Why did you choose this book?
I’m trying to read through a variety of Harlequins to get a sense of the differences between imprints. So far I’ve tried Special Edition, Presents, and Blaze. I didn’t review the Special Edition but suffice it to say it was a little too bland and cheesy for me. My favorite so far is Presents.
What’s it about?
Reporter Avery Kincaid is looking for a story while spending some time in her hometown. Elite Hotshot firefighter Dawson Hess is putting out forest fires, saving lives, and trying to keep to himself. After he rescues Avery’s nephews from a fire, he’s on her radar and she won’t let him get away without giving her a scoop!
Harlequin Blaze, romance
Other recommended reads?
Besides the other entries in this series? I would try authors known for their steamy romance like Maya Banks or Lora Leigh.
My favorite is still Presents, of the Harlequins I’ve tried so far. This one was mostly romance and not much plot, which I guess is why you read a Blaze in the first place. My major issue is that the plot revolves around an arsonist (who tries to kill Avery multiple times), yet no one investigates to determine the arsonist’s identity. He or she is still unknown at the end of the book. Unless they unveil the arsonist in another volume of the Hotshot Heroes series, I feel that’s a very unsatisfying conclusion. I also thought it was unrealistic for Dawson to remain on that Hotshot team after his past is revealed.
We have two choices:
Dead Presidents by Brady Carlson
Devoured by Sophie Egan