previous update, the author really nailed it in regards to the survivor's guilt Tye was feeling, and the struggle he was having developing feelings for his dead Teammate's fiance. I also liked how the relationship between Katie and Tye developed, and I was even okay with most of the ending. Once again, I wished it didn't end in a marriage proposal. I'd have been okay with it ending it with both characters deciding they were in a real relationship and ...more
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damn again hot Tye has come back from tour of duty to tell his best friends fiance that he has been killed when he meets her he wants her for himself but knows she is off limits.
Katie is pining away for Kade she believes that he is still alive so when Tye comes there is some heat between but she just can't than she finally realises she wants tye And tells the truth about her relationship with Kade. Now they start up something till one night it comes down when mysteriously Kade is alive WOW than
Shelley Youngblood
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In the story Smoking Hot, Navy SEAL, Tye Callahan comes to Strong, CA to fulfill a debt of honor to a fallen teammate. He is taking Kade's place as a smoke jumper during fire season as well as check in on his Fiancé Kate Lawson. Nothing could have prepared him for the inferno that ignites when he meets Kate.

Kate is determined that Kade is still alive and is in the process of checking off his bucket list. Who better to help her with this task than his teammate Tye.

Kate and Tye's story is phenome
Smoking Hot Navy SEAL, Tye Callahan is in Strong, California to complete a personal mission and keep his promise to his SEAL teammate Kade, when Kade is lost in battle in the Middle East. He promised to help Kade's finance Katie Lawson if anything happened to Kade.

Even after Katie attends Kade's funeral, receives a flag from his coffin and his medals she believes Kade is still alive and will come home. She starts doing his 'bucket list' to honor him and Tye agrees to help her and take Kade's pla
Christina Montminy
Great story. Katie won't believe that her friend & fake fiancé isn't coming home. Tye a navy seal has come to town to look after Katie when his unit partner & friend dies in Afghanistan. Tye believes that Katie is engaged to his friend & keeps his hands to himself. When he finds out the truth all bets are off until a ghost comes back. Now what will Tye do? Can he & Katie have a future together? What will happen with this ghost? Looking for to the next book in the series. Definitely recommend thi ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There are so many things I could say about this book, but I don't like to give things away. So I will say this there is parts where you laugh and other parts you sit there and hold your breath. And you can't forget about the hot sex! Once I started reading this book I could not put it down until I was finished with it. I highly recommend this book to be read. This is one of my favorite Smoke Jumpers books. ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes! Whenever I read ANY of Anne's books, no matter the subject, they are so unbelievably hot and oh so wonderful! Tye and Katie meet because Tye, a SEAL, made a promise to his best friend, Kade, to find Katie and watch out for her if something happened to him.

This book is funny(the pink paint in a certain place!), scorching sex scenes and emotions that you truly feel as you read this book. What a wonderful addition to my library-a book you can read again and again.
Jenni Shaw-olsen
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I am reading Summer of Seals and this was one of the books in the bundle. by far this is my favorite one this far into it.

Sweet love story with some twists like guy falls for girl, girl is kinda sorta taken. and others just not gonna reveal them all.

well written good plot. Makes me want to read the rest of the Smoke Jumpers series
Griz Girl
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another YUMMY Smoke Jumpers book! Combining a Navy SEAL with a smoke jumping team?!? Brilliant. Even MORE gorgeous males to dream about & a great, fast-paced story to boot. Thanks, Anne--keep 'em coming! ...more
Suzanne Cotton
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Smoking hot is right

Great book, another in the Smoke Jumpers series. Great characters and a great storyline. Hot firefighters makes the story even better buy it, read it and enjoy
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part of SEALS of Summer: Military Romance Superbundle

Two-haiku review:

SEAL team guy was killed
Partner finds his fiancee
She doesn't believe

I liked characters
Whimsy and seriousness
Ended suddenly
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
the story between Katie and Kade/Tye was heartfelt. I am not one to recap a book so I will say that I was surprised at the turn of events within the story. out of nowhere and definitely not expected. truly a must read!
Pamela Lunder
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
First I have read from this author. I really enjoyed this story. Loved sweet, daring Katie. Loved her determination to finish her best friend's bucket list. Loved the ending and really enjoyed hot sexy Tye ...more
Donna Fernandez
May 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not what I thought

I read quite a few of the reviews for this and couldn't wait to start it. I was bored with it at first and I kept going but it didn't get any better. I was getting so confused reading it so I I didn't even make it halfway
Liked this story. Was in the compilation SEAL's of Summer ...more
Edwina Kirk
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I agree with the others HOT, HOT, HOT... love Tye and Katie in this book I will have to read about the other smoke jumpers now!!!
May 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book was in the Seals of Summer boxed set.
May 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
A romantic and interesting story. We should be proud and aware of all the sacrifices and no tells of our military people.
Glenda Bettin
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
wow this was a surprise but loved the ending
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After ten years of graduate school and too many degrees, Anne Marsh escaped to become a technical writer. When not planted firmly in front of the laptop translating Engineer into English, Anne enjoys gardening, running (even if it’s just to the 7-11 for slurpees), and reading books curled up with her kids. The best part of writing romance, however, is finally being able to answer the question: “So ...more

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