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If you can’t stand the heat, don’t fall for a firefighter…
Fire Chief Lincoln Reed is known for his heroics in the fire department and in the bedroom. Life is a never-ending good time. Until she lands in the middle of the accident scene he’s working…and then his backyard. Too bad she’s immune to flirty first responders.

Flight trauma surgeon Mackenzie O’Neil is on a
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Published January 16th 2020 by That's What She Said Publishing
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Joyce
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 shooting stars!
From the first heart pounding chapter to the last sweet words, this book captured my attention, and my heart. When Fire Chief Lincoln Reed first sees Doctor Mackenzie O’Neill step off a helicopter at a horrific crash scene he is smitten, and so was I! Chief Sexy Pants and Doc Dreamy are two of my favorite characters ever. They are both smart, complicated, strong, confident, scarred, and vulnerable. They both know what they want, but will they end up wanting the same thing?
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V Meade
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Linc and Mack....Dr. Dreamy and Chief Sexy Pants. In my opinion, out of all Ms. Scores series, Benelovence would be my dream place. To go back to Benelovence and see Harper and Luke, Aldo and Gloria, Ty and Sopie and all the kids! So while I loved catching up on everyone the adrenaline and emotion that come with Linc and Mack is swoon worthy. Both have careers where life and death is in their hands each and every day. Linc and Mack both deal with feeling inadequate for the love of another. Throw ...more
Nicole Adams
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Confident Hot Firefighter - Check
Mysterious New Doctor in town - Check
Adorable scene stealing dog - Check
All your past Benevolence favourites - Check
A Linc & Luke fist fight - Check
Unexpected danger- Check
Well delivered HEA - CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!!!

Lucy Score has put all of this into this book and so much more. The highly anticipated 3rd visit to Benevolence definitely delivers and stands on its own with the previous two instalments. This can be read as a stand-alone however if, like me,
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CzekMart
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“This is the flirtation leading up to the first date,” he explained. “A Lincoln Reed First Date isn’t a spontaneous run-in. A Lincoln Reed First Date is a carefully curated experience designed for maximum enjoyment.”
In this third, and final, trip to Benevolence, we journey with Fire Chief Lincoln Read and his love match, Dr. Mackenzie O’Neil on their way to HEA. In a true Lucy Score fashion, their road is paved with hilarious banter, nosy family and community members, ALL the feels, steam and
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NovelMomma
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
If you are looking for a book that makes you feel from beginning to end, this is the book for you. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not over the top angsty, but it is the perfect combination of community, love, everyday heroes, and overcoming adversity. Mix that with a dirty talking firefighter and an elusive trauma surgeon, and you have perfection.

With each and every book Lucy releases, I feel like I’ve found a new favorite, but this book definitely earns a spot in my top five favorites! It is one I
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Maryanne DeWitt
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"No One Likes a Beautiful Asshole"


And with those sarcastic words, Dr. Mack O'Neil cemented herself in my book loving heart. Linc had long ago cemented himself in my heart - every time Lucy mentioned a new book, I would sit quivering like I imagine Sunshine did for a treat to see who it would be about. I can't even begin to tell you how I excited I was that she wrote Linc's story! I just knew there was more to the happy go lucky, super flirty fireman than met the eye. Spoiler alert - I was
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Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Two peas in a pod, 5 stars”



I love Score’s writing, its full of laughter and wit with some serious undertones. I fell into Protecting What’s Mine easily and sighed in pleasure once I finished. By all accounts Mack and Lincoln shouldn’t work, but they do. And let me tell you, it’s so much fun watching them fall.

Mack is at the worst kind of crossroads she could find herself at. She’s facing burnout like no other and for anyone in her profession that’s not acceptable. Mack decides to slow down and
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Amy Jackson
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhh this book is EVERYTHING. If you have read Lucy’s books set in Benevolence then you are in for a treat. Even if you haven’t? You still are because this can be read as a stand alone. Having read the others it made it richer to revisit some of our old friends. Lucy has been teasing readers in her Facebook group about Benevolence Fire Chief Lincoln Reed aka Chief Sexy Pants for awhile now. So many of my favorite book boyfriends come from Lucy Score books but I think Linc just left them all in ...more
Bibliophagist
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln Reed is a town hero and all around good guy. He's the fire chief, affectionately known as Chief Sexy Pants. He's typically out for a good time. He has his reasons for not settling down.

Mack is a flight trauma surgeon. She recently got out of the military when she started to have issues with PTSD. She has taken a temporary assignment filling in for a family practice doctor in a small town. She also works as a flight doctor on the helicopter once a week to fulfill her need for an
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Cheryl
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

PERFECT MATCH Loved the chemistry between Linc and Mac. Lots of humor in spite of all the serious issues. The twists and turns were unexpected and written into the story so well. However, the best part was sweet Sunshine. What a sweetheart! Another great story by Lucy with all the feels. I received this ARC for an honest review.
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Lofty
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5*
Linc meets dr dreamy
(Mack/Mackenzie) when they both attend an road traffic accident. She's taken a temporary job at the clinic hoping to improve her people skills. He's the chief fire officer & is instantly hooked on her.
I loved Linc & sunshine, I laughed so much at his antics.
I definitely recommend reading this book
Christie Beeker
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has everything! I love books that let me re-visit old characters who accept and love someone new! I loved being able to see inside the life of first responders and appreciate all they do for us. Thank you Lucy for another great book!
Ivy Deluca
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Lucy Score has moved up into my top 5 comfort read authors. If I want a romance covers the Hs - humor, heat and heart - Ms. Score usually has me covered. Now I’d read the first book in the series, Pretend You’re Mine, which I struggled with, but Lincoln Reed was one of those characters that I wanted to know more about, so when I heard he was getting his own HEA, I said sign me up. I’m happy I did, because it was a happy escape of a read.

Lincoln and Mack, two first responders (he’s a firefighter
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READ ME ROMANCE
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Revisiting Benevolence, MD, is such a joy for me because Pretend Your Mine was my first Lucy book and all-time favorite. While Protecting What’s Mine is a stand-alone, if you have the opportunity, I encourage you to also read Pretend You’re Mine and Finally Mine as it will give you some background on the lovable quirky townsfolk who bring it to life.

Fire Chief Lincoln Reed aka “Chief Sexy Pants” is a bit full of himself–confident and strong with a sweet gooey center. An everyday real-life hero,
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Jodi
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
SW DOUBLE OO to the NNNNNNNNN. Holy hot dogs are Doc Dreamy and Chief Sexy Pants H.O.T. Like as in Benevolence FD is prob going to have to sound a four alarm fire bell and call in backup from surrounding towns to put out the inferno roaring between these too. Oh, and that scene-stealer, Sunshine the pup? If I didn't already have a dog that peed on the floor whenever she gets too excited, I'd totally be running to the nearest shelter to pick myself up a little golden fur ball.

But seriously, Lucy
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Lona Mccombie
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Going back to one of my favorite “imaginary” places….Benevolence! This is where I first fell “back” in love with reading with Pretend You’re Mine. That book also has one of my all-time favorite scenes from the cooler in the grocery store that features our very own hero from this book “Lincoln Reed…aka now, Chief Sexy Pants”.

I knew back then when I first read PYM that I needed to know Linc’s story and Lucy hit a home run with Protecting What’s Mine! Not only do you get to revisit the town and the
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BookishStacy
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Every single time I think Lucy Score can't possible give me a hero that makes me swoon harder than the previous one, she ups her game and proves me wrong. She's done that once again with Linc. Chief Sexy Pants was hotter than hot and sweeter than sweet. The love of his town, his fellow firefighters and his dog, Sunshine were enough to give me huge heart eyes and then Mack is introduced to the story and with their interaction, I was a goner. He's pretty much the perfect book boyfriend. I loved ...more
Shanna Larson
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot Tamale!

I have been sitting on my feelings for almost a week after finishing this book because I was overcome with feelings and no words. Seriously, I just sighed like the lady in the swoon GIF, you know, the one who then promptly falls on the floor in the long version? That's how I felt.

First, this book is interconnected with Pretend You're Mine and Finally Mine, though it can be read as a standalone without issue.

Second, Being back in Benevolence made my heart happy! I really do wish it was
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
I absolutely loved this book! Lucy Score is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I fell in love with her writing style while reading Rock Bottom Girl. This book reminded me of how much I love Ms. Score's writing style and character development.

Linc and Mack have such an instant connection that you have to keep reading in order to see how their story plays out. They balance each other beautifully and I was completely enamored by their story.

I now must read Pretend Your Mine and Finally
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Sandra
What a fantastic read this newest book by Lucy Score was!! Protecting What’s Mine had amazing characters, a storyline that had me completely transfixed and the best dog ever!

I first have to say I love firefighters and in light with what is happening in Australia right now, I love them all the more. Right from the very beginning we know the type of man Fire Chief Lincoln Reed is. Without thought or hesitation, he jumps right into a horrific traffic accident and saves lives. And it is here that
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Heather
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, swoony fire Chief Lincoln Reed aka Chief Sexy Pants is so much more than just the towns serial flirt and ladies man. Underneath his charming, confident exterior is a huge heart just waiting to be loved. Trauma surgeon Dr. Mackenzie O'Neil aka Dr. Dreamy is the strong, independent and mysterious new doctor in town. She has a plan to recharge and get her life back on track and is determined to hide the shadows of her past.

Linc and Mack are perfect for each other, but the scars of the past
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Brianne Maffett
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile

I absolutely loved this book! Lucy Score is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I fell in love with her writing style while reading Rock Bottom Girl. This book reminded me of how much I love Ms. Score's writing style and character development.

Linc and Mack have such an instant connection that you have to keep reading in order to see how their story plays out. They balance each other beautifully and I was completely enamored by
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Bre
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln & Mackenzie
Linc & Mac
Hotshot & Dreamy

My favorite fictional couple of all time, and officially my favorite Lucy Score book to date! If you haven't been to Benevolence yet, it's time to take the ride of your life.

Welcome to Benevolence, Maryland. Small town life is at its finest here, and trauma flight surgeon Dr. Mackenzie O'Neil is about to find that out.

After experiencing quite the burnout Mack is ready for a change of pace in order to get herself sorted out, so she takes a
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Deanna
Back to Benevolence we go! I have been waiting for Lincoln Reed to finally get his HEA, and did he ever!

Linc (Chief Sexy Pants) and Mack (Dr. Mc Dreamy) meet at an accident scene. Fire Chief Linc is a ladies man. He will never settle down with one lady. Mackenzie is a flight trauma surgeon trying to slow down and not get burned out. She comes to Benevolence to just try to have a change of pace. Bring on the STEAM! When these two meet, there is no fire hose big enough to stop the flames from
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Nikki Young
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING! I have loved almost all of Lucy’s books, but this one is my favorite all-time book ever! The protagonist, Mack, tugs at your heartstrings early in the story because you know she has a backstory, and it’s not going to be pretty, but Mack has risen above her circumstances. Linc is the local fire chief, AKA heart throb and all around nice guy, who falls for Mack right away. I loved revisiting Benevolence, the special small town community we all wish we lived in. To top it all off, Sunshine ...more
Leisa Ann
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness! This book is hotter than a 5 alarm fire! Linc and Mack are absolutely perfect for each other. Linc is the book boyfriend that everyone will be fighting over for years to come! I loved Mack....she’s tough, independent and I love that her career is a typically male dominated field. I loved catching up with Aldo and Gloria, Luke and Harper and the small town folks of Benevolence. If you love a small town feel good book with fantastic characters then look no further....this book will ...more
Jules
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Benevolence only gets better.

Oh my, this book.
It brings all the feels, tension growing, pasts overcome.
Hotshot and Dreamy are so much fun to read and dive in with. The world feels like home and Ms. Score brought another amazing story within.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Fire Chief Lincoln (Linc "Hotshot") Reed and Doctor Dreamy's first meeting is not under the best of circumstances - a horrific car accident on the highway that ends up leaving Linc with a bum shoulder and burns on his hand. But it's fortuitous because the first time Linc lay eyes on her, he was smitten and determined to get the seemingly immune to his charms doctor in his life and in his bed.



Mackenzie (Mac "Dreamy") O'Neil is damaged from a horrible childhood filled with an alcoholic mother
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BookAddict
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Everything about this book stole my heart! Score has such a gift for bringing words alive so you feel like you've been untethered from the minutia of life and transported into a world where the welcoming small town is quirky, unique and charming, the characters are as real as your family and best of friends, and you’re an integral part of all the events playing out in living color.

As if all of that isn’t enough to make a great story, this one starts off with a bang and then continues to build
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Andrea
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
2020's BOOK OF THE YEAR!
Benevolence, MD is one of the very best towns in the history of forever! Lucy Score did a phenomenal job of describing the scenery, of putting me right smack dab in the middle of that town with some of my very best friends (even if they don't know it.)
"You're breathtaking when you're Dr. O'Neil on the scene. You're beautiful when you're trying to line dance. But this frazzled, wide-eyed woman who justs wants her friends to have a good time is downright adorable." -Linc

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Lucy is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Kindle Store bestseller of romantic comedies and contemporary romance. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania with a lot of time on her hands and a big imagination. She was the oldest of three in a book-obsessed household. Dinners were often spent in silence while family members had their noses buried in books. A passion for writing took hold at five when she ...more