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 two of the Firehouse Six; and like Grey’s Hidden Fire, it was so hot I needed a shower! 🙂
When Greyson Hayes envisions the perfect first Christmas with Mica Cruz he sees twisted sheets, a bottle of wine and a roaring fire. What he doesn’t see is a holiday spent with the uproarious Cruz family. Grey hasn’t taken part in a family Christmas since the death of his parents. Despite his misgivings, he can’t seem to form the word no when it comes to Mica.
Mica knows that Grey’s not a grinch. Hell, the man shares so much Christmas cheer during the holidays that he leaves no time to experience any for himself. Not this year. Mica plans to make a few changes, starting with a few wicked and whimsical gifts. He enlists the help of his co-workers at Firehouse Six. They band together and strive to provide Grey with the same joy he gives to everyone else–with five a.m. tree hunts, strategically placed mistletoe and Mica playing Santa’s not-so-little helper.
But while Mica is busy being nice, Grey has plenty of time to be naughty…
Publisher: Loose Id | Publication Date: December 23, 2013 | Page Count: about 87 pgs
I read this one right after Grey’s Hidden Fire, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. There was more insight to Grey and Mica’s relationship, the back story on why Grey has had problems with the Christmas holidays, and some teasers for Michael and Simon’s story. It was nearly seamless with only a few things that broke the reading. While the sex and the story sizzled, there were some moments where the emotions could have been shown a little more. Again, I’m a detail person; and so, I like more knowledge about where and why things happen. Most would not be that picky, I believe. The emotions were better than the first book, but still a little stilted in places. It’s not bad thing, and I definitely would recommend reading it. Overall, I give Fire and Mistletoe 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.