The EMS Heat Series by Stephanie HechtI m reviewing this entire series in one go because they all have similar themes Each book is short and sweet little bite sized stories when you want to pic
The EMS Heat Series by Stephanie HechtI’m reviewing this entire series in one go because they all have similar themes. Each book is short and sweet – little bite-sized stories when you want to pick up something quick to read (I read each one in one sitting).This is one of those series (previously called St Michael’s) that centres on a group of men who work in emergency services. It is a glorious combination of EMTs, firemen, nurses, doctors…Each book is relatively short (<100 pages) and make the perfect quick read when you want something short but enjoyable. Each book has a fairly emotional theme – these guys have been abused, hurt in the past, rejected by their families, and any manor of other things that have left them feeling scared and vulnerable but each man finds his partner, someone to love them for who they are and to teach them about trust. For such serious topics, there isn’t a lot of time to delve into each story in depth but there is just enough heartache and working through issues to reach a happy ending. Okay, so most seem a little unrealistic – love at first sight, overcoming issues quickly and even the over-abundance of gay guys in the town – but I read this series for a light enjoyment so didn’t mind a bit!You can read the blurb to find out more about each story so I have included a little quote from each book to give a sense of the style...#1 Running Hot “Running to him, Calvin threw his arms around James and pulled him into a rib-crushing hug. They had a huge audience, but he didn’t give a damn.”#2 Man Down “I told myself I couldn’t get close to you because I didn’t want any complications in my life. That I didn’t have time for a relationship because of school and stuff. The truth is, I didn’t want to grow attached to you because I can’t stand to lose someone else who I care about.”#3 Lights and Sirens “Unlike Gary, Matt happened to be good looking on the inside too.”#4 Priority One “This was it. Finally Dylan would be able to know what it felt like to be with another man. After tonight, there’d be no more lingering doubts. No more false hopes that maybe he’d been wrong all along and wasn’t gay and could make things right back home. If he did this, actually went through with it, these would be no question of what he was. “#5 Code Blue “He wondered how this little brat had managed to mean so much to him in just the span of a day.”#6 Red Lights and Silver Bells “Kaleb gaped at him in shock. Even after all these months of having to deal with Dylan’s insecurities, it still shocked Kaleb every time he realized just how little his lover thought of himself. If it was anyone who could have their pick of men, it was Dylan.”#7 High Flow “Since he’d gotten away with touching him earlier, Patrick allowed himself to reach out and cup Forrest’s face. When the younger man briefly closed his eyes and turned into the touch, a thrill of victory went through Patrick. That’s it, babe, open up to me. It’s safe, I promise. Since he knew it was too early to speak those words aloud, Patrick simply went with, “I want you because you’re Forrest. I wouldn’t change a thing about you because you’re perfect the way you are”#8 Three-Alarm Fire “Why it’s so easy to tell you things that I could never share with anyone else. It’s because you know what it’s like to be hurt by someone you love. You understand me in ways that nobody else could.”#9 Shades of the Past “As Kiefer’s body seemed to mold into his side, Ray became aware of two things. One, that Kiefer made for a perfect fit. Second came the startling realization that Ray would do anything to protect the medic from being hurt again.”#10 In His Hero’s Shadow “I don’t want to get hurt,” Brody finally admitted. “I know I’m not good enough for you and that it will only be a matter of time before you figure that out for yourself and dump me.”#11 Life Over Limb “Nah, he was just being nice. There is no way in hell a guy that good-looking could be interested in me.”#12 FUBAR “The victim finally looked up and Danny sucked in a breath as he found himself instantly attracted to the other man. Damn it though, he knew he shouldn’t be having that reaction, after all, this guy barely avoided being viciously attacked. The last thing he needed was his would-be rescuer drooling over him.”#13 Status Dramaticus “Are you even listening to me?” Ah, no. I was too busy drooling over you and imagining how it would feel to have you fuck me into the mattress.#14 Tagged and Bagged ”The good think about Housten being asleep, aside from the fact his mouth was shut, was that he wasn’t aware of how sappy Rich was being. And Rich was being sappy with a capital S.”#15 Blamestorming “Intrigued because I’m gay and working in such an alpha dominated field, or because you’re interested in me for something more than a friend?”#16 Circling the Drain ”Would you think I sound young and dorky if I said that if I wasn’t careful I could fall in love with you?”#17 STAT “For some reason, Wells felt a flash of jealously over Jaret being so close to another man. Which was crazy. He and Jaret weren’t even friends, much less in a relationship.”#18 City of Fire “Awww….you better watch it, people will say we’re in love.” “I see that you’ve been watching Oklahoma again.” “What can I say, I’m just a guy who can’t say no.”I publish all my m/m reviews on my blog so if you want to see all my m/m reviews in one place come visit at Because Two Men Are Better Than One!Popular Three-Alarm Fire By Stephani Hecht is a Ebook If there is one thing Dustin is good at, it s putting up a false front While his friends and coworkers think he s easy going, happy and flirtatious, inside, he s really scarred, sad and self conscious After being in a destructive relationship that left him hurt in ways than one, Dustin never really recovered and is determined to never trust anyone again So he resolIf there is one thing Dustin is good at, it s putting up a false front While his friends and coworkers think he s easy going, happy and flirtatious, inside, he s really scarred, sad and self conscious After being in a destructive relationship that left him hurt in ways than one, Dustin never really recovered and is determined to never trust anyone again So he resolves to lose himself in his job as a paramedic while he continues to hide his true self Pontiac City Firefighter, Vaughn finds himself immediately attracted to Dustin the moment he spots the paramedic at the annual EMS Neighborhood Beautification event Dustin is everything Vaughn likes in a man, cute, smart and sexy Every time he tries to get close, however, Dustin pushes him away Undaunted, Vaughn decides that Dustin is just playing hard to get and vows that he ll get the other man in his bed if it s the last thing he does When Vaughn learns the secret pain Dustin has been hiding, he realizes that everything may not be as it seems with the other man Will Vaughn be able to convince Dustin to give love another chance or will the paramedic forever be lost to the horrors of his past. Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team Go Wings You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop, creating her next book or gorging on caffeine at her favorite coffee shop.When she s not running around like crazy, trying to get her kids to their various activities, she s currently working on numerous projects In the coming months, she has several books coming out with eXtasy Books in both The Lost Shifter Series and Drone Vampire Chronicles, plus a few additional projects that are still in the development stages.Visit Stephani on the web at Email her at archangelwriter yahoo. The best Ebook Three-Alarm Fire 2.5 stars rounded up to 3!Just like the previous story in this series, Three-Alarm Fire is playing in Pontiac, where we are slowly meeting a new crew of firefighters, EMTs, nurses and doctors. One of the main characters of this installment is Dustin - Forrest’s work partner and friend. He has been in an abusive relationship, but while most of his friends know about this fact, none of them truly know how abusive the relationship has been. With nearly no money and definitely no self-confidence left, Dustin isn’t willing to get into a new relationship anytime soon. Vaughn is a Pontiac City Firefighter and as soon as he lays eyes on Dustin, he feels attracted to the shy and self-conscious young man. However, getting close to Dustin isn’t easy at all. Every time Vaughn tries to interact with him, Dustin is pushing him away. When Vaughn finally learns about Dustin’s secret and the pain he suffered in the past, he knows that patience will take him to his goal. The shortness of the book doesn’t leave enough room for the seriousness of the topic addressed; this is basically true for all the books in this series that are having abuse, gay-bashing or grief as a main plot aspect. I’m pretty sure that this specific issue has a lot of potential, but the fast getting together of the characters made the story once again just entertaining and likable, but unfortunately nothing special. The end of this book introduced Kiefer, the main character of the next part in the series.
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