July 28, 2020
Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series continues—the emotions and intensity of Chicago Fire with the raw, natural elements of Man vs. Wild .
Smoke jumping is Garrick Nelson’s life. Nothing, not severe injuries nor the brutal physical therapy that follows, is going to stop him from getting back with his crew. But when a lost dog shows up on his front porch, he can’t turn her away, and he can’t take care of her on his own. Thankfully, help comes in the form of his new sexy, dog-loving neighbor. As they work together, trying to re-home their little princess, Garrick can’t resist his growing attraction for the other man, even though he knows this guy isn’t the staying type.
Rain Fisher doesn’t take anything too seriously. He dances through life, one adventure at a time, never settling in one place for too long. When his hot, conveniently buff, neighbor shows up on his doorstep, dog in tow, Rain’s determined to not just save the adorable puppy, but her reluctant owner as well. He never expects their flirtation might tempt him into stay put once and for all…
Danger lurks everywhere for Central Oregon’s fire crews, but the biggest risk of all might be losing their hearts. Don’t miss the Hotshots series from Annabeth Albert: Burn Zone, High Heat, and Feel the Fire.
High Heat is the second book in the Hotshots series by Annabeth Albert. We met Garrick in Burn Zone and he was injured, badly. It’s about a year later and his legs are healing, but the spinal injury is still there and not going away. He’s using crutches and a wheelchair, but still needs help. When a stray dog ends up at his house, his neighbors grandson, Rain, who is more than willing to help Garrick. He likes being needed and it’s not a hardship helping the sexy smoke jumper. They fall into an easy routine, Rain walks the dog, Garrick cooks. Garrick is also training Rain for the hotshot test. Garrick is working hard to recover. He wants to get back to work. His spinal injuries also brought some sexual problems and he’s not happy about it. But Rain is willing to help him with that too. Rain and his sexy, silky underpants is just what the doctor ordered for Garrick’s libido. They like each other. They have fun together. But Rain is supposed to be leaving at the end of the summer Garrick might not be able to jump again, so what does his future look like? Is it possible they can become something more? I loved this story! It’s one of my favorites of Annabeth’s and that’s saying something since I’ve read over thirty of her books! There was just something about Garrick and his drive, sweetness, sexiness and vulnerability and Rain’s confidence, determination, sense of humor and knowing who he is! Together they are perfect for each other! Overall, I laughed, teared up, smiled, got hot and bothered and just loved every word!
He pointed to a different shirt with a single pony and Daddy, I Want a Pony under it in swirly font. “Behave”
“You’re almost elderly enough to be someone’s sugar daddy, old man.”
“Ha. Bad boys get spankings. Might want to be nice.”
“I’m getting that shirt.”
“You do that.”