Book Review: Heat by Tory Temple

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Heat
Author: Tory Temple
Series: Firefighters #1
Heroes: Chance/Tucker
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 114 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: December 1, 2005
Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Chance thinks he’s got a pretty good life. He loves his job as a fireman, he’s got an ocean view, and he has a great bunch of friends. He figured there’s not much reason to change until he meets Tucker, a paramedic who works his shift. Tucker might even be worth breaking the don’t ask, don’t tell policy at work, might just be worth coming out for. Trouble threatens to tear the two apart, though, when Chance is injured, which takes a toll on all of his relationships, most importantly the one he had developed with Tucker. In fact, it shatters everything they’ve worked so hard for. Can Chance and Tucker rebuild their lives, coming back together to be better than ever?

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Review: I’ve had Heat on my to-read list since forever and have no idea why I didn’t get to it sooner, because this was smoking hot in so many ways. I especially loved the interaction and dialogue between Chance and Tucker, mainly because they didn’t tip toe around each other; they would just as easily say “I want you” as they would “fuck you”…and that was refreshing and reminiscent of how I remember MM novels used to be way back when I first started reading them. Which makes a lot of sense considering this one was originally released in 2005.

Chance and Tucker are firefighters,,, and who doesn’t love a firefighter, am I right? These two are not in the closet, per se, but they aren’t out loud either. Chance never really needed to share his business, because no one ever made him feel enough to put it out there, until Tucker joins his station. Now it gets fun.

Tucker is a nut. Funny and playful and just like a little boy. I simply adored him. He wore his heart on his sleeve and would do anything for anyone. Chance didn’t stand a chance. But with all things MM, we have to have the requisite lack of communication…or in this case, Chance being a complete asshole to Tucker. I understood completely why Chance was being a dick, but it wasn’t fair, and it was so typically male. Haters gone hate that I said that, but it was the first thing that popped into mind while I was reading it.

What surprised me, though, was how long it took for them to get past this issue…and how easily it was resolved. That was probably the only reason I gave this four stars. I do love my men having to work for their happily ever after, and these two got theirs way too easily. Plus, to me, it was all Chances fault, no matter what the others said.

So yeah, for the most part I loved this. It was fast, it was sexy, it had the “trouble in paradise” with the Chance-being-a-dick situation, and it had a happy ending. I wish I had read it sooner.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

 

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