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Burning Up

(Fitting In #3)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  650 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Bryce has been a firefighter for ten years, but when a horrific house fire leaves him reeling, he moves to a new city, hoping to shove those memories behind him. As he adjusts to his new station, Bryce keeps to himself until Matt and Toby, two hot young men in his unit, throw temptation in his path. Bryce knows better than to mess around with men he works with, especially ...more
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Published February 18th 2015 by Silvia Violet Books
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This story sizzles, burns, crackles, and blisters in all its sweltering, torrid, ardent, lustful glory.

*walks off stage to claim purple prose award*

Matt and Toby, both 22, are firemen, best friends, and lovers. They work, play, and live together. They're both instantly attracted to Bryce (who's older, although it's unclear how old;
Wow, this was practically the polar opposite of the first book in the series. While that book was all about the emotion and sexual awareness of the three men, this book was all about Bryce, the third man of an already established relationship of two, trying to talk himself out of the hookup. And, man, did that get old! I stopped at 50% and Bryce was still scoping out other men while at a bar with Toby and Matt. Just no emotion. I only read the one sex scene, which I thought had potential since i ...more
The Bursting Bookshelf of a Wallflower
2.5 stars rounded up to 3

I really liked the first two parts of the series focussing on Jack, Gray and Mason. I was already a little wary when I heared that this part of the series would be focussing on Bryce - a firefighter who is new in town and also working as a bartender part-time. In order to overcome difficult memories, Bryce decided to leave Atlanta behind and to start over in another town and at another station.

Two young firefighters - Toby and Matt - are quickly raising his interest,
3.5 stars

This easily works as a standalone, although there are appearances from Mason, Gray and Jack of the first 2 stories.

While the bedroom action was hot and the story was entertaining, I didn't feel as much of a connection with Bryce, Matt and Toby as I did with the men in the prior books. I felt like I didn't get to know them enough outside of the attraction and the shared job. I also found Bryce's internal monologue to be a bit much (but this is often a peeve of mine) and the fact that he
This one was ok, but I enjoyed the first two books in this series more. Bryce's inner dialog got in the way of the story flow a bit too much, in my opinion. Beyond that, I enjoyed the sex scenes, but would have loved to have more actual character development. This story felt a touch rushed. ...more
Caroline Brand
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it

Burning up is book three in the Fitting In series and sees the introduction of three new men. Bryce, Toby and Matt all work out of the same firehouse and whilst Toby and Matt are already in a relationship they are clearly sending out signals to Bryce showing their interest in getting together with him.

They are an interesting mix of characters; Bryce is much older than Matt and Toby and isn’t sure whether it is attraction or flattery that he feels at first.

Bryce le
Denise H.
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read April 2015
We met Bryce the firefighter, now we meet Matt and Toby. Touching and heartwarming story. Terrifically hot and super emotions bring this story to life !! I was so riveted, I couldn't put it down.

Deep thought filled characters, interesting story, and super hot M/M/M sex scenes are all here to revel in. Wow ! It is a truly beautiful romance and study of what each one needs to complete their triad.
They deal with emotions, family, work, and their new love. (Light BDSM) This feelin
Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it

Not much to say about this one. I just couldn't feel the connection between them. The sex was hot, sure, but it felt rushed and sometimes came out of nowhere. Bryce's inner battle was a bit tiring. Then he would give in and then he would feel guilty again.

The second half of the book was a little more engaging.Generally, I liked the first two books of the series way more.

Of course, I'm not sorry I read it because

Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ideally I'd like to rate this 3.5, but since half stars aren't allowed and I loved getting to visit with Mason, Jack and Gray I had to round up to 4. ...more

I couldn't really get into this story.

I found Bryce inner battle (if he should be with Matt and Toby or not) annoying as HELL!!...OMG, Make up your goddamn mind....!

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Matt & Tobey was so damn sweet, and if it was not from them it had been a DNF!
Hmn, okay. Not as good as the first. The connection wasn't all the way there for me. And, I couldn't get over Bryce's description of himself as some "older" guy. It may have played better if he were an older man. 32 is not old. Now I sound old! Whatever! You know what I mean. ...more
Pam Kay
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love these men!!! Another beautifully written love story of a MMM relationship.. The story line flows well and the character development was amazing. The connection with the first 2 novels in the series makes a for a great story!! Bryce was a firefighter that came from Atlanta to get away from a tragic event in his line of work. He is the lieutenant of one of the fire department stations and he is out to those around him. He also works with Mason at the bar which ties them all together. He mee ...more
The first time I read this (March 2015) I really liked it. So much so that I couldn’t wait to read the next two books when they were released. This time was so very different.

There was a lot I just didn’t like when I read it this time. Everything rubbed me the wrong way. At one point Bryce says, “I feel like such a girl.” Um, excuse me? That pissed me off! The book is also riddled with errors that stuck out like a sore thumb. It all worked together to make this an unpleasant experience.

Once ag
Rachel Emily
3.5 stars for me, not quite enough to round up to the 4 stars. I loved Toby, and I also liked seeing Mason, Grey, and Jack pop up in this one. But at the same time, I wish we had gotten a break from Bryce's POV and gotten to know more what Toby and Matt were thinking and going through. I think that the inner dialogue of Bryce's constant "I want them but shouldn't do this" got old before the story was even half way done, and I do wish we had known more about Toby and Matt, other than only how Bry ...more
Jenn C
Jun 05, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5. Stars. I enjoyed the first two more, but cute fireman and hot sex....what's not to like. ...more
So. Freaking. Hot.

Lol Excuse the pun.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was just as much fun to read as the other parts of the series, but I thought it was a bit too similar to the other triple.
Ok, it's firefighters now, not police, but it's the same dynamic again, even the same problem with trying to stay partners as a reason not to come out.

But I did like the new characters, Matt and Toby where just really cute and Bryce is a nice, solid guy, not as grumpy and possessive as Gray. I just felt the book lacked some communication. They kinda just fell into
Madigan Likes to Read
This was a miss for me. I didn't connect with these characters on an emotional level at all. This is told from Bryce's POV. His lengthy inner monologues about how he shouldn't get involved with Toby and Matt were annoying AF, especially after he got involved with Toby and Matt. And since it's told from Bryce's POV, and since all their getting to know you conversations happen off page, I didn't feel like I knew who Toby and Matt were, individually but also what their dynamic was as a couple. Pret ...more
Lois - Who Reads
There really is a PWP book through and through. Lots of insta-love, big misunderstandings, denial, and so many sex scenes. It's not a bad book, there just isn't much of a story. Matt and Toby are kind of adorable and Bryce has that whole bossy alpha male thing going for him, but there is not much of a connection between these three men. Bryce's inner monologue does add some much needed humor to the story. ...more
Denise GremoryKohta
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me just say Firemen. Yep that right there catches me real good. Who doesn't love a sexy fireman and this one gives you three. This one has on the hot sexy goodness that the others do only they are putting out fires as well as starting bedroom or living room ones. Another thing I love is that while each of the stories are great they also leave you wanting more. And I do. Keep them coming. ...more
Barbara M.
Burning Up (Fitting In Book 3)

This was absolutely fantastic it was very easy to keep you turning those pages. Definitely a must read, lots and lots of drama, excitement galore, sexy moments and also a beautiful love story. Readers should not be under 18! So many thanks, Honey Bee 🌬🔥🎭😉💙🤩🥰🐝🎶
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The previous characters are carried through from the previous 2 books. This one is mainly about a triad of firefighters. Sensual and almost instalove. Toby, Matt and Bryce make a loving triple relationship.
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
3 stars

This story is a hard one to rate because I didn't like it that much but also I didn't dislike it either so..

Michael Joseph
You can read my review of “Burning Up” at my web site. ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i thought i wouldn't like that it was different characters, but i absolutely love toby matt and bryce 😍 ...more
Helena Rose
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love three way stories and Ms violets are some of the best. Amazing story with fab characters. Defiantly give it a try!
Emma Brown
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved the emotional journey, Matt, Bryce and Toby took me on. the friendships forged and the weight of all their emotions and needs was mesmerizing.
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. Well written with well developed characters. Was great to find out that there were more books in this series. Read the first two a few years ago and just realized that they are two more. Loved it.
Melissa Mendoza
Feb 14, 2016 rated it liked it
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Title:Burning Up
Author: Silvia Violet
Series: Fitting In, Book #3
Publisher: Silvia Violet Books
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 148
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Bryce has been a firefighter for ten years, but when a horrific house fire leaves him reeling, he moves to a new city, hoping to shove those memories behind him. As he adjusts to his new station, Bryce keeps to himself until Matt and Toby, two hot young men in his unit, thro
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Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia's stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks ...more

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