Title: Caught in the Flames
Author: Kacey Shea
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 23
Callie Gordon is more than a little obsessed…
I love firemen.
Heroic. Selfless. Brave.
Not to mention the uniform with those damn sexy pants…I can’t get enough.
Imagine my surprise when local fire captain, Chase Matthews, wanders into my yard on moving day. I’ve hit real estate gold. Hot as sin with that all-knowing smirk creates an instant spark. Welcome to the neighborhood never looked so good.
But dating a firefighter isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Chase keeps me at distance even when I attempt to break down his walls. A friendship with the nosy eccentric woman down the street reveals there’s more to Chase than he’s willing to share. I’m playing with fire and bound to get burned.
Truths are brought to light.
Can I handle the heat? Or will my love for this man prove that sometimes even good girls have to burn down the house?
****REVIEW FROM LIZ****
Caught in the Flames by Kacey Shea was a nice surprise. The first half had some of the best banter and embarrassing moments I have read. I was continuously laughing out loud. The second half was a complete surprise. Let’s just say it had an unexpected twist you do not see coming.
Callie Gordon’s life could not get any better. She just landed her first real job out of college. She just purchased her first home. And the best part? The firehouse less than half a mile from her house. Who doesn’t love firemen! Callie could not ask for more out of life right now.
Chase Mathews is hot, cocky, confident and a fireman. And he is the captain at the firehouse by Callie. But he also has his secrets. Can he open up to Callie and be the man she deserves and wants?
The chemistry between Callie and Chase is instant and hot. She is instantly drawn to him. They begin to get to know each other and spend time together. But Chase seems to keep Callie at arm’s length. Every time she thinks they are moving forward, Chase seems to pull back.
This story takes some unexpected twists and turns. There were times I found myself so frustrated with Callie and her decisions, but in the end, sometimes we are afraid to face the truths in front of us. And when we do, they can be devastating
I loved having characters that were not perfect. Because you know what, no one is really perfect. We all have flaws and make mistakes and you know what, it’s okay. But when you hurt the person that loves you, sometimes there is no turning back.
Then you have the secondary characters. My favorite is Kiki. The unexpected, eccentric old lady that befriends Callie on her runs. They develop a close and unexpected relationship. You also have Jill and Alicia, Callie’s closest friends. And we can’t forget the other boys from the firehouse and Chase’s older brother Cam, also a firefighter. There were many times I found myself just laughing out loud all the interactions and connections.
This story is more than a romance. It’s a story about accepting what life throws at you, learning to adapt and finding what you need when and where you least expect it. The friendships and relationships you make can be life altering. And sometimes just what you need has been right under your nose the whole time.
There is a twist that will take many by surprise, but really, you just have to read and enjoy this story. Life is unexpected and takes you through different paths and that is okay. This is one of those stories.
I give Caught in the Flames by Kacey Shea 4 stars!
Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and indie author who resides in sunny Arizona. She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns, which is a lot.
When she’s not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.
She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be the fire. It’s just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.
Kacey one day aspires to be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know, the woman’s hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male fitness model. Yep, that hand.
Until that day comes she will continue writing sexy, flirty romance novels in hopes to bring others joy!
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