A brand new MM standalone from Kate Meader!
It was supposed to be a random hookup.
At a crossroads, my life a hot mess, I swiped right on the guy with the washboard abs and the tree-trunk thighs. His handle was Holt (yeah, really) but as soon as he opened the door, I recognized him: Hudson Grey, the hottest prospect in pro-hockey and apparently, secretly playing for my team. Not mind-blowing enough? He needed someone to punch his V-card and I was only too happy to volunteer as tribute . . .
Then he ghosted me when it got to be too much.
A year later, my life is back on track and I’m a candidate firefighter at legendary Engine 6. While I might be new to the Chicago Fire Department, I’m a veteran in the game of steamy hookups. My No. 1 rule? No newbies. Except now Hudson has been traded to my hometown team, the Chicago Rebels, and he’s out, proud, and ready to date. And he wants my help introducing him to the local gay scene.
My messy past means I’m the worst guy to be mentoring the shy, sexy jock. But neither can I stand by and watch while others touch the man who already feels like mine.
I might have been his first, but I’m about to learn that the new guy has even more to teach me about hunger, hope, and falling hard . . .
Includes: First times, hot firefighters, sexy hockey players, meddling friends, and fighting like hell for the love of a lifetime.
*** ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***
I’ve read it in one sitting.
I smiled, I swooned, had my heart cracked a little and melted tons! Just loved it.
A heartfelt, sexy and smoking hot story with two who shared such an amazing chemistry but not really at the same page the moment they met.
Jude and Hudson definitely captured my heart, characters who weren’t afraid to show their true colors and grew up together as individuals but also as a couple throughout the story.
The firefighter and the hockey player definitely played for the same team but were looking for different things. Until they realized they were actually in sync without even trying. A story full of charm, sexy and sincere. Hudson was afraid to reveal to the public about his life but meeting Jude has somehow made him brave, bold and stronger. And vice versa.
I adored the banter, the interactions and the intercourse…oh my!
There was so much love emanating from this book, showing people who went through some tough times but trying to get better and help anyone they can in their own way, having some great friends and family who had their back.
I’ve been a huge fan of Kate Meader’s and this one didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed reading about some of my favorite couples I’ve met in other books,Down in Flames was a great addition to this world created by Kate Meader. I can’t wait for more. Next book, please!