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Fire in the Heart

(Metahuman Files: Classified #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  495 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Surrender to vows.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin has come a long way since being turned into a metahuman, and all he wants to do is marry the man he loves. A wedding is easy, but it’s the honeymoon where his past unexpectedly catches up with him.

A future together.

All Agent Sean Delaney wanted was a romantic honeymoon with his new husband. When he and Alexei stumble in
Kindle Edition, 124 pages
Published August 13th 2019
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***4.5 Stars***

To say it in Alexei's words:
"Try to have honeymoon, keep getting interrupted."

With 'Trouble' basically being Alexei and Sean's middle name, I was somewhat shocked but eternally grateful that the wedding itself and the ensuing wedding night proceeded without things that go boom - ahem, other than those that are liable to do so during a wedding night *cough* - and any dead bodies showing up...
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The honeymoon was a different story entirely, thoug
5++++++Stars for the Audiobook and the Story

Alexei and Sean. 😍 😍 😍 Gaaaaah.

That's all.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*4,5 stars*

Alexei is incorrigible.
I don’t know why, I don’t know how, but he manages to melt my heart every single time. Big time.

Is it his possessiveness? The 100% loyalty for the ones he loves? His one- way mind when it comes to sex? His passion and love for HIS guy? His little (horrendous) guilty pleasures like gold chains and big showy rings? (I have no idea why I find the last one ‘adorable’ on him, when I have a pet hate for that stuff?) His (brilliantly executed) accent? His sense of
I had so much fun reading this story! All through the series, Alexei grew on me - his gruffness and unabashed attitude made me love him so much! All was calm before the storm. Even though the events leading up to their wedding and the wedding itself were smooth sailing, Sean and Alexei found themselves in the middle of the mission which wasn't even their own. Poor guys! If Alexei got interrupted one more time, I thought he might set someone on fire! LOL

The wedding vows were so romantic! *le sigh
Joyfully Jay
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars

I loved this book. I know no one is surprised to hear it, because the Metahuman Files series is one of my all time favorites. Turner has managed to build such a magnificent world and weave her characters into it with a skill we don’t get to see all the time. It was a truly satisfying novella.

Sean and Alexei have been through so much. They’ve had the worst happen to them, and they’ve managed to battle back and make their love even stronger. To see them finally get
What a delightful little addition to this series, with Alexei and Sean getting married and going on their honeymoon, where they run into trouble basically right away, as it tends to happen in these books.

It was nice to see these two finally get married and be so happy, and it had some story as they tried to capture the CIA guy who betrayed them all, as he is still on the loose.

We get to check in with the others in the beginning of this, and we get to see Liam (who might possible have a LI...wo
Alexei and Sean are one of my all time favorite couples. Gah...I love them so much. So swoony.
Re-read 03/23/20 - 4.5 Stars
First read 11/17/19 - 4.5 Stars

Alexei and Sean....


I could read a million books in this world and never get tired of it. This made my closure-needy heart very happy and it was a delight to get to spend more time with these two as they tied the knot. I'm dying for a Liam/Oliver book and, of course, Jamie and Kyle's wedding.
Denise H.
Year: 2286 Earth. A wonderful addition to the Sci-Fi Metahuman Files series. We get to see the Team members, who each have a different super power, as they are all attending the wedding of Alexei and Sean. Russian, Alexei, with his sexy accent, code name Inferno, and Sean, former CIA, code name Wraith, are happy and excited to seal the deal.

There is a surprise waiting when they get to their Mediterranean honeymoon island, but not a good one. We do get to see the high tech gadgets, action, suspe
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Audiobook reviewed on 11-05-20

Wedding Bells for Alexis and Sean

Overall : 4 stars
Performance: 5 stars
Story : 4 stars

Greg Boudreaux narration of Alexis and Sean emotional wedding , hot AF , honeymoon and all the naughtiness, shenanigans, explosions both figurative and literally that ensued was awesome.
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked it even though Alexei's English really started bothering me in this one, I feel like his accent is even more exaggerated than in the first Metahumans book. Anyway, I look forward to Liam's book! I hope it'll be more than a novella, I want a sweet slow burn with lots of sexual tension! ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
Another great addition!

Ahhh.. to be back in this universe, even though it’s brief and mostly just Alexei and Sean. But Alexei is my favourite character anyway, so 🤩

Short novella and one that would have been sweet and sexy because it’s their honeymoon. But it’s got action so hurray from me! 🤓
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
A look at Sean and Alexei directly after the events of In The Requiem.
As well as the set up for the last pairing, one Lt. Colonel Liam Wessex and Agent Oliver Archer of MI6 in In The Solace.
My love for S&A is well established, but this was the perfect way too peak my interest in Liam and Oliver and their enemies-to-lovers story and the conclusion to the Metahuman Files series.
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love these bite-sized snippets into the lives of the now-retired Alpha Team and this one's a real doozy as Alexei and Sean get married and get dragged into an op while on honeymoon.

Also loving seeing more of Liam Wessex (can we please get his story soon Hailey 😁 ) and I'm totally onboard for it being with the stuffy MI6 agent!

This was a rollercoaster of steaming hot emotional sex - between my two fave characters in this excellent urban fantasy/sci-fi combo series - and action-packed mission da
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexi and Sean get married!!! Of course, nothing with the metahumans ever turns out simple, easy, or relaxing. This entire series of Classified files has been so much fun to listen to. It's been a glimpse into the relationships of couples we've fallen in love with already and progress and follow up is always a great way to share tales of established couples. Absolutely recommended. ...more
Jenn (not Lily)
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku
Good story, although I wish there was more of it. Still, a wedding, some fabulous sex, plus a little bit of action-y goodness. I adore Alexei and Sean, and I really hope this isn't the last time we see the MDF. ...more
Natosha Wilson
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I just love this series. I have been following it since the beginning and with each new book I just love the series more and more. This book is more of a novella then it is a book in my opinion but it was such a great read, as always.

This is Sean and Alexei book. Though most of the others from their tennis present at times, it is primarily based around these two men. Now that their wedding day is approaching m, these two men are preparing for the wedding and the festivities that happen beforehan
I've given this an A for narration and a B+ for content at AudioGals.

Note: I reviewed all three in the set together, so click on the link to get to the individual reviews.

Here’s a little treat (well, three little treats!) for anyone (like me!) suffering withdrawal symptoms after Hailey Turner’s fabulous Metahumans Files series came to an end earlier this year – the novellas that slot into the later part of the story arc. Unsurprisingly, these won’t work as standalones as they assume listener
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I heard there's a new Classified Novella coming out, I was thrilled.
When it turned out to be about Sean and Alexei's wedding, I was over the (honey-)moon.

And Fire in the Heart was exactly as great as expected!

Content warnings include: violence, sex on-page, on-page gambling, hostage situation, burning, electrocution; mentions of terrorism, torture, PTSD, terrorism.

It had all the good things that make a Metahuman Files story: the wonderful large cast, a good dose of action, heart-mel
Sean and Alexei have been to hell and back, so if anyone deserves a wedding going off without a hitch, it's them! (And I admit they're my favourite of the two main couples in the series).

But a glitch-free honeymoon? Yeah, maybe that was a bit too much to ask!

I'm enjoying these post-In the Requiem novellas that continue the hunt for the Sons of Adam cells and illegal splice factories while also giving readers a peek at life-post MDF for our heroes. And this storyline clearly has legs, as not ever
Diane Dannenfeldt
I am so very happy that we get Alexi & Sean's wedding. I love Alexi, he always makes me laugh. And it wouldn't be a honeymoon without gunfire, explosions & a lot of sexy time. And of course Liam pops up to cut into their honeymoon asking for help. I loved seeing everyone.

Audio ARC provided by Gay Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest review.
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
So much fun to go back to these characters and see Alexi and Sean get married. I have to admit Alexi is probably my favorite character in this series so I loved seeing his happy ending with Sean. Of course it wouldn't be these guys without some adventure/drama and facing off with bad guys on the honeymoon. I also really love Liam so seeing him in this book was lots of fun! Can't get enough of these characters.

Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good to read this book.

I was so happy to read about Alexis and Sean. Now I want Jamie and Kyle wedding.

Also I want Liam and Oliver book.
Resch Reads
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This novella was sweet and spicy and I couldn't get enough of it. The wedding between Alexei and Sean was so adorable and endearing, I swear I was sitting here with hearts in my eyes as I read it. But it wouldn't be a Hailey Turner book if there wasn't some heat. Sean and Alexei are scorching in their chemistry and passion, their love is tangible and I couldn't stop swooning.

I loved the surprise twist that happens on the honeymoon. It is the one storyline that I felt we never truly got closure o
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Another novella featuring Alexei and Sean, this one involving their bachelor party, wedding and honeymoon - the latter of which obviously can't go down without a hitch, and by "hitch" I mean unexpected interruptions, action, and ensuing property damage. While Alexei can be absolutely insufferable at times, I very much enjoyed seeing them get their HEA. And I rather suspect we'll be seeing more of Liam and Oliver. (Not that I'm complaining.) ...more
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

“Like what you see?” Alexei asked, taking a moment to flex his arms for Sean’s enjoyment. “I like every inch of you.”
Alexei raised an eyebrow. “Give you inches.” Sean laughed, reaching for Alexei to pull him closer. “That was terrible. I don’t know why I married you.”

A mission interrupts the guys' honeymoon, and Alexei will let everyone know he's not happy about it.
But it brings back one of my faves so I'm not sorry about that.
Also, can I have
Kaity B
Mar 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Reread same rating.

Love Alexei and Sean Period.

4 stars

Always love getting to be with Alexei and Sean they are by far my favorite couple, the sass of Alexei and the boy next door attitude from Sean is perfect.

I loved this but always wished it was longer.

I will see how Liams book turns out since we catch glimpses of the love interest in this one with him.
Absolutely wonderful seeing Alexei and Sean get married and start their life together. I’m not surprised, at all, at what happened during their honeymoon.
Now I’m really looking forward to reading more about Liam and Oliver... they seem delicious
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
It would appear that Sean and Alexei just can't catch a break. A wedding, a honeymoon, a whole lot of fire and explosions...what moment in their lives would be complete without those? There's so much love, passion, and respect that these men have for one another that most of us die-hard fans of theirs are wishing they could have a bit of uninterrupted peace, and yet, if we're really honest with ourselves, we're hoping even harder that they'll get to show off their own brand of badassery while th ...more
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fire in the Heart is a Metahuman Files: Classified Novella by Hailey Turner. I have read and greatly enjoyed reading all of the books in the Metahuman Files including the novellas, and I was really happy that there was another novella in this series. I grew to love all of the characters in this series, especially Sean and Alexei. In Fire in the Heart, Sean and Alexei finally get married and they get to go on their honeymoon, and of course things do not go as planned for their honeymoon. If you h ...more
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Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.

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