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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  272 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Falling for a fireman is so cliché.

Yet, here I am. The elementary school teacher who's all worked up over New York's finest. 
It started out as a simple ride along. Now the only brass pole I want to slide down is his. 
I know, good girls don't think those thoughts, right?


The sculpted jaw, the tight t-shirt rippling with muscles. I'm only human. 
Now, I'm the only witnes
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published August 21st 2018
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Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

Ethan Stokes is a NYC fireman. Chloe Parker is an elementary school teacher. The blurb sounded promising but issues cropped up early on.

The good ole boy, objectify women mentality of this fire hall was a huge turn-off. Chloe can’t even stop in to arrange a field trip for her students without being ogled and harassed by the men, and then Ethan proceeds to make lame ‘boys will be boys’ type excuses for them, rather than apologize and address their bad behavior. In fact, he lets it contin
Tldr: gross hero, unrealistic scenes, don't do it
I can't recall another book that's managed to skeeze me out this much in not even three whole chapters. Which isn't to say there haven't been any of course but I've at least tried to get to five chapters before giving up on something. Opening: fire alarm is sounding and yet our hero has time to play with a dog and have a pretty lengthy convo with his I'm no expert but pretty sure no firehouse works that way because hello EVERY SECOND CO
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Smokin’ was a cute story. Chloe is an elementary teacher that wants to take her kids on a field trip to the firehouse. Sparks fly when she meets Ethan the second in command at the firehouse.

I liked the plot of the story. An arsonist is currently ravaging the town. Ethan wants to investigate but his captain is against it. All bets are off when Chloe becomes a victim of the latest fire.

I liked these two together but some of the things they said to each other made me cringe. I did not care for the
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What’s not to love about Hot Firemen. Well certainly nothing when it comes to the storyline for Smokin’. The author has done a wonderful job of mixing a great story with characters you can’t help but fall in love with. Chloe is a sassy, stubborn, independent 3rd grade teacher, who meets Ethan, a local fireman, when she shows up at the station to inquire about a field trip for her class. While on a ride along, Chloe gets to see first hand the heroics of the firemen, especially Ethan.

Someone is b
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chloe is a school teacher looking for the perfect field trip outing for her students. She signs up to do a ride along with the fire department to see if it would be a good idea for her students. Sparks fly between Ethan and Chloe when they first meet. After a fire one evening they end up back at Ethan's place and have a steamy night together. When Chloe's building catches on fire it puts her in danger. Can Ethan save her? Can they have a serious relationship when they came together so quickly?

Aug 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Smokin’ is about Ethan and Chloe’s journey to love.
This is my first read by this author and unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as much as I anticipated. The characters were weak and personally, I felt they were rather insensitive db’s- both of them. I also could not connect with them, because of the above, so I couldn’t really invest in their drama. A 2.75 star rating for me. I received this book for a voluntary, completely honest and non incentivized review.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Chloe, witnesses a crime and Ethan has to protect her. Along the way feelings are explored and it gets yummy from there.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Smokin’ is SMOKIN’! Smokin’ is a pretty great fire fighter novel. Add in the elementary school teacher and you just know this one was going to be good. This book has romance and heat, but also has a bit of a mystery. This isn’t just your everyday firefighter novel. This book is a stand-alone novel, but I feel this will turn into a series with all the other fire fighters.
I liked the plot of this story. An elementary school teacher looking for a field trip for her kids. A fire fighter just trying
Louise  O
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t want a hot alpha Fireman to come to your rescue, yeah I didn’t think so. Smokin’ is the first book in The Hot Boys series, it is filled with hot Fireman and love with a side of mystery and danger.

Chloe is a 3rd grade teacher and she is determined to get her kids into the Fire Station for a day in the life of, when Ethan stalls her progress by offering up a personal ride along they can’t stop the wheels from turning. After several suspicious fires are reported as an accident Ethan an
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a mystery and love story about Ethan who is a firefighter and Chloe who is a grade school teacher. Chloe meets with Ethan to arrange a field trip for her students to tour the firehouse. While Ethan takes Chloe on a ride on the fire truck a real call comes in and Chloe goes along and sees what really can happen on a call! There is an instant chemistry between them and they start their own fire once they get back to Ethan’s. There have been a string a unexplained fires in town and Ethan st ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So who in their right mind skips past a romance with a fireman book well not me that’s for sure. This is a new author for me and I really enjoyed this book.

Chloe is a elementary school teacher and they are having a career week thinking it would be a great idea for the kids to go on a field trip she tries to organise a career talk at the local fire station, it’s there that she meets Ethan and he suggests a ride along first, they have chemistry from the start, she witnesses first hand the heroics
Space Cowgirl
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Where's the 🔥Fire?

Ex Navy SEAL🐺🔪🔫 turned fireman🚒🔥 has to beat the sexy girls💃💋 off with a stick!

Ethan🐺🍆🌋🚒🔥, all man and six -five, works at a Brooklyn, NY🔥fire station. In his spare time he sips🍺 and tips🍺 a few at the Warsaw, a nearby local dive 🍸bar, while fending off the redheads💃, blondes💃, and brunettes💃, who continually ogle his big strong, ripped💪, body.
Every red blooded woman💃💋 alive knows that firemen🔥🚒 spend their wait time during shifts working💪 out!

Chloe Parker💃💋📑 is a young, singl
Caroline Doig
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my 1st read and review for this author and what a fantastic start in getting to know her work. This is the story of Ethan and Chloe, Chloe is an elementary school teacher she has permission to go on a ride along with the fire department and while out on the ride they get a call for a fire so Ethan tells Chloe to stay in the truck but Chloe saw that a woman was in trouble she she got out of the truck to go and watch Ethan in action. There is an instant attraction between the two of them b ...more
Kristin J
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
There was just something about this book that was off. The writing seemed a little choppy, but there weren’t any glaring grammatical errors or anything. The dialogue was strange and didn’t flow right. There were some inconsistencies and things that didn’t quite work.

One example is how they talk about how big Ethan is, stating he’s 6’5” and built, yet somehow Chloe is able to find his skinny jeans and a tight fitting t-shit and make them look better than Ethan ever could. Not happening, I don’t
Stephanie Ditmore
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. This was my first book by Olivia and I was hooked from the start until the end. I loved it and will search out more of her books. Ethan is not your typical fireman, well maybe he is, he’s hot, sexy, and all man if you know what I mean. Chloe is school teacher and she’s sweet, sexy, spunky and somewhat of a spitfire. Chloe stops by the firehouse to see if she can bring her class in for a tour, little did she know that she would meet Eth ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After leaving the Seals, Ethan Stokes, has finally found his new calling as a NYC fireman. When he starts to notice a pattern with the most recent building fires. As an Elementary School Teacher, Chloe Parker, is used in dealing with the 'unique'& 'unknown'. However, when she becomes a victim to the fire sprees, this nosey Teacher gets more than she bargained for.
Not only that, but when Ethan and Chloe meet, they generate some serious heat of their own, and you will have your nose buried in you
Sherri Babb
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great start to this series. I loved this story I could not put the book down. Ethan and Chloe had so much chemistry together. This was obvious from the first time the two of them meant. Ethan was a hot sexy firefighter who was a hero. Chloe was a school teacher and she was so sweet but also so very stubborn. That was one of the qualities that pissed Ethan off the most. It seemed that no matter what happened between them they could not stay away from each other. You throw in suspicious fir ...more
2OCC Reviews
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
Smokin' was a steamy romance read with a very hot crew of fireman. I really enjoyed this story from start to finish with the chemistry between the two main characters and the underlying mystery in the story.

Ethan I absolutely loved reading about this character and found him be such an amazing hero that really showcased the amazing work that firemen do every day.

Chloe was a sweet and stubborn character that really loved what she does. She is an independent heroine that I really enjoyed reading
Joyce Black
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An interesting romantic tale that included a mystery, sabotage and many sensual scenes. Both the main male and female characters are assertive, forthright and strong-willed people. These two turned sleuth in order to solve a mystery amidst the early stages of their romance. There were a lot of adventures and scrapes that mostly the main female character got into due to her being so impetuous. The main male character was literally her knight in shining armor coming along and saving her in whateve ...more
Jackie D
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
An intriguing firefighter romance, I liked the idea of the story's outline and the characters strong points. It is was kept me reading the fast-paced heated, mystery laced, "suspenseful" romance.
I did feel like there were some holes throughout the story, character banter awkwardness, and some parts that did not make a whole lot of sense. ( Example: having your lungs damaged by smoke inhalation, but coming home from the hospital the next day after being unconscious, walking up flights of stairs
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Between romance, insta-love and investigation
It's a simple romance to read, well written, with good characters that their character makes endearing: They have their feet on the ground and sometimes they're abrasive. Between their attraction and the danger that threatens their lives, I loved the way their relationship intensifies .
Chloe is a teacher and would like to have her students visit the fire station in her neighborhood. She meets Ethan who offers him to spend the evening at the barrack to
Thuy Taylor
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chloe and Ethan meet when she goes to the fire station near her school where she teaches to ask to bring her school kids for a field trip. Ethan is HOT! Like, scorching smoking HOT! He makes her a deal, she does a ride along with him and they could make the field trip happen. He is a real life hero, nothing stopping him from saving people in bad situations. He saved not only citizens but also saves her a few times. She is totally smitten by him.

When they finally get together, oh my, it's sooo🔥🔥🔥
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Ok but 2.5 stars more accurate.

I’m not really sure what to say about this book. It definitely painted the NY Police Department in a very bad light. Also there were times that the fire department didn’t look very professional either. There seemed to be a lot of foul language used for no reason. Since I use a few myself, that usually wouldn’t be anything that I would notice but it just seemed excessive. I was not really in to either of the main characters and I’m not sure why. The guy had been des
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chloe is a third grade teacher that goes to the fire station to set up a field trip for her class. There she meets Ethan a commanding cocky fireman that definitely gets her attention. She goes for a ride along with the fire truck to get a first hand view of the job and heroics of a fireman. Someone is burning down local businesses and the police can't connect the fires or say that it is arson so Ethan and Chloe begin their own investigation. Things are about to get real hot and heavy. Do they ha ...more
Anita Hanekom
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Initially I wasn't sure if I liked Ethan or not, he came across as a bit obnoxious but he grew on my, pretty quickly actually. I loved the banter between the guys at the firehouse, a little sexist but I just bear in mind what a group of women talk about and I am quite accepting of all the guy talk. Chloe is a multi-faceted woman. Strong and passionate and yet gentle and loving, especially with her pupils. Her interactions with her pupils were fantastic, she was strict but fair and, as the reader ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read but I had the potential to be much better. The cover and book description were compelling. Firefighters are sexy, so it seemed like this book would be an easy winner. Unfortunately, with it's unrealistic scenarios, unlikable characters and reprehensible behaviors, there is a whole lot here that is a big turnoff. There's a difference between being alpha and being sexist and actions that are hot and those that are degrading (and illegal). These are just my opinions and feeling ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Susanne M.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Fireman super hero

Over 6' of well built confident hot male who isn't afraid to be a super hero yet is humble about it. She is a third grade teacher who I'm not sure I get. Who has sex for the first time with someone, doesn't use a condom, then the next time doesn't ask if he's clean or tells him she's protected? Insta love...... maybe. That's what you need to believe for the happy ending. The use of Fu** or God d** multiple times isn't necessary for a quality written story. Doesn't make it more
Patricia Baxes
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love a good firefighter story...but Smokin’ had my jaw clenched from the start. Actually, the storyline was a good one—but the characters really needed another look. Ethan may have been easy on the eyes, but he and his firefighter buddies were basically pigs when it came to women. Chloe may have had the guts to stand up to them, but her friends were the stereotypical women.

Having said all that, the storyline is really good; the twists and turns of the unexplained fires were awesome. The HEA?
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good debut novel by this author and I will be reading more from her. This had a smooth storyline with suspense added in. The twists and turns will have you wondering if they will find the bad guys before anyone is seriously hurt or killed. Ethan is a firefighter and turned into a social media hero after a fire. Chloe is a nice school teacher who can hold her own. She is independent, stubborn and feisty when needed. The two of these have smokin' chemistry and a strong connection. Neith ...more
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