Why I read this book: I was contacted by Draven several weeks ago to review and promote Fused by Fire, her latest release in the Firehouse Six series, as part of a blog tour this month. See my interview with her on my blog here. Since I like to read a series in order, she graciously agreed to provide them for me. In exchange, I said I would review them all. Here is book one of the Firehouse Six, and boy was it hot! 🙂
Grey’s entire life is wrapped around his job as a firefighter. It’s all he has ever wanted. That is until his new coworker Mica Cruz saunters through the door with his smoldering dark looks and dimpled grin. Suddenly Grey finds himself wanting to get to know what Mica looks like out of his gear and between the sheets.
Mica has one rule: he keeps his work life and his personal life separate. It’s easy enough to follow until he meets Grey and finds his rule can’t stand up to the fire that Grey ignites. There’s one big thing standing in the way of all of his lust-filled musings. Grey is straight.
In a profession where being gay is often kept quiet Grey must come to terms with his growing attraction to Mica. How much is he willing to sacrifice, and can they come together before someone’s hatred threatens to destroy them both?
Publisher: Loose Id | Publication Date: July 9, 2013 | Page Count: about 85 pgs
I love a good coming-out story, gay for you story, and a story involving firefighters. Good thing Grey’s Hidden Fire has all three because it is all kinds of hot. 🙂 From the get-go, the sparks fly between Greyson “Grey” Hayes and Mica Cruz, both fighter fighters in the same station. There are problems they face; biggest is the angst Grey has with being with only women before meeting Mica, and his working out why he is attracted to a man when no other man has done it for him before. Mica is the new kid on the block and there are your typical hate-mongers that don’t like working with gay fighter fighters and drama ensues giving a rich understanding of what relationships can endure. It is written well and the sex scenes are yummy. However, there is not a lot of showing of emotions at a couple of points. Not enough to detract from the story, but enough that I noticed. I have a tendency to like more details; and while Draven does a wonderful job providing the storyline, I could see where could be more. Because of this, I give Grey’s Hidden Fire a 9.5 out of 10 pots of gold.
***Note that the Publisher has Grey’s Hidden Fire and Fire and Mistletoe on sale as of 5/22/2014***
Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. Draven has travelled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill the pages of each new story. Draven’s ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of tales. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where Draven finds peace.comprehended.