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Guns & Hoses

(Guns & Hoses Universe)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  724 ratings  ·  87 reviews
Tigger Flint and Thomas Flame shared an instant mutual hate for one another from the day they met in sixth grade. Their dislike grew into competition and rivalry throughout high school as they were stuck in the same honors classes and played the same sports. That hatred and rivalry followed them into adulthood as one became a cop and the other a fireman.

ebook, First, 282 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by Brenda Cothern (first published June 29th 2014)
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While I did not care for this tale of rivals-to-lovers, I expect there are some that will gladly overlook what I found distasteful just to get to the sex. 'Cuz the sex was rough, angry and brutal. I love that, yes sir, but when there is no emotion behind it, it's just plain 'ol sex to me. And you can get plain 'ol sex anywhere on the WWW for free.

The MCs in this book, Tommy Flame and Tigger Flint (seriously) were together for the sex and for the sex only for 95% of the book. Both of their code of ethics' le
Anna Goerlitz
Dec 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars
ugh. This was not for me.

Flame and Tigger are literally clones of one another, except for their occupation and eye color there was NOTHING to distinguish them from one another. They are the same height, the same build, live in the same closet, are both tops, both alpha-holes, both absolutely hypersexed sporting erections when the wind blows in the right direction and able to come and come and come... 3 orgasms a fuck is the norm for these guys... They may as well have been the same person!
1.5 stars
ugh. This was not for me.

Flame and Tigger are literally clones of one another, except for their occupation and eye color there was NOTHING to distinguish them from one another. They are the same height, the same build, live in the same closet, are both tops, both alpha-holes, both absolutely hypersexed sporting erections when the wind blows in the right direction and able to come and come and come... 3 orgasms a fuck is the norm for these guys... They may as well have been the same person!

They have been "enemies" since middle school for no apparent reason. This absolutely ridiculous feud continues into their adulthood for no good reason either. When we meet them, they are around 30 and still feel the need to shove each other in bars, call each other names and be generally horrible toward one another...

Then they start fucking, and sure they have some rough and tumble sex, but since that was all they ever did for 95% of the book I couldn't really get into it. Especially not coupled with the fact that they fucked without a condom, only to then disclose that one guy had hep b. How he contracted this was never revealed, in actual fact I have no idea why it was mentioned when it never played any type of factor in the book - they keep on fucking without condoms regardless and everything is apparently honky dory. Oh, and don't get me started on going bare back, then pulling your dick out and stuffing it down the throat of your partner - I'm not squeamish, but....

Ok, ok, you go with it, hoping there will be a pay off at the end, but no! There's nothing! The book just kind of ends. (view spoiler)

Cannot recommend, unless all you want is hot uniformed guys fucking constantly. If it is, then this book is just what you are looking for.
♣️ Lynda ♣️
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Talk about Hot Men in Uniform! Throw in 2 childhood enemies with sudden sexual tension. Add to that some major flag football frotagge and you get one steamy read. Tig and Flame were off the charts yummy!!

My only complaint with this book was that for the first 50% we had to read the word "rival" way too often. We get it. They didn't like each other until now.
Original Blog Post:

The bar G&H is a bar considered common ground for cops and firefighters both. They go there to spin their tales, drink their beers or simply have some party time and really a place they all could feel safe and just be who they are: rough and tough guys and gals whose chosen career was full of stress and a lot of danger.

Tigger or Tig Flint is a cop. He is huge, played quarterback in high school and a tough guy. He is danger personified and can be trust
Punching. And bad editing.

Detailed Spoilers - I want to remember the specifics of why this book was so awful

This is not a vampire novel. Neither of them are vampires. or werewolves. sorry. That, in particular, is neither a positive or a negative.

There is moaning groaning and punching. Redress is used to mean to put clothes back on. Per say is used in stead of per se. It goes on....I kept being ejected from the story by the clangers.

Also the sex is horrible. A
I love me some Tigger and Flame!

They had an instant dislike of each other from the moment they met. It was only made worse as their mother's became best friends, they were about the same size, both smart and on the football team. They kept being forced together and dislike turned to hate.

One became a cop, the other a firefighter so the rivalry just grew.

But.. hate and love are so close together as emotions that once they finally took a moment to really look at one anot
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the pace of this book. For the first ten chapters the sexual tension builds and then in the last ten chapters I found that it was worth the wait. Lots and lots of hot sweaty sex. Like another reviewer, I found myself wanting a little more closure at the end but from reading other books by Brenda Cothern, I know that she may have have left us hanging because she is planning on another book with these characters. Overall, a good read that I would read again.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: buy, audible
The storyline was great but its just to devolve into a smut/porn book. Too much sex; not enough story. I expect a romance enemy to lover with a couple sex scenes but all the sex just made me fast forward.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 65% sadly. I couldn't handle the chaotic POV or the strange song lyric obsession in the writing. It seemed that there just wasn't actual chemistry between the MC's other than simple lust and there was minimal character development.
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
This story has a few too many cliches and suffers from horrible, horrible head hopping.
Nov 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Wtf with the ending? It was rushed and we never even find out why the Fck Tigger was so mad at Flame, when Flame never did shit. Tigger was fckin dumb.
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was hesitant to read this because one of my Good read friends gave it a low rating but I figured what the hell and read it anyway. OMG so glad I did, this started out with hottie fire fighter Flame and hottie detective Tig with tons of animosity towards each other . Throughout the book it turned from that to curiosity to attraction to lust to something that could possibly continue into a relationship. This was definitely a truly hot and exciting read!!!!! :-) First time I've read this author a ...more
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
The book was rather well written. I really liked the sex scenes and the falling in love process.

I may have forgiven the weak reason for the rivalry, or the lame character names, but unfortunately, the author chose too many unoriginal and overdone plot twists or whatever you may call it... Like the whole "suddenly getting caught kissing another person misunderstanding" or the "Omg you almost died and made me realise my love for you" situation. I also didn't like the conveniently fitting lyrics f
Lora Lunsford
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the enemy to lover aspect. The fact that both main characters are public servants (firefighter and cop) makes it spicy to read. The mental issues Tig had added depth that was interesting as I am sure that would happen in real life too. While I was able to read this in beta format the finished product still managed to keep me in my chair until I finished it (again). Great read!
2.5 stars.

Outdated writing...I have no patience anymore for the mad jumping between POV-s from one sentence to the next. And was it necessary to implement song lyrics to every step the heroes took in their relationship?

The hate-sex was good, tho.

Gennie Gee
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually really enjoyed this book. However, there's a lot of head hopping and I found myself having to go back and read to figure out who was talking. I should probably knock off a star for that and the cheesy names, but I devoured this book so it stays a 5
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
A good read. Hot sex and some emotion.
Sexy fireman meets sexy police detective.
The connection seemed a bit off to start with but it built. Could have had more.
Sex wasnt enough to make it a great read
Hong Bunting
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Absolutely loved it! Must read if you like mm books
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Flashback much?
Why do that to your audience? Why?!?!
Why do that to me?!?
It got to the point I didn’t know who was who and for a while I didn’t care. I was too focused on keeping up with the stupid flashbacks. Soooo...I noticed this book was available on audible romance club so even though I like to read I tried it there. Guess what flashbacks suck even when you’re an active listener. I just didn’t get these two at all.
Ottilee B.
I have certain buttonS that need pushing and this book pushed ALL of them. Again! I loved that these two mc's were big men, one a cop the other a firefighter. They both have strong solid frames THAT MAKE NOISE ("Whoom!") when they slam into each other to get their freak on. (Had a mini-orgasm just typing that.) This is a true favourite of mine!
Caroline Brand

4.25 Stars

I must just start by telling you that every time I see this book on my kindle I misread the title and wonder where the book called Guns & Hoes came from!

This is the second book I have read by Brenda Cothern this week and I must say I really like her stories and the way she tells them. She gives us very real characters and believable story lines and some very hot sex!

Tigger Flint and Thomas Flame are swo
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cops, coming-out, bdsm, firemen
If you like hot firemen and police officers, mixed in with a enemies to lovers theme, then you will enjoy Brenda Cothern's "Guns & Hoses." Fireman Tommy Flame and cop Tigger Flint have despised each other since sixth grade. But when an inter-departmental flag football tournament throws the men together sparks fly! Cue some really sexy hate sex, and as Tigger and Tommy spend more time together feelings develop.

This is the fourth Brenda Cothern book I've reviewed and my favorite. I
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
All I can say is that I'm a sucker for enemies to lovers storyline and they're in law enforcement to boot. With names like Tigger and Flame, I knew what kind of story I was going to get and rated it accordingly. I love that it didn't get overly cutesy just because they were together and all asshole behavior didn't almost immediately went out the window. The reason that this wasn't perfect read was because the excessive use of pop song lyrics to convey a feeling and it was never really explained ...more
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
As with I.N.E.T., I shouldn't have loved this book. I'm finding a trend here with Ms. Cothern. She can write an a**hole like nobody's business! And I love every single one of them even though I know I shouldn't. I loved both of these MCs, but Tig pushes all of my buttons. Every. Single. One.

On to book 2. I know. I'm weak.
There aren't enough words to describe everything that I found wrong with this book. Maybe with the help of a decent editor it could have been an okay read but as it stands I had to force myself to finish it. I don't recommend this to anyone.
Lots of hot sex. Could use a bit of editing to weed out the repetitiveness. Really wanted to smack Tig at least half the time. Wish we would have seen a bit more past where the story left off. Narrator's voice was sexy.
Sandra Ramirez
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved it I loved it I loved it!!
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really good story with great characters. The only thing I did not like was the ending. I hate abrupt endings that leaving me totally unsatisfied and feeling like the story was unfinished.
Sheryl C. Nash
Love me some hot cop and fireman lovin', but it felt like something was missing...
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Brenda is an Amazon and ARe best-selling author and resides in Tampa, FL with her husband, six cats, a dog, a turtle named Tammy, and a rabbit named Alice. She is active in the Tampa Bay GLBT, kink, & leather communities, and the owner of Florida Leather & Fetish Pride Weekend event which includes a Mr. & Ms. title contest.
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