Series: Fighting Fire #2
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2014
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Related Books: Stars in Their Eyes, Forbidden Nights, Big Rock, Well Hung
About Melt for Him:He knows exactly how to make her burn…
Fire captain and bar owner Becker Thomas usually spends his nights alone, trying to escape painful memories from his past. When he meets a sexy, free-spirited brunette outside his bar, he knows he’s found the perfect way to forget for one night. But when he later discovers the woman he’s itching for another night with is his best friend’s sister, everything comes to a halt.
Just out of a toxic relationship, Megan Jansen is only in Hidden Oaks to visit her brother, photograph the firemen’s calendar, and then slip off to another adventure. The brooding man who gave her the best sex ever is an unexpected surprise. The problem is, he’s her brother’s friend and a fellow fireman, and Megan’s rule is no firemen. She knows she’s going to get burned …but keeping their hands off each other is easier said than done.
Recommended for: Literally anyone who has ever stared at a firefighters of the year calendar.
I’m about to get really corny for a second, but I feel like real firefighters need to be on alert with these Fighting Fire books (or really, any Lauren Blakely book). Because they’re so. fucking. hot. I mean, read this excerpt.
Seriously, my gurlfrand Lauren can write the dirty talk like no other. I don’t even know if it’s dirty talk, because it’s not always dirty. but it’s always hot.
Damn. Like I said in the intro, Lauren can write dirty. It what makes it slightly awkward to read her books in public. People will be like “Oh no, what’s wrong with that girl? Why is her face turning red and her breathing getting heavy?” Talk about uncomfortable…
But like I also said, one of the things that makes Lauren Blakely’s writing so great is that her dirty talk isn’t always this explicit, filthy stuff.
It’s not even always about sex. It’s just these really raw and honest emotions. A girl telling a guy what she does to him, sometimes when he’s touching her or fucking her, but sometimes when he’s just standing there. The kind of chemistry she creates in her characters is astonishing. I’ve always said the sign of a great romance author is being able to make a scene really sexy without their being actual sex in it. Lauren’s got that down pat.
The characters in Melt for Him were also great. Megan’s mix of badass and creative artist broke the mold – and I want her to design me my own penguin (I love penguins), although I don’t know if I could sit through needles attaching it to my skin.
What was great was that the book was great even before you learn the twists of Megan wanting to be a free spirit and not wanting to date a fireman and Becker not wanting to break bro code and date his best friend’s sister. I mean, you find that out pretty soon, but a lot of books don’t get good until the twist and the drama.
This book was pretty drama-free even though both main characters were dealing with some pretty heavy personal growth. Watching them give in constantly and then be like, “Oh, what? What makeout? We didn’t make out.” was hilarious and brought some silliness into the sexiness.
Basically, Melt for Him was everything I’ve come to expect from Lauren Blakely.
About Lauren Blakely:
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.